Something Is Expected

  • Waiting Song

    I wonder if I cheated all the things

    that have been mistreated in your life.

    And maybe I just planted a view

    that could've been quite slanted, how can I win?

    You travel more than me and have seen

    so many things I've seen and so much more.

    I feel the need to follow only for the words

    I swallowed if I ever believed.

    [Chorus:]

    And you're waiting by the door.

    And I can see from a mile away

    your roots have thorns.

    And you're waiting by the door.

    I'll probably never be to as many places

    I've seen in my mind.

    And I know that if I sit here and grin

    then maybe it'll be all right.

    Though I know my story will go well

    with all your glory, I feel it just the same.

    I realize, I never really knew about that anyway.

    [Chorus:]

    And you're waiting by the door.

    And I can see from a mile away

    your roots have thorns.

    And you're waiting by the door.

  • Believe Me

    I can see your ass sitting on your seat.

    I'm hoping for once you'll take me seriously.

    You can see that I've called you so many times.

    Don't you think it would be nice to

    call me back once or twice?

    [Chorus:]

    You've got to believe me when I tell you that I,

    don't really think it's about you or I.

    You've got to believe me when I tell you that I've tried.

    Well you told me once, but I know you lied.

    Someone is more important than me right now,

    I look into your eyes and I can see how.

    I never felt that important anyway,

    maybe it's just time for me to fade away.

    [Chorus:]

    You've got to believe me when I tell you that I,

    don't really think it's about you or I.

    You've got to believe me when I tell you that I've tried.

    Well you told me once, but I know you lied.

    Nothing makes sense anymore.

    Nothing can close this door.

    Nothing I breathe is true.

    There's nothing left for me and you.

    Why have I cried? Why did I let you see me inside?

    I know I can't give it up now so I've got to live it up now.

    [Chorus:]

    You've got to believe me when I tell you that I,

    don't really think it's about you or I.

    You've got to believe me when I tell you that I've tried.

    Well you told me once, but I know you lied.

  • Tell Me Why

    She walked into the door and walked into my life.

    I never asked her for anything,

    but she gave me her whole life.

    Greeting cards are a dollar

    and laughter seems to be free.

    The yuppie that had no money,

    well she didn't bother me.

    [Chorus:]

    Tell me why you want to love me.

    Tell me why you want to help.

    Because you just told me all about me

    and expect me to get there myself.

    Never knew why I did it.

    Always made me sick in the end.

    But I'll bet you why I did it

    had something to do with you my friend.

    Well you told me much about being strong,

    made me feel just like my feet belonged.

    I told myself I'd be replaced by your lovely arms,

    and I'd never trace back to those old charms.

    [Chorus:]

    Tell me why you want to love me.

    Tell me why you want to help.

    Because you just told me all about me

    and expect me to get there myself.

  • Enemy

    I'm tripping downstairs because I feel the music coming.

    To hear a laugh from you makes me feel like I am flowing.

    I've placed a belief in myself that I've left behind quite quickly.

    If you can't market me then I see you'll see the end of me.

    [Chorus:]

    The end of me is the enemy,

    Yeah the enemy is gonna be the end of me.

    Cause I'm crossing a road now and I feel my feet start to wander.

    And all that I've learned now, seems to be too much to squander.

    I've placed a belief in myself that I've left behind quite quickly.

    If you can't market me then I see you'll see the end of me.

    [Chorus:]

    The end of me is the enemy,

    Yeah the enemy is gonna be the end of me.

    Cause I'm crossing a road now and I feel my feet start to wander.

    And all that I've learned now, seems to be too much to squander.

    I've placed a belief in myself that I've left behind quite quickly.

    If you can't market me then I see you'll see the end of me.

    [Chorus:]

    The end of me is the enemy,

    Yeah the enemy is gonna be the end of me.

  • Falling Out

    I see the pictures that you've painted in your mind,

    even before you got them down.

    I see the ones I've painted of you inside,

    I think I've got them memorized.

    [Chorus:]

    Now it's realized that the pain I feel inside,

    is more than I should be taking.

    I see your dreams revealed in a wide, open field

    and I choke down my heart that is breaking.

    Why can't I just fall in love like others fall,

    And not feel every minute?

    Why does it hurt so bad to be falling in

    and out of love with you?

    Don't know if my heart has a glass case around it.

    I know if you touch it she will bleed.

    Up until now I thought the only way I could tame it,

    was letting it grow just like a weed

    [Chorus:]

    Now it's realized that the pain I feel inside,

    is more than I should be taking.

    I see your dreams revealed in a wide, open field

    and I choke down my heart that is breaking.

    Why can't I just fall in love like others fall,

    And not feel every minute?

    Why does it hurt so bad to be falling in

    and out of love with you?

  • Something Is Expected

    I come here for motivation.

    I am slipping thoughts through stations.

    I am losing fast and leaving. I have given up the grieving.

    [Chorus:]

    And my thoughts fade to you now.

    And I'm watching the lines on your face.

    Cause I just stared at you and realized I'm nothing.

    I come here for forgiveness.

    I know it's not my business.

    I believe something is expected.

    I can't believe I left it.

    [Chorus:]

    Yes I've gone far away now.

    And I don't know if I'll ever be back.

    Cause I just stared at you and realized I'm nothing.

  • Yours Is Yours

    First call to wake me up in awhile,

    I guess I've lost my style.

    Wouldn't you like to know?

    I hear your voice on the other line,

    I guess you're doing fine,

    you don't even care to know.

    I feel like I've built a mountain around me,

    like it was a necessity instead of crying to sleep.

    And here you're asking so easily for a lucky penny,

    a fall that I'd never leap.

    [Chorus:]

    Cause what's mine is yours,

    and it didn't take long to find out

    what's yours is also yours.

    Because what's mine is yours,

    and it didn't take long to find out

    what's yours is also yours.

    The sky is lit up with some messed up hue

    and I'd trade my view to see the sun set in the east.

    I hear you calling from the outside in

    and you're living with sin as much as the rest at the feast.

    Cause you can't help a bee that's fallen in honey,

    the future is looking sunny from his point of view.

    I throw the towel in and tell you no

    a word you'll grow to know,

    but you're a grown up now too

    [Chorus:]

    Cause what's mine is yours,

    and it didn't take long to find out

    what's yours is also yours.

    Because what's mine is yours,

    and it didn't take long to find out

    what's yours is also yours.

  • River Bend

    Your calloused hands have freckled me,

    placed my thoughts in places they've never been.

    Times before this, I was withered and old,

    but you sweetly stole my soul.

    [Chorus:]

    Take me to the river bend.

    Take me wherever you want.

    Cause you've shown me to places I've never been

    and I plan to stay for some time.

    Scattered pasts have placed us here.

    Quicker lives and younger years.

    My soul is awake with a heart that won't break

    and I hope that you'll stay for some time.

    Blow through my hair, with your gentle words.

    Feed me timeless wisdom all night.

    I feel your energy all over me

    and I hope that you'll stay for some time.

    [Chorus:]

    Take me to the river bend.

    Take me wherever you want.

    Cause you've shown me to places I've never been

    and I plan to stay for some wine.

  • Sandy Eyes

    Woke up this morning with my head in my hands

    and my sandy eyes.

    Poured myself some coffee,

    faded off to bed never get ahead.

    [Chorus:]

    And when I hear you call my name.

    Well I fear that my life will never be the same.

    And when I hear you call my name,

    well I'll be okay again.

    Living changed back when you said goodbye,

    I didn't want to cry.

    Memories of who I was when you were around

    just get me down.

    And when my thoughts are of you

    I feel I'm living in the past.

    All the traits I've borrowed from you,

    seem to be real at last.

    [Chorus:]

    And when I hear you call my name.

    Well I fear that my life will never be the same.

    And when I hear you call my name,

    well I'll be okay again.

    Woke up this morning with my head in my hands

    and my sandy eyes.

  • Without Waking

    He'll love you as long as you sing

    and as tall as you stand on the lovely land.

    You wonder if he'll go away

    the one day you're not looking.

    And still when you hang your head with the loneliness,

    you'll forget he's there.

    Why did it come to this?

    Just when you thought there was nobody there,

    he became aware, noticed you were scared.

    Who said you weren't allowed to be so proud of all that

    came your way on this lovely day.

    I sang the blues, I paid my dues.

    Still feel abused but who said it mattered anyway?

    Wrote these words before, never felt them more.

    Whoever hears them is the only one you should ignore.

    He sleeps without waking, you'd know if he was up.

    And your heart it keeps taking, noticing it all was a bluff.

    And he sleeps without waking, you'd know if he was up.

    And your heart it keeps breaking, noticing it all was a bluff.

    I paid by dues, I sang the blues.

    Still feel abused but who said it mattered anyway?

    Wrote these words before, never felt them more.

    Whoever hears them is the only one you should explore.

    He sleeps without waking, you'd know if he was up.

    And your heart it keeps breaking, noticing...

  • Here I Am

    Billboards scattered in a town I used to know.

    Almost flattered now that I have nowhere to go.

    Pity all the publicity. Pity it all for you and me.

    Why do I have to see your face on every magazine?

    [Chorus:]

    Isn't it funny how the train keeps going,

    and I stand in one spot and keep shouting here I am?

    Isn't it funny how the train keeps going,

    and I stand in one spot and keep shouting here I am?

    Standing in the lime light, don't know what your name is.

    Why does everything good have to turn out like this?

    Pity all the publicity. Pity it all for you and me.

    Why do I have to see your face on every magazine?

    [Chorus:]

    Isn't it funny how the train keeps going,

    and I stand in one spot and keep shouting here I am?

    Isn't it funny how the train keeps going,

    and I stand in one spot and keep shouting here I am?

  • Bluebird

    The stars have gone from the sky,

    and tears are here in my eyes.

    And I, I don't want this to be.

    I don't have you but you still have me.

    I try but the words come out wrong.

    I lie awake all night long

    And oh, when it's raining it pours.

    You're not mine, but I am still yours.

    The happy bluebird sings a beautiful melody.

    But oh such a song is meaningless

    without you to hear it with me.

    I cry cause I know that it's true.

    You don't love me, but I still love you.

  • Theresa's new album, Prairie Winds, will be available in selected stores and online June 2013.