Elisa Peimer

Shed This Skin

by Elisa Peimer

Released 2000
Released 2000
  • 03:13 Lyrics
    Lose My Way

    What do they call it

    A calculated risk

    Couldn’t imagine

    The pleasure I might miss

     

    I know the danger when you jump

    And I know the pleasure when you fall

    And I know the pain when you hit squarely on the ground

     

    But I’m not gonna worry

    And I’m not gonna cry

    Though I know you’re leaving

    When you say goodbye

    ‘Cause you’re not gonna break me

    And you’re not gonna win

    And I’m not gonna lose my way again

    Lose my way again

     

    I was biting my nails

    While you were biding your time

    But in the end you laid it

    Squarely on the line

     

    You didn’t want to take the jump

    ‘Cause you didn’t want to have to fall

    ‘Cause you know the pain when you hit squarely on the ground

     

    But I’m not gonna worry

    And I’m not gonna cry

    Though I know you’re leaving

    When you say goodbye

    ‘Cause you’re not gonna break me

    And you’re not gonna win

    And I’m not gonna lose my way again

    Lose my way again

     

    Gather my strength

    Back to the wall

    Face to the wind

    Taking my belongings home

    With me again

     

    But I’m not gonna worry

    And I’m not gonna cry

    Though I know you’re leaving

    When you say goodbye

    ‘Cause you’re not gonna break me

    And you’re not gonna win

    And I’m not gonna lose my way again

    Lose my way again

  • 03:57 Lyrics
    Listen To Me

    You take this all for granted

    No you don’t have a clue

    You sit there with your stupid grin

    Is that all that you can do

     

    You take this love for granted

    And I’m starting to believe

    There’s not much left to hold me here

    I think it’s time to leave when I

     

    Stare out the window

    Turn on the news

    Act like my paradise is nothing you can use

    Turn on the radio and

    Tune you out

    I may be whispering but you should hear me shout

     

    Listen

    Listen to me

    You don’t listen

    Listen to me

     

    You never pay attention

    When I’m screaming to be heard

    Do I have to spell it out for you

    Do you need to see the words

    How long can we sit here

    In completely separate rooms

    With your attention somewhere else

    Do you hear me call the tune when I

     

    Stare out the window

    Turn on the news

    Act like my paradise is nothing you can use

    Turn on the radio and

    Tune you out

    I may be whispering but you should hear me shout

     

    Listen

    Listen to me

    You don’t listen

    Listen to me

     

    Dirty windows, empty visions

    Do you see the bind that I’m in

    Cross the border to the threshold

    Heavy with the tears and then there’s

    You that sits apart in silence

    Never quite aware and science

    Can’t explain to me why you look

    Somewhere else when I

     

    Stare out the window

    Turn on the news

    Act like my paradise is nothing you can use

    Turn on the radio and

    Tune you out

    I may be whispering but you should hear me shout

     

    Listen

    Listen to me

    You don’t listen

    Listen to me

  • 02:57 Lyrics
    Close

    I want you

    Beside me now

    And I don’t want to let go

    I love you

    Completely now

    I will be waiting for you

     

    When will I see the light in your eyes

    When will I feel the breath of your sighs

    When will I have your arms around me

    Pulling me close, pulling me close

     

    In silence

    I hear you now

    And you say that you want me

    In my dreams

    You tell me now

    There will be no more waiting

     

    When will I see the light in your eyes

    When will I feel the breath of your sighs

    When will I have your arms around me

    Pulling me close, pulling me close

     

    Why can’t my heart remember

    What things were like before you

    Before it all came down now

    Before you came around

     

    When will I see the light in your eyes

    When will I feel the breath of your sighs

    When will I have your arms around me

    Pulling me close, pulling me close

  • 03:31 Lyrics
    Cellar Door

    Every time you look at me

    I see something new

    You got a face with a vista and a

    Soul with a view

    But every time I come inside

    To take you by surprise

    I feel the gates come crashing down

    And the tension start to rise

     

    Because I’m standing at the threshold

    Of a long forgotten place

    And I’m looking for an answer that I

    Can’t see in your face

     

    I look out your window

    And I walk through your door

    I stare up at your ceiling

    And I dance upon your floor

    But underneath this house there is

    The key to something more

    Let me come inside your cellar door

     

    Put aside this peace of mind

    And step into the ring

    Come about, don’t show me out

    No, show me everything

    And if I walk through broken glass

    To get to you tonight

    Would you make it worth it

    Would you show me your light

     

    Because I’m standing at the border

    And the guard won’t let me through

    But I’ve got to make a break for it

    And get myself to you

     

     

    I look out your window

    And I walk through your door

    I stare up at your ceiling

    And I dance upon your floor

    But underneath this house there is

    The key to something more

    Let me come inside your cellar door

    Would it make it easier on you

    If you held the key

    If I step lightly

    If you follow me

     

    Because I’m standing at the threshold

    Of a long forgotten place

    And I’m looking for an answer that I

    Can’t see in your face

     

    I look out your window

    And I walk through your door

    I stare up at your ceiling

    And I dance upon your floor

    But underneath this house there is

    The key to something more

    Let me come inside your cellar door

  • 03:13 Lyrics
    Body

    Round and hard and soft and flat

    The long the short the thin the fat

    But how do I hear music

    And what it does to me

    When I listen to your voice

    And hear angels sing

     

    And this, this is just a body

    And you, you are sunlight

    You are rushing wind

    How can I conceive it

    How can I hold you

    In these tiny hands

     

    Smooth and dark and rough and pale

    Sinew muscle tooth and nail

    But how do I see colors

    And when they do to me

    The vibrant red of every rose

    That you give to me

     

    And this, this is just a body

    And you, you are sunlight

    You are rushing wind

    How can I conceive it

    How can I hold you

    In these tiny hands

     

    And how do I feel love

    And what you do to me

    When I look into your eyes

    And it’s your heart I see

     

    And this, this is just a body

    And you, you are sunlight

    You are rushing wind

    How can I conceive it

    How can I hold you

    In these tiny hands

  • 04:03 Lyrics
    Hope

    Another page has turned

    Another bridge has burned

    What is the lesson learned this time

     

    I stare into the sun

    To try and blind my eyes

    Instead I see a shadow of its light

     

    And when nothing is left in this world for me

    And the journey is left to an endless sea

    There is

     

    Hope

     

    And when there’s no way out

    The barrel of this gun

    You throw your weapons down and run

     

    I don’t know what this means

    Don’t think I ever will

    That’s when I close my eyes and be still

     

    And when nothing is left in this world for me

    And the journey is left to an endless sea

    There is

     

    Hope

     

    Lead on I will follow

    Fireworks will be here tomorrow

    I will beg steal or borrow

    But I’m not gonna lay down

    No I’m not gonna lay down

    When there is

     

    Hope

  • 03:47 Lyrics
    Driving In The Rain

    I think I passed route 60

    Several miles back

    I don’t know I can’t be sure

    Don’t know where I’m going

    But I’m going fast

    Looking for some kind of cure

     

    I don’t know where I’ll be when morning fills the sky

    All I know is that your last words were goodbye

    Driving

     

    Driving in the rain

    Straight ahead till morning

    I will feel no pain

    But it comes without a warning like a flash of lighting there beyond the trees

    Driving in the rain

     

    If I keep on going

    Maybe I’ll forget

    Where I’ve been these past few hours

    Think I know this story

    Think I’ve heard these lines

    When I left that ivory tower

     

    I don’t want to leave here lying on the floor

    I don’t want to look back when I close that door

    Driving

     

    Driving in the rain

    Straight ahead till morning

    I will feel no pain

    But it comes without a warning like a flash of lighting there beyond the trees

    Driving in the rain

     

    Don’t know how many miles

    I’ve put between us two

    In my effort to escape

    Seems it doesn’t matter

    What the distance reads

    Or the effort that I make

     

    The road before me glistens in the moonlight and the rain

    The warmth of daylight’s fading and the air is cool again

    Driving

     

    Driving in the rain

    Straight ahead till morning

    I will feel no pain

    But it comes without a warning like a flash of lighting there beyond the trees

    Driving in the rain

  • 03:44 Lyrics
    A Little Too Soon

    One day they tell me we’ll all fly to the stars

    We’ll spend our days on Venus and we’ll spend our nights on Mars

    But I don’t see that happening to me

    I don’t think that’s how it’s gonna be

     

    I’ll never fly into space

    I’ll never walk on the moon

    I’ll never go where no one has gone before

    ‘Cause I was born a little too soon

    Yes I was born a little too soon

     

    Well my great-granddad was never on a jet

    He never had a VCR or surfed the internet

    And my children’s children will see

    All these things that weren’t meant for me

     

    I’ll never fly into space

    I’ll never walk on the moon

    I’ll never go where no one has gone before

    ‘Cause I was born a little too soon

    Yes I was born a little too soon

     

    All of this wishing

    All of this wanting to see

    All my curiosity

    Is running away with me

    Can’t escape this prison

    Can’t escape this prison of time

    Leaving history behind

    To those I’ll never find

     

    I’ll never fly into space

    I’ll never walk on the moon

    I’ll never go where no one has gone before

    ‘Cause I was born a little too soon

    Yes I was born a little too soon

  • 03:01 Lyrics
    Last Train To Baltimore

    Late at night when I’m all alone

    I think about picking up the phone

    And calling my baby who’s so far away

    And ask him if he’s coming back some day

     

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    I don’t think he’s coming round no more

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    And I don’t think he’s coming home again

     

    He’s the man brought me to my knees

    Let me be anything I please

    But when he departed my heart it went breaking in two

    And I just don’t know what to do

     

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    I don’t think he’s coming round no more

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    And I don’t think he’s coming home again

     

    I can’t go on, you know it’s true

    Without my baby to get me through

    So I came up with a scheme or two

    And now I know what I got to do

     

    I’m gonna get me on that last train to Baltimore

    I’m gonna knock down my baby’s door

    You’re gonna find me on that last train to Baltimore

    And I ain’t never coming home again

     

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    I don’t think he’s coming round no more

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    And I don’t think he’s coming home again

  • 02:48 Lyrics
    Letting Go

    Late at night when I’m all alone

    I think about picking up the phone

    And calling my baby who’s so far away

    And ask him if he’s coming back some day

     

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    I don’t think he’s coming round no more

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    And I don’t think he’s coming home again

     

    He’s the man brought me to my knees

    Let me be anything I please

    But when he departed my heart it went breaking in two

    And I just don’t know what to do

     

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    I don’t think he’s coming round no more

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    And I don’t think he’s coming home again

     

    I can’t go on, you know it’s true

    Without my baby to get me through

    So I came up with a scheme or two

    And now I know what I got to do

     

    I’m gonna get me on that last train to Baltimore

    I’m gonna knock down my baby’s door

    You’re gonna find me on that last train to Baltimore

    And I ain’t never coming home again

     

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    I don’t think he’s coming round no more

    Because my baby took the last train to Baltimore

    And I don’t think he’s coming home again

  • 02:57 Lyrics
    Damage

    I can’t say you never warned me

    I can’t say I didn’t know

    Cause you showed all the signs of damage

     

    I still know why I came here

    But I don’t know why I stayed

    Cause you showed all the signs of damage

     

    It’s a miracle now we ever got through to this place baby

    No I can’t understand why I didn’t jump off long ago

    But looking back it seemed I would have been giving up

    And giving up was a thing I didn’t know

     

    I can’t say I never loved you

    I can’t say I didn’t try

    But you showed all the signs of damage

     

    I just kept getting closer

    When I should have turned and run

    When you showed all the signs of damage

     

    It’s a miracle now we ever got through to this place baby

    No I can’t understand why I didn’t jump off long ago

    But looking back it seemed I would have been giving up

    And giving up was a thing I didn’t know

     

    So leave me my decision

    And let me walk away

    Till I see no more signs of damage

     

    And I’ll recover slowly

    Repair this broken heart

    Till I see no more signs of damage

     

    It’s a miracle now we ever got through to this place baby

    No I can’t understand why I didn’t jump off long ago

    But looking back it seemed I would have been giving up

    And giving up was a thing I didn’t know

  • 02:56 Lyrics
    Uninvolved

    Long ago when I met you

    I used to think it was great

    You’d sit me down by myself and you’d tell me all the things you hate

    It used to make me feel special

    It used to make me feel fine

    But now I know that I was only wasting time

     

    Uninvolved

    I want to be

    Uninvolved

    I don’t want to know what’s going on

    With you now anymore

    I want to be

    Uninvolved

    I don’t want to see you with another reason why

    No one cares anymore

     

    I wonder what you were thinking

    When you’d drag me down

    Did you think that I’d help you recover, turn you around

    But you had nothing to offer

    And I had nothing to take

    It’s funny now when I think of all the excuses you’d make

     

    Uninvolved

    I want to be

    Uninvolved

    I don’t want to know what’s going on

    With you now anymore

    I want to be

    Uninvolved

    I don’t want to see you with another reason why

    No one cares anymore

     

    I don’t ever want to hear you talking

    I don’t ever want to see you crying

    I don’t ever want to have to tell you

    Anymore that I want to be uninvolved

     

    Uninvolved

    I want to be

    Uninvolved

    I don’t want to know what’s going on

    With you now anymore

    I want to be

    Uninvolved

    I don’t want to see you with another reason why

    No one cares anymore

  • 03:24 Lyrics
    Cracked

    Take the top down

    Shed this skin

    Ready your attack

    But you can’t break my heart

    ‘Cause it’s already cracked

     

    Mind your manners

    Laugh at me

    Turn and show your back

    But you can’t break my heart

    ‘Cause it’s already cracked

     

    Over and over and over again

    And only the strongest survive

    But somehow or other the beat will go on

    Enough now to keep me alive

     

    Learn your lessons

    Read your books

    Listing what I lack

    But you can’t break my heart

    ‘Cause it’s already cracked

     

    Turn the light off

    Turn away

    Sleeping on your back

    But you can’t break my heart

    ‘Cause it’s already cracked

     

    Song of the ages, the same melody

    The company kept here is fine

    I don’t need to heal I am what I’ve become

    And I will go on down the line

     

    Take the top down

    Shed this skin

    Ready your attack

    But you can’t break my heart

    ‘Cause it’s already cracked