Smile Slightly
 
(You Can’t) Sleep With Me
 
You look at me and I can tell
That you don't like me very well.
I'll have you know that when I'm gone
There'll be no one to carry on.
So say the things you want to say.
I won't forbid you, it's okay.
You only show what you don't know.
There's only so far you can go...
 
  You can't sleep with me.
  You can't tell me anything.
  You can't sleep with me no more.
 
My lucky penny is long since spent
On Lifes Rich Pageant and Document.
And all the things that make life real.
That helped me laugh and helped me heal.
The shine has now worn off my skin.
But my volume is still maximum.
I'll keep on going 'til I drop.
'Cos I know that that's not too far off...
 
  You can't sleep with me.
  You can't tell me anything.
  You can't sleep with me no more.
  You can't sleep with me.
  You can't tell me anything.
  You can't sleep with me no more.
 
Are kisses deadly when blood is spilt?
Is the game all over when we tilt?
I've walked through fire on broken glass.
So let me know when I can pass.
These wounds they mean a lot to me.
I take my failings seriously.
Midnight comes at three plus nine.
My prince is gone and so am I...
 
  You can't sleep with me.
  You can't tell me anything.
  You can't sleep with me no more.
  You can't sleep with me.
  You can't tell me anything.
  You can't sleep with me no more.
  You can't sleep with me.
  You can't tell me anything.
  You can't sleep with me no more.
 
This House
 
I dreamt I had a sister Kate.
Who turned sixteen the day I turned eight.
I'd laugh as she'd swing me on up to the clouds.
And scream as I'd head back down to the ground.
Hey sister Kate, where have you gone?
Don't keep me here waiting, awake until dawn.
Don't make me face this world all alone.
I'm afraid of the strangers inside my own home.
 
  This house wears a happy face.
  This house looks cozy inside.
  This house keeps me safe from bad weather.
  But this house is just filled with lies.
 
Has anybody seen my brother Jim?
It's been a long time since I've heard of him.
I remember us playing when I was three.
And then they took him away from me.
From that day on I was an only child.
Afraid to take chances, afraid to run wild.
My father ruled with a logical hand.
I respect every word, trust every command.
 
  This house wears a happy face.
  This house looks cozy inside.
  This house keeps me safe from bad weather.
  But this house is just filled with lies.
 
Hey there sister Kate, where have you gone?
(I’m so alone.)
Hey there brother Jim, where have you gone?
(I’m so alone.)
 
My mother and father are fighting again.
It seems she can't have her way with him.
Somewhere along he learned how to laugh.
It's a gift she can never, ever take back.
Come sister Kate, come brother Jim.
Come sleep next to me and protect me from them.
Keep me from danger and stay out of sight.
Listen for footsteps and watch out for lights.
 
  This house wears a happy face.
  This house looks cozy inside.
  This house keeps me safe from bad weather.
  But this house is just filled with lies.
  This house wears a happy face.
  This house looks cozy inside.
  This house keeps me safe from bad weather.
  But this house is just filled with lies.
  This house wears a happy face.
  This house looks cozy inside.
  This house keeps me safe from bad weather.
  But this house is just filled with lies.
 
Slammin' B.
 
I know a boy named Slammin' B.
He's gonna be the death of me.
Takes my nickels, takes my dimes.
Takes my women, takes my time.
 
  Stay away!
 
I know a boy named Slammin' B.
He's trying to get the best of me.
Check the toybox, he's not there.
He's hiding in the electric chair.
 
  Stay Away!
 
I know a boy named Slammin' B.
He's gonna be the death of me.
Takes my women, takes my time.
Takes my nickels, takes my dimes.
Yeah!
 
Club Scene
 
Hey look, there's me in the corner.
Too damned scared to make an honest stand.
I wish I had another dollar
So I could refill this glass in my hand.
 
I think it's the one that's tall and slender.
I think she's the one blowing in my ear.
I turn around, thank God there is no one.
I can't wait to get out of here.
 
  Where are you going today? I can't see you.
  What are you trying to say? I can't hear you.
  Tell me, well what are you like? I don't get it.
  What's that you're trying to say? Well forget it.
 
My thoughts go so fast, the words aren't coming.
My feet can't move with any kind of grace.
I can't get my tongue to talking.
I just want to get out of this place.
 
  Where are you going today? I can't see you.
  What are you trying to say? I can't hear you.
  Tell me, well what are you like? I don't get it.
  What's that you're trying to say? Well forget it.
 
  All I want... All I need...
  Can't be found in this club scene.
 
I just want someone to fall in love with.
I just want someone to make me whole.
I just want someone that I can talk to.
Someone who knows when to leave me alone.
 
  Where are you going today? I can't see you.
  What are you trying to say? I can't hear you.
  Tell me, well what are you like? I don't get it.
  What's that you're trying to say? Well forget it.
  Where are you going today? I can't see you.
  What are you trying to say? I can't hear you.
  Tell me, well what are you like? I don't get it.
  What's that you're trying to say? Well forget it.
  Where are you going today? I can't see you.
  What are you trying to say? I can't hear you.
  Tell me, well what are you like? I don't get it.
  What's that you're trying to say? Well forget it.
 
Forever
 
Picked my face off the floor one morning.
Poked my head on out the door, oh Lord, it was pouring.
Went back to bed to rest my head.
Didn't pay attention to what was said.
Said just let me be, just ignore me.
 
If you look at her she will be smiling.
She's trying to hide the fact that she's been crying.
An old friend up and went away.
He didn't have too much to say.
If you ask her how she's doing, she'll say she's "trying."
 
  Forever is a long long time
  To carry this poor heart of mine.
  Tomorrow's here and then it's gone.
  We've got to just keep going on.
 
I hear a sad sad song somebody's singing.
A lonesome locked up pain she's just now revealing.
Life if full of sad sad songs.
From people's hearts that steered them wrong.
Maybe it's relief that they're seeking.
 
  Forever is a long long way
  To carry a heart that can't be saved.
  I'd give her peace, I'd give her time.
  I'd give her this whole life of mine.
 
When I'm all alone I don't feel lonely.
I disregard what everyone has told me.
I have to have it my own way.
Don't want personal interplay.
I am the King, I am the one and only.
 
  Forever is a long long time
  To carry this poor heart of mine.
  Tomorrow's here and then it's gone.
  We've got to just keep going on.
  Forever is a long long way
  To carry a heart that can't be saved.
  I'd give her peace, I'd give her time.
  I'd give her this whole life of mine.
 
Cracked
 
My fist flies right through your face.
I wish I could, I can't displace.
These feelings that I'm out of place
In this life.
I look down at my tiny feet.
I cannot run, I can't retreat.
I'm stupid, I'm a worthless piece.
Of life.
 
  It looks like I've cracked again.
  It looks like I'm backed again.
  I try and try, I can't succeed.
  I cry, I scream, I cut, I bleed.
  It looks like I've cracked again.
 
It's a disgrace, a twisted wreck.
We'll take the dead and we'll dissect
The heart the soul, the self respect
Is missing.
What do I have left to give?
What justifies this life I live?
I'd trade two me's for one of his
And spare change.
 
  It looks like I've cracked again.
  It looks like I'm backed again.
  I try to climb and just fall flat.
  I'm drinking rage and getting fat.
  It looks like I've cracked again.
 
I like sunshine, I like daisies.
I like summertime and being lazy.
I like music, I like TV.
I like smiles and romantic movies.
I want to break out, I want to run free.
I want to see what this world can show me.
I want to drive and never hit "empty".
I want to live life and always be happy.
 
I keep myself locked up inside.
I blame my fear, my wounded pride.
She hit me once and then I cried.
It stung me.
I pick and pace and climb the walls.
If I get too high I fear I'll fall.
I guess I just don't walk that tall
So fake it.
 
  It looks like I've cracked again.
  It looks like I'm backed again.
  I try and try, I can't succeed.
  I cry, I scream, I cut, I bleed.
  It looks like I've cracked again.
  It looks like I'm backed again.
  It looks like I've cracked again.
 
So She Said (Why)
 
I take long walks in the morning, sometimes.
To gather thoughts and clear up my mind.
See the sights and read the headlines.
Watch time go by and try not to fall behind...
I'm falling further behind.
 
She's just a cloudy memory.
Only something that used to be.
I sit at home so quietly.
And wonder why nothing ever happens to me...
Nothing ever happens to me.
 
  Why is this city such a crowded mess?
  Why can't I find true happiness?
  Or someone who will just say yes?
  Why do I search for tenderness?
  When I cause so much abrasiveness?
  Why can't I just say yes?
 
I need a shot, I need a spark.
I need a lifeline. Have a heart.
I'm falling, falling, further apart.
And I'm just itching, waiting for something to start...
I'm waiting for something to start.
 
  Why don't I search for higher highs?
  I just look for things to buy.
  And tell myself dumb little lies.
  Why don't I ever socialize?
  Why can't I look you in your eyes?
  And why do I keep asking why?
 
  Oh my God, it can't be true.
  It can't be me. It must be you.
  She said "My darling, it takes two.
  It's something you'll just have to get through."
  I'll have to break on through.
 
I take long walks in the evening sometimes.
Helps ease the pain of doing hard time.
Look up, stand tall, walk a straight line.
Before we know it, it will be summertime...
It will be summertime.
 
  Why is this city such a crowded mess?
  Why can't I find true happiness?
  Or someone who will just say yes?
  Why do I search for tenderness?
  When I cause so much abrasiveness?
  Why can't I just say yes?
  Why don't I search for higher highs?
  I just look for things to buy.
  And tell myself dumb little lies.
  Why don't I ever socialize?
  Why can't I look you in your eyes?
  And why do I keep asking why?
 
These Days
 
These days, they come around.
Dropping leaves and frozen ground.
Those wild summer nights are gone.
A chill is in the air.
Wrinkled eyes and thinning hair.
No falling stars to wish upon.
 
The sun sets just for you.
To thank you for those things you do.
Brilliant colors close the day.
Maybe we'll meet sometime.
And tell ourselves we're still alive.
Say all those things we meant to say.
 
  These days are mine.
  I'd sure like to share them with you.
  Let's take some time
  And do the things that we never do.
  I'm feeling fine
  But I'd sure like to try something new.
  Let's take the time
  I want to know the inside of you.
 
Sometimes I drink despair.
I drink 'til I fall off my chair.
The ceiling spins, I'm satisfied.
But then the floor gets cold.
I realize I'm getting older.
There's no one special by my side.
 
  These days are mine.
  I'd sure like to share them with you.
  Let's take some time
  And do the things that we never do.
  I'm feeling fine
  But I'd sure like to try something new.
  Let's take the time
  I want to know the inside of you.
 
  I want to take a long long ride.
  Somebody stop my suicide.
  Kick me right between the eyes.
  And keep me, keep me occupied.
 
These years go flying by.
Our dreams they live in blue blue sky.
I swore it would never happen to me.
But then I sold my soul.
I wish I had more self control.
I never thought I'd get this deep.
 
  These days are mine.
  I'd sure like to share them with you.
  Let's take some time
  And do the things that we never do.
  I'm feeling fine
  But I'd sure like to try something new.
  Let's share our time
  I want to live my days out with you.
 
Alone
 
She looks so sad when you tell her "no."
You don't take her in your arms until her sadness goes.
I can feel her doubt when she asks you "why?"
It's so hard to just sit here and listen to her cry.
 
  "Please don't leave me alone.
   I know I can't make it alone.
   Please don't leave me alone.
   I'm so scared."
 
You took her picture down from your wall.
But she still sings your praises every time I call.
Your room is the coldest one in this house.
So many ways in but there is only one way out.
 
  "Please don't leave me alone.
   I know I can't make it alone.
   Please don't leave me alone.
   I'm so scared."
 
For Kurt Cobain (8 Apr 94)
 
I don't know where you think you're going so quick.
Can't you see that we're not done with you yet?
Take a break, take a rest, take a shot (not like that!).
It's okay, just don't scare me like that.
 
  I don't know. I don't care. I don't think. I don't feel.
  I can't love. I just hate. I can't deal.
  I can't live. I should die. She's not right here for me.
  I can't smile. I can't cry. I shouldn't even be.
 
I can't see why you think we treat you like that.
Do you know what you did? You know you can't take it back.
It's a life. It's a waste. Where's that pat on the back?
Where've you gone? Where's your gun? Good going dad.
 
  I don't know. I don't care. I don't think. I don't feel.
  I can't love. I just hate. I can't deal.
  I can't live. I should die. She's not right here for me.
  I can't smile. I can't cry. I shouldn't even be.
  It's so hard...
 
I don't know where you think you're going so quick.
Can't you see that we're not done with you yet?
I can't see why you think we treat you like that.
Do you know what you did? You know you can't take it back.
It's a life. It's a waste. Where's that pat on the back?
 
  I don't know. I don't care. I don't think. I don't feel.
  I can't love. I just hate. I can't deal.
  I can't live. I should die. She's not right here for me.
  I can't smile. I can't cry. I shouldn't even be.
  It's so hard...
  I don't know. I don't care. I don't think. I don't feel.
  I can't love. I just hate. Hate. I can't deal.
  I can't live. I should die. She's not right here for me.
  I can't smile. I can't cry. I shouldn't even be.
  It's so hard...
 
Blue Blue Sky 
(Words and Music by Justin Hobart Brown)
 
Don't forget about me when I'm gone.
'Cos I don't know what's in store for me in life.
I know I'll love you forever more.
So don't doubt the promise that we made tonight.
 
  We'll meet in the blue blue sky
  When our days are through.
  We’ll meet in the blue blue sky,
  Me and you.
  Our hearts, they will surely fly
  On the day we die.
  We’ll meet in the blue blue sky,
  You and I. 
 
World's turning, things are bound to change.
And we may not be together all our lives.
Warm wind's blowing our wishes of love and death.
We’ll be together in the very end.
 
  We'll meet in the blue blue sky
  When our days are through.
  We’ll meet in the blue blue sky,
  Me and you.
  Our hearts, they will surely fly
  On the day we die.
  We’ll meet in the blue blue sky,
  You and I. 
 
Don't forget about me when I'm gone.
'Cos I don't know what's in store for me in life.
I know I'll love you forever more.
So don't doubt the promise that we made tonight.
 
  We'll meet in the blue blue sky
  When our days are through.
  We’ll meet in the blue blue sky,
  Me and you.
  Our hearts, they will surely fly
  On the day we die.
  We’ll meet in the blue blue sky,
  You and I. 
 
Smile Slightly
 
(instrumental)