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Ryan Adams : Wednesdays
2020


  1. I'm Sorry And I Love You
  2. Who Is Going To Love Me Now, If Not You?
  3. When You Cross Over
  4. Walk In The Dark
  5. Poison & Pain
  6. Wednesdays
  7. Birmingham
  8. So, Anyways
  9. Mamma
  10. Lost In Time
  11. Dreaming You Backwards

I'm Sorry And I Love You

I remember you before you hated me Before you traded me for someone new I remember you, tall and flattering Walking next to me under the moon If I could hold your hand maybe you'd understand How blue that I am If I could see your face maybe you could erase The lies with the truth If you could look into my eyes past the question marks Besides, I'm sorry and I love you I'm sorry and I love you I remember you laughing in the snow Smoking cigarettes, looking at the cars below I remember things that we never got to say Notes left on the wall by the bed If I could see you now I'd try and tell you how Blue that I am If I could see your face maybe it could erase The lies with the truth If you could look into my eyes past the question mark Besides, I'm sorry and I love you I'm sorry and I love you I'm sorry and I love you I'm sorry, I'm sorry And I love you


Who Is Going To Love Me Now, If Not You?

I see you in my mind on a train to Pennsylvania It's Christmas and we're laughing and engaged The light illuminates the countryside as we go speeding by Your head is on my shoulder as it fades And who Who's gonna love me now If not you? The empty parts of me I left in your hometown In the bedroom of the house where you were raised The pictures on the wall, your eyes a history of kindness Would've married you right then if you had asked My life is just a tunnel to another tomb Just like that, boom, that time had passed And who Who's gonna love me now If not you? Like a sad cartoon, the ash returns to ashes The dust returns to dust where you would lay Used to sleep beside the angel, now I'm just a stranger In a house with things I cannot throw away And who's gonna love me now Who's gonna love me now If not you?


When You Cross Over

In Carolina There were pictures on the wall And the pain is lighter The house is empty now and only shadows fall And when you cross over I hope she's waiting there for you When you cross over Please know that I'll always love you When you cross over Into the spaces in the blue When you cross over I hope your pain returns into the light When you cross over tonight My brother Born in Alabama just as winter calmed My family moved to Carolina In the shadows of the pines and lumberyards And when you cross over I hope they're waiting there for you When you cross over Please know that I'll always love you When you cross over Into the spaces in the blue And may your pain return into the light When you cross over tonight I know you didn't wanna leave this way I know you tried your best to hide it I'm gonna love you now, anyway In Carolina Roses bloom beside the house Your brother and your sister, your mother and your father All of your friends gather around And when you cross over I hope they're waiting there for you When you cross over Please know that I'll always love you When you cross over To the space between the blue And all the pain dissolves into the light When you cross over tonight


Walk In The Dark

Every morning I wake dreaming of you On Windover Lane by the window of your room Your long brown locks fall across your face Your memory comes crashing down till all my bones break I call out your name, it echoes in the room I sleep on the couch, a bed will not do And I don't wanna let go, take me back to the start I will love you while we are learning to walk in the dark I write your name in every color, a flower was made And bury my face in your memory of all my mistakes In the doorway on streets where you used to stand And kiss me goodbye, you would hold out your hand It's starting to rain on Broadway and Canal While the radiator rumbles and the rain's coming down I don't wanna let go, take me back to the start I will love you while we are learning to walk in the dark Your fingers still slide from my wrist to my hand On our way to the station in the rain while the traffic's all jammed Now there's nothing to say, not even "goodnight" I just scribble your name in tears in the book of my life You will always be saved some place behind my eyes Where it's always summer and we laugh in the summertime I don't wanna let go, take me back to the start I will love you while we are learning to walk in the dark Walk in the dark Walk in the dark


Poison & Pain

Somewhere dark before the sun comes up Where the blinds are closed and the doors are shut I reduce you to the rubble in the bottom of my cup Till I cannot tell the poison from the pain Somewhere, dawn, the stores are closed out by the beach I could spray paint your name, no one would see I reduce you to the poison in the bottom of my cup Till it washes all my worries out to sea And my demons that got so bored of dreamin' My demons alcohol and freedom A king without a queen A king without a kingdom I was so bad on my own Drawing maps inside my soul to places where nobody goes Woke up confused, just staring at my telephone Waiting like I'd ever hear your voice again I fill that empty lull Sometimes it is so jagged I don't know what love is for Alone like I don't know how to survive and insane Till I cannot tell the poison from the pain I used to think that you were me Pretending every sentence from your mouth was melody A tune so turbulent that it cracked open every key Till everything was broken that I played Your father stood and cried On the day your brother married someone that he could rely on No one could heal his heart, whoever made you cry So I became the poison and the pain And my demons they got so bored of dreamin' Demons alcohol and freedom A king without a queen A king without a kingdom A king without a queen A king without a kingdom


Wednesdays

This church is a mess, jackets and crutches Clutch pearls and buckets of ice Dyed cotton candy, blonde lady does the honors Introducing all the family who fights And the sunlight of late afternoon Leans across the altar till it slaps the groom The flowers we gathered in ribbons of blue Clutched tight to her chest in her room And the band played "Christ Is Risen Today" While everybody waits 'Cause nobody knows who they really are Till they're stranded in Coronado trashed at the bar Till the wind carries all of the things you love most Long loose strings tangled in the trees Woman, your silence brought me to my knees Where I needed to be Your hair smells of lilac, roses and cinnamon And waves moving slow 'cross the rocks Humid and heavy, clouds of salt water Rusted the hands off the clocks And I smoke cigarettes in the heat Watching flamingos from the hotel balcony My head was on fire and the bartenders knew Written on the wall, in cursive, "We're through" And the band played "The Safety Dance" As I cried in the taxi alone 'Cause nobody knows that they are the fool Stranded in Coronado, drunk at the pool Till the drinks carry off the burden it caused To let go of things that you already lost Woman, your silence brought me to my knees Where I needed to be Woman, your silence brought me to my knees Where I needed to be The highway was empty, we speeded on safely Tears falling onto your dress The ring on your finger disappeared slowly You let go already is my guess And you cried as we made our way home Said you didn't wanna leave but I could tell by the things That your ma and your pa didn't do Like look me in the eye as we said goodbye And the band says "Wednesdays" on my right hand As I pray for you at night 'Cause nobody knows what they really want Till the car's full of boxes and you watch it drive off The cocaine and pills and the drinks, they wear off And the cigarettes, they just make you cough Oh, woman, your love brought me to my knees Where I needed to be The house is so quiet I hear the leaves fall from the lemon trees where There's now too much room in this house made for two Your side of the closet's so bare I still hear the sound of your voice Calling my name like some midnight train Rumblin' heart full of ghosts Of everyone that I loved, I miss you the most And the plans we made they fade like the sun on the coast 'Cause nobody knows what they really need Till it's too late with reason to wait You wake up insane, screaming her name But there's no one to blame now but me Oh, woman, your silence brought me to my knees Where I needed to be Oh, woman, your silence brought me to my knees Where I needed to be


Birmingham

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I wish I was a painter, charcoal and buffalo
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Or a presidential motorcade where the cops just come and go
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Return me to the station, a bus and empty bag
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Fall asleep watching the twister
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In some broken down motel in Birmingham
'Cause I wish I was a calendar, numbers and good names Variating slightly but only the pictures ever change Mark me "return to sender", I'm like a letter without a stamp I wasn't written to be read and I am sleepless in this bed In some broken down motel in Birmingham Held her hand in Old Savannah, marigold print on her dress Her hair was combed and parted like a beautiful princess I didn't see you at the altar, way back then you were so drunk You were washed up on some hooker's bed behind a shitty restaurant Bought her pretty clothes and diamonds Like I was born to be her man We were more than commentary for a cheap headline grab So when the wind blows in your window 'Cause the storm don't give a damn Pray the window don't break across the wrist of your writing hand On a stationary wet with tears of the peoples backs you stab When you're hiding like a robber with no one's purse to grab Remember me standing there holding out my hand In a broken down motel in Birmingham


So, Anyways

I do not understand your soul When it leaves the room in ruins In total confusion till we're both out of control I do not understand the thief Who leaves the money in the mattress Sheets silver and gold Like all the money in the world could help you sleep When it don't matter anymore And where you lay your head Is anybody's guess these days Our love is a maze Only one of us was meant to escape And I was lost before I felt your love So, anyways I do not understand goodbye I take the memories that it stole I put it in the resin in the tombs inside my soul I do not understand or trust Nobody anymore Words crumble into dust I sit and write your name Like it was a map for me back to us But where you lay your head Is anybody's guess these days Our love is a maze Only one of us was meant to escape And where you lay your head Is on the shoulder of who's left in the game Our love is a maze Confused by all these numbers and names Without the poison there was no one left to say "So, anyways"


Mamma

Woman, am I inhuman? Am I the depot when the train rolls in? Mamma, am I human? Am I the crowbars when the door's kicked in? Woman, am I the children Watching the spacemen from the television? Mamma, am I the caveman? Am I the buffalo? Am I the dried up bones? Mamma, did you leave my brother alone? Mamma, did you leave my brother alone? Mamma, did you leave my brother alone? You didn't leave him alive Mamma, how was he supposed to survive? Woman, am I inhuman? Am I the turbulence under the wingspan? Mamma, am I still Batman? Am I the sirens? Am I the ambulance? Woman, am I too weak than Shovels and rock salt in line with the plowman Mamma, am I the snowman? Am I the rainfall And the sky when it's freezing? Mamma, did you leave my brother to die? Mamma, did you leave my brother to die? Mamma, did you leave my brother to die? You didn't leave him alive Mamma, how was he supposed to survive? Without a woman Without a brother Without a sister Without a father Without a mother Oh, my brother How was he supposed to survive? Mamma, how was he supposed to survive? Mamma


Lost In Time

It's not the fall from grace that breaks you down It's someone's face you miss so much You hit the ground, you hit the brakes And you crash in the same place Till the impact tears apart the parts of her you loved And you cannot replace Why did you want to throw it all away? Why did you let it go? To throw it all away You watch in disbelief As she lets go She lets go Hands separate Lost in time If I am doomed just to repeat the past Let it be some day where all the moments passed Like raindrops on her glass No one is the winner, no one comes in last Or comes close to even mattering We lose the love and we lose the past Why did you want to throw it all away? Why did you let it go? To throw it all away You watch in disbelief As she lets go She lets go She lets go Hands separate Lost in time In the corner I'm the clown Sits and drinks the coffee down Newspaper open as he smokes Till his teeth fall out Our love's a monster as it crawls When the engine starts to stall Abandoning the car Put it in neutral and run off Nothing in this place makes sense Words, no evidence a history of plain For me to feel your shame But you did everything I did Destroying all the evidence So you could paint your face on mine To believe your own lies Why did you want to throw it all away? Why did you let it go? To throw it all away You watch in disbelief As she lets go She lets go She lets go Hands separate Lost in time Hands separate Lost in time


Dreaming You Backwards

Once in a while I catch myself dreaming Dreaming you backwards here with me Wandering these rooms this house feels so empty Got an ache in my soul you wouldn't believe May your arm rest easy on your pillow May you cry every tear and forget The long roads we took and the time we lost grieving And may your love find its way back home again May your love find its way back home again Once in a while the fantasy thinking Pulls me back under back in the tide I see you smiling when I am dreaming The sun rises slowly as you whisper goodbye May your love rest easy on your pillow May you cry every tear and forget The long roads we took and the time we lost grieving And may your love find it's way back home again May your love find it's way back home again
Guitar Solo
Once in a while I catch myself dreaming Dreaming you backwards here with me