Tails Album

Artist(s): Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories

Cover Art

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Tracklist

It’s Over

length: 3:47
producer: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
violin: Jennifer Frautschi
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
cello: Eric Gaenslen
strings arranger: Benjamin Loeb
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño

Sorry sir, I stole your money,
Sorry sir, I feel, but it's so, so twisted,
So unreal.
It was what I'd heard of
And what I didn't have,
But I cannot give what I do not have,
And I cannot take what I do not have.
I can't take it.
Don't stultify.
Don't hold me high.
Don't stultify.
Don't hold me high.
Too many things held precious,
Too many things held dear;
That's what I hate,
That's what I fear.
Too much to ask for
May leave me feeling lonely.
But too little leaves me nothing, nothing.
The drone in your voice, and the fly on the wall said,
"It's over, it's over, it's over, it is."
What do I wish for you, what do I wish?
It's over, it's over, it is.
Are we still solemn and bleeding?
Are we still swimming to water that was wet?
You can't give away certain things that you get.
From the outside
To the inside I couldn't tell you how it really was
There has to be more on one hand,
Keep your head above water on the other, the other.
The drone in your voice, and the fly on the wall said,
"It's over, it's over, it's over, it is "
What do I wish for you, what do I wish?
It's over, it's over, it is.
Are we still solemn and bleeding?
Are we still swimming to water that was already wet?
I can forgive, but I won't forget.
I'll wish for you, I'll plead and I'll steal.
Hold me precious, hold me dear.
I'll wish for you,
I'll sing and I'll feel.
Don't stultify, don't hold me high.
Like a Gothic staple, a last good-bye,
One way to float is if you die.
And it's over, it's over, it's over.
It's over, it's over, it's over
It's over, it's over.

Snow Day

length: 3:55
producer: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
piano: Juan Patiño
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
It's a bad day
It's a train ride
It's a bad day
You're my medicine

It's a snow day
It's a full moon
It's a snow day

When'd you get down to my bones?
Where'll I find that wishing stone?
The beads, the records
All the calls, and the drinks alone

First by mind, then by music
You'll make this all less confusing.
It's a slow dive down,
A fast distraction,
A strange fall forward-
My lame reaction.

It's a bad day.
It's a long ride.
It s a bad day.
You're my medicine

It's a sinking feeling,
Pulls me through the seat of chairs.
When will you come rescue me,
Find solace, and then take me there?

You'll say, "You re not too tired for this life,
And it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice.
You're not too tired for this life, and
It's not gonna matter if you fall down twice."

When'd you get down to my bones?
Where'll I find that wishing stone?
The beads, the records,
All the calls, and the drinks alone.

It's a bad day.
2 miles to go.
It's a bad day.
You're my medicine

You'll say, "You're not too tired for this life,
And it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice.
You're not too tired for this life,
And it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice."

You're my medicine.
You're my medicine.
You're my medicine.
You're my medicine.
It's a long ride

Taffy

length: 3:20
producer: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
strings arranger: Benjamin Loeb
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
background vocals arranger: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
My friend's got a bruise on his leg,
A bruise on his leg
Everytime you speak.
My friend's got a bruise on his leg, where I press my knee
Everytime you speak.
Actually, bottom line, you tell the truth sometimes.
Sometimes you tell the truth like you're pulling taffy.
My friend's got a bruise on his arm, a bruise on his arm
Everytime you speak.
My friend's got a bruise on his arm, where I shove my elbow
Everytime you speak.
Actually, bottom line, you tell the truth sometimes, and sometimes you tell the truth like
You're pulling taffy.
My friend's got a bruise on his ribs where I poke my finger
Everytime you speak.
My friend's got a bruise on his ribs, his rib cage is now numb
Everytime you speak.
Actually, bottom line, you tell the truth sometimes,
And sometimes you tell the truth like you're pulling taffy.

When All the Stars Were Falling

length: 2:52
producer: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
when all the stars were falling
i reached up like you said
all the stars were falling
one hit me in the head
and i fell down down down
i fell down down

when all the stars were falling
they fell from above and i thought of hate
and i thought of hate and then i thought of love
i fell down down down
i fell down down

and i've learned how to dance
from a vincent van gough
and the knights were wrapped
in a white sheet
and now no one even says hello
'cause i couldn't stand on my two feet
i fell down
i fell down
down down down down down down

now the piece you will find on your own
you've found
lights in the city are the stars on the ground
i may not be acquainted
with living in a speed zone
but i could be restfull
i could be someone's home if i fell down
and i fell down down
now all the stars have fallen

Do You Sleep?

length: 3:54
producer: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
additional electric guitar: Dan Seiden
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you count sheep anymore?
Do you sleep anymore?
Do you take plight on my tongue like lead?
Do you fall gracefully into bed anymore?
I saw you as you walked across my room.
You looked out the window, you looked at the moon.
And you sat on the corner of my bed, and
you smoked with the ghost in the back of my head.
And I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will see you again.
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you keep me anymore?
You kick my foot under the table,
I kick you back;
I can't say I'm able to
Stand for you or
Fall for you ever again.
Wish for a perfect setting?
Wishing that I am letting you
Take me where you want me
All over again?
You can't give yourself absolutely to someone else.
And I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will see you again.
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
I saw you as you walked across my room.
You looked out the window, you looked at the moon.
And you sat on the corner of my bed, and
You smoked with the ghost in the back of my head.
Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you count sheep anymore?
Do you sleep anymore?
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
Will be there?

Hurricane

length: 4:54
producer: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
violin: Joseph Lin
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
cello: Eric Gaenslen
strings arranger: Dan Coleman
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
Skeleton boy by the side of the road
He warned me, he told me
He said: There's this woman, she's a hurricane
She will heal your heart up, she is hurrying.
He said, Don't look for holidays
Don't look, just run away
Go suffocate, and choke your own cry
Go where the water, where the water, seeps from the pink sky
But behead this woman, she's a hurricane
She will heal your heart up, she is hurrying
Remember your reflection in a pool, in a puddle

And the leaves sped top-speed towards me and my image was muddled
I'm a lightheaded wonder, she said
Don't you see my mind slow down?
I'm a lightheaded wonder, don't you see my mind slow down?
Slow down

I've compassion for strangers
An affinity for danger
Won't you be my sacrifice?

I'm a lightheaded wonder, don't you see my mind slow down for you?
And for you?
No you're a headless woman, you're a hurricane
You will heal my heart up?
No, I will heal my own heart up, because you are hurting
Cause I'm a sunburn slap upon your arm, I'll twist you til you break
And you're a hurricane

Rose-Colored Times

length: 3:22
producer: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
violin: Joseph Lin
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
cello: Eric Gaenslen
strings arranger: Benjamin Loeb
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed.
those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes open wide.

shabby tried to comb her hair with the gift from her grandma, her blood.
tangled she got halfway.
sticky and powdered with dirt from the ground where her mamma had left her.
had left her.
left her.

those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed.
those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes open wide.

rusty the screen door, she opened it.
raised from the ground.
mamma left me her ring, mamma left me no family,
just barstools, and boyfriends, and whiskey at nighttime, and bedtime,
bedtime.

i'll go with the man who looks like my father,
the neighbors all tell me to go with him.
he better take caution, he better take care of me,
'cause if he don't, he better beware of me.

those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed.
those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes open wide.

Sandalwood

length: 2:39
producer: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Juan Patiño
engineer: Juan Patiño
acoustic guitar: Jesse Harris and Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
She can't tell me that all of the love songs have been written,
'Cause she's never been in love with you before.

Your skin smells lovely like sandalwood.
Your hair falls soft like animals.
I'm tryin' to keep cool, but everyone here likes you.

I want to kiss the back of your neck,
The top of your spine where your hair hits, and gnaw on your fingertips and fall asleep,
I'll talk you to sleep.

But I'll be the one, I will have chosen.

I'm tryin' to keep cool, but everyone here likes you, I'm not the only one.

Your skin smells lovely like sandalwood.
You hair falls soft like animals,
And nothing else matters to me.

She can't tell me that all of the love songs have been written,
'Cause she's never been in love with you before.

Your hand,
So hot,
Burns a hole in
My hand.
I wanted to show you.

Alone

length: 2:59
producer: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
additional electric guitar: Lisa Loeb and Dan Seiden
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
I want to be by myself, sometimes I do.
I don't want to be left behind, but sometimes I'm left by you.
I press my tongue to the top of my mouth,
Cause my jaw, was tired from the thinking.
And I stretched my toes to the end of the couch,
'cause my back, it was aching from sleeping.
So what is this weather, and what is this darkness,
And why do I feel so alone?
And when will it snow, it's been raining for hours,
And why do I feel so alone?
And when I'm left at home, when you're with someone else I'm all alone.
You do not cheat me of my childhood.
You bring me blankets for the walls of my forts.
There is no anger with the eyebrow raised.
When you do the fantastic I am amazed.
So what is this weather, and what is this darkness,
And why do I feel so alone?
When will it snow, it's been raining for hours,
And why do I feel so alone?
You were leaving some bar, and you're coming downtown,
You're not ripping out stitches, but you want me around.
Just to call you my love, just to call you my love.
You are the treasure custodian cleaning the moon for me.
Scouring the sky so the stars would shine bright.
You stand straight-faced, and tip-toed on top of a ladder,
And i, I wait, and i, I wait, and i, I wait.
And when I'm left at home, I'm all alone
But I'd rather be alone with you.
So what is this weather, and what is this darkness,
And why do I feel so alone?
When will it snow, it's been raining for hours,
And why do I feel so alone?
Oh, why do I feel so alone?

Waiting for Wednesday

length: 3:09
producer: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
additional electric guitar: Lisa Loeb
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
Waiting for wednesday, my stomach doesn't hurt enough
Pain always is the sign.
Waiting for wednesday, no proof of mine exists,
So I don't have to take it back.
Don't want to show you good-bye,
Show you good-bye.
Show you good-bye.
Show you good-bye.
But you're waiting for wednesday.
Waiting for wednesday.
Waiting for wednesday, I pray you'll put me on the spot.
I do believe you, that you'll love me that you'll leave me.
Don't want to show you good-bye,
Show you good-bye.
What will I do when you come near to me?
You'll put me on the spot.
You've been doing this a long, long time,
Not that you're better than me,
But that you do it a lot.
Now I'm waiting for wednesday,
Waiting for wednesday,
Waiting for wednesday,
I'm waiting for wednesday.
I'm gonna show you good-bye,
Show you good-bye,
Show you good-bye,
Show you good-bye.
Now I'm waiting for wednesday,
You're back from out of town,
The west is dry, your mind is clear,
And I don't want to be here,
I don't want to be here,
I don't want to be here,
To show you good-bye.
And I'm waiting for wednesday,
Waiting for wednesday,
I'm waiting for wednesday, to show you good-bye.
I don't want to be here, to show you good-bye.
Waiting for wednesday.
I don't want to be here.
Waiting for wednesday, to show you good-bye,
To show you good-bye!

Lisa Listen

length: 3:29
producer: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
additional acoustic guitar: Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
Who would steal on sunday?
Who'd made them believe make believe?
Who'd buy a prayer when you can pray for free?
If the way you drank your coffee was the way you looked at me,
Then I could take both my hands off the tv.
I've been sleeping on half of my bed lately,
And thinking about what you said to me,
'you're tipsy, you're turning, you are alive, you are burning.
Lisa, won't you listen?
The moon shines for you.
You're tipsy, you're turning, you are alive, you are burning.'
A sweet man will sing a seafaring song,
And a dear, strong woman coos gently along.
Good guys at the cozy are servin' folks for free.
Did you ever notice there are so many people in bands in the city?
I've been sleeping on half of my bed lately,
And thinking about what you said to me,
'you're tipsy, you're turning, you are alive, you are burning.'
And I will not judge you by the way you play your instrument.
No, that's true as fiction, sometimes I do,
But the moon shines halfway sometimes too.
Lisa, won't you listen?
The moon shines for you:
You're tipsy and turning, you've got one foot on the floor.
You're alive, you are burning.
You always wanted more.

Garden of Delights

length: 2:36
producer: Juan Patiño and Lisa Loeb
lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
electric guitar: Tim Bright
drums (drum set): Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
I see the lights move on the ceiling.
I see the stars up in the lights.
I see the moonbeams on your forehead there,
And I think about the garden of delights.

You see the curtains draped in front of me.
You see the sun come up alone.
You want to show me just what you can see,
And I, I turn away.

You see my face, you hate my words, I hate you too.
You see my heart, it likes the feeling that it gets when I'm with you.

I look right at your eyes, I look right through your eyes.
I change conversations thought for you.
I throw a look that you can't catch from far behind,
And you, you turn away.

You are my Jesus boy, you're laying on a bedly cross,
I've got you taped up to the wall.
But really don't be scared 'cause you do to me all the things I do to you,
I do to you.

I see the lights move on the ceiling.
I see the stars up in the lights.
I see the moonbeams on your forehead there
And I think about the garden of delights.

Stay

length: 3:04
producer: Juan Patiño
performer: Nine Stories
mixer: Brian Malouf
engineer: Juan Patiño
electric guitar: Daniel Littleton and Tim Bright
additional engineer: Steve Holroyd
acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
percussion: Steve Forman
bass guitar: Joe Quigley
background vocals: Juan Patiño and Elizabeth Mitchell
drums (drum set) & percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
background vocals & lead vocals: Lisa Loeb
background vocals arranger: Lisa Loeb and Juan Patiño
composer: Lisa Loeb
lyricist: Lisa Loeb
You say I only hear what I want to
You say I talk so all the time so.

And I thought what I felt was simple,
And I thought that I don't belong,
And now that I am leaving,
Now I know that I did something wrong 'cause I missed you.
Yeah, I missed you.

And you say I only hear what I want to:
I don't listen hard,
I don't pay attention to the distance that you're running
Or to anyone, anywhere,
I don't understand if you really care,
I'm only hearing negative: no, no, no (bad)

And so I, I turned the radio on, I turned the radio up
And this woman was singin' my song:
The lover's in love and the other's run away,
The lover is cryin' 'cause the other won't stay.

Some of us hover when we weep for the other who was
Dying since the day they were born.
Well, this is not that:
I think that I'm throwing, but I'm thrown.

And I thought I'd live forever, but now I'm not so sure.

You try to tell me that I'm clever,
But that won't take my anyhow, or anywhere with you.

You said that I was naive,
And I thought that I was strong.
I thought, "hey, I can leave, I can leave."
Oh but now I know that I was wrong, 'cause I missed you.

Yeaaaaah I missed you

You said, "I caught you 'cause I want you and one day I'll let you go."
You try to give away a keeper, or keep me 'cause you know you're just so scared to lose.
And you say, "Stay."

You say I only hear what I want to

Thanks to Jess AR for the correction