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The Alternative to Love Lyrics

The Alternative to Love

“Spit It Out”

The yellow sun in the sky whenever you walk
A little white lie written in chalk
The red spot in your eye whenever you talk
Spit it out now
And at the end of the day when you kick back
You give all new meaning to the same crap
So many tiles I can’t keep track
Start all over when it’s all over

What’s on your mind?
Spit it out now
It looks like the time
Is running out now
So spit it out now

There’s a window of time, you’re in the nick of it
You look at the view and you’re sick of it
You get the urge to throw a brick in it
Go ahead now
So look out cause there’s no way to stop it
Every bubble you blow, I’m gonna pop it
So look out below, I’m gonna drop it
Listen up now, listen up now

What’s on your mind?
Spit it out now
It looks like the time
Is running out now
It’s running out now

What’s it about now?
Spit it out now
What’s it about now?

Spit it out now
Spit it out now
Spit it out now

“Cold Hands (Warm Heart)”

Cold hands, warm heart
We just need some time apart
And everything will be okay
Oh no, not again
Why does it always happen?
It seems like every other day

You’re too quiet, I’m too loud
Now we’ve rid a storm cloud
I’ll see you on the other side
Old habits, young ways
Maybe we’re just a phase
But we can say we really try

And it really shouldn’t be this hard
You know it really shouldn’t be
And if we can only see it this far
Well then I hate to say it, but it’s obvious
I’m telling you, girl, there’s no future for us

All talk, no action
So what’s the big attraction?
And don’t tell me it’s “just because”
All work, no play
Don’t wanna go on this way
I wanna go back to the way it was

And it really shouldn’t be this hard
You know it really shouldn’t be
And if we can only take it this far
Well then we’ve got to end it before it’s too late
The love that is left turns quickly to hate

Cold hands, warm heart
We just need some time apart
And everything will be okay

“Feel Like Myself”

You’ll be sorry the next time you see me
You’ll eat your hat, I promise you that
I’ll say “i told you so” and you’ll nod your head
I’ll feel so powerful when your face goes red

Because hard luck is all that I had
And I felt stuck in the mud
I was a sad and sorry case
But I turned about face
And I feel great
I’m gonna run and I won’t brake
For nothing, no one, just wait
Til I feel like myself again
Til I feel like myself again
Til I feel like myself again

Where were you then, my fair weather friend
I was a mess but you couldn’t care less
Now that I’m over it, no thanks to you
You’ll say you’re owed for it but you know that isn’t true

Because hard luck is all that I had
And I felt stuck in the mud
I was a sad and sorry case
But I turned about face
And I feel great
I’m gonna run and I won’t brake
For nothing, no one, just wait
Til I feel like myself again
Til I feel like myself again
Til I feel like myself again

I will forget, gonna make you regret
The day you were born, I’ll leave forlorn
You beg and you pray for me to forgive
But you won’t get your way as long as I live

Cause hard luck is all that I had
And I felt stuck in the mud
I was a sad and sorry case
But I turned about face
And I feel great
I’m gonna run and I won’t brake
For nothing, no one, just wait
Til I feel like myself again

Til I feel like myself again
(repeat to fade)

“Alternative to Love”

Maybe if I lay real still
It will go away, maybe it will
Maybe this I won’t budge
Maybe I just need a little nudge
Maybe this time I won’t flinch
Maybe this time it might be a sinch
Maybe this time I won’t run
Maybe I’ll own up to what I’ve done
What have I done?
What have I done?

Maybe I’m just damaged goods
And, baby, you’re a babe in the woods
And me, I’m just a little lost lamb
But you love me wherever I am
And maybe I’ve been caught red handed
Making off like a lucky bandit
And this wasn’t how I planned it

Maybe this time I could stay
And let myself get carried away
Maybe this time it’s too late
We could make a move or we could wait
Maybe she will understand
And not expect too much from one man
Maybe she can
Or maybe she can’t

Maybe when I’ve changed my tune
I’ll come out of my solitude
And start to live my life anew
And spend the rest of my days pleasing you
And on the path to righteousness
I’ll swept the dust
Whatever it takes to gain your trust
I’ll do what I must
I’ll do what I must (I’ll do what I must)
I’ll do what I must (I’ll do what I must)
I’ll do what I must

Maybe I’m just damaged goods
And, baby, you’re a babe in the woods
And me, I’m just a little lost lamb
But you love me wherever I am
And maybe I’ve been caught red handed
Making off like a lucky bandit
And now I walk this planet

Forever it’s a joke, the alternative to love
Forever it’s a joke, the alternative to love

“The Pledge”

Well, I’ll be loyal to you in every way
There’s nothing I wouldn’t do or I wouldn’t say
I hate to think where I’d be without you
Do you know how I feel about you?
Do you?
I didn’t sign up for anything like this
I always wind up screwed without a kiss
And every single minute that goes by
I’m getting deeper in it all the time
Ole, Okay
I wouldn’t have it any other way

And I promise to always love you
And never put anybody else above you
Well I’m hopelessly dedicated
And somehow it’s still understated
I’m sure I was born to love you
I’m so lucky, I really don’t deserve you
It was my one and only ambition
I made it my life long mission
I never thought it could be as good as this
I finally found a new sense of purpose
And every single second that goes by
I think of yet another reason why
Ole, Okay
I don’t want it any other way

I never signed up for anything like this
I always wind up screwed without a kiss
And every single minute that goes by
I’m getting deeper in it all the time
Ole, Okay
I wouldn’t have it any other way
I don’t want it any other way
I don’t want it any other way

“Them and Me”

I heard you’re back on your feet
I’m really glad to hear it
You’re in the driver’s seat
And you can barely steer it
When you slammed on the brakes
I never thought you’d pull through
Well, if that’s what it takes
Then more power to you
Here’s to you

What can you show me
That I haven’t already seen before
You can’t really know me
When one foot’s in and one foot’s out the door
What can you say now
That I haven’t heard a million times before
What can you play now
That’ll have me in tears and screaming for more

And isn’t this the life
It’s everything you wanted
Forget the struggle and the strife
You got it, why not flaunt it?
Even when you were a kid
They always said you’d go far
They loved everything you did
You shined like a star
And a star is what you are

Taking your time
You won’t be rushed, you’ll move at your own pace
And all of the time that you were crushed
Your heart was in the right place
And when you look back on this
You’ll think about what a good time it was
You make me happy
When lately it seems nothing ever does

What can you show me
That I haven’t already seen before
You can’t really know me
When one foot’s in and one foot’s out the door
What can you say now
That I haven’t heard a trillion times before
What can you play now
That’ll move me to tears and leave me wanting more

“Biggest Fan”

Electric eyes and a see-saw brain
The ghost of you and a phantom pain
And insects iridescent sheen
The bluest sky I’ve ever seen
I’ve ever seen

I want my piece, I want my slice
A beat-up punk rock paradise
Manish boy or a boyish man
I’ll always be your biggest fan
Biggest fan

Forgive me this attack on you
For I know not what I do
I’m up in the air, can’t hear a sound
You’re making a noise on the ground
On the ground
On the ground

A distant stab and gas ignites
The wind in your face, warm summer nights
So take me along just for a ride
Remember, I’m on your side
On your side

Cherchez la femme
Cherchez la femme
Cherchez la femme
Cherchez la femme
(repeat to fade)

“Flesh and Bone”

Little lamb that you are
Now you’ve wandered too far
And you can’t find your car
You don’t know where you’ve been
When the night closes in
You feel it under your skin
You won’t let me in

You can switch it off and on
You were here but now you’re gone
From your head down to your toes
It’s just how the shockwave goes
And you’re running all the way
When will you be here to stay
You were with me all the time
Now you’re out of sight and out of mind

And you look like a dove
Something sent from above
Always in and out of love
You try to run but you slip
Now you got a bloody lip
You just can’t get a grip
You won’t let me in

You can switch it off and on
Now you’re here and now you’re gone
From your head down to your toes
It’s just how the shockwave goes
And you’re running all the way
When will you be here to stay
You were with me all the time
Now you’re out of sight and out of mind

Little lamb that you are
Now you’ve wandered too far
And you can’t find your car
You don’t know where you’ve been
When the night closes in
You feel it under your skin
You won’t let me in, yeah

You can switch it off and on (on)
You were here but now you’re gone (gone)
From your head down to your toes (toes)
It’s just how the shockwave goes (goes)
And you’re running all the way (way)
When will you be here to stay (stay)
You were with me all the time (time)
Now you’re out of sight

“Get It Together”

Well you love me and I love you
So what’s the problem?
Can’t you see that I’m sinking fast
And I’m near the bottom?

Whenever you feel me slipping away
Then that’s when you should hold me tight
If you sense that there’s something wrong
Then why not make it right?
Make it right
Maybe we’ll get it together
Maybe it will last forever

Well you can’t hide what’s inside
I can see right through you
And I know every reason behind
Everything that you do

Whenever you feel me slipping away
Then that’s when you should hold me tight
If you sense that there’s something wrong
Then why not make it right?
Make it right
Maybe we’ll get back together
Maybe it we’ll make it last forever
And maybe this way things are better
Things are better

Girl, you could say that I’m hard to please
And maybe it’s so
But look at you, your life’s a breeze
And what do you know?

“Gold into Straw”

I’m writing the words to this song with a poison pen
I’m turing straw into gold and then back again
When you used to be my friend
Before you turned your back on me in the end

I’m building a box made of wood from a tree that I grew
I’m sewing the lining in silk that I spun just for you
And I lay you to rest
I pour flowers on your chest, on your chest

And it’s happened again
Pull a fast one on me
And I’ve got to be dumb
If it’s always in fun

I’m digging a hole with my hands six fee in the ground
I’m chiseling this epitaph on a stone that I found
Meet this friend indeed
May he rest in peace and get on with

I’m learning to live with the guilt of remembering
I’m willing to try to forgive and forget this thing
That’s gone on too long
You were right, I was wrong, so wrong

And it’s happened again
Pull a fast one on me
And I’ve got to be dumb
If it’s always in fun

But enough’s enough
Hold my breath while I pass
While I pass you by

And it’s happened again
Pull a fast one on me
You can undo what you’ve done
And it’s always in fun
If it happens again
Pull a fast one on me
Then I’ve got to be dumb
And in more ways in one

And it’s always in fun
And in more ways in one
(repeat to fade)

“What I’m Looking For”

Well I don’t know what I’m looking for
But I know that I just wanna look some more
And I won’t be satisfied
‘Till there’s nothing left that I haven’t tried
For some people it’s an easy choice
But for me there’s a devil and an angel’s voice
Well I don’t know what I am looking for
But I know that I just wanna look some more

Well I don’t know what I’m living for
But I know that I just wanna live some more
And you hear it from strangers
And you hear it from friends
That love never dies, love never ends
Now I don’t wanna argue, no I don’t wanna fight
‘Cause you’re always wrong and I’m always right
Well I don’t know what I am living for
But I know that I just wanna live some more

I used to be involved, and I felt like a king
Now I’ve lost it all and I don’t feel a thing
I may never grow old, I may never give in
And I’ll blame this world that I live in
I visit hell on a daily basis
I see the sadness in all your faces
I’ve got friends who have married
And their lives seem complete
Here I am still stumbling down a darkened street

And I act like a child and I’m insecure
And I’m filled with doubt and I’m immature
Sometimes it creeps up on me and before I know it
I’m lost at sea
But no matter how far I row
I always find my way back home
But I don’t know what I’ve been waiting for
But I know that I don’t wanna wait anymore

Looking for…
What I’m looking for…
Looking for…
What I’m looking for…
Looking for…
What I’m looking for…
Looking for…
What I’m looking for…
Looking for…
What I’m looking for…

“Between Us”

Somedays I’m content to stay at home
But other days I get restless
I can’t stand to be alone
Okay, I’ve been known to cry in my sleep
But dreams often show what you don’t want to know
When you’re awake you’re not so deep

Could be a bad habit I need to break
Or some kind of sentiment
That I could learn to fake
Maybe it’s the devil in my ear
Averting his eyes and whispering lies
So that no one can hear
There isn’t anything between us

Many times I listened to the things that people say
But many times I disagree
And I see it a different way
Could say that it looks and tastes so real
But I wouldn’t mind if I went blind
Maybe then I’d learn to feel

Yes man, I’m so glad to be alive
It’s a beautiful day and my girl is okay
So we go out for a drive
Yes sir, I haven’t felt my right in my head
There’s no getting dressed when I get depressed
I don’t want to leave my bed
There isn’t anything between us

One Comment leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    March 28, 2012 6:23 pm

    i’m putting a bunch of song lyrics up on my wall…i love alternative music and i think it def has the most meaningful lyrics! so who wants ot tell me there favorite lines from their favorite alternative bands?

    i think mine is either-

    she may be rainy days, minimum wage, a book that ends with no last page…
    but whoever she is, whoever she may be;
    one thing’s for sure-you don’t have to worry.
    [whoever she is; the maine.]

    or

    and i got the point that i should
    leave you alone. but we both know
    that I’m not that strong. and i miss
    the lips that made me fly.
    -mayday parade.

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