B i o g r a p h y
 (by Andrew Leahey)

Although she was born and raised in suburban New Jersey, Sharon Van Etten's folk music evokes the open landscapes of a more expansive America. A dedicated choir student during her childhood, she studied clarinet, violin, and piano before moving on to guitar. She began writing songs as high school student and sang in a choir group, the Madrigals. She credits her choral experiences as indispensable in learning to musically notate, as well as to sing harmonies.

Upon graduation, Van Etten moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to attend Middle Tennessee State University. There she studied recording until she dropped out a year later. She remained in the city for over four years, working at Red Rose, a combination coffee house, record shop, and music venue. She wrote songs during the entire period, but never performed. After a personal crisis, she briefly moved back home to New Jersey, where she worked as a sommelier in a wine and dining establishment. After finally making a move to Brooklyn, she began to play in small public spaces, and to record her songs on individually hand-painted CD-R's. She sold them at shows and via her website. At one show, she handed one to Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio. (She had known his brother in high school.) After hearing it, he enthusiastically encouraged her to pursue a musical career.

Van Etten continued to perform, but was determined to learn about the business of music. To that end, she secured an internship with Ba Da Bing Records through a college friend. (She would later earn a role as a full-time publicist.) While working there she continued to write, play publicly, and record privately. Van Etten's first nationally released album was 2009's sparsely orchestrated Because I Was in Love, recorded for Language of Stone, a label manufactured and distributed by Chicago-based Drag City. Reviews were almost universally positive and helped secure her opening slots on other artist's tours, as well as headline her first shows outside of the East Coast. This effort was followed by the lush, more band-oriented Epic in 2010, which was greeted by more praise.

Signed to Jagjaguwar late in 2010, Van Etten began opening for the National on tour and working with the band's Aaron Dessner as a producer in the studio. Their collaboration resulted in her third album, Tramp, issued in early 2012. In support of the album, she toured the United States as a headliner and also played clubs and festivals in Europe. In 2013, she sang on the National's Trouble Will Find Me.

Van Etten returned to the studio to record her fourth album, and co-produced it with Stewart Lerman. Are We There was released in May of 2014 to some of the higest critical acclaim of any album that year. She followed it in 2015 with the five-track EP I Don't Want to Let You Down.




Because I Was In Love
- 2009-05-25 -



I Wish I Knew
Consolation Prize
For You
I Fold
Have You Seen
Tornado
Much More Than That
Same Dream
Keep
It'
s Not Like
Holding Out

Epic
- 2010-09-21 -



A Crime
Peace Signs
Save Yourself
Dsharpg
Don'
t Do It
One Day
Love More

Tramp
- 2012-02-07 -



Warsaw
Give Out
Serpents
Kevin'
s
Leonard
In line
All I Can
We Are Fine
Magic Chords
Ask
I'
m Wrong
Joke or a Lie

Are We There
- 2014-05-26 -



Afraid Of Nothing
Taking Chances
Your Love Is Killing Me
Our Love
Tarifa
I Love You But I'
m Lost
You Know Me Well
Break Me
Nothing Will Change
I Know
Every Time The Sun Comes Up

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

A Wake for the Minotaur
Baby, It'
s Cold Outside
I Always Fall Apart
I Don'
t Want to Let You Down
Just Like Blood
Not Myself
Pay My Debts
Prisoners
Sunshine on My Back
Tell Me
(Live)
Think You Can Wait
Thirteen
You Didn'
t Really Do That

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Because I Was In Love

I Wish I Knew

I wish I knew what to do with you
But the truth is I ain't got a clue
Do you, do You

I wish I had an idea of what I need
But we oh we can't know and that's okay
That's okay
Another copy paste from aotr
I wish you'd understand
I wish that I could know
The truth is I have no idea

I wish we could just run around
And only worry about right now
I hate to admit it, but I don't know shit
And neither do you, do you, do you

And that is good enough
For me, for you, for now
As long as we can talk about it

Consolation Prize

I came to you
My conscience clean
Blood on my knees

The moral of the story
Is don't walk away again
Another copy paste from aotr
I called you out
To see my bow
Our final scene

The moral of the story
Is don't look away again
To find a better conversation

I saw you there
Your friends aware
Without a care

The moral of the story
Is don't lie to me again
To find a better conversation
So I can be your consolation prize

You ran away
To stand your ground
Look what I found

The moral of the story
Is don't walk away again
To find a better conversation
So I can be your consolation prize
To find a better conversation
No, I'll never be your consolation prize

For You

I was walking up the street
I was thinking 'bout my dreams that might come true
With you

I was whispering in my sleep
All the secrets that I keep I told to you
I do, I do, I do, I do
I do, I do, I do, I do
Another copy paste from aotr
I was running home to you
I was hoping that you knew I wait for you
I do, I do, I wait for you
I do, I do, I wait for you
I do, I do, I wait for you
But you knew
You knew, you knew, you knew

I Fold

Lately I've seen
Confidence and grace
Crawl in a ball
And fear I've lost my faith

Broken down
Thought I was fine, fine, fine
Broken down

Caught in a rut
Foot hard to find hold
For granted your haven
The basement where I sang
Another copy paste from aotr
Broken down
Thought I was fine, fine, fine
Broken down

Are you losing touch
Or can't I just find my face
Wrinkling up
I know time can't be erased

Broken down
Thought I was fine, fine, fine
Broken down
Broken down I fold

Have You Seen

Have you seen what I once called my heart
Have you seen my life that's now falling apart
Oooh my life that's now falling apart

Have you been to what I once called my home
States away, how could I not feel alone
Oooh how could I not feel alone
Another copy paste from aotr
Have you heard a heart flies away like a bird
Runs from the cold into the arms that will hold
Oooh into the arms that will hold
Into the arms that will hold

Tornado

You never saw me as a reward
You didn't know he did
And then you tried to win the bet
You tripped and fell upon the sword
That I'd given to you though you never carried

I'm a tornado, you are the dust
You're all around and you're inside

My eyes get dusty, cloudy
Just like you wanted
You were the child
And I'm the fault
Why do I fawn upon you
You are the reason I'm a force
And when you knew you were you to feel worse
Another copy paste from aotr
I'm a tornado, you are the dust
You're all around and you're inside

I cannot make you leave your source
'Cause you make yourself feel like you've got grounding

I'm a tornado, you are the dust
You're all around and you're inside
You are the nature, I'm the roar that comes from you

I'm a tornado, you are the dust
You're all around and you're inside
I'm a tornado, you are the fences that will fall
But still surround me
I'm a tornado
I'm a tornado
I'm a tornado

Much More Than That

Please, don't take me lightly
I mean every word
Whichever way you'd like to place them

One day I'll be a better writer
I'll make every face
That I'll never perfectly phrase
Ooh that I'll never perfectly phrase
Another copy paste from aotr
You reached for my hand slowly
I didn't pull away
We did not have to be lips to face

My toe hit your toe lightly
You toe met my heel right back
And I don't think I need much more than that
Ooh and I don't think I need much more than that

You look at me so slyly
But only when I'm smiling
Every other time your head looks down

I sigh and then I frown
I write this moment down
'Cause I cannot paint pictures with my tongue
Ooh no, I cannot paint pictures with my tongue

Same Dream

Bet you don't remember how we met
That's okay it hasn't happened yet
Although we had the same dream
Although we had the same dream

I think I met you when I was sleeping
'Cause I shook myself awake
Although we had the same dream
I know when I go to sleep
We'll have the same dream
We'll have the same dream
Another copy paste from aotr
Bet you don't remember how we met
That's okay it hasn't happened yet
Although we had the same dream
I know when I go to sleep
We'll have the same dream
'Cause we can still dream

Keep

Keep still
So I can find you at your whim
Breathe slowly
So I can breathe with you
Ooh ooh

Leave me alone
We all want to feel at home
Find me sleeping
My inner dialogue's a drone
Keep
Another copy paste from aotr
Don't cry for me
I can't either
No, I can't weep

Remember these moments
They're all we have
And all I can keep

Caught in a lie
I want you to keep me to yourself

Keep running
Deep under my skin I want to shed
Don't keep it in (don't keep it in)
Keep it on the thinnest of all threads
No, I won't break you, no, no
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

It's Not Like

Take both my feet
Tie them, throw me over
Will I still float
Will my heart sink
Why have I held on so long
I still don't know

And it's not like I have anyone to show por do I want to

These arms, this heart, these eyes
Have seen almost everything
But not you, but not you
But I want to

Take both my hands
Tie them behind my back
To keep me from holding, from holding, from holding
But that's so unlike myself
Another copy paste from aotr
And it's not like I have anyone to hold or do I want to

These eyes, this heart, these arms
Have held almost anything
But not you, but not you
But I want to
Oooh

Why do I need to love someone
It's like I was born not out of legs
But I was born of arms

And it's not like I have anyone to love, do I want to

These eyes, these arms, this heart
Has loved almost everything
But not you, but not you
But I want to
Oooh

Holding Out

I was floored
By your humble outlook on the world around you
Who and all you are

I was floored
By the way you take me seriously
Even when I'm joking

Damn, damn, damn, damn
I'm not tired and I'm tired
Of not calling out
Another copy paste from aotr
On the street I was holding out
Holding out
Cross the table I was holding out

Trying to find a lover like that holding out
Like the wind I was holding out

Staying still
Hoping no one else would see me
Hoping calm
Replacing silent, trying tongues

Do I need a reason to hold you now
'Cause I'd hold you now
Yeah I would hold you now

One night
And all I need is one more day
Holding out
Something that feels okay

And the right thing to do is wait
Holding out, holding out
Holding out for you

I am strange
Believed in fairy tales at a young age
Circumstance
Now I kick myself in the pants

And then you came to me
In a faraway way
And I'm bringing you
Something I want you to have
It's the biggest part
Of my heart that I still got

Hoping arms
No, I'll be holding out
I'll be holding out
Holding out
I'll be holding out
Holding out, holding out
Holding out for you

Epic

A Crime

To say the things I want to say to you would be a crime
To admit i'm still in love with you, after all this time
I'd rather let you touch my arm until you die
Seduce me with your charms until I'm drunk on them
Go home and drink in bed and never let myself be in love like that again

Light a cigarette and think of you and walk away
Turning all the words around in my head I won't say
Because of all these triangles and squares
The memory we seem to share replays a distant love that plays my records on

Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again

To say the words I want to say to you would be a lie
By the time I get the courage I am drunk and you are tired
Alone in this basement where I will write these songs
Of things I'll never say to you again and you know why

Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again

Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again

Peace Signs

I woke up I was already me
I was somewhat afraid I was something
Peace signs
I told you I could no longer see
I was right in the fire I was on my knees
Peace signs
Take it back I felt no longer used
I had nothing to do I was so you
Peace sign I was already you
Peace sign I was already you
Peace sign I was already you
No lie I was no longer wrong
I had questions in mind why you were strong
Hit back it was already too
Hit back it was already soon
Hit back it was already too
I still dream that I think of you
In the calm of the night and I don't know what to do
Peace Signs
When I woke up I was already me
And I am not afraid I am something
Peace Signs

Save Yourself

I want every town, I need you to know
There's nothing left to sell me, I'm broke

I just want these holes for when I try to run
For no reason, or so I'm told

Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself
Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself

Ancient in one long, incidental month
You had a bad day, I want home

You still make me smile, as much as I am reeling
It has been a while, please don't make me show I'm not your gal

Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself
Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself
Just like everyone else

Try and make me feel like I'm your number one
Every other one, well, shit, get real

Know you're balding still, you're older than you feel
Think a little harder, a little modest and humble be
I won't wait around

Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself
Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself
Just like everyone else
You're just like everyone else
You're just like everyone else
You're just like everyone else

Dsharpg

Everyone think I'm a liar
Wading on the edge of fire with you
In the hour of questions I wonder who, who
Why do they want, who are we all
What do we do, what do we do

Everyone says I'm a fool to believe in that
Everyone says I'm a fool to believe in that
Following blind, following blind
Following who, who

Why do they mind, why do they mind
What do they do, what do they do

Everyone says you're a fool to believe in that
Everyone says you're a fool to believe in that
Covering eyes, covering eyes, covering who, who
Following blind, covering eyes

What do they do
What do they do

So what if we care we're all fools who believe in that
So what if we care we're all fools who believe in that
Believing truth, believing truth, believing who, who
Following blind, following blind

What if I do, what if I do
What if I do, what if I do
What if I do, what if I do
What if I do, what if I do

Don't Do It

Said you need to do it 'cause you can't feel it tonight
Well you can if you want to
Want to take you outside, want to show you the sky
To remind you why you shouldn't
Do your worst if you can, do your worst if you can do it
You can if you want, you can take it, yeah, you want to run
Said you wanted to then kissed the gun
You can if you want to do it
And you want to do it, and you want to do it
If you want to do it, you are going to do it
Even if I don't want you to
Say it outright that you don't want to see me tonight
And you won't if you don't want to
Hide it from me if you must hide it from me
If you don't trust anything I say right to you
And you want to do it, if you want to do it
You will if you want to
And you want to do it, if you want to do it
You will if you want to
And you want to do it, and you want to do it
If you want to do it, you are going to do it
Even if I don't want you to
I was inside painting your name on the window
I was somewhere in sight
And I wanted to find out why you're hiding
I was tired of the fight
Look me in the eyes say you can't do it
Look me in the eyes say you can't do it
But you will if you want to
Look me in the eyes say you can't do it
Look me in the eyes say you can't do it
But you will if you want to
And you want to do it, and you want to do it
If you want to do it, you are going to do it
Even if I don't want you to

Shake it down. So much better
Tell me that you don't know what you do

And you want to do it, if you want to do it
You will if you want to
And you want to do it, if you want to do it
You will if you want to
And you want to do it, if you want to do it
You will if you want to

I wish I could make you right

One Day

Sister don't mind that I'm not on time
She knows that I'm through with that
Sick of trying, don't let mine
Mama's still loving and daddy still loves
They know that I'm here like that
I'm like mine, true and kind

Call me aside and I will now be
And I will be fine with that
Don't leave me now, you might love me back
Distance is fine, I know you can't care
And nothing is big like that
You don't see me now, I don't see you back

One day I'll be fine with that
You don't leave me now
Do you love me back

Just to remind you I'm a mistake
How come you don't want to know
You don't wanna see, you don't wanna show
Kicking myself, I know that you're tough
Yeah we can pretend we're that
Gotta see how, you gotta leave that

One day I'll be fine with that
You don't leave me now
Do you love me back

Snow is outside but I'm by your fire
I feel all the love you'll bring
You gotta see how we can see this out
Summer in mind and spring by your side
You'll see all the love we'll keep
Gotta see that we couldn't be there

One day I'll be fine with that
You don't leave me now
Do you love me back

Love More

Chained to the wall of our room
Yeah, you chained me like a dog in our
I thought that's how it was
I thought that we were fine
Then the day was night
You were high, you were high
While I was doomed
And dying for
With no life
With no light

Tied to my bed
I was younger then
I had nothing to spend
But time on you
But it made me love
It made me love
It made me love more

It made me love
It made me love
It made me love more

Do what you said, the words she said "left out"
Over into the sky where I'll soon fly
And she took the time
To believe in, to believe in
What she said

She made me love
She made me love
She made me love more

She made me love
She made me love
She made me love more

TRAMP

Warsaw

You
When you listen
In a color of sorrow
You're over me

You
With eyes through me
Leaning towards, but not giving in wholly

You, you're something
You mean something
Genuinely showing me
Genuinely open to you

Here
Sing me yourself
Tell me you want to be shown or
You'll only listen
To an endless sea you want to be over
Another copy paste from aotr
He is over you
He is over you

I want to be over you
I want to show you

Pull me over you
Arms are over you
I want to show you
I love you silently

Give Out

There were your eyes in the dark of the room
The only ones shining
The only set I had met in years
It's not because I always look down
It might be I always look out
It might be I always look out

I am biting my lip
As confidence is speaking to me
I loosen my grip from my palm
Put it on your knee
In my way
I say
Another copy paste from aotr
You're the reason why I'll move to the city or
Why I'll need to leave
You're the reason why I'll move to the city or
Why I'll need to leave

There was your breath on the back of my neck
The only one holding
The only one I had felt in years
It's not because I always hold on
It might be I always hold out
It might be I always hold out

I am biting my lip
As confidence is speaking to me
I loosen my grip from my palm
Put it on your knee
In my way
I say

You're the reason why I'll move to the city or
Why I'll need to leave
You're the reason why I'll move to the city or
Why I'll need to leave

So what's with the eyes in the back of the room
The only ones trying
The only ones I have let in years
It's not because I always give up
It might be I always give out
It might be I always give out
It might be I always give out
It might be I always give out

Serpent

It was a close call
Sitting in the back of the room
With a bowl you had owned
But they didn't know
Close in on my black eye
I feel safe at times
Certain emblems
Tell me it's time

Serpents in my mind
Looking for your crimes
Everything changes
I don't want mine to this time
Another copy paste from aotr
You enjoy sucking on dreams
So I will fall asleep with someone other than you
I had a thought you would take me seriously
And listen on

Serpents in my mind
I am searching for your crimes
Everything changes
In time

You'll stay frozen in time
Collaging girls
Controlling minds
You hold the mirror well
To everybody else

Serpents in my mind
Trying to forgive your crimes
Everyone changes in time
I hope he changes this time

Kevin's

True
Tell everyone you know
It's all we ask
If it were all up to me, I would say
Come up with these truths instead

You dig your own grave
You dig your own grave

Buried in masculine pain all the time
Envy all less, we know
Crazy, basic
In your own breath, you cough

Oh in your own breath
Oh in your own breath
Another copy paste from aotr
Take on yourself
It's the only way I will breathe
Temples, temples
In your own breath

Oh in your own breath
Oh in your own breath for me

Leonard

There he goes
He finally closed the door
I turn the lock feeling more confused than before
What gives
I thought that you would love more
Now you're a coward, sure
Then he rings
Look in his eyes
He loves you
Another copy paste from aotr
Well, well
I am bad
Well, well, hell
I am bad

He's smart
He leaves me wanting more
Knowing that I gave less
And knowing why

Time
Time is what I would need
Full of myself, indeed
Just walk away
Surprised
He loved you

Well, well
I am bad
Well, well, hell
I am bad at loving

Trust
You know that I trusted you
But I could not let you do
To just fall in
Try
I wanted to try for you
Wanted to die for you
Dramatic things
The lies
I loved you

Well, well
I am bad
Well, well, hell
I am bad at loving you

Surprised
Just look in my eyes

In Line

I was a child, I wasn't worried
Tempted in dark, waiting for love
I was late
Don't let love wait
And don't let love weigh anything

When you were on my side
The world was shitty then
All gray
To my right I look to you
Telling me what to do
Another copy paste from aotr
Tumbling right into ghosts
It's not such a sin
Thought you should know
I was just a child then
Standing in my own line

In line, in line, in line
In line, in line, in line
See the light in line
Distant light in line

And now it's coming through
It's coming through
It's coming through
It's coming through

Even in line I wait for another, don't you

All I Can

The sun is at stake
And I'm at your window
Beyond all sleep
And I can't speak

In all Tokyo
Translate memories
That I cannot free
But what will it take
Another copy paste from aotr
We all make mistakes
We all try to free
The sighs of the past
We don't want to last

Need love erase
To let out my mind
Wanting to love
As new as I can

Wanting to show
I want my scars to help and heal
How much you wanted
So much you found

Try not to beg
Too much to be
Calling my heart
And know you are real

But my memory steals
Every moment I can feel
What will it take
We all make mistakes

Even though I try to stand
Even though it's slowly
I do all I can
But who is my man

The memory of you
The love or the due
To carry a face
I cannot retrace
I do all I can
We all make mistakes

We Are Fine

Trying hard to breathe
Head between my knees
Take my hand and squeeze
Say I'm alright

Whisper in my ear
"Happy you are here"
Everything seems clear
And we're alright
We're alright

Tell me not to trip or to lose sight
You are walking in my guided light
Take my hand and help me not to shake
Say I'm alright, I'm alright
Say I'm alright, I'm alright
Another copy paste from aotr
It's okay to fear
Everything is real
Nothing left to steal
'Cause we're alright
We're alright

Tell me not to trip or to lose sight
You are walking in my guided light
Take my hand and help me not to shake
Say I'm alright, I'm alright
Say I'm alright, I'm alright
Say I'm alright, I'm alright

Magic Chords

You're talking too loud
Won't you walk over, whisper
Motion hands or bat a lash
You gotta see there's too many eyes

You're walking too fast
Why the hurry, let me pace myself
No need to run a lap
You gotta lead
You gotta lead

You got to lose, you got to lose
You got to lose sometime
You got to lose, you got to lose
You got to lose sometime
Another copy paste from aotr
Hear what I say
When you waltz over, whistle
And you try to have your way
You got to see you felt the same

You come in today
With a hop in your step
You kind of marvel at yourself
You gotta breathe
You gotta breathe

You got to lose, you got to lose
You got to lose sometime
You got to lose, you got to lose
You got to lose sometime

Cowardice
You felt it yourself
You're telling lies
You said too much

You got nothing to lose, nothing to lose
Nothing to lose this time
You got nothing to lose, nothing to lose
Nothing to lose this time
You got nothing to lose, nothing to lose
Nothing to lose

Ask

Let's find something that can last
Like cigarette ash
The world is collapsing around me
Let's try to do the best we can
I think I need more than the flowers and letters, man

It's not that I don't try, it's that you won't again
And it hurts too much to laugh about it
Yes, it hurts too much to laugh about it

Hey, please think about it, friend
I know you're lonely, I'm here writing in the dark
Just trying to get the balls
But it hurts too much to ask
Another copy paste from aotr
Dear, I need someone's who lost
Tell me how not to stop all these tears and fears
So nothing else will drop
So all this pain will stop
But if it hurts too much to ask
If it hurts too much to ask

It's not that I don't cry
It's that I have to hide
Yeah it's that I have to hide
So I won't be there to ask
So I won't be there to ask
So I won't be there to ask
No, I won't be the one to ask
And it hurts too much to laugh about it
Yes, it hurts too much to laugh about it
Yes, it hurts too much to laugh about it, man

I'm Wrong

Come home in the morning
Drive me to work
Tell me I'm worth all the miles that you put on your car
I'll tell you I'm fine
Without you for a little while and then I'll work inside

Tell me I'm wrong
Tell me it hasn't been that long
"It's bad, it's bad, it's bad
To believe in any song you sing"
Tell me this even though you can't believe it
Tell me I'm wrong to make it feel right again
Another copy paste from aotr
Stay home
At night and read a book and finish songs
That I hum along through all the time with you
But I don't have words to say

Tell me I'm right
Tell me I'm funny
Even when I'm not
It rings and I feel your sum in the odds

"It's bad, it's bad, it's bad
To believe in any song you sing"
Tell me this even though you can't believe it

Tell me I'm wrong
Tell me you're lonely
Tell me this song is not about you only
And I'm a lie

You know you've been gone long
"It's bad, it's bad, it's bad
To believe in any song you sing"
Tell me this even though you can't believe it

Tell me I'm wrong
Please, tell me I'm wrong
Tell me I'm wrong
Please, tell me I'm wrong

Joke Or A Lie

What should I do
I am lost
Tell me to leave the next time
I'm in front of you

I can't relate
Chip on your shoulder
How do you deal with that weight
My hands are getting tired

Call it a joke or a lie
Call it a joke or a lie
Put your coat on
Then believe me
I try
Another copy paste from aotr
Let us escape for a night
Breathe the silence
I am alone
But I am alone in this room with you

Call it a joke or a lie
Call it a joke or a lie
Put your coat on
Then believe me
I tried

ARE WE THERE

Afraid Of Nothing

You told me the day
That you show me your face
We'd be in trouble
For a long time
Another copy paste from aotr
I can't wait
'Til we're afraid of nothing
I can't wait
'Til we hide from nothing
Nothing

And you decide
You throw me a lame
"Wait shit out"
You're a little late
I need you
To be afraid of nothing

Turning my way
You show me your face
We've known each other
For a long time

I can't wait
'Til we're afraid of nothing
I can't wait
'Til we hide from nothing
Nothing

And you decide
You throw me a lame
"Wait shit out"
You're a little late
I need you
To be afraid of nothing
I need you
To be afraid of nothing

Taking Chances

Turn on the charm
Call to response now
Sitting on the porch, looking for a way out

Touched on me deep
That's why I'm still here
Why do we think that we've no plight

Even I've taken my chances
Even I've taken my chances
On you and I know
Another copy paste from aotr
In the dark
On the way out
It's even in old songs
It's the combination that takes emotions
Why don't we go now
No need to think on our own now about it

Even I've taken my chances
Even I've taken my chances
On you

When you love, all of you, they know
All of you, be alone and take
And you break for whose sake
About to leave
About to leave

Even I've taken my chances
Even I've taken my chances
On you

Your Love Is Killing Me

It's understood
You'll be a man by the time I'll see you
We've been through better days
And you've tasted all my pain
Another copy paste from aotr
Break my legs so I won't walk to you
Cut my tongue so I can't talk to you
Burn my skin so I can't feel you
Stab my eyes so I can't see

You like it
When I let you walk over me
You tell me that you like it
Your love is killing me

Try to tell you this when I'm sober
How I feel about loving you
Try to remember all the turn of events
Being led by our own fantasies, fantasies

Break my legs so I won't walk to you
Cut my tongue so I can't talk to you
Burn my skin so I can't feel you
Stab my eyes so I can't see

You like it
When I let you walk all over me
You tell me that you like it
When our minds become diseased

There, he let it go, his temper
Standing there
See her with his gun
And he steals love, so he can feel alive
Everyone's knees knocking at the fear of love
Taste blood
Everybody needs to feel

Break my legs so I won't run to you
Steal my soul so I am one with you
From a distance, I am on to you
But I'll stab my eyes out so I can't see

You like it
When I let you walk over me
You tell me that you like it
You love me as you torture me
You tell me that you like it
But I won't let you see

All that I can do is what I can
With this pain you've given me
With this pain you've given me
Your love is killing me
Yes, all your pain is killing me

Our Love

You say I am genuine
I see your backhand again
I'm a sinner, I have sinned
We're a half-mast flag in wind
It's our love

It's our love
It's our love
It's our love
It's our love

It's our love
It's our love
It's our love
It's our love

At the bottom of a well
I'm reliving my own hell
Someone throws the ladder down
Still don't know what I have found
In our love
Another copy paste from aotr
In our love
In our love
In our love
In our love

In our love
In our love
In our love
In our love

Our love

It's all love
It's all love
It's all love
It's all love

It's all love
It's all love
It's all love
It's all love

Tarifa

Hit the ground
The yard, I found something
I could taste your mouth
Shut the door
Now in the sun tanning

You were so just
Looking across the sky
Can't remember
I can't recall
No, I can't remember anything at all
Another copy paste from aotr
We skipped the sunrise
Looking across the grass
Said he wanted
And not that I'm "every"
It's the same, I could mean, you were right

Everyone else
Hasn't a chance
Don't fail me now
Open arms rest

Let's run under
Cursing myself at night
Slow, it was seven
I wish it was seven all night

Tell me when
Tell me when is this over
Chewed you out
Chew me out when I'm stupid

I don't wanna
Everyone else pales
Send in the owl
Tell me I'm not a child

You summon
Forget about everyone else
Fall away somehow
To figure it out

I Love You But I'm Lost

You read the answers by the shadows on the wall
We could be great

Drive myself crazy with mistakes
You know I'm better every day

Tell me there's something I can change
Recall I know what a sanctuary is

Help me deserve you, sing me praise
You love me but you'll change
Another copy paste from aotr
Disappointed in a lover
Because they're the only way

To know somebody in and out after a while
It's a real challenge

Come in here and be yourself again
I love you but I'm not somebody who takes shots

See me after I recoil
I'm better than I know
There is room to grow

Tear stains on the last page
Better leave 'em
Time will tell and I'll be back

Tear stains, I believe it
I'm in Houston, I can't read my lines
Most of all I find it strange, I believed them

Turn me into something great
You know that that's the only way

Promises that we forgot
I suppose that we were lost

Let's turn it into something we can change
I love you but I'm lost
Between the pain and cost
I hold myself a lot

I love you but I'm lost
I love you but I'm lost
I love you but I'm lost
I love you but I'm lost

I love you but I'm lost
A love that bears no cross

You Know Me Well

Everyone will go with you
Listen for a way out
As you cut me to the chase
'Til I'm on the other side
And when it all comes out
We're as empty as a brick house
That we built without the sides
Another copy paste from aotr
Everyone is crazy with their own life, lies in existential
You ever want to find your way out
Turn into yourself again
And reach on out to become your true self

You know me well
You show me hell when I'm looking
And here you are looking

All the skies are falling
And the sun is moving up and down
Even when you're in a dark way
Some decisions shield you from
The positivity until
You reach out to me

You say why you hate it
As you pry your way in
I need another investigative mind
Tell me that you're injured
Yourself and you've been healing
And I will see this through

You know me well
You show me hell when I'm looking
And here you are looking

I told you then
I'd hold you when you need it
And there you are looking away

You know me well
You know me well
You know me well
You know me well
You know me well

Break Me

No show
Isn't that how it goes
No show

He makes
He's making room for me in the city
He makes

He can break me
With one hand to my head
Go in dark, dear
Dissipate my fears
Letting me in
He lets me in

He knows
That I love him
I know he is home
He knows

Sirens
Sirens are far from me
Safe and alone

He can make me (break me)
Move into a city on my knees (break me)
He can take in everything (break me)
Hoping he lets me in (break me)
I, I let you in (break me)
Another copy paste from aotr
I am
Writing about him home
I am
I am writing a song for him

He can break me (break me)
With one hand to my head (break me)
He can make me (break me)
Move into a city (breake me)
Taking me as I am (break me)
As he lets me in (break me)

Nothing Will Change

Maybe something will change
Maybe something will change

Remember when you saw me on the street
And then you looked in my eyes
You helped me with the tire change
It had been a while and I had thought you'd forgotten 'bout me
I never could have forgotten you
Another copy paste from aotr
I will reach you (I will reach you)
I will meet you (I will meet you)
I will meet you (I will meet you)
On your street
I won't let you down

Maybe something will change
Maybe something will change

A couple years later
When I saw you making Western moves
And paling 'round while I still saw in you
You always believed in me and I always believe in you
Let's not turn the page

I will reach you (I will reach you)
I will reach you (I will reach you)
I will meet you (I will meet you)
On your street
I won't let you down

I will meet you (I will meet you)
I will meet you (I will meet you)
I will meet you (I will meet you)
On your street
I don't want to let you down

Nothing will change
Nothing will change
Nothing will change
Nothing will change

I Know

Now I turn into a lover on the side
I cannot tell the poet eye apart from mine
And now you see me with a tear fall on my right
I know, you know

You see me turn around and try to hide my sigh
I know the ancient melodies will come at night
I sing about my fear and love and what it brings
I know, I know
Another copy paste from aotr
And then you push me out
And then you push me out
I know, I know

And then you disappear
Because you can't fight fear
I know, I know

I sit inside a box and try to find my thoughts
With cups upon my ears so I can shut it out
I see you listen to my body and say
"I know, I know
I know it's hard to find out what I'm not
I know, I know"

And here we are apart but here together are
Our hearts that now beat for each other although far
I hear your voice and I know what it calls
I know, I know

Hold on, hold on
I want you
Hold on, hold on
All I ever wanted was you

Every Time The Sun Comes Up

Pace mine for you, hold my horses, patience
Hey man, tricks can't wait to hear my emotions

Every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble
Every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble

People say I'm a one-hit wonder
But what happens when I have two
I washed your dishes
But I shit in your bathroom
Another copy paste from aotr
Even when the sun comes up I'm in trouble
Even when the sun comes up I'm in trouble

We broke your glasses but covered our asses
Take time silently, feel real room, high five

When every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble
Every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble
Yeah, every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble
Imagine when
Every time the sun comes up I see double


Yes, she is

Maybe something will change
Sorry, my headphones fell off

NON ALBUMS TRACKS

A Wake For The Minotaur

(Shearwater Feat. Sharon Van Etten on Fellow Travelers LP)

A glorious light
A ladder along the clouds
A spy in the sun
A shout in the street below
Climb down the white road
Into the dark mud
Another copy paste from aotr
Paper (?) and dusk
A river below the lake
I ride in the flood
A dog with the chain removed
Till the morning rides
Till my memory lies clear
As a tear in the darkness
A hole in the light
And I know where you are

I ride in the blood
I ride on the warming rails (?)
Through canyons of sunlight
And waters across the road
Could I have loved you enough
If I fell in the right way
The world turns and turns
A tear in the darkness
A hole in the light
I'll breathe in the silence
I'll laugh till I die

Baby, It's Cold Outside

(Rufus Wainwright Feat. Sharon Van Etten - Holidays Rule LP)

I really can't stay (Baby, it's cold outside)
I've got to go 'way (Baby, it's cold outside)
This evening has been (I've been hopin' that you'd drop in)
So very nice (I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice)

My mother will start to worry (Hey beautiful, what's your hurry)
And father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar)
So really, I'd better scurry (Beautiful, please don't hurry)
Well, maybe just a half a drink more (Put some records on while I pour)

The neighbors might think (Baby, it's bad out there)
Say, what's in this drink (No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
Another copy paste from aotr
I oughtta say no, no, no sir (You mind if I move in closer)
At least I'm gonna say that I tried (What's the sense in hurting my pride)
I really can't stay (Oh baby, don't hold out)
Oh, but it's cold outside

I simply must go (It's cold outside)
The answer is no (Baby, it's cold outside)
The welcome has been (So lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)

My sister will be suspicious (Your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (I ain't worried about you brother)
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious (That ol' biddy, she ain't gonna bother me)
Well maybe just a cigarette more (You don't need no cigarette, it's smokin' plenty up in here)

I've got to get home (Baby, you'll freeze out there)
Say darlin', can you lend me your comb (It's up to your knees out there)
You've really been grand (I thrill when you touch my hand)
Oh, but don't you see (How can you do this thing to me)

There's bound to be talk tomorrow (Well, think of my lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died)
I really can't stay (Get over that hold out)
Oh, but baby it's cold outside

I Always Fall Apart

(I Don't Want to Let You Down EP)

Where have you been
Where have you been
I've covered the streets
Recovered into everlasting leaps

You know it's always been my heart
You know I always fall apart
It's not my fault, it's just my flaw
It's who I am
You know it's always been my heart
You know I always fall apart
It's not my fault, it's just my flaw
It's who I am
Another copy paste from aotr
You turn me in to a museum
You kept me from the growing weeds
When all you wanted was the best
From me, that is the test
Can you keep me from
You can't explain me

You know it's always been my heart
You know I always fall apart
It's not my fault, it's just my flaw
It's who I am

I can't believe the way I've been
I've been resentful and I've sinned
I need you now just as a friend
I need a hand held, not a pushing
I need a way to help me to stand only to crash
I know who I am and what I've done
Don't know what I'd do but when
I look to my side I'll be a friend
Where have you been

I Don't Want to Let You Down

(I Don't Want to Let You Down EP)

When dreams grew black
I didn't want to see the light
Cross through hell in snow
Dreams were gone within yourself
Taught me to know what it's like

Don't shout it, stay
I don't want to let you down
Plead your cause
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down

Decompress and calm your head
Teach you not to rush
Turn them out, to see your words
Trust me, stay and stay
Another copy paste from aotr
Overboard
I don't want to let you down
Overboard
I don't want to let you down
Crazy hell
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down

Just Like Blood

(I Don't Want to Let You Down EP)

In the ocean
Waves all around
And they're smashing down
Take my hand, shut your eyes
And hope you remember

You like the position
Watch that change 'fore we drown
We ask ourselves, where we are now
Who we are, what that means
Another copy paste from aotr
You shut me off, just like a gun
Then you run, just like blood
Shut me off, just like a gun
Then you run, just like blood
Just like blood
Just like blood

Disappear when the sun goes down
Acid spills as you breathe
Turn around, stare at the wall
Bone to my mouth, and read it out

You shut me off, just like a gun
Then you run, just like blood
Shut me off, just like a gun
Then you run, just like blood
Just like blood
Just like blood
Just like blood

Not Myself

Run away with me in July
To the same place and be ourselves
In the ashes of the aftermath, pray

Call me, say you wash away your worry
It's the call that you made out to me
In the ashes of the aftermath, pray

Hey
Tell me something
Is there anything you wouldn't do for me
I will walk with you
Show my heart believes in something, pray
Courageous and light

Please, darling
Believe in something
I want you to be yourself around me
I know it's too much to take
There's too much at stake
And I want you to be yourself around me

Please
Please

Please, darling
Believe in something
I want you to be yourself around me
I know it's too much to take
There's too much at stake
But I want you to be yourself around me

Praise
Praise
Praise
Take me to the night

Pay My Debts

(I Don't Want to Let You Down EP)

It took me years to find
True mind at peace
And now you treat me like
They approve me
You're my poem, yes you know
Yet you stole my way
Just to know this, you told me
You were late
When you would call, I would hold
And I still remain
Then you led me to believe that's what you wanted
Another copy paste from aotr
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away

True love, but I'd see you
Treat me more like you
And I'd try to heal it
But I feel so thrown back
Take my hand, in the cold
In the snow, but you do not break
But they told you, convinced you
Think I'd play
But I know myself better than you do

Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away

May, May calling slow
Finally in a dress that meant money in the bank
Drinking hard so you can't feel the warmth of the arms
So you dreamt, fade away
Take my hand, I paid my fine
In the park, in the dark, when you said my name
On the bench, when I felt that you smiled
And you said there, that child

Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away

Prisoners

(With J. Mascis / The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver LP)

Josie works the counter at the downtown five and dime
Anything at all to help her pass the time
Her mama keeps the baby and grandpa rambles
On about the good times playing in his mind
It's a hard life living when you're lonely
It's a long night sleeping alone
It's a hard time waiting for tomorrow
It's a long, long way home
Another copy paste from aotr
Josie spends the evening with the people in the pages of the paperback
She picked up at the store
Or sometimes it's the TV, or she'll try to write a letter, oh
They don't come too often anymore
It's a hard life living when you're lonely, it's a long night sleeping alone
It's a hard time waiting for tomorrow, it's a long, long way home

I stare at the gray walls before me, I see her face in the stone
I try to imagine our baby, I wish they would let me go home
I wish they would let me go home

(I wish they would let me go home) It's a hard life living when you're lonely
(I wish they would let me go home) It's a long night sleeping alone
(I wish they would let me go home) It's a hard time waiting for tomorrow
(I wish they would let me go home) It's a long, long way home
(I wish they would let me go home) It's a long, long way home
(I wish they would let me go home) Bringing me and the other boys home
(I wish they would let me go home) Bringing me and the other boys home

Sunshine On My Back

(The National Feat. Sharon Van Etten on Sunshine On My Back EP)

Tina lies on the ground
She lies there forever
She likes the sound
Tina knows the devil

Tina loves the violence
Of living in the country
She likes that it's
So far from me

Tina has her story down
I really thought I knew it
Then it changed around
When I was almost through it
Another copy paste from aotr
Sunshine on my back
Is the only kind I lack
Sunshine in my brain
Is the lonely kind of pain
It's the sunshine
Of a lonely mind

She says "After today then there's nothing you owe me
And I'm so glad that you came, I needed someone who loves me
But just don't try to talk yourself into this love
And sleep like a baby while I'm staying up
It's as much what you say as it is what you don't
You can't try to stay, you either will or you won't"

Sunshine on my back
Is the only kind I lack
Sunshine in my brain
Is the lonely kind of pain
It's the sunshine
Of a lonely mind

Tell Me

(Live / I Don't Want to Let You Down EP)

Woke in a sweat
What I can't forget, and what I'll never ask to you
Tell me that I'm something that you just don't know
Tell me that I'm somewhere you don't want to go
Tell me that I'm someone you don't want to know
Like the back of your hand
I don't understand
Undone, disarmed
Well I don't know and you don't mind
This time there's no time
Well I don't know and you don't mind
Another copy paste from aotr
Deep inside of the day, anyone else would fall in your arms
But I do not
Do I, do I, do I want that
I was something that you just couldn't feel
I was something that you couldn't feel that was real
I believed you when you shut your eyes and dreamed a dream without me
Sometimes I don't think about you
Sometimes I don't think about it

Tears are falling in the underground
Falling into thoughts that turn to colors
The colors are the colors of my thoughts and they're painting you
Sometimes I live my own life, my own life

Think You Can Wait

(The National Feat. Sharon Van Etten)

I was driftin'
Cryin'
I was looking for another
And I was slippin' under
I pulled the devil down with me
One way or another

I'm out of my mind
Think you can wait
I'm way off the line
Think you can wait
Another copy paste from aotr
We've been running a sleepless run
Been away from the baby way too long
We've been holding a good night gun
We've been losing our exits one by one

I'm out of my mind
Think you can wait
I'm way off the line
Think you can wait..It out

All I have is loss
Think you can wait..It out
All I have is loss
Think you can wait

What I'm thinking is simple
I'll sell apples and ice water at the temple
And I won't make trouble
I'll pull the devil down with me one way or another

We've been running a sleepless run
Been away from the baby way too long
We've been holding a good night gun
We've been losing our exits one by one

I'll try
I'll try
But I couldn't be better
All I have is loss
I'll try
But I couldn't be better
All I have is loss
I'll try
But I couldn't be better
All I have is loss

Thirteen

(The Antlers Feat. Sharon Van Etten on Hospice LP)

Pull me out
Pull me out
Can't you stop this all from happening?
Close the doors and keep them out
Another copy paste from aotr
Dig me out, oh
Dig me out
Couldn't you have kept this all from happening?
Dig me out from under our house

You Didn't Really Do That

(I'm Giving Up On You EP)

The sun above your head, I am home
The day was looking good, but I guess I spoke too soon
You couldn't shut your eyes while I was dreaming inside
You didn't even knock upon my door

But you didn't really do that, did you
You could've had it back, but I held you
You had it pretty good until the end
You didn't really do that, did you
Another copy paste from aotr
The stars were in your eyes and mine, too
You couldn't trust the moon over my head
You said you had it better back then, did you
But you didn't really mean that, did you
You could've said anything else
You could've had it back, but I held you
You had it pretty good, until the end
You didn't really mean that, did you

Your hair is falling out as mine grays
The time is passing right before our eyes
The stars are dead, but they still shed light

You didn't really do that, did you
You could've had it back, but I held you
You had it pretty good, until the end
But you didn't really do that...
You didn't really do that...
You didn't really do that, did you

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