Jeff Crosby

Postcards From Magdalena - October 27

Postcards From Magdalena lyrics

1.) Best $25 I ever spent - 

She helps me to forget Im gonna die someday / rings me like a dinner bell callin my name / calms me like sleepin under stars on the river bank

She lingers in my mind with her mixed up words / loves me like summer in December / writes me with a hotel pen and paper

Whatever happens Ill never forget what you said to me / wearing nothin but your skin, cocaine, and a sunhat / swimming in the ocean / livin in the moment / yeah i remember now and then / the best $25 I ever spent

She talks me outta jumpin off the side of this ship / she looks me in the eyes says where were headed next / says how you gonna dream if you dont close your eyes long enough to see it / she turns me off and on like a front porch light / takes me to the bar makes me dance all night / looks me in the eyes like she can see inside em / Chorus / whatever fantasy that brought me here / be it loneliness or love or fear / when I landed back in Bogota that night / I imagined you in Taganga, Magdalena lookin for another wave to ride / whatever happens ill never forget what you said to me / wearin nothin but your skin, cocaine, and a sunhat / swimming in the ocean / livin in the moment / yeah i remember now and then / hearin music in your words and watchin the boats comin in / it was the best $25 I ever spent

 

2. Everything will change

I was walking down Hazel street thinkin a you / how you used to say your so afraid/ that overtime you'd lose the fire thats kept me standin next to you all these days / and these days would be the water / washing over the love we'd known / you'd wake up one morning and roll over and hardly recognize me anymore / you used to laugh / tell me to relax / we'd be fine / but I suppose in hind sight I shoulda told ya what was really on my mind / I knew everything would change but I'd always love ya baby / I knew everything would change but I'd always love ya baby / Driving 90 miles an hour on the I-80 East / Sun was setting over Wyoming plains / you kept saying we should just pull over in one a these little towns and get a room and waste a couple days / I was so anxious with my plans I forgot to see the beauty in the way that you could kill my time / laugh at my bad jokes, pull me deeper in the moment, forget the past and ease my mind / you used to laugh / tell me to relax and we'd be fine / but I suppose in hind sight I shoulda asked you what was really on your mind / Chorus

 

3. Full Moon on Sunset

I think its time to head for higher ground / its a war down here the more Im here / the more I start to see this dog eat dog just aint no life for me / all these stop lights start to get me down and theyre blinkin red as Im passing out and then waking up wondering do they ever turn green / and I know another drink aint helpin me climb this hill but it sure does numb the way I feel / I need a stranger to talk to me / or maybe just a good nights sleep / late nights and early mornings / the desire that keeps me up and dreaming of someone / of anyone / these valley county scars under California stars / yeah Im just passing through / oh for a year or two / we were on a date in Silverlake / we were walking up from Echo Park and you were looking back and smiling through the smoke from my cigarette / in your war is over John Lennon and Yoko Ono shirt / on a full moon on sunset Blvd

 

4. Cold Summer 

I can't stand being here / Where everyday feels like another year / Time rolls on like a bag in the wind / Where do I start / when will it end / Sun comes up / i still can't sleep / See you in my head eyes dilated and nose bleedin / Nowhere to go but back down / Everyone loves to talk in this town

It's been a cold summer 

It's just a phase we're goin / through I'm gonna wake up in a empty hotel room / Cause time won't stop and let you decide if you were wrong / If you were right / Sun goes down / Victoria calls / We're gettin high again / In bathroom stalls / And walking down Kingsway under the moon / Riding the bus down to the avenues

It's been a cold summer 

 

5. Hearts too Heavy

*Your always fighting someone elses war / Need to be reminded what your fighting for / all this regret you carry with the secrets that you tell / has your heart feelin like its already over the hill / you shouldnt have to feel so helpless all the time / no you shouldnt have to feel ashamed 

But maybe its the pain that carries you / I hate to admit it babe / his hearts too heavy for you

need to be reminded what you came here for / cause your insincts just dont seem to tell you anymore / sleep walking through the motions / letting him down / could swear his name is different when theres no one around / you shouldnt have to feel so helpless all the time / you shouldnt have to feel ashamed 

Maybe its the pain that carries you / I hate to admit it babe / his hearts too heavy for you / I hate to admit it babe / his hearts too heavy for you

Oh all our mistakes when we were younger / you never dreamed this would be one

but maybe its the pain that carries you / I hate to admit it babe / his hearts too heavy for you / I hate to admit it babe / his hearts too heavy for you

 

6. What Stories, What Light

* What stories are leading me here / What light am I chasing after now / every mountain I climb / no matter how out of my mind I get / Im wearing baby boomer clothes / in the heart of the experiment known as the western world / What time zone am I talking to you from / what twilight till I get to see the sun / every moment I spend on the other end of the phone / walking millennial blues / in the eye of the tornado known as the western world

Im dreamin American dreams in the ocean of desire known as the western world

Im cryin youthful rebellion / under the spell again of the western world

Im walkin millennial blues in the eye of the tornado known as the western world

Im dreamin american dreams in the ocean of desire known as the western world

 

7. Its us

*It was you / took me from the bottom and pulled me up for air / I didnt know I was drownin you

turned me into someone I'd have never dreamed I was capable of bein and you

like turnin over stones and findin somethin under I never coulda known and you

found me on the bottom and pulled me up for air / I didnt know I was drownin you

Make me believe / yeah you make me believe

 

It was me / trying to find a reason to mess up any good thing I had goin and me

actin like it was my failures that defined me blinded by my insincts me

underneath the blankets hidin from the demons that had created me

like throwin stones at reflections in the water until i saw you here and you

make me believe / yeah you make me believe

 

Oh and I dont know who I am outside of us / yeah we've come too far now / this loves too strong now / and I wont go if it means leaving you alone

 

It was us / standin on the edge / fear defeated by the comfort of each other us

lookin past the fire / tryin to see the beautiful over the desire us

chokin on our words / Saturday nights makin Sunday morning hurt and us

lookin past the sunset into the unknown welcoming the darkness

Us / makes me believe

Its us / makes be believe

yeah its us / makes me believe

 

8. Sunrise over Iceland

*Looking for whats different and for what feels the same / sunrise over iceland with a girl that knows my name / with a girl that knows my name

ready for the city / ready for the fight / gonna drink and sing like we wont make it past tonight

 

up on the ledge and these days like the wind / its whistling heavy I hold steady as I can / my father told me its the worst of days that make a better man

 

I was in the bedroom staring at an empty page / when the message came from back home that lois passed away / that she'd finally passed away

I remember talking / I remember when she said / I love smoking grass but I cant stand the Grateful Dead / Cant stand the Grateful Dead

 

up on the ledge and these days like the wind / its whistling heavy I hold steady as I can / my mother told me its the worst of days that make a better man

 

and all the tears of laughter and all the tears of pain / coming from the same source and rolling down my face / rolling down my face

with everybody leaving before I can say goodbye / I gather up my memories and sit and wonder why / sit and wonder why

 

up on the ledge and these days like the wind / its whistling heavy I hold steady as I can / she used to tell its the worst of days that make a better man

 

and if I had the chance for one last goodbye / dont think I know what I would say / If you could just tell me that you'll be alright / that you'll be OK

are you gonna be OK

 

home wont have the heart it did with you not around / gonna miss your melodies Im gonna miss the sound / yeah I'm gonna miss the sound

things are gonna be different / never be the same / sunrise over Iceland and I'm missing you today / Im missing you today

 

9. Beautiful and Strange 

*Everyone else's love will never define us / tryin to make the same thing is what will destroy us

its not sitting on a ferris wheel / its not goin to the movies / its strippin down and runnin down main street

 

yeah its young / and curious and strange / never obvious or plain / two hearts that beat or break as the other

comes and goes away / it will never be the same as the other love you've made / yeah its beautiful and strange

 

turn me on / yeah ya get me off / in your own words and on your own twisted terms

and its not a house / no its not a car / its not your clothes / its what we are together and alone 

 

young and curious and strange / never obvious or plain / two hearts that beat or break as the other 

comes and goes away / it will never feel the same as the other love you've made

 

cause its beautiful and strange / beautiful and strange

 

10. Hotel Bibles

* Well I always seem to want what I cant have / I was born this way and I just cant accept it / I see you headed down the road of least resistance / while I dig an early grave with this last call livin

I would never trade the young love that we had / somewhere deep down I knew it wouldnt last / maybe if I would've taken ma's advice / asked for your hand in marriage but I opted to think twice and I'm not alright

 

This is the bed I made and I cant sleep in it / Our love was the product of our own demise / all the blood and sweat and tears we didnt waste it / but like an old tattoo the definition faded / still there as the meaning of it changes / like hotel bibles with torn out pages

 

sometimes i really wish I could go back / no hesitation in your eyes and in your laugh / how you'd get angry when I didnt wanna dance / oh how I'd spin you round right now if I had the chance

someone tell me how to live without regret / cause there's so much that I wish I would have said / like how much it meant to me when you'd always call me back / maybe if I'd have had the foresight you'd still be in my bed

 

I know I dug this hole and I'm layin in it / I tend to be the product of my own demise / all the blood and sweat and tears we didnt waste it / but like an old tattoo the definition faded / there to remind you as the meanin of it changes / like hotel bibles with torn out pages / like hotel bibles with torn out pages