Elisa Peimer

Inside the Glass

by Elisa Peimer

Released 2016
Released 2016
  • 03:28 Lyrics
    Better

    I’ve opened the door, Let you inside
    Showed you the feelings I wanted to hide
    Taken a chance, Put it all on the line
    Hoping eventually you would be mine
    My soul I’ve sold
    But it leaves you cold

    You say that this could be better
    Not sure this is where you should be
    You’re holding out for something that’s better
    Someone who’s better than me

     

    We go to the bar, You’ve got your eye
    Glued to the door to see who comes inside
    Make our way home, Ask you to stay
    You say tomorrow is an early day
    How can love be
    What’s hurting me

    You say that this could be better
    Not sure this is where you should be
    You’re holding out for something that’s better
    Someone who’s better than me

    This better be
    Better for me

    I think that this could be better
    Not sure this is where I should be
    I think I’ll hold out for something that’s better
    Someone who’s better for me

    You say that this could be better
    Not sure this is where you should be
    You’re holding out for something that’s better
    Someone who’s better than me   

    Someone who’s better for me

    Someone who’s better for me

  • 03:19 Lyrics
    Good for You

    You could never just enjoy it

    You had to make it be

    Something you could see

    And you always would avoid it

    Making what you feel

    Into something real

     

    If you want to throw it all away

    Good for you

    If you’re gonna pack your bags today

    Good for you

    If you’ve got nothing left to say

    Good for you

    But you were good for me and I was

    Good for you too

     

    So you made your own conclusion

    You wrote it on the wall

    And readied for the fall

    Afraid to ask for absolution

    Buried in your pride

    And empty on the inside

     

    If you want to throw it all away

    Good for you

    If you’re gonna pack your bags today

    Good for you

    If you’ve got nothing left to say

    Good for you

    But you were good for me and I was

    Good for you too

     

    Something better

    You think will come along

    And I won’t ever

    See you again

    You’ll forget it

    When you’re walking out

    But you’ll regret it

    Of that I have no doubt

       

    If you want to throw it all away

    Good for you

    If you’re gonna pack your bags today

    Good for you

    If you’ve got nothing left to say

    Good for you

    But you were good for me and I was

    Good for you too

  • 04:03 Lyrics
    Bobby Hollywood

    At the Union Square Greenmarket                              

    Where the farmers sell their wares                               

    From some fine organic sausage                                   

    To those purple heirloom pears                                     

    There a man with a dark story                                      

    A long time citizen of this town                                       

    Told me that’s the place it happened                      

    They shot Bobby Hollywood down                                 

     

    I was buying Brooklyn pickles

    Made by a hipster out in Queens

    Surrounded by my neighbors

    In their hundred dollar jeans

    But the man that caught my eye

    Was the one who didn’t care

    About the cooking demonstration

    Cause Bobby Hollywood died right there

     

    There was this whole big world                                    

    Before the world we see today                                     

    And another world before that as the decades slip away           

    And I may be buying produce by Gandhi’s weary stride        

    But where the tourists gawk and millions walk, a man lay down and died 

     

    They added up my purchase

    Of my burdock and my ramps

    And I put it my Trader Joes

    Organic cotton bag

    And I turned to hear the story

    Of a man no longer there

    Whose unfortunate demise it’s said

    Occurred in Union Square

     

    There was this whole big world                                     

    Before the world we see today                                 

    And another world before that as the decades slip away          

    And I may be buying produce by Gandhi’s weary stride          

    But where the tourists gawk and millions walk, a man lay down and died 

     

    But the teller of the story

    Seemed to vanish in the crowd

    Lost in trucker hats and strollers

    Of the financially endowed

    Like a ghost from somewhere far beyond

    These perfect packaged lives

    To remind us of another time

    Just a trace of which survives

     

    There was this whole big world                                     

    Before the world we see today                                     

    And another world before that as the decades slip away           

    And I may be buying produce by Gandhi’s weary stride            

    But where the tourists gawk and millions walk, a man lay down and died

  • 03:09 Lyrics
    Poetry

    I see you there with your head in the sand

    Pen scratching paper, heart in your hand

    Looking for words to make her understand

    All that you’re feeling inside

     

    Poor boy I’m sorry to say

    All of your poetry won’t make her stay

    She doesn’t hear and she’ll never see

    Unmoved by your poetry

     

    I know you mean well, I know you’re sincere

    I know you’ll say what you want her to hear

    Beautiful words to keep her right here

    So why is she walking away

     

    Poor boy I’m sorry to say

    All of your poetry won’t make her stay

    She doesn’t hear and she’ll never see

    Unmoved by your poetry

     

    Love doesn’t come with steps you can learn

    Hearts never follow the rules

    Sometimes it’s just in the way that the sun shines

    Turning us all into fools

     

    Poor boy I’m sorry to say

    All of your poetry won’t make her stay

    Those similes and that metaphor

    Won’t make her walk through that door

    She doesn’t hear and she’ll never see

    Unmoved by your poetry

    Unmoved by your poetry

    Unmoved by your poetry

     

  • 03:45 Lyrics
    Good Song

    There was nothing like

    Sitting home at night

    Waiting for the call that never came

    There’s something to be said

    For getting into bed

    Nothing in your mind but his name

     

    And when I’m feeling pretty low

    That’s when I pick up my guitar and go

    And write a song that spells it out

    All the words that I can’t scream and shout

     

    But now I got you here

    It’s never been so clear

    Everything has gone and turned out right

    I’m happy every day

    You washed the clouds away

    And I don’t cry into my pillow at night

     

    But I’ve got nothing left to say

    My creativity has gone away

    Without a man to make me cry

    I can kiss those melodies goodbye

     

    And I’m singing corny songs

    And I’m writing corny lines

    It’s because I haven’t been this happy in

    A long long time

    And I’ll never write another good song again

     

    Can’t you help me out

    Make it all about

    Trying to do the things that make me cry

    Give me some attitude

    Be in a nasty mood

    Let me catch you in a flat-out lie

     

    I’ve never felt so uninspired

    My writing skills have gotten weak and tired

    No more happiness for me

    If I want lyrics and a good melody

     

    And I’m singing corny songs

    And I’m writing corny lines

    It’s because I haven’t been this happy in

    A long long time

    And I’ll never write another good song again

     

    As far as old boyfriends I haven’t any doubt

    They always gave me something good to write about

    And though all that misery has stopped

    I wrote songs that totally rocked

     

    And I’m singing corny songs

    And I’m writing corny lines

    It’s because I haven’t been this happy in

    A long long time

    And I’ll never write another good song again

     

  • 02:52 Lyrics
    It's Alright

    Maybe I’ll have you here forever

    Or maybe be alone

    Maybe I’ll fail with each endeavor

    Or find the great unknown

    Maybe I’ll overcome this heart

    That never lets me be

    Pulling the two of us apart

    I hear you running

     

    It’s alright, I’m alright

    Hoping I can find the answers

    I’m trying, I’m lying

    Right beside the one to set me free

     

    Isn’t it funny how the clocks run

    You never know the time

    What you can measure out and then some

    Still standing in a line

    I couldn’t see inside the glass

    But no one ever could

    Too many questions to be asked

    That keep you guessing

     

    It’s alright, I’m alright

    Hoping I can find the answers

    I’m trying, I’m lying

    Right beside the one to set me free

     

    I never lock the doors behind

    In case I have to run

    Finding the reasons out in time

    I let them take me

     

    It’s alright, I’m alright

    Hoping I can find the answers

    I’m trying, I’m lying

    Right beside the one to set me free

     

  • 03:39 Lyrics
    Can't Make Me Stop Loving You

    We’re always getting ready for the end

    But we don’t know how to start

    And though you try to throw away the key

    I’m locked inside your heart

     

    I’m not saying that I’m easy to love

    And you ain’t no picnic neither

    But when you put your arms around me

    You can’t deny the fever

     

    You can walk out the door, you can throw this away

    You can pack up your bags at the end of the day

    You can jump in your car drive off into the blue

    But you can’t make me stop loving you

     

    Take a walk take a drive take a drink

    Anything to clear your head

    You can follow all those demons in your mind

    Or you can follow me instead

     

    You can walk out the door, you can throw this away

    You can pack up your bags at the end of the day

    You can jump in your car drive off into the blue

    But you can’t make me stop loving you

     

    Turn the rudder round steady as she goes

    Skimming, swiftly on the salty sea

    There’s a siren who is calling you home

    Her sweet voice belongs to me

     

    You can walk out the door, you can throw this away

    You can pack up your bags at the end of the day

    You can jump in your car drive off into the blue    

    But you can’t make me stop

     

    You can walk out the door, you can throw this away

    You can pack up your bags at the end of the day

    You can jump in your car drive off into the blue

    But you can’t make me stop loving you

  • 03:24 Lyrics
    Daffodils

    It’s been a long season

    Of ice and of snow

    The frozen glow as the sun slips away

    I pull the blankets up

    And cover my head

    I’ll just stay in bed another day

     

    When the winter wind is blowing again

    And the arctic air is keeping me in

    I have faith that spring is around the bend

    And the daffodils will appear again

    And the daffodils will appear in the new year

     

    I know that underneath

    They’re lying in place

    To show their face up to the sun

    Like all the music in 

    My tired heart

    Waiting to start when winter is done

     

    When the winter wind is blowing again

    And the arctic air is keeping me in

    I have faith that spring is around the bend

    And the daffodils will appear again

    And the daffodils will appear in the new year

     

    Falling rain will wash the snow away

    And clouds will fade from the sky

    And I will find the voice that hasn’t made a sound

    Since the maple trees dropped their leaves

    Upon the frozen ground

     

    When the winter wind is blowing again

    And the arctic air is keeping me in

    I have faith that spring is around the bend

    And the daffodils will appear again

    And the daffodils will appear in the new year

  • 02:59 Lyrics
    What Would He Say

    What would he say if he knew

    That sometimes when the sky is blue

    I let my heart go soaring far

    To a distant star

     

    What would he say if he knew

    That sometimes when the moon is full

    I lie awake and stare at the sky

    And cry

     

    Is it so hard to be true

    Can I trust his heart

    Can I let him see the part

    Inside of me he never sees

     

    What would he say if he knew

    There’s a lonely little girl in my room

    And she longs for words to still her tears

    Through the lonely years

     

    Must I hold my breath

    Long enough to see what he really is to me

    And then what I am to him

     

    What would he say if he knew

    That all I want to say is I love you

    And the hope that we might live as one

    In the years to come

  • 04:27 Lyrics
    This Life

    Each day I get my body

    Out of bed feeling like the

    Walking dead and get myself to work

    Hours crawl belly knotted

    In a ball soothe the pain with

    Alcohol feeling like a jerk

     

    But this life

    Will never come again

    So why do I pretend

    That that’s OK

    One chance

    Is all we’re gonna get

    So why do I forget

    And lose my way

     

    I know that I will never

    Love you the way that you

    Want me to though I will try my hardest to

    So you cry and I think up an

    Alibi just to perpetuate

    The lie and let the moment pass

     

    But this life

    Will never come again

    So why do I pretend

    That that’s OK

    One chance

    Is all we’re gonna get

    So why do I forget

    And lose my way

     

    I don’t know what the answer is

    But I know I have to try

    Find the light in the darkness

    Find the strength inside

     

    But this life

    Will never come again

    So why do I pretend

    That that’s OK

    One chance

    Is all we’re gonna get

    So why do I forget

    And lose my way

     

    But this life

    Will never come again

    So why do we pretend

    That that’s OK

    One chance

    Is all we’re gonna get

    So why do we forget

    And lose our way