American Nights Album

Artist(s): Plain White T’s

Cover Art

Plain White T’s American Nights Cover Art

Tracklist

American Nights

length: 3:13

On these American nights
That's when we all go out,
That's when we feel alive,
That's when the tops go down
I break a dollar at the bar
And make the jukebox sing
So tell Rosie what you want
The first round's on me
We're gonna light up these streets baby,
Shake the dust off your dreams baby,
We're gonna lose a little sleep baby
On these American nights!

Under the stars and shops
We live in doubt with our friends
There's nothing we can't do,
Soon as our sun sets
I'm gonna find you girl,
I'm gonna try and make you laugh
And once she kiss me without look
I'm gonna take her hand
'Cause everything about her reminds me
Of all the broken romance behind me
I'm giving lover another chance to find me
On these American nights!

Days like these don't come up any higher
We've got main street light up like a fire
Nothing compares to breathe in the air
When I'm back in my hometown
Someday my kids will run like I did
On these streets and old playgrounds!

I wanna drive all night,
Turn up the radio loud
Love's hanging in the breeze
I shut the whole world out
So come and ride with me baby
I'm saving you the front seat baby
Feeling nothing but free baby
On these American nights!

On these American nights!

Pause

length: 3:12
Ohhhhhhhh
Ooohhhhhhhh

I don't know
Where this road is gonna go
It's gonna go
I'll be just fine
Taking my time
I'll take it slow
I'll take it slow

Cuz I don't want to miss this moment
And I can get it back when its over

I'm gonna push pause
Yeah I'm gonna time out
Plenty of time to figure it out
I'm gonna push pause
I'm gonna time out
Call a time out
Gonna push
Ooohhhh
Gonna push
Ooohhh

I hope some day
I will look back and say
"I had it all"
"I had it all"
Less work more fun
Spending more time with the ones I love
Oooh
Singing oohhh

Cuz I don't want to miss this moment
And I cant get it back when its over

I'm gonna push pause
Yeah I'm gonna time out
Plenty of time to figure it out
I'm gonna push pause
I'm gonna time out
Call a time out
Gonna push
Ooohhhh
Gonna push
Ooohhh

Time goes by too fast
Gotta try to make it all last
Gotta try to make my life better
Try to slow down and keep it all together
Take it day by day
Find myself along the way
Find myself along the way
Yeah
Yeah

Gonna push pause
Calling time out
Plenty of time to figure it out
Gonna push pause
Calling time out
Time out

I'm gonna push pause
I'm calling time out
Plenty of time to figure it out
I'm gonna push pause
Calling time out
Call a time out
Time out
Gonna push
Ohhhhh
Gonna push
Oooohhhhh
Time out time out
Ooohhh
Time out time out
Ooohhh
Ooohhh
Ooooooh
Ooooooohhh
Oooooohhhh

Never Working

length: 2:59
She dances with herself in her socks and nothing else
Kicking tiny circles in the dust on the floor
She's a site to be hold, crawling up to her pillow
It's impossible to hide that I love her

Goodbye heartache, I'll never have to wake alone
On the wrong side of the bed
Those days are gone, my troubles moving on
Now that I've found love again!

We'll be wasting away on the dock, down by the lake
Bottle in the raise of late summer sun
And when the evening comes, she'll be chasing lightning bugs
I'm never gonna need another one

Goodbye heartache, I'll never have to wake alone
On the wrong side of the bed
Uuh, those days are gone, my troubles moving on
Now that I've found love again!

Uuh, we'll take shelter in the pouring rain
Well, this bed would be an island
Who knew that love could feel this way
'Cause every kiss upon my lips is nothing [?]

Goodbye heartache, I'll never have to wake alone
On the wrong side of the bed
Uuh, those days are gone, my troubles moving on
Now that I've found love again!
Uuh, now that I've found love again!

Heavy Rotation

Oh Jackie, you've got a lot to learn
I'm tired of bracing every bridge you break
Why, oh why?
Look at the lines on my face,
Open your arms, embrace me Jackie!

Jackie was the one, my beauty queen of every side
When she come to town, them boys were buzz around my hive
If you wanna taste the honey, then you better realize
You'll get stoned once or twice

All her friends are up on the west side,
Do you wanna go?
They've got songs in heavy rotation on the radio
She knows everybody no matter where she goes
She's got friends in heavy rotation on the radio

On a cold night she left me standing in the rain,
Beg you Jackie please tell me there's something I can say
Either roll with the palm trees, or get out of the way
That's what she said, never knowing, oh I could change
Where I'm going...

All her friends are up on the west side,
Do you wanna go?
They've got songs in heavy rotation on the radio
She knows everybody no matter where she goes,
She's got friends in heavy rotation on the radio!

You can try to get to know her
Just by reading all the writing on the wall
She's always right around the corner
She's got friends in heavy rotation on the radio!

You can try to get to know her
Just by reading all the writing on the wall
She's always right around the corner
All her friends are up on the west side,
Do you wanna go?
They've got songs in heavy rotation on the radio!

Stay

length: 3:24
My heavy heart in my empty hands,
My heavy head just don't understand
I walk around keep on wondering
Do you want, do you want me?
I thought maybe you would stick around
I should've known you would let me down
Our heart break up when the lights go out
Do you want, do you want me?

Love means, love me the way I love you
Love means, love me can't help but love you
Love means, love me, you know you wanna
Love means, love means
So why don't you just stay, stay?
So why don't you just stay, stay?

I don't know why I just can't move on
Is like my mind won't believe you're gone
And now your words linger on and on
Do you want, do you want me?
Now you've become another sad song
Just another girl did me wrong
Maybe you'll hear it and come back home,
Do you want, do you want me?

Love means, love me the way I love you
Love means, love me can't help but love you
Love means, love me, you know you wanna
Love means, love means
So why don't you just stay, stay?
So why don't you just stay, stay?

Nobody ever hurt me,
Why do they end desert me like you?
Why don't you stay and love me?
I will be always in love with you!

Love means, love me the way I love you
Love means, love me can't help but love you
Love means, love me, you know you wanna
Love means, love means
So why don't you just stay, stay?
So why don't you just stay, stay?

Why don't you just stay, stay?
Why don't you just stay, stay?

You Belong

length: 3:44
You with the suitcase and the tattoos
What's the story, love? Where you're running to?
With your pretty eyes and your black hair,
I apologies, cannot stare

(Tell me why?) I feel like I could love you before I say hello!
(I don't know why) I'd sold myself away for a girl I don't even know!

You, you belong, you belong inside the songs I sing,
You, you belong, you will always be the one I dream of
From this night on!

What's it gonna take? What can I do?
To spend every day and every night with you?
I'll be your white knight, save you and set you free
Make any sacrifice to get you next to me!

(Tell me why?) I feel like I could love you before I say hello!
(I don't know why) I'd sold myself away for a girl I don't even know!

You, you belong, you belong inside the songs I sing,
You, you belong, you will always be the one I dream of
From this night on!

Something tells me you can make me better
You can make me better
You can light my way through the dark
There's no fear when we're together
You can make me better
Yeah, you can make me better.

You, you belong, you belong inside the songs I sing,
You, you belong, you will always be the one I dream of
You, you belong, you belong inside the songs I sing,
You, you belong, you will always be the one I dream of
From this night on!
From this night on!
This night on...

Dance Off Time

length: 3:43
(Oh oh oh-oh oh ohhh)
(Oh oh ohhh)
(Oh oh oh-oh oh ohhh)

Well me plus you
Is greater than or equal to
The sum of every love we knew
Back when we were young

And if we multiply
I hope to God they get your eyes
And we get something that you can't divide
'Cuz baby you are the one

And we could dance all the time
To songs I make up for you
'Cuz every word I write
Chord I strike is for you
Oh, oh it's for you
(Oh oh ohhh)
(Oh oh oh-oh oh ohhh)

Your sun-kissed skin
My souvenir of where we've been
You make me feel born again
Hallelujah, amen

And when the angel's sing
(Feels like heaven pouring down)
When the church bells ring
(Having my queen is crowned)
Well I could be your king
Just like when we were young

And we could dance all the time
To songs I make up for you
'Cuz every word I write
Chord I strike is for you
Oh, oh it's for you
(Oh oh ohhh)
(Oh oh oh-oh oh ohhh)

All my life I've been runnin' wild
Too young to settle, foot on the pedal
Always chasing the perfect high
'Till you unlocked, yeah you unlocked
This heart of mine

We can dance all of the time
To songs I make up for you
'Cuz every word I write
Chord I strike is for you
One, two, three, four!
(Oh oh ohhh)
(Oh oh oh-oh oh ohhh)

And we can dance all of the time
To songs I make up for you
'Cuz every word I write
Chord I strike is for you
Oh, oh it's for you
(Oh oh ohhh)
(Oh oh oh-oh oh ohhh)

Someday You’re Gonna Love Me

length: 4:05
In my mind you're all mine,
I've loved you since the day we met
But I'll keep this love secret,
You're just too young to understand
But don't worry, there's no hurry
You're got some catching up to do
So go be young, go have fun
I'm fine just waiting here for you.

It doesn't matter if you love me,
I'm gonna love you anyway
It doesn't matter how you feel right now
'Cause there's no doubt someday you're gonna love me!

I'll pretend to be friends,
Until your heart is all mine
When we see things clearly
You'll know I've loved you all this time
And I promise every kiss
will be the sweetest of your life
These two arms will keep you warm
Make sure you're safe and satisfied.

It doesn't matter if you love me,
I'm gonna love you anyway
It doesn't matter how you feel right now
'Cause there's no doubt someday you're gonna love me! [x2]

Take your time,
Take your time,
I'll show you what love means
You've never felt so free
I'll show you what love means
You've never felt so free

I'll show you what love means
You've never felt so free
You've never felt so free

It doesn't matter if you love me,
I'm gonna love you anyway
It doesn't matter how you feel right now
'Cause there's no doubt someday you're gonna love me! [x2]

Someday you're gonna love me
Someday you're gonna love me
Someday you're gonna love me
Someday you're gonna love me

Love Again

length: 2:59
She dances with herself in her socks and nothing else
Kicking tiny circles in the dust on the floor
She's a site to be hold, crawling up to her pillow
It's impossible to hide that I love her

Goodbye heartache, I'll never have to wake alone
On the wrong side of the bed
Those days are gone, my troubles moving on
Now that I've found love again!

We'll be wasting away on the dock, down by the lake
Bottle in the raise of late summer sun
And when the evening comes, she'll be chasing lightning bugs
I'm never gonna need another one

Goodbye heartache, I'll never have to wake alone
On the wrong side of the bed
Uuh, those days are gone, my troubles moving on
Now that I've found love again!

Uuh, we'll take shelter in the pouring rain
Well, this bed would be an island
Who knew that love could feel this way
'Cause every kiss upon my lips is nothing [?]

Goodbye heartache, I'll never have to wake alone
On the wrong side of the bed
Uuh, those days are gone, my troubles moving on
Now that I've found love again!
Uuh, now that I've found love again!

Time to Move On

length: 3:04
Strip off all these dirty sheets and burn them all
I think it's time to move on
Back stop all your shit and go to lean it on
I think it's time to move on
[?], come from rock bottom
But these high hopes and jobbing non-stop
Guess what? These trucks are made for walking
Baby I think it's time to move on

Ooh oh, here I go
With the breeze at my back,
and a sail on my soul
Ooh oh, here I go,
and I'm going going going on,
I think it's time to move on
I think it's time to move on

You erased all your numbers, and I'm changing mine
So I'm not tempted to call
Threw out every letter from you I could find
I think it's time to move on!
Break down, the tank is on empty
But these high hopes and jobbing non-stop
Guess what? These trucks are made for walking
Baby, I think it's time to move on

Ooh oh, here I go
With the breeze at my back,
and a sail on my soul
Ooh oh, here I go,
and I'm going going going on,
I think it's time to move on
I think it's time to move on

Now every time I see you,
I still want you
I still need you
and I know you need me, too
But we gotta stop,
We know we gotta stop!

I think it's time to move on, ooh oh ooh oh oh

Ooh oh, here I go
With the breeze at my back,
and a sail on my soul
Ooh oh, here I go,
and I'm going going going on,
I think it's time to move on!
I think it's time to move on!
I think it's time to move on!

Here Come That Sunrise

length: 3:09
It is howling like a hurricane,
But up ahead the sky look clean
I'm leaving without worries in my rear view mirror
We should raise a little kid
Devil whispered in my ear
I don't know where you're going
But you can't stay here

Here comes that sunrise
Here comes that feeling
Here comes them blue skies,
Here comes that healing
Here comes that Sunrise.

Yeah, she stood up by that five foot fore
Dirty heels into the western shore
She's had a lot of lovers, but she'll have one more
And she danced under the silver Moon
Salvation in her every move
My heart come heavy, but she cut me loose

Here comes that sunrise
Here comes that feeling
Here comes them blue skies,
Here comes that healing
Here comes that Sunrise.

Hey love, hey love
The sun is rising like you and I been
Hey love, hey love
Ain't no more crying
Just we arising!

Here comes that sunrise
Here comes that feeling
Here comes them blue skies,
Here comes that healing
Here comes that Sunrise.

Ooh oh ohoh,
Here comes that Sunrise.