Times Like These

 

We started seeing eachother

A week after I moved into town

And we put our best boots forward

Like dykes often do

 

And fast forward was our plan

But I realized really soon

That I was on another racetrack

Spinning out of control again.

 

And hanging out with you was like smoking

Cigarettes at a gas station

It felt like something was going to blow

Whenever I opened up my mouth

 

My anger seems to be the only part of me

You want to highlight

So whatÕs that about?

What are you hiding inside yourself?

 

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IÕm sitting in my car pulled over

At Broadway and Main

And these metaphors are exploding all through my brain

And IÕm writing these words on the back of a campground ticket stub

Wishing I had scrap paper in my car for times like these

 

You would dump fuel on me, light a match

And wave it in front of my face

And IÕm not into in being set on fire

Just to be snuffed out again

 

And IÕm not into being patronized

And told I have beautiful blue eyes

As my bodyÕs going up in flames

 

And when I asked for your opinion

You didnÕt had a good answer

You just sat on the fence

Saying there was no right and no wrong

 

Well, thatÕs just the easy way out

The easy way out of responsible

ÔCuz you canÕt be held accountable

When you donÕt take a stance

 

Chorus:

IÕm sitting in my car pulled over

At Broadway and Main

And these metaphors are exploding all through my brain

And IÕm writing these words on the back of a campground ticket stub

Wishing I had scrap paper in my car for times like these

 

One day I was walking on the beach in the rain

I was thinking about how I felt when I spent time with you

I felt like a little girl wanting your approval

I needed to defend myself, I needed to explain myself, pretend I was a nice girl

But IÕm not a nice girl anymore

 

I realized that

My anger is my new best friend

It keeps me smart, it keeps me conscious

It helps me write good songs

 

IÕm learning how to hold it

IÕm learning how to use it right

And I know when to give it up when it doesnÕt

Serve me anymore

 

And you feel like a gift to me

In one of those challenging kind of ways

IÕm not an angry person

You just really pissed me off

 

And you forced me to look at myself

But IÕm looking at you, too, girl

And when IÕm done looking at you

IÕm gonna go get myself a life

 

Chorus:

IÕm not apologizing for how I view the world

And IÕm not apologizing for the feelings that I have

And I told you what I want and you told me what you want, too

But we both know this ainÕt it, this just ainÕt it

 

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