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Favorite Quotes and Lyrics from the Indigo Girls

PeppyAnnie

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These are some lyrics, quotes, and pictures from my all time favorite artists, the Indigo Girls. Emily Saliers to me is the best all time writer. Hope you enjoy and get as much out of these as I do.

- We're better off for all that we let in

- and the best thing you've ever done for me
is to help me take my life less seriously
it's only life after all

- I guess it comes apart so little by little
you don't know your there till your stuck in the middle

- I could paint you in the dark
cause I've studied you with hunger
like a work of art
and these are very secret days
I collect my information
then I stowe it all away
call me
when you breeze through
to your appointments
the work you do
call me
I'm collecting you

- We're sculpted from youth
the chipping away makes me weary
and as for the truth
it seems like we just pick a theory

- a quick glance
a big chance
my heart beat like a drum
I saw you
and I knew
chances just don't come
round again
not like this
first a laugh
then the kiss

- and I'm free in you
I've got no worries on my mind
I know what to do
that's to treat you right
and love you kind
thank you ever on my mind
love is just like breathing
when it's true
and I'm free in you

- and I don't know
how you show
such gentle disregard
for the ugly in me
that I see
that for so long
I took so hard
but I truly believe
that you see the best in me
I'm enough
for your love
and the thought
sets me free

- now I see your face before me
I would launch a thousand ships
to bring your heart back to my island
as the sand beneath me slips
as I burn up in your presence
and I know now how it feels
to be weakened like achilles
with you always at my heels

- I know I'm a dreamer
so I'll give you that
still I hope I'm more than just a place
you laid your hat
you're a land of secrets
its only citizen
and though I paid my dues
I was never allowed in
and so I am a stranger
especially today
as I get sad and lonely
and you get your way

- and it's alright if you hate that way
hate me cause I'm different
you hate me cause I'm gay
truth of the matter come around one day
it's alright

- when we last talked we were lying on our backs
looking at the sky through the ceiling
I used to lie like that alone out on the driveway
trying to read the greek upon the stars
the alphabet of feelings

- The hardest to learn was the least complicated

-  I say love will come to you
hoping just because I spoke the words that they're true
as if I offered up a crystal ball to look through
where there's now one there will be two

- meanwhile our friends we thought were so together
they've all gone and left each other
in search of fairer weather
and we sit here in our storm and drink a toast
to the slim chance of love's recovery

- you set up your place in my thoughts
moved in and made my thinking crowded

- we're standing at opposite poles
equal partners in a mystery

- they're sending soldiers
to distant places
x's and o's
on someones drawing board
like green and plastic
but with human faces
and they want to tell you
it's a merciful sword
but with all the blood
newly dried in the desert
can we not fertilize the land with something else
there is no nation
by god exempted
lay down your weapons
and love your neighbor as yourself

- so we're okay
we're fine
baby I'm here to stop your crying
chase all the ghosts from your head
I'm stronger than the monster beneath your bed
smarter than the tricks played on your heart
we'll look at them together then we'll take them apart
adding up the total of a love that's true
multiply life by the power of two

- and if we ever leave a legacy
it's that we loved each other well

-the sky pours out biblical rain

- she's saving me
I don't even think she knows it
it's a strange way to show it as distant as
last nights dream unravels
she's saving me
I'm a very lost soul
I was born with a hole in my heart
the size of my land locked travels

- and it's right over left
and healing the then
I'll soon be to nothing
but I don't know when

- though I miss her when I'm gone
it won't ever be too long
till I'm home again to spend my favorite season
when god made me born a yankee he was teasin'
there's no place like home and none more pleasin'
than the southland in the springtime

- and when the clergy take a vote oh the gays will pay again
yeah 'cause there's more than one kind of criminal white collar

- the hatches were battened
the thunderclouds rolled and the critics stormed
the battle surrounded the white flag of your youth
if you need to know that you weathered the storm
of cruel mortality
a hundred years later i'm sitting here living proof

- there are a thousand things about me
I want only you to know
but I can't go there alone
you've got to show

 

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- I was on the road to austin
met a man on the highway
he sold me junk and conversation
he was wise and dirty from the weather
I said darkness into darkness
all the carnage of my journeys
makes it harder to be living
he said it's a long road to be forgiven
 
- ain't it funny how we lose one day
and a lifetime
slips away
I'm looking back on us that way
something I
never thought I'd say
I take it in stride
I know i had mine
it was good for a time
I am told
it was good for a time I am told
 
- don't you write it down
remember this in your head
don't take a picture
remember this in your heart
don't leave a message
talk to me face to face
- now it's coming to you
the lessons I've learned
won't do you any good
you've got to get burned
well the curse and the blessing
they're one in the same
baby it's all
such a treacherous gain
 
-  walked in king's cross for awhile
gave a junkie girl a smile
we both traded in for danger
or the company of strangers
she said all her family
was at the welfare agency
then she swindled my last twenty
for a kiss and some poetry
 
- you said the world was magic
I was wide-eyed and laughing
we were dancing up to the bright side
forget about your ego
forget about your pride
and you will never have to compromise
 
- I'm not your promised land 
I'm not your promised one
I'm not the land of canaan sweetheart
waiting for you under the sun
-  well I guess that I was lonely
that's why I called you on the phone
cause in a moment of forgiveness
I didn't want to be alone

and I guess that I was willin
more than I ever was before
cause in a moment of forgiveness
I come a knockin at your door

baby I woke up crying last night
just to realize that you were gone
has it been two long years without you
tell me now
when are you gonna come home

guess that I was hoping
that you'd finally understand
and in a moment of forgiveness
you'd reach out and take my hand

- let's go road block trippin in the middle of the night
up in gainesville town
there'll be blue lights flashin down the long dirt road
when they ask me to step out

they say we've been looking for illegal immigrants
can we check your car
I say you know it's funny
I think we were on the same boat back in 1694

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