Dream Your Life Away Album Lyrics by Vance Joy


Vance Joy Lyrics

Dream Your Life Away Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Winds Of Change

I miss you more than you could know
I watch the grass on the back lawn grow
And I will not allow winds of change to blow
And I hope you decide to come back home

Cause this heavy heart, oh, how it's yearned
Cause I've been alone far too long
When are you coming home, my love?
My love

You reach out for me in the night
And an errant finger pokes me in the eye
And I leave your contact lenses on the bedside table
And I'm hoping you decide to come back home

Cause this heavy heart, oh, how it's yearned
Cause I've been alone far too long
When are you coming home, my love?
My love

Oh, you went running with my heart
And it's a long, long, long way back
And this right here, well it just ain't living
Oh, I want you to come back

Well I've been alone far too long
When are you coming home, my love?
Well I've been alone far too long
When are you coming home, my love?
My love
[x2]



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Mess Is Mine

Talking like we used to do
It was always me and you
Shaping up and shipping out
Check me in and check me out

Do you like walking in the rain?
When you think of love, do you think of pain?
You can tell me what you see
I will choose what I believe

Hold on, darling
This body is yours,
This body is yours and mine
Well hold on, my darling
This mess was yours,
Now your mess is mine

Your mess is mine

See you in the marketplace
Walking 'round at 8am
Got 2 hours before my flight
Lucky be on my side tonight

You're the reason that I feel so strong
The reason that I'm hanging on
You know you gave me all the time
Oh, did I give enough of mine?

Hold on, darling
This body is yours,
This body is yours and mine
Well hold on, my darling
This mess was yours,
Now your mess is mine

Bring me to your house
And tell you sorry for the mess
Hey, I don't mind
You're talking in your sleep
Out of time
Well, you still make sense to me
Your mess is mine

Your mess is mine
This body's yours and this body's mine
Your mess is mine

Writer: James Keogh
Copyright: Lyrics © Vance Joy ASCAP Pub Designee, WB Music Corp.


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Wasted Time

[Verse 1:]
Why
Why do you go wasting your time on me
You're so beautifull now
There's so much that's left for you now
Oh yeah, babe

And why
Why do you go flashing those eyes at me
You know that I'm eager to please
I've always been eager to please
Oh yeah, babe

[Bridge:]
But I, I've got a lot to say
And I'm scared that you're gonna slip away
And you, you've got this wide-eyed gaze
And a smile that you'll carry through your days

[Chorus:]
Oh why
Oh why
It's the easiest way
To know you're alive
And the beauty you heard
I see you talking with her hands
Well I don't think she knows
How she changed all my plans

[Verse 2:]
Why
Why do you go wasting your youth on me
You're so beautiful now
There's so much time left for You now
Oh yeah, babe

Why
We look at the faces on your bedroom wall
Nobody's perfect at all
Well, sometimes it makes me feel small
Oh yeah, babe

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

[Chorus 2:]
The things that I thought would last
Well they're fading, they're fading
The feelings I used to have
Well, they're changing, they're changing

The things that I thought would last
Well they're fading, they're fading
The feelings I used to have
They're changing, they're changing, they're changing now

[Outro:]
They're changing, they're changing now
They're changing, they're changing now



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Riptide

I was scared of dentists and the dark
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Oh, all my friends are turning green
You're the magician's assistant in their dream

Oh, and they come unstuck

Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you're singing that song
And I got a lump in my throat
'Cause you're gonna sing the words wrong

There's this movie that I think you'll like
This guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City
This cowboy's running from himself
And she's been living on the highest shelf

Oh, and they come unstuck

Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you're singing that song
And I got a lump in my throat
'Cause you're gonna sing the words wrong

I just wanna, I just wanna know
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
I just gotta, I just gotta know
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way
I swear she's destined for the screen
Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen, oh

Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you're singing that song
And I got a lump in my throat
'Cause you're gonna sing the words wrong

Oh lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you're singing that song
And I got a lump in my throat
'Cause you're gonna sing the words wrong

Oh lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you're singing that song
And I got a lump in my throat
'Cause you're gonna sing the words wrong
And I got a lump in my throat
'Cause you're gonna sing the words wrong

Writer: James Keogh
Copyright: Lyrics © WB Music Corp.


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Who Am I

Hold me up to the light
Tell me if the sun comes shining through
And I've got this heaviness in my chest
Since your love came breaking through

And I wanna know where it's coming from
Where is this coming from?
Where is this coming from?
And I wanna know what you're running from
What are you running from?

Who am I, who am I
Without you, without you?
Who am I, who am I
Without you, without you?

Lay my dreams down at your feet
Baby, watch out where you step
And there's no need for us
Knowing all the answers yet

And I wanna know what you're running from
What are you running from?
What are you running from?
And I wanna know where it's coming from
Where is this coming from?

Who am I, who am I
Without you, without you?
Who am I, who am I
Without you, without you?

You're back for a minute and you're gone
And I'll never know how close I came
You're back for a minute and you're gone
And I'll never know how close
You're back for a minute and you're gone
And I'll never know how

Who am I, who am I
Without you, without you?
Who am I, who am I
Without you, without you?
Who am I, who am I
Without you, without you?
Who am I?



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From Afar

You told me 'boy look the other way'
You told me 'boy bite your tongue'
Yes that's not the way,
Yeah that's not the way
Ah that's not the way that friends behave
Ah that's just not the way that friends behave
Oh no, no, no,
No, no, no, no

You lined me up
Across the room
Two falling sparks
One willing fool
And I, I always knew
That I would love you from afar

You told me 'boy look the other way'
You told me 'boy hide those hands'
But I've been living on the crumbs of your love
And I'm starving now

And that is just the way that we remain
Ah that will be the way that we remain
Oh no no no
No no no no

You lined me up
Across the room
Two falling sparks
One willing fool
And I, I always knew
That I would love you from afar

You lined me up
Across the room
Two falling sparks
One willing fool
And I, I always knew
That I would love you from afar

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now
It shouldn't come as a surprise
She got darling hazel eyes

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now [x4]

Writer: James Keogh
Copyright: Lyrics © WB Music Corp.


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We All Die Trying To Get It Right

Think you're in control until you're not
And you're so in love until you're not
Find a place where we can be alone
Find a place where we can be ourselves

So aim high, and aim true

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
I'm falling

Like a feather falling past your cheek
Feel the breath of heaven on your face
And we all die trying to get it right
We're all gonna die trying to get it right

So aim high, and aim true

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
I'm falling

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
I'm falling

Aim true
Won't you aim true
Aim true
Won't you aim true



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Georgia

She is something to behold
Elegant and bold
She is electricity
Running to my soul

And I could easily lose my mind
the way you kiss me
will work each time
Calling me to come back to bed
Singing Georgia on my mind

Lips generous and warm
You build me up like steps
Eyes innocent and wild
Remind me what it's like

And I could easily lose my mind
The way you kiss me will work each time
Pulling me back into the flames
And I'm burning up again
I'm burning up

And I, I never understood what was at stake
I never thought your love was worth it's wait
Well now you've come and gone
I finally worked it out
I worked it out

I never should have told you
I never should have let you see inside
Don't want it troubling in your mind
Won't you let it be
[x2]

And I could easily lose my mind
the way you kiss me will work each time
Pulling me back into the flames
And I'm burning up again, I'm burning up

And I, I never understood what was at stake
I never thought your love was worth its wait
Well now you've come and gone
I finally worked it out
I worked it out



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Red Eye

She don't like small places
Give her highways and byways
And don't get stuck in her head
And it's been so long
And I will read into everything you don't say
All of your silent ways

I'm a dog lying down on a warm bit of pavement
Checking this collar you see what the name is
Think that it's worth it?
Well, I hope that you're right
You're falling asleep on the red eye tonight

And you know that you're looking well
Won't you come through my door asking "How was your day?"
Well you know that I'm still a dog
And I'm trusting my nose
Will it show me the way?

I'm glad that you're still here
Won't you hold up a candle?
I'm stumbling in the dark
And when I needed hope
I remind myself that at least I got one thing right
It will always be right

I'm a dog lying down on a warm bit of pavement
Checking this collar you see what the name is
Think that it's worth it?
Well, I hope that you're right
You're falling asleep on the red eye tonight

And you know that you're looking well
Won't you come through my door asking "How was your day?"
Well you know that I'm still a dog
And I'm trusting my nose
Will it show me the way?

Won't you get out while you can?
Won't you cover your eyes
If you're tired of seeing?
Won't you get out while you can?
Try saving yourself

Can we talk in the morning?
Oh, baby it's late
Can we talk in the morning?
Oh, baby it's late
Can we talk in the morning?
Tell me when, tell me when
Oh, baby it's late
Can we talk in the morning?
Tell me when, tell me when
Oh, baby it's late, baby it's late



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First Time

Come over to my house jump in the neighbor's pool, it felt nice, felt so nice
And it was getting dark, you wrapped your long legs around me, I held on tight
Lying in my bed the unfamiliar sheets felt so cool on your skin
When your daddy called said you were at a friend's
And we walked the long way home

Going on, my first impression, I recall you wearing white
There was something sweet in the air, babe, that summer night
There will always be another time for us to fall in love
But it never cuts you quite as deep as that first time
You'll find out that the deepest cut is the first time
The first times always cut the deepest

Breathe me with your hands
Show me a safe place and I'll come down, yeah I'll come down
Can you recognize the look upon my face?
It's on my lips, it's in my eyes
This bar will never break, won't you say it one more time
Won't you say my name, won't you say my name
This bar will never break, won't you say, say my name

Going on, my first impression, I recall you wearing white
There was something sweet in the air, babe, that summer night
There will always be another time for us to fall in love
But it never cuts you quite as deep as that first time
You'll find out that the deepest cut is the first time
The first times always cut the deepest

Going on, my first impression, I recall you wearing white
There was something sweet in the air, babe, that summer night
There will always be another time for us to fall in love
But it never cuts you quite as deep as that first time
You'll find out that the deepest cut is the first time
The first times always cut the deepest

Writer: James Keogh
Copyright: Lyrics © Vance Joy ASCAP Pub Designee, WB Music Corp.


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All I Ever Wanted

I was born on a Saturday,
My dad he held me screaming in his arms,
He can talk like it was yesterday,
When I got that holy water in my eye,
It's alright, is it just alright.

See all those faces coming down,
Trying not to let them down,
This time, babe is that alright,
Well I can still see the sun on the water,
I can still feel your sunlight.

And all I ever wanted was time,
You know that all I ever wanted was time.

And I know that I come on strong,
Forgive me I just couldn't help myself
And I have changed but I'm better now,
And I see you in this new and perfect light,
You're so fine, you're oh so fine.

See all those faces coming down,
Trying not to let them down,
This time, babe is that alright,
Well I can still see the sun on the water,
I can still feel your sunlight.

And all I I ever wanted was time,
You know that all I ever wanted was time.

Da da da da...

You know that all I ever wanted was time,
You know that all I ever wanted was time,
You know all that we ever really needed was time.



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Best That I Can

Say I don't look much like a lover
Doesn't mean that I won't try
Set your world on fire every once in awhile
We lie on the kitchen floor
Hot air rises and it's going to be hot as hell here soon
We are going to need some relief

Sick of leaving thing half done leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said

Ohh
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying

You can keep moving on like you do
The road goes as far as the eyes can see
I won't stand in your way
What's the good in that
And the flowers in their bed
Their drooping and dying and fading away
This weather's no good for growing things

Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said

Oh I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can

Will you keep moving on like you do
Will you keep moving on
So will you keep moving you on like you do

Ohh I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can



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My Kind Of Man

Don't walk too proud, don't talk too loud
And make it up as you go
And take whatever you're given
And leave what you think you know
At the door

As she said
You could be my kind of man
Will you do the best you can
And I could use a little time
I need to straighten on my mind
And I'm gonna break on, break on through
And I close my eyes and think of you

What you said
You could be my kind of man
Will you do the best you can
Find a thing that you love
Find a thing you understand
Find a thing that you love
Find a thing you understand

You could be my
You could be my
You could be my kind of man
You could be my
You could be my
You might be my kind of man

Find a thing that you love
Find a thing you understand
Find a thing that you love
Find a thing you understand
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Writer: James Keogh
Copyright: Lyrics © Vance Joy ASCAP Pub Designee, WB Music Corp.
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