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Zach Bryan - Elisabeth Album Lyrics



Zach Bryan - Elisabeth Lyrics






Come as You Are

One

I've got some good friends with some loose ends that remind me of myself
They can drink as much as me and they can smoke me half to hell
And by the end of these songs when we bring our asses home
They'll all be thankin' God that they're not in this pain alone

And this world has been so cruel to me and it's been the same to them
But I don't mind sharin' my sweet depression
With some boys who act just like me and a girl who does the same
I don't know how I got here but I'm glad as hell I came

Come as you are, however broken
And we will see if we can make you whole again
Come as you are, with your heart wide open
Bridges that you've burned they are still there just floatin'

Remember us in our bright eyed days too young to go inside
Sittin' drunk on curbs tryin' to get us ourselves a rise
Of the pretty girls who walk down there on Elgin Avenue
Oklahoma sure is quiet but it has itself a view

And how am I supposed to know the good times that I'm in
If the good is only seen when I'm lookin' back at them
The boys are gettin' off work and they're haulin' on home
If I am meant for anything it's to show you you're not alone

Come as you are, however broken
And we will see if we can make you whole again
Come as you are, with your heart wide open
Bridges that you've burned they are still there just floatin'

I've got some good friends with some loose ends that remind me of myself
They can drink as much as me and they can smoke me half to hell
And by the end of these songs when we bring our asses home
They'll all be thankin' God we're not in this pain alone

Come as you are, however broken
And we will see if we can make you whole again
Come as you are, with your heart wide open
Bridges that you've burned they are still there just floatin'
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




From a Lovers Point of View

You don't have to drink tonight why don't we just get some sleep
'Cause I'm tired of cryin' in driveways as you slur the words you speak
I know growin' up has been an evil thing to you
Makes you awful hard to love from a lover's point of view

And I'll never understand how you wound up in the shape you're in
But I'll always be the fool that fell for you in your burnin' skin
I'll be prayin' for you and pinin' for you and hopin' you get some rest
But from a lover's point of view it's all been hard to watch at best

'Cause from where I'm standin' you got a long climb ahead
I'll be there to wipe the vomit when you cannot lift your head
Because a lover doesn't leave when times like these get dark
I'll be there to watch the sunrise when we reclaim your heart

And I'll pick you up downtown when you're grinnin' with a busted lip
'Cause you're not known for backin' down and those boys are known for talkin' shit
But now's about the time, look, you really got to decide
Are you gonna be a good man to me or die the way you're mother died

'Cause from where I'm standin' you got a long climb ahead
I'll be there to wipe the vomit when you cannot lift your head
'Cause a lover doesn't leave when times like these get dark
I'll be there to watch the sunrise when we reclaim your heart

You don't have to drink tonight why don't we just get some sleep
'Cause I'm tired of cryin' in driveways as you slur the words you speak
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Driving

You're revvin' and drivin' through the night
When those stars line up like they should
You've turned into what you've been through but you used to be of good
Think of that old photograph, your mom in '89
Your dad laughed said she was like that when she had herself too much wine
You'd give anything at all to be anywhere but here
Your breathin' only steadies when you start to disappear
You wanna be in mountains or smellin' water by the coast
But you can't get out of your own mind so you settle in and coast

And you just drive to stay alive
One more day passes by
You just drive through the night
'Til that darkness turns to sky

You think about your sister and the mighty heart she has
She's been sober for a year now how the time it seems to pass
They told you it would go quick but you never tend to listen
Don't you miss your mama, boy, hummin' hymnals in the kitchen

And you just drive to stay alive
And one more day that passes by
You just drive through the night
'Til that darkness turns to sky

The concrete is the same here as it is in Rogers County
I bet those boys are doin' fine runnin' roads without me
Don't you miss the days when we'd sneak Jack in football games
No one in this town remembers my name anyways

So I just drive to stay alive
One more day that passes by
I just drive through the night
'Til that darkness turns to sky

You're revvin' and drivin' through the night
When those stars line up like they should
You've turned into what you've been through but you used to be of good
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Heading South

(We feelin' good tonight? I know I am)

He was a boy who was a dreamer and he flew so high and proud
In a world full of people out to cut his young ass down
No one ever understood a single word, he said
And they cast him to the wolves when he wasn't well and fed

But boys we've got a riser, a riser in our midst
And he will get the last laugh, it's the last thing he did
He used to roll around in that red dirt mud
But now he's skipping town and that riser's out for blood

(If you're with me Red Rock?)

Don't stop goin', goin' south
'Cause they'll let you play your music real damn loud
Don't stop headin', headin' south
They will understand the words that are pouring from your mouth

(Thank you guys)

And that boy, he called his daddy to tell him what he did
As the masses screamed the lyrics of a messed up kid
And then he told that old man he was never coming back
To be cut down again in a town like that

Then he surely came to learn people come to watch you fall
But he's out to make a name and a fool out of 'em all
They'll never understand that boy and his kind
'Cause all they comprehend is a f*cking dollar sign

So don't stop goin', goin' south
'Cause they'll let you play your music real damn loud
Don't stop headin', headin' south
They will understand the words that are pouring from your mouth

(Ah, and if you're with us tonight, I can't thank you enough)
(I don't deserve any of you)

So don't stop goin', goin' south (goin' south)
'Cause they'll let you play your music real damn loud
Don't stop headin', headin' south (headin' south)
They will understand the words that are pouring from your mouth

(Thank you guys so much for sittin' through the cold for me)
(I really appreciate it)
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Cold Blooded

You can call me when you wake up
Your tears smeared from your makeup
And we are here in the wake of
A fire burning down our love
And I feel a filth now
I feel it deep within my bones
And I walk these city streets
Drunk and stumbling all alone

And I want so bad
To be next to you
But there's only so much two hearts can suffer through
And I think apart
May do us better
I'm glad it happened at all
Rather than never

But you're so cold blooded
Ooh, my soul's flooded
Water that's as cold as ice
You be my muse and I'll be your vice

And wouldn't it be something
If we could find the way
Somewhere in someplace and time
We could both be okay
I pray you're somewhere pretty
And that's staying true
'Til that spitfire fireball drinking girl that I knew

But you're so cold blooded
Ooh, my soul's flooded
Water that's as cold as ice
You be my muse and I'll be your vice

I pray your somewhere pretty
And that's staying true
'Til that spitfire fireball drinking girl that I knew

But you're so cold blooded
Ooh, my soul's flooded
Water that's as cold as ice
You be my muse and I'll be your vice
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Mine

There's a fire burnin' in the basement
That I'd only stoke for you
Freeze my whole life
If you felt warmth all the way through
You have given hope
Where hope is hard to find
Hate the man I am
But I'll love him when you're mine

When you are mine
Though I ain't so angry
When you are mine
This world don't owe me a thing
Since you are mine
Oh, Lord can take me
And I can die right now
With no qualms or questioning

Well, there were Pabst cans
On the nightstand
Where your jewelry's laying now
There's times that made me anxious
But there is beauty in finding out
How the good days come together
Like I always said they'd never
Back when I was younger
And the dark days kept me down

When you are mine
Though I ain't so angry
When you are mine
This world don't owe me a thing
Since you are mine
Oh, Lord can take me
And I can die right now
With no qualms or questioning

Well, there's a fire burning in the basement
That'd I'd only stoke for you
Freeze my whole life
If you felt warmth all the way through
You have given hope
Where hope is hard to find
Hate the man I am
But I'll love him when you're mine
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Leaving

It takes a hell of a heart
To know what a heart really needs
And I'm finding out that love
Ain't what loves cut out to be
If I was not my mamas boy
I'd leave you crying in this car
Punch a hole in your damn dashboard
And forget the girl you are

We've been fighting for so long
It'd be a shame to let this go
But I'd rather let it lie
Than hurt a sweet girl I know
And its getting dark now
So won't you just stay
And I'll tell you that I love you
'Til the leaving goes away

'Til the leaving leaves this house
No, we ain't going out
'Til I make some promises that I can't keep
And I wish I could explain how the toxins in my brain
Get me so damn down, that sometimes I can't speak
And you'll try to understand why I can't be a better man
But it's hard when I'm yelling at you in the street
So if leaving comes to staying
And you walk yourself away
Leave knowing that no one could
Love you more than me

And I hope the world don't mind
All the simple things I ask
Like a porch with good lighting
And to hear my lady laugh
And I'll act indifferent
Because I don't want to leave
Because leaving's for a younger man
That I don't want to be

'Til the leaving leaves this house
No, we ain't going out
'Til I make some promises that I can't keep
And I wish I could explain how the toxins in my brain
Get me so damn down, that sometimes I can't speak
And you'll try to understand why I can't be a better man
But it's hard when I'm yelling at you in the street
So if leaving comes to staying
And you walk yourself away
Leave knowing that no one could
Love you more than me
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Codeine Pills (Part One)

Every time you come to town, we wind up doin' the same thing
Gettin' high and runnin' around, blame you tend on placing

I remember wakin' up with you, I wish you'd leave me layin'
Prayin' God'll get us through the bills we ain't been payin'
I hear a lot of people talk about you, I can't hear what they're sayin'
You're not used to stickin' around, grown accustomed to the stayin'

Every time you come to town, we wind up doin' the same thing
Gettin' high and runnin' around, the blame you tend on placin'
And are you happy now Anita,, now that you're finally free
When you said that you were leavin' and only comin' back for me

Cheap booze and codeine pills ain't worth all the losin'
Nothin' can come between us, damn a life worth choosin'
Cheap booze and codeine pills ain't worth all the losin'
Nothin' can come between us, damn a life worth choosin'

Daddy says I've lost mind and my mama she be grievin'
Your face down in a bathroom stall with vices planned on keepin'
Are you happy now Anita? Now that you're finally free
When you said that you were leavin' and only comin' back for me

Cheap booze and codeine pills ain't worth all the losin'
'Cause nothin' can come between us, damn a life worth choosin'
Cheap booze and codeine pills ain't worth all the losin'
Nothin' can come between us, damn the life worth choosin'

Every time you come to town, we wind up doin' the same thing
Gettin' high and running around, the blame you tend on placin'
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Hopefully

I barely know if I'll be alive tomorrow
Let alone if the people I trust'll stay
So all I'll needin' while I'm breathin' is to be content this evenin'
Find hope in tomorrow either way
And I don't think those city girls are right for me
'Cause I don't fall for shallow pleasantries
And the conversation's nice but all the talkin' don't seem right
To a soul that prefers silence and the trees

'Cause I got hope in tomorrow and regret in yesterday
So if you could find a why to forgive me
Then maybe I could find just a piece of peace of mind
And carry on tomorrow hopefully
Carry on tomorrow hopefully

And this world's expectin' so much from the man
That get's so wrecked on Saturdays that he can barely stand
And I swear to ride this Bronco until the wheels and my heart don't go
It's not you're fault if they don't understand

'Cause I got hope in tomorrow and regret in yesterday
So if you could find a way to forgive me
Then maybe I could find just a little peace of mind
And carry on tomorrow hopefully
And carry on tomorrow hopefully

And I went and talked to DeAnn at the bay
And she told me that everything just might be okay
I know you're jaded and you're faded and you're pissed off at the world
But you can only be the man you are today

'Cause I got hope in tomorrow and regret in yesterday
So if you could find a way to forgive me
Then maybe I could find just a piece of peace of mind
And carry on tomorrow hopefully
And carry on tomorrow hopefully
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Messed up Kid

Well, I guess old men on the street prove that time really does fly
And I guess pawn shop diamond rings proves that girls love goodbyes
And I guess a black dress at a funeral means that life has one sting
And I guess a girl like you lovin' me
Must mean that angels love anything

'Cause I'm a messed up kid, nothin' to spare
I'll turn a saint into a heathen with my hands goin' through your hair
I'm a messed up kid with nothin to show
Except a girl sayin' she'll be here everywhere I go
I'm a messed up kid

Well my old man says I'm wild and my mama says I'm reckless
And that color in your eyes reminds me off East Texas

I'm a messed up kid, nothin' to spare
I'll turn a saint into a heathen with my hands goin' through your hair
I'm a messed up kid

Messed up kid, nothing to show
Except a girl sayin' she'll be here everywhere I go
I'm a messed up kid

And all this bullshit that I've been through
And all the hardships I've grown kin to
Could take me around, leave me feelin' down
But you pick me up every time

'Cause I'm a messed up kid, nothin' to spare
I'll turn a saint into a heathen with my hands goin' through your hair
I'm a messed up kid with nothin to show
Except a girl sayin' she'll be here everywhere I go

I'm a messed up kid, nothin' to spare
I'll turn a saint into a heathen with my hands goin' through your hair
Messed up kid

I guess old men on the street prove that time really does fly
I guess pawn shop diamond rings proves that girls love goodbyes
I'm a messed up kid
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Loom

How do I make you fall in love with me?
And how would I let you know I care?
And how would I say that the man you're laying with
Is not the man that should be laying there?

How would a boy like me put it?
A man with some sense probably wouldn't
But I don't give a damn, I am not a smart man
I'm gonna say some words I shouldn't

And I had a dream I was falling
And maybe that's a f*cked up metaphor
Maybe it just means, when I meet you in my dreams
Nothing stops me from going through the floor

And I know all the bad things about you
But I still think you're the purest of our kind
I remember being younger, with an awful pining hunger
For a good that a boy could never find
And a fear of a man so left behind

So I guess I'll just love you through the window
While you're dancing with the charmers in the room
And I'll sneak out that door like I have a time before
And just let that lost loving loom
And just let that lost loving loom

And how do I make you fall in love with me?
Is it lost in the emptiness of apathy?
Should I fight for it like war
Or should I nail it down with boards
Or do I live in a love I'm dying for?

How do I make you fall in love with me?
And how do I let you know I care?
And how would I say that the man you're laying with
Is not the man that should be laying there?
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Me and Mine

Go ahead and make your money off a poor boy just like me
And I'll be pacin' in my room tonight tryna make some old scars bleed
Tryna write a plot line that you don't already know
'Bout the weekend crowd, or a reckless boy, or a girl from Ohio

They tell me I can sell my soul for a dream and a couple shows
I don't think they understand how deep loyalty goes
For some boys I got in a barn we built out of pure Douglas fir
Badly written songs next to horses' shit is what an Okie boy prefers

Go on and tell me what you wanna
While me and mine, you'll all be gone
You can keep your name and burn the cash
Tell 'em I died singin' in these hills if they ask

I feel I've lived a thousand lives just to get right where I am
Some hurtful words and some Pabst on ice turn a child into a man
We started this thing grinnin' boys, I think we've gotta run
The radio man came to f*ck it up as he boasts about number ones

Go on and tell me what you wanna
As me and mine, you'll all be gone
You can keep your name and burn the cash
Tell 'em I died singin' in these hills if they ask

Go ahead and make your money off a poor boy just like me
And I'll be pacin' in my room tonight tryna make some old scars bleed
Tryna write a plot line that you don't already know
'Bout the weekend crowd, or a reckless boy, or a girl from Ohio
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Old Man

I've heard all the stories of you back in your prime
How you held all your pride in hands stained
And you'd go to work for breadcrumbs and dirt
So your kids could stand tall in their name

And you'd told me, "Son, there are things to be done
When you're older and stronger like me"
You give all you have just to be a good dad
And you'll die a thousand times just to please

An old man, the blood that you bled
And the mouths that you fed at your door
An old man, the sweat that you pour
Proves that they don't make 'em like you no more
An old man, the dinners you missed
So your daughters could eat at this table
An old man, I would give back
All the things that you've lacked if I was able

I've never seen you smile like you did out in Pineville
When the crowd screamed the words of your kid
And you told me, "Boy, it's been a long hard road
In this life that I've chose for my kin
And I wish and I pray I could go back in time
So I could raise up this family again"

Old man, the blood that you bled
And the mouths that you fed at your door
Old man, the sweat that you pour
Proves that they don't make 'em like you no more
An old man, the dinners you've missed
So your daughters could eat at this table
Old man, I would give back
All the things that you've lacked if I was able

I've heard all the stories of you back in your prime
How you held all your pride in hands stained
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




A Boy Like You

Free
Free

Don't try, man, don't you dare
Keep her from livin' her life out there
'Cause she was meant for soaring
And you were built for work

She likes the way that you smoke cigarettes
And you like the way that she never regrets
Holdin' onto you like no one ever has

If you were the darkness, then she'd be the sun
There's some things in life that you cannot outrun
The fact that she was meant for so much more than you

A boy like you, with your faded tattoos
Raspy voice, and a shitty attitude
A motorcycle she likes holdin' tight to you on

A boy like you, with your stories of shame
And all of the reasons she won't have your name
If you love that girl, then you've got to set her free

Free
Free

If you were the darkness, then she'd be the sun
There's some things in life that you cannot outrun
The fact that she was meant for so much more than you

A boy like you, with your faded tattoos
Raspy voice, and a shitty attitude
A motorcycle she likes holdin' tight to you on

A boy like you, with your stories of shame
And all of the reasons she won't have your name
If you love that girl, then you've got to set her free

Free
Free
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Washington Lilacs

You look like you've been through hell
But came back clean on the other side
Lord knows that I didn't treat you well
But you'll be treated like a queen
Tonight

So darlin', won't you lie back
And just let an old flame warm you
I know I'm not the same me
And Lord knows you're not the old you

So babe, just pack your things
And I swear that we won't come back
You're about as pretty as those Washington Lilacs

I roll up with a killer in my hand
And I'll never claim
To be better than I am

You look like a killer in that dress
So I guess my aim is to be your man
So darlin', won't you lie back
And just let an old flame warm you
I know I'm not the same me
And Lord knows you're not the old you

So babe, just pack your things
And I swear that we won't come back
You're about as pretty as those Washington Lilacs

So darlin', won't you lie back
And just let an old flame warm you
I know I'm not the same me
And Lord knows you're not the old you

So babe, just pack your things
And I swear that we won't come back
You're about as pretty as those Washington Lilacs
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Revival

Gather 'round this table, boys
You bring your shame, I'll lose my voice
Screaming at the gods 'bout the bad we've done
Merle said, "Mama tried" but the prison still won

Your transgressions are mine as well
Anger grows in my bones if you could not tell
But I'll find comfort in company
Lord, forgive us, my boys and me

We're having an all night revival
Someone call the women and someone steal the Bibles
For the sake of my survival
Baptize me in a bottle of Beam, put Johnny on the vinyl

Well, the devil can scrap but the Lord has won
And I'll talk to Him on the rising sun
His Son rose and mine did too
I was coming down but now I'm talking to you

'Cause we're having an all night revival
Someone call the women and someone steal the Bibles
For the sake of my survival
Baptize me in a bottle of Beam, put Johnny on the vinyl

'Cause we're having an all night revival
Someone call the women and someone steal the Bibles
For the sake of my survival
Baptize me in a bottle of Beam, put Johnny on the vinyl

Gather 'round this table, boys
Bring your shame, I'll lose my voice
Screaming at the gods 'bout the bad we've done
Merle said, "Mama tried" but the prison still won
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Writer: Zachary Lane Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




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Genre(s): Country, Americana
Producer(s): Leo Alba
Released: May 8th, 2020
Year: 2020

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