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"Some Nights" (2012)




Some Nights (Intro) lyrics - Fun.

There are some nights I hold to every note I ever wrote
Some nights, I say, "Fuck it all!" Stare at the calendar
Waiting for catastrophes, imagining they'd scare me
Into changing whatever it is I am changing into...

And you have every right to be scared.

'Cause there are some nights I hold you close, pushing you to hold me
Or begging you to lock me up, never let me see the world
Some nights, I live in horror of people on the radio
Tea parties and Twitter, I've never been so bitter

And you, why you wanna stay?
Oh my God! Have you listened to me lately?
Lately, I've been going crazy...

And you, why you wanna stay?
Oh my God! Have you listened to me lately?
Lately, I've been fucking crazy...

There are some nights I wait for someone to save us
But I never look inward, try not to look upward
And some nights I pray a sign is gonna come to me
But usually, I'm just trying to get some sleep...

Some nights!

Some Nights lyrics - Fun.

Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck
Some nights I call it a draw
Some nights I wish that my lips could build a castle
Some nights I wish they'd just fall off

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost
Oh, Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for oh
Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)
Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)
Most nights I don't know anymore...
Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh,
Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh

This is it, boys, this is war - what are we waiting for?
Why don't we break the rules already?
I was never one to believe the hype
Save that for the black and white
I try twice as hard and I'm half as liked,
But here they come again to jack my style

That's alright (that's alright)
I found a martyr in my bed tonight
She stops my bones from wondering just who I am, who I am, who I am
Oh, who am I? Mmm... Mmm...

Well, some nights I wish that this all would end
'Cause I could use some friends for a change.
And some nights I'm scared you'll forget me again
Some nights I always win, I always win...

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost
Oh, Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for, oh
Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)
Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)
Most nights I don't know... (oh, come on)

So this is it. I sold my soul for this?
Washed my hands of that for this?
I miss my mom and dad for this?

(Come on)

No. When I see stars, when I see, when I see stars, that's all they are
When I hear songs, they sound like this one, so come on.
Oh, come on. Oh, come on. Oh, come on!

Well, that is it guys, that is all - five minutes in and I'm bored again
Ten years of this, I'm not sure if anybody understands
This one is not for the folks at home;
Sorry to leave, mom, I had to go
Who the fuck wants to die alone all dried up in the desert sun?

My heart is breaking for my sister and the con that she call "love"
When I look into my nephew's eyes...
Man, you wouldn't believe the most amazing things that can come from...
Some terrible nights... ah... ["nights" is confirmed by the band's Twitter page]

Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh,
Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh

The other night you wouldn't believe the dream I just had about you and me
I called you up but we'd both agree

It's for the best you didn't listen
It's for the best we get our distance... Oh...
It's for the best you didn't listen
It's for the best we get our distance... Oh...

We Are Young lyrics - Fun. (feat. Janelle Monáe)

Give me a second I,
I need to get my story straight
My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State
My lover she’s waiting for me just across the bar
My seat’s been taken by some sunglasses asking 'bout a scar, and
I know I gave it to you months ago
I know you’re trying to forget
But between the drinks and subtle things
The holes in my apologies, you know
I’m trying hard to take it back
So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I’ll carry you home

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Now I know that I’m not
All that you got
I guess that I, I just thought
Maybe we could find new ways to fall apart
But our friends are back
So let’s raise a toast
‘Cause I found someone to carry me home

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Just carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Just carry me home tonight (Nananananana)

The moon is on my side (Nananananana)
I have no reason to run (Nananananana)
So will someone come and carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
The angels never arrived (Nananananana)
But I can hear the choir (Nananananana)
So will someone come and carry me home (Nananananana)

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I’ll carry you home tonight

Carry On lyrics - Fun.

Well I woke up to the sound of silence
And cries were cutting like knives in a fist fight
And I found you with a bottle of wine
Your head in the curtains
And heart like the Fourth of July

You swore and said,
"We are not,
We are not shining stars."
This I know,
I never said we are

Though I've never been through hell like that
I've closed enough windows to know you can never look back

If you're lost and alone
Or you're sinking like a stone.
Carry on.
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground.
Carry on.

Carry on, carry on

So I met up with some friends at the edge of the night
At a bar off 75.
And we talked and talked about how our parents will die,
All our neighbours and wives.

But I like to think I can cheat it all
To make up for the times I've been cheated on.
And it's nice to know when I was left for dead
I was found and now I don't roam these streets,
I am not the ghost you are to me.

If you're lost and alone
Or you're sinking like a stone.
Carry on.
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground.
Carry on.

Whoa!
My head is on fire but my legs are fine.
After all they are mine.
Lay your clothes down on the floor,
Close the door, hold the phone,
Show me how no one’s ever gonna stop us tonight.

'Cause here we are
We are shining stars
We are invincible
We are who we are
On our darkest day
When we’re miles away
Sun will come
We will find our way home

If you're lost and alone
Or you're sinking like a stone.
Carry on.
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground.
Carry on.

Oooh.
Oooh.
Oooh.
Oooh.

(No one's ever gonna stop us tonight)
(No one's ever, no one's ever gonna stop, no one's ever gonna stop us tonight)
(No one's ever, no one's ever gonna stop, no one's ever gonna stop, no one's ever gonna stop us tonight)

It Gets Better lyrics - Fun.

What have we done, oh my god
What have we done, oh my god

This is really happening
You never looked so bored
Can you feel my fingernails?
They've never been so short

It's hard to lay a golden egg with everyone around
It's hard to stay inside my head when words keep pouring out

Like starlight crashing through the room, we'll lose our feathers
Yes, I know it hurts at first but it gets better

It gets better, it gets better
It gets better, we'll get better

It gets better, it gets better
It gets better, we'll get better

I can taste your summer sweat
It's never been so warm
So can we kick the covers off?
They're always on
It's never been so warm

It's hard to keep a straight face when I just want to smile
If you could see the look that's in your eyes

Like starlight crashing through the room, we'll lose our feathers
Yes, I know it hurts at first but it gets better

It gets better, it gets better
It gets better, we'll get better

It gets better, it gets better
It gets better, we'll get better

There's a fire in sky
Some snow on the ground
Not quite enough cigarettes
To calm me down

What have we done, oh my god
What have we done, oh my god

It gets better, it gets better
It gets better, we'll get better

It gets better, it gets better
It gets better, we'll get better

(This is really happening)
It gets better, it gets better
It gets better, we'll get better

(This is really happening)
It gets better, it gets better
It gets better, we'll get better

Why Am I The One lyrics - Fun.

I got enough on my mind
That when she pulls me by the hair,
She hasn't much to hold onto.
She keeping count on her hand:
One, two, three days that I've been sleeping on my side.


I finish kissing my death,
So now I head back up the steps
Thinking about where I've been.
I mean the sun was never like this.



I wanna feel with the seasons.
I guess it makes sense.
'Cause my life's become as vapid as
A night out in Los Angeles,
And I just wanna stay in bed



and hold you like I used to.
You know that I am home.
So, darling, if you love me,
Would you let me know?



Or go on, go on, go on, if you were thinking that the worst is yet to come
Why am I the one always packing up my stuff?
For once, for once, for once I get the feeling that I'm right where I belong.
Why am I the one always packing up my stuff?



She got enough on her mind
That she feel no sorrow.
I let my fate fill the air,
So now she rolling down the window.
Never been one to hold on
But I need a last breath.
So I ask if she remembers when
She used to come and visit me.
We were fools to think that nothing could go wrong.



Go on, go on, go on, if you were thinking that the worst is yet to come
Why am I the one always packing up my stuff?
For once, for once, for once I get the feeling that I'm right where I belong
Why am I the one always packing up my stuff?



I think I kinda like it but I might have had too much.



I'll move back down
To this western town.
When they find me out,
Make no mistake about it.



I'll move back down
To this western town.
When they find me out,
Make no mistake about it.



I'll move back down
To this western town.



Go on, go on, go on, if you were thinking that the worst is yet to come
Why am I the one always packing up my stuff?



Go on, go on, go on, if you were thinking that the worst is yet to come
Why am I the one always packing up my stuff?
For once, for once, for once I get the feeling that I'm right where I belong
Why am I the one always packing up my stuff?



I think I kinda like it but I might have had too much.
I'll move back down...

All Alone lyrics - Fun.

I fell in love with a wind-up souvenir
I bought it downtown as I was on my way to meet you
She sounds like the songs you used to sing to put me to sleep
Now that you're gone, she's all that I've left to hold


And I feel so all alone
No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
You're never gonna smile with the way that you're wired



And I feel so all alone



I gave her to you
I thought you might appreciate
The way that she dances
The painted look upon her face
She must have come from the sun
I want to take her through the park
Where she'd tell me I'm all that she wants
If she could even talk



I feel so all alone
No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
You're never gonna smile with the way that you're wired



And I feel so all alone
I feel so all alone



And she sits on my shelf
It makes me think of you
The way she carries the things that remind me of who
We used to be before we became antiques
She's a lot like you
But when I hold her too tight, I know she'll break
She just takes some glue to stay



I feel so all alone
No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
You're never gonna smile with the way that you're wired



And I feel so all alone
I feel so all alone
I feel so all alone

All Alright lyrics - Fun.

Yeah, it's all alright.
I guess it's all alright.
I got nothing left inside of my chest
but it's all alright.
Yeah, it's all alright.
I guess it's all alright.
I got nothing left inside of my chest
but it's all alright.

Well, I got the call soon as the day hit night,
As soon as the headlights lit up the Westside.
I stopped the car and came outside
Cause I know that tone.
I remember the first time
we wished upon parallel lines.
Waiting for a friend to call
and say they're still alive.

I've given everyone I know
a good reason to go.
I was surprised you stuck around
long enough to figure out...

That it's all alright.
I guess it's all alright.
I got nothing left inside of my chest
but it's all alright.
Yeah, it's all alright.
I guess it's all alright.
I got nothing left inside of my chest
but it's all alright.

And now all my loves that come back to haunt me,
And my regrets, and texts sent to taunt me.
I never claimed to be more than a one-night stand
And all I've given everyone I know
a good reason to go.
But I came back with the belief
that everyone I love is gonna leave me.

And it's all alright.
I guess it's all alright.
I got nothing left inside of my chest
but it's all alright.
Yeah, it's all alright.
I guess it's all alright.
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
but it's all alright.

And I know, oh no,
You've fallen from the sun,
Crashing through the clouds.
I see you burning out.
And I know, oh no,
that I put up a front
But maybe just this once,
let me keep this one.

Yeah, it's all alright.
I guess it's all alright.
I got nothing left inside of my chest
but it's all alright.
Yeah, it's all alright.
I guess it's all alright.
I got nothing left inside of my chest
but it's all alright.

Yeah, it's all alright.
I guess it's all alright.
I got nothing left inside of my chest
but it's all alright.
Yeah, it's all alright
I guess it's all alright.
I got nothing left inside of my chest
but it's all alright.

One Foot lyrics - Fun.

I'm standing in Brooklyn just waiting for something to happen.
I can’t help but love thinking that everyone doesn’t get it.
To my left is a window.
Where did I go?
My reflection just blends in to rows of clothes
And bad ideas, but ideas nonetheless and so...

I put one foot in front of the other one.
I don’t need a new love or a new life – just a better place to die.
I put one foot in front of the other one.
I don’t need a new love or a new life – just a better place to die.

I happen to stumble upon a chapel last night.
And I can’t help but back up when I think of what happens inside.
I got friends locked in boxes (That's no way to live).
What you're callin' a sin isn't up to them.
After all (after all), I thought we were all your children.

But I will die for my own sins – thanks a lot.
We’ll rise up ourselves – thanks for nothing at all,
So up off the ground
Our forefathers are nothing but dust now.

I put one foot in front of the other one.
I don’t need a new love or a new life – just a better place to die.
I put one foot in front of the other one.
I don’t need a new love or a new life – just a better place to die.

Maybe I should learn to shut my mouth.
I am over twenty-five and I can’t make a name for myself
Some nights I break down and cry
I’m lucky that my father’s still alive
He’s been fighting all his life
And if this is all I’ve ever known then may his soul live on forever in my song.

I put one foot in front of the other one.
I don’t need a new love or a new life – just a better place to die.
I put one foot in front of the other one.
I don’t need a new love or a new life – just a better place to die.

In front of the other one
In front of the other one
Just a better place to die.

Stars lyrics - Fun.

Growing old is getting old
I often find myself here thinking
About the birds, the boats, and past loves that flew away or started sinking
And it's crazy here without you
I used to think this all was ours
We'd stay up late, debate on how we'd find our way
Say it's all up in the stars

Some nights I rule the world
With bar lights and pretty girls
But most nights I stay straight and think about my mom
Oh god, I miss her so much

And there are people on the street
They're coming up to me
They're telling me that they like what I do now
And so I tried my best when I took the fall
To get right back up, back in your arms
If you're out here why do I miss you so much

I feel like I had it all
Back before I lost it all
Now I just wait for you to talk to me
But you won't even look at me, baby

And I'd be saying that you
You're always holding on to stars
I think they're better from afar
Cause no one is gonna save us

Oh, and me
Well, I have faded in the dark
So don't you ever kiss me
Don't you wish on me
Why can't you see that no one's gonna save us?
Oh, come on girl

I just need a helping hand
I close my eyes and think about tomorrow
It never came true
It came true
It never came true

Oh, and you
You're always holding on to stars
You're always holding on to stars
Cause no one is gonna save us

Oh, and you
You're always holding on to stars
I think they're better from afar
Because no one is gonna save us

Oh, and me
I have faded in the dark
So don't you ever kiss me
Don't you wish on me
Why can't you see that no one's gonna save us?
No one's gonna save us
No one's gonna save me now

No, no, no
No, no, no
No one's gonna save us
Who we are, who we are
Who you are, who you are
You're always holding on to stars
You're always holding on to stars
You're always holding on to stars
You're always holding on to stars

Out On The Town lyrics - Fun.

I set all my regrets on fire
Cause I know I'll never take the time
To unpack my missteps and call all of our friends
I figured they would take your side

I make the bed, just not that well
Your name comes up a lot
When I talk to my mom
Oh, I think she can tell

I was out on the town
So I came to your window last night
I tried not to throw stones
But I wanted to come inside
Now I'm causing a scene
Thinking you need a reason to smile
Oh no, what have I done?
There's no one to keep me warm

So maybe I should put up a fight
I'll call them back and borrow a box knife
So I can learn to live with all the stupid shit
I've been doing since '99

And I know I could be more clever
And I know I could be more strong
But I'm waiting for the day
You'll come back and say
"Hey, maybe I should change my mind"

I drink a lot
I'm not sure if that's new
But these days when I wake up
From a night I forgot
I just wish that it never came true

I was out on the town
So I came to your window last night
I tried not to throw stones
But I wanted to come inside
Now I'm causing a scene
Thinking you need a reason to smile
Oh no, what have I done?
There's no one to keep me warm

And I know I could be more clever
And I know I could be more strong
And I know I could be more clever
And I know I could be more clever

I knew there'd come a day
When all was said and done
(And I know I could be more clever)
Everything I was
Is everything but gone
(And I know I could be more strong)
All my big mistakes
Are bouncing off your wall
(And I know I could be more clever)
The bottles never break
The sun will never comes
(And I know I could be more clever)
So come on let me in
I will be the sun
(And I know I could be more clever)
I will wake you up
I am who I was
(And I know I could be more strong)
So beat up your heart, oh beat up your heart, oh beat up your heart
(And I know I could be more clever
And I know I could be more)

I was out on the town
So I came to your window last night
I tried not to throw stones
But I wanted to come inside
Now I'm causing a scene
Thinking you need a reason to smile
Oh no, what have I done?
There's no one to keep me warm

"Aim And Ignite" (2009)




Be Calm lyrics - Fun.

As I walk through the streets of my new city
My back feeling much better, I suppose
I've reclaimed the use of my imagination
For better or for worse, I've yet to know, but I
Always knew you'd be the one to understand me,
I guess that's why it took so long to get things right.
Suddenly I'm lost
On my street
On my block

Oh why, Oh why
Oh why haven't you been there for me?
Can't you see, I'm losing my mind this time?
This time I think it's for real, I can see

All the tree tops turning red
The beggars near bodegas grin at me
I think they want something
I close my eyes, I tell myself to breathe

And be calm.
Be calm.
I know you feel like you are breaking down.
I know that it gets so hard sometimes.
Be calm.

I'm scared that everyone is out to get me.
"These days before you speak to me you pause."
"I always see you looking out your window."
"After all, you lost your band, you left your mom."
Now every single crack every penny that I pass,
Says I should either leave or pick it up
But with every single buck I've made
I'm saddled with bad luck that came

The moment I was baptized
Or when I found out one day I'm gonna die
If only I could find my people or my place in life
And when they came a'carolin'
So loud, so bright, the theremin
Will lead us to a chorus
Where we'll all rejoice and sing a song that goes:

Oh be calm.
Be calm.
I know you feel like you are breaking down.
I know that it gets so hard sometimes,
Be calm.
Take it from me, I've been there a thousand times.
You hate your pulse because it thinks you're still alive
And everything's wrong
It just gets so hard sometimes
Be calm.

I don't remember much that night,
Just walking, thinking fondly of you
Thinking how the worst is yet to come
From that street corner came a song
And I can't remember the man,
The panhandler or his melody.
The words exchanged had far exceeded any change I'd given thee.

Oh be calm, be calm.
I know you feel like you are breaking down.
Oh I know that it gets so hard sometimes,
Be calm.
Take it from me, I've been there a thousand times.
You hate your pulse because it still thinks you're alive
And everything's wrong
It just gets so hard sometimes
Be calm, be calm.

Benson Hedges lyrics - Fun.

Holy ghosts,
When do you come out to play?
'Cause if the Lord is gonna find me,
He'd better start looking today.

Last week my baby hit the slopes.
I spent the weekend setting traps in the road.
I should have been cutting out my eyelids,
you'll never guess what baby did when she got home.

Na na na na
Now at least the birds are singing to me,
but what they're trying to say,
I don't know.

(you're beautiful)
I think they come from the cold
(for all your big mistakes)
I think they come from the cold
(you stayed the same)
to the city that doesn't snow.

So I drove until we both broke down.
I was stranded in a border town
believing the motel TV would bring me to safety,
but between MTV and Mr. O'Reilly
I've come to find, that I can't be defined
so I turned it off, now convinced I would cross
Took one last look at the gold
as it shattered on a mountaintop.

Now I believe the sun, it's like a symphony.
But what it's trying to play,
I don't know.

(you're beautiful)
I think it's come from the cold
(for all your big mistakes)
I think it's come from the cold
(you stayed the same)
to the city that doesn't snow.

C'mon Holy ghosts
When do you come out to play?
'Cause if the Lord is gonna find me,
He'd better start looking today.

So I can rise with the river
We all float before we sink
So pray for satellites,
Pray for courtesy
and pray that it can climb mountains to me!
I say goodbye to the canyon.
I will set sail to the streets
where I don't care to be forgiven
I want to be forgotten.
I don't care to be forgiven
When Lord I only want to be forgotten!

Now I receive a call from my family
and what they started to say
brought me home.

(you're beautiful)
They think I'm beautiful
(for all your big mistakes)
They think I'm beautiful
(you're beautiful)
for all my big mistakes.