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No One's Dolly lyrics

1.  Awake

I'm awake to take it in with nothing before me
No one to adore me, and I'm wearing thin

Lay my bones all down in rows on this mattress lacking depth
With the deepest loneliness, my curtain's all that's closed

Say close your eyes give me the best advice
I'll run and hide and not think twice
I watched the light rise from the night
Right before I lost my sight
Before I lost my sight

My heart's on high alert while I ask can it be
I'll be keeping guard you see, with armor I can't hurt

And I said I let it go while betting all my luck
I recall you said enough, then sigh and drain my soul

Say close your eyes give me the best advice
I'll run and hide and not think twice
I watched the light rise from the night
Right before I lost my sight
Before I lost my sight

Losing all my energy, well there's no hope for you and me
I move from face to face and trace the lines of possibility
Optimism enslaves me while hating serendipity
There's always someone new and someone else is all he sees

Say close your eyes give me the best advice
I'll run and hide and not think twice
I watched the light rise from the night
Right before I lost my sight
Before I lost my sight


2. Sweetheart

I'm no one's honey but I got a sweetheart
So you can love me or love me not
Whatever you want is alright with me
As you can see I'm quite complete
I'm no one's honey but I got a sweetheart

I'm no one's baby yeah I'm all grown up
No need to hold me and lift me up
'Cause I like to walk on my own two feet
That always seemed to work well for me
I'm no one's baby yeah I'm all grown up

It may be hard for you to try 
To figure out the reason why
I'd rather go than stay, but I'm on my way
I'm on my way, and I'm leaving today

I'm no one's sugar, don't you feel the salt there on your wounds
Burned you a little but you'll heal pretty soon
'Cause it just takes time, you'll see that it's right
Only lonely for a couple of nights
I'm no one's sugar, don't you feel the salt there on your wounds

And I'm no one's dolly, sorry I fall a little short of Barbie
But have the brain to see what you are really
'Cause I'd rather think than take too long to primp
See I have stopped sinking so low
I'm no one's dolly, sorry I fall a little short

It may be hard for you to try 
To figure out the reason why
I'd rather go than stay, but I'm on my way
I'm on my way

I can't make you see how it makes sense I look for something else

It may be hard for you to try 
To figure out the reason why
I'd rather go than stay, but I'm on my way
I'm on my way today


3. Under Your Weather

It's been raining, raining, raining all day long
And ever since you showed me that we are so wrong
And I've been restless, restless, restless all last night
And ever since I met you oh and it felt so right

Now I'm under your weather, I'm under your spell
Oh the days are all waiting in line to find whether you'll treat me well
And I'm willing to brave all the storms of this ride I found
Before I hit the ground oh I'm on this merry-go-round
I'm on this merry-go-round

My head was flooded, flooded, flooded all last week
And ever since your eyes they seemed to drown in me
And my mouth was dried out, dried out, dried out of all alibis
And ever since I missed you with no reason why

Now I'm under your weather, I'm under your spell
Oh the days are all waiting in line to find whether you'll treat me well
And I'm willing to brave all the storms of this ride I found
Before I hit the ground oh I'm on this merry-go-round

Oh a word can turn to wind that tears me down
And a smile can mute all the city's sound
Now I'm looking through the frames you left behind
Oh for a sign you might change your mind 'cause I'm

Under your weather, I'm under your spell
Oh the days are all waiting in line to find whether you'll treat me well
And I'm willing to brave all the storms of this ride I found
Before I hit the ground oh I'm on this merry-go-round
I'm on this merry-go-round


4. Lonely Girl

If anybody's gonna get me it better be soon
If anybody's gonna love me it better be you
If anybody needs a hand, I got one to hold oh
'Cause I'm a lonely, a lonely girl

We can pretend it's my birthday when we go out to dine
To that new little cafe I still haven't tried
And we can share the creme brulee with chocolate curls
But oh still I'm a lonely, a lonely girl

And oh it may be a bit contradictory
These two sides to my story
See, there are other things besides dancing
That get me moving my feet, yeah
But I will have to pick up speed and run
If I want someone oh to really have a chance to chase me down

We'll stay in on rainy Mondays while everyone's at work
And laugh while hearing message erased 'til our stomachs hurt
And I wouldn't trade it all for a yard of pearls
But oh still I'm a lonely, a lonely girl

And oh it may be a bit contradictory
These two sides to my story
See, there are other things besides dancing
That get me moving my feet, yeah
But I will have to pick up speed and run
If I want someone oh to really have a chance to chase me down

Then you'll hate me 'cause I'm messy and never get to sleep
Your friends will tell you that I'm bossy, they see you once a week
And that thing forever beautiful turns so fickle
Oh you'll leave me a lonely, ornery girl

I might be a lonely, a lonely girl


5. Cold Daydream

I don't think you believe in my plea
So I'm leaving, oh I'm leaving, yeah I mean it

And I don't think you recall late last fall
You had me crying, oh deny it, come on yeah try it

You're on my list, my list of lost wishes
And oh this loss it leaves me listless
I know what I hvae to do just can't get it done it seems I'm 
Living in a cold daydream

I don't think you agree I don't need
Someone misleading, oh this leads me away so quickly

And I don't htink you detect my regret
I said I'd forget, oh I admit, you never deserved it

You're on my list, my list of lost wishes
And oh this loss it leaves me listless
I know what I hvae to do just can't get it done it seems I'm 
Living in a cold daydream

But I wait, stay up late, and insist I don't miss you
Try harder, though I'm sure I'm not like I was before
You don't know me now and won't know me anymore

You're just on my list, my list of lost wishes
And oh this loss it leaves me listless
I know what I have to do just can't get it done it seems I'm 
Living in a cold daydream

Yes I'm living in a cold daydream


6. After All

It's been a long, a long time
That I'e been waiting here tonight
See the rain, the rain did fall
After all, after all

Say the meek will inherit the earth
Well I've got nothin' for what it's worth
See the rain, the rain did fall
After all, after all

I could have sang to you
And I would have waited for you
I could have sang to you
For you, for you

See I know how it works
And when it just stops to hurt
See the rain, the rain did fall
After all, after all

I could have sang to you
And I would have waited for you
I could have sang to you
But how could I, how could I
How could I when you're gone?

See it's been a long, a long time
That I've been waiting here tonight
See the rain, the rain did fall
After all, after all


7. Deuces

I failed to mention that in my key is the door
And I felt no need to feel too insecure

And I don't wanna see you
Don't wanna be your only one
And I don't wanna be you
Don't wanna be your only one

I failed to mention that this simple song will drive you mad
And I failed to reason with the sickness inside my head

And I don't want to see you
Don't wanna be your only one
And I don't wanna be you
Don't wanna be your only one

I didn't see it coming so fast heading down a train track going north

And I don't wanna see you
Don't wanna be your only one


8. Stronghold

If I could have saved what you said
If I could have carved it in stone
I'd read it again and again
Know why you win me over

And if I had a still of that last look
You know the one you knew I took
I'd frame it and hang it on my wall
And never let it fall

I met you as a stranger
Then I left with your name stirring me up
And I wasn't trying hard to reach you
But I took a stronghold of your heart
Yes I took a stronghold of your heart

If I could have waited a bit
If I could have straightened my thoughts I think
I wouldn't be longing for your kiss
No I'd be sensing it

And if I had a dime for every time
You had me smiling late at night
I'd buy ten thousand cups you'd fill half full
And only spend a little

I met you as a stranger
Then I left with your name stirring me up
And I wasn't trying hard to reach you
But I took a stronghold of your heart
Yes I took a stronghold of your heart

Why deny I ever broke you down 
With silence oh the loudest sound
I don't mind if you build me up some 
To being mine it's as close as you come

I met you as a stranger
Then I left with your name stirring me up
And I wasn't trying hard to reach you
But I took a stronghold of your heart
Yes I took a stronghold of your heart
Oh I took a stronghold of your heart


9. Like You Do

Love was in the air, you had me breathe in
Wore your heart on your sleeve then started changing
Like you do, oh you do, you do

How do you live with a shoulder so cold
You gave it again and it's getting so old
Like you do, oh you do, you do

I won't let you go
Darling it's for sure, no one's got me more
So won't you let this stop
Got my fingers crossed and my heart unlocked

Put me in place where I'll stay in line
From there I can't guess when you wear that disguise
Like you do, oh you do, you do

Stand in my way I may stand to lose
Then fumble with words you so carefully choose
Like you do, oh you do, you do

I won't let you go
Darling it's fore sure, no one's got me more
So won't you let this stop
Got my fingers crossed and my heart unlocked

If I'm hurt well I don't think you mind
I try to heal, you try to cut me down to size
I'm free to leave, I feel confined well
Tell me what this means if you could be so kind

I won't let you go
Darling it's for sure, no one's got me more
So won't you let this stop
Got my fingers crossed and my heart unlocked

I got, I got my fingers crossed and my heart unlocked


10. Who's To Say

I wash my hands of you
Can't decide what to do now
Saw a star last night
And stayed awake to watch it die out

Who's to say we can't let go
I hate to say I told you so
Nothing's pained me quite this much 
And nothing so readily have I ever given up

You put a smoke to your mouth
Who will reach to take it out now
Drive so fast and lose control
Now reckless one you've lost your soul

Who's to say we can't let go 
I hate to say I told you so
Nothing's pained me quite this uch
And nothing so readily have I ever given up

It makes sense, something new
After all what is left to choose now
Any strand of hope
Turns a noose made of rope

Who's to say we can't let go
I hate to say I told you so
Nothing's pained me quite this much
And nothing so readily have I ever given up

And who's to say we didn't know
I hate to say I loved you so
Nothing's pained me quite this much
And nothing so readily have I ever given up