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Flo Anito cd lyrics (copyright 2001)

1.DREAMER- he called me a dreamer, called me idealistic and he said flo you gotta be more realistic and i said no thanks i'm alright. so he gave me a lecture about my head in the clouds but i told him i like it up here cuz its not so loud. but he said where are you going with your life? what you gonna do in the real world? you gotta have you a more practical direction to keep you afloat and i said i'm reaching for something. i just want to feel alive and maybe it looks to you like my head's screwed on backwards but from where i'm standing it feels alright and he said i'm not trying to change who you are. i'm just trying to make you see clearly but i don't think he understands everything. he comes home so tired and weary. i just wanna be happy want to make a difference and if i die tomorrow a good person i'm sure everything will pan out fine but he says where are you doing? i don't know. where are you going? i'm going up. then why aren't you moving? hey i'm taking it slow. and he called me a dreamer called me idealistic and he said flo you've gotta be more realistic and i said no.

2.NEW SONG- Dog hair on the neck of my guitar i saw the most amazing shooting star and i made a wish on it. wasted another wish on you. been wading in the same muddy water but nothing's coming clear and nothing's falling into order so when's it gonna start? i'm taking back my heart. (chorus) i want a new song. be it a true song be it a blue song - hey what can you do? i'm craving turbulence i need a disturbance to get my mind off of you. if something big would come my way i could see that this is small. something new to make me recognize the relative irrelevance of it all. my dad says i should get more sleep but each moment i am sleeping is a moment i am wasting. my friends are watching what they eat but each bite that they are leaving is a food that they're not tasting and i want to taste every kind of bite. i don't want to wait to save my dreaming for when i'm asleep at night. no. (chorus) he calls to tell me he is home. tell me he's in love. tell me he is stoned. he calls but he never has anything new to say. she makes the same mistake over and over she just varies the way and if she could, she would broadcast it - make us all watch it 24 hours a day but (chorus) so now guess you know how i feel you wanted a song i wanted something real.... but what did you expect me to say? me to do? the only thing that i thought i knew was that you wanted me and i wanted you - wanted you... Dog hair on the neck of my guitar i saw the most amazing shooting star and i made a wish on it and i wished for you, you shit

3.CRUSH- hey over there with the careless hair, did i just catch the end of a stare? Cuz ibe been looking at you over my beer all night. You put your hand on your head. I put mine on my throat. I tend to do that when im nervous which i am tonight. (chorus) I got a crush on you but dont worry, the chances are few that ill do anything about it - i never do. And through the smoky haze i can just make out enough of your face to see youre looking my direction and smiling. Well thats enough of that stuff to make me turn away, avert my eyes and blush and then get angry at myself for doing that and wonder why i even bother trying. (chorus) cuz what if youre just one of those really nice people who smile at everybody or worse yet maybe - maybe you were looking at the girl standing beside me. So i look up in doubt but your eyes they havent moved around and all i can think of is oh God what can i do now? (chorus) and i wish i was brave so that i could say everything that i want to say but im standing here flustered instead and im going to lose my nerve. And this isnt the first time ive seen you. And this isnt the first time ive noticed this. and i know i dont know you but i bet youd be something to kiss (chorus x 2 unless you do)

4.NO STRANGERS (3 of Us)- We pretend to eat our lunch The 3 of us like there's Nothing unusual Nothing unusual at all And we try to play our parts The 4 of us Like there's nothing strange here There are no strangers here at all And it's not so much a triangle As it is a star These entanglements grow knottier And how far is too far? And I guess I'm just a little scared here Cuz I can't decide If I'm the fool here And if anybody's on my side And I guess that I should stop Cuz there's nothing I can do Every time I see your face That's one more time I'm losing you - again I pass him on the street The 1 of him That boy - he knows everything His eyes are hard and questioning and oh I run away from them The 4 of them those girls I'm scared of them These days I really don't like girls at all. And I know that I should stop Cuz I'm getting nowhere fast Can't move forward If I refuse to step out of this past But what is it about you That I keep coming back? I crave your drug Don't really wanna get back on track - And I know that I should leave But I really don't wanna go It'd probably be better if I did But I think there's something more to know But what is there to win If everybody's bound to lose? Is everybody bound to lose With me? With you? We pretend to eat our lunch the 3 of us like theres nothing unusual - nothing unusual at all. And we try to play our parts - the 3 of us like theres nothing strange here. We all know theres no strangers here.

5.LEAD ME ON-would you lead me on? could you lead me on? should you lead me on, i think i just might respond. i like the way you're so assertive. i like how you don't let me go. look in my eyes and pull me closer. you had me from the first hello. you had me from the first hello. You had me from the first hello - so would you turn me on? could you turn me on? you should turn me on. cuz i'd like to play along. and i know i'm the girl so i'm sposed to be careful you can get hurt this way. but i like your smile and the way you carry yourself so i'll take anything you offer today...so could i lead you on? would i lead you on? should i lead you on? would you like to play along? i like how you call me your angel and whisper soft in spanish to me. and then you go and call me cocky. i like how you're not scared of me. i love that you're not scared of me. i love that you're not scared of me. so could i turn you on? would i turn you on? should i turn you on? would you like to play along? and i know my friends think i'm crazy they see me with you and they're furious. but i don't really care what they say i'm having fun - not in the mood for serious - so -would you lead me on? could you lead me on? you should lead me on cuz i'd like to play along.

6.WHY? - Why'd you ask me here tonight? Why'd you lead me on? If you don't think I'm good enough Why don't you let me get gone? I don't need your sympathy I do alright on my own And I would rather play my guitar Then talk to you on the telephone. You look like you're nervous I can tell cuz you're acting like you don't care You used to be someone I trusted so much So why am I feeling so scared How did things change between us? How did we lose touch? I don't remember sitting next to someone And missing them so much Why'd you ask me here tonight? Why'd you lead me on? If you don't think I'm good enough Why don't you let me get gone I don't' need your sympathy I do alright on my own if you don't want to be with me Why don't you Leave me alone?

7.16- wipe this dirty mascara from my weary eyes and I'm too young for this. I'm not ready to face the reality of what my life's become. I can't believe I'm scared of consequences. I can't believe the things I've done. Pull these smoky clothes from my aching body and I'm too young for this. Something's wrong with me. I don't know what's right anymore. I cry all the time and I am not. No I am not the person. I am not who I was before. Clear these cluttered thoughts from my crowded head and I'm too young for this. Give me a piece of peace instead cuz I'm too young for this. Please. Please won't you? Please just carry me to bed.

8.EVEN IF IT KILLS ME- I don't know why I'm here tonight - He really ripped me apart in last night's fight And I'm feeling like hell today So if you could not say anything about it that'd be great thanks - thanks. Everybody keeps asking me Why do I let him do it Why do I sit through it "Why don't you get out of there" they say "He doesn't deserve you All he does is hurt you Can't you see he's garbage? Why don't you throw him away?" But they can't understand what they don't know - And you can't know Unless you're in it He makes me feel That proves I'm real. That proof is worth a little pain - I've got this life - I'm trying to live it Even if it kills me And I'm scared that it's killing me But what am I supposed to say I guess sometimes life just works out this way. And anyway I'm alright. I'm okay today. So can't you leave me alone for now Take those gawking eyes and cast them down Don't you got problems of your own? It's not that I love him so much And I'm not stupid I know something's wrong But I guess I'm just not ready to go And anyway you can't understand what you don't know And you can't know unless you live it He makes me feel That means I'm real That proof is worth a little pain I've got this life I'm trying to live it Even if it kills me

9.ZACK- it's time to get going. I've got to get out. It's no longer enough to think and do nothing about it. I've wasted too much of my life in this blue-grey haze. I've got to get out of here and start making something of my days. Cuz I don't know how much time I've got here. And wasting what I'm given is my greatest fear. And zack's been on my mind so much so much recently. I've been putting things in perspective and I've realized I'm doing everything I shouldn't be. And zack I keep thinking about you. Zack I keep feeling you surround me. Zack I keep wishing I could bring you back to lead me by example. Zack. Cuz zack I wake up every morning dreading the day I'm about to face and I won't pretend to know anything but I don't think I should be living this way. And you I thought that you I thought that you I thought you might understand. Here such a short time but you made all the difference. And zack I keep thinking about you. Zack I keep wishing I could bring you back to show me how to live again. To show me where to begin again. And zack I keep wishing I could bring you back cuz I can't let you go. I haven't let you go. Cuz I can't let you go.

10.DANCE FLOOR (MORE + MORE) - open up the shades, let the sunlight in. open up the blinds, let the world roll in. if you could would you start all over again? Not much choice so where will we begin? And i know this house feels empty, its walls seem made for two. But love like yours must float past this life. I aint never seen a love like you. Please dont speak of dying. Breathe a fresh life in. if i can, ill help you start all over again. Though the road looks lonely youve been here before. and hes loving you more and more and more This love it started on a dance floor. Your bodies moved as one. And though the music seems to have quieted, this waltz goes on and on. And youve lived so long think youve seen everything. But tomorrow youll meet a newborn spring. And im sure hell be watcfhing you from his cloud. And im sure hell be feeling mighty proud of this love of his life - you know not everybody knows a love like yours. And though youre feeling so alone, hes loving you more and more. So open up the shades, let the sunlight in. open up the blinds let the world roll in. if you could, would you start all over again? Not much choice so where we will begin?

11.MELANCHOLY - I woke up alone this morning after dreaming you were next to me and I closed my eyes to remember how it felt when you were touching me and it's been to long without you to be doing this I know. It's just I get so lonely I go backwards cuz I got nowhere else to go (chorus)and all I hear are Melancholy melodies in my head and I don't think tomorrow's gonna be different - I'm not gonna wanna get out of bed and I don't really want to be here/flo any more I wish someone would just tell me what I'm doing this for. My mom called the other night to remind me to write a light-hearted song so I thought I'd try but my heart was too heavy so everything went wrong (chorus) and I don't mean to be bitter it's just I'm feeling so alone - and that one thought consumes me til that is all I know - so I'm out of fuel and I'm living grey and I'm missing you much more today than I would if I could just pull myself together - but my eyes keep on shutting and my lips don't remember how to smile and I'm sick of spending my life running the eternal extra mile never to reach the finish line never the prize to find and never the big never the big never the big, big love and all I know is melancholy

12.9-5- i wake up for a 9-5 job and i dont want to get out of bed but i do cuz u do what u gotta do when you gotta do it so i get up put on my working face but i know soon as i reach the place that i shouldnt have bothered coming in at all. Cuz my boss is a bitch she treats me like shit she hated me at first sight- tried to get me to quiet on the very first day but i wont give up this fight. No one treats me like this and gets away with it if youre unhappy with your life leave me out of it. I wake up and i slam my eyes shut as last nights words come falling down on me and i dont want to relive that one cuz if i could i might take back my words though i know he got what he deserves-i guess just wish hed been nice and maybe deserved me. But the boy he screwed up and he screwed me over at the same time yeah he started the game but when it came the playing he gave up before the finish line yeah he acted so brave but what it came down to was he wasnt ready to risk the climb. No one hurts me like this and gets away with it. If youre not looking for something real leave me out of it-its a matter of pride its a matter of respect we should all realize what were worth and be unwilling to accept anything less than love yeah im not taking anything less than love cuz anything less than loves not good enough

13.ADDICTION-it's been almost a year since I saw you last and since I've been home it's kind of been bringing back the past.the truth is I don't want to see you anymore -I mean I do but I don't want to risk the pain I knew before (chorus) cuz I wouldn't know what to tell you - no - no I wouldn't know what to say .if you were to come waltzing back into my life wouldn't be able to turn away. I left here praying for a happier life and since I've been gone it's been much better - I've been allright. But if you've been thinking about dropping by do me a favor and don't. but don't ask me why (chorus) a lot has happened in my life since I saw you last.Strange when the changes come they come at once and so fast.Still if I could leave tonight with you I fear I would. Tried to teach myself to hate you while I was gone but I can't though I know I should (chorus)

14.NOT ALLOWED -I woke up every hour last night I can't sleep in this place I get no peace in dreaming I only see your face. and people keep talking about us -asking me what's going on. I don't know what to tell them when only half of what they think is wrong (chorus)I don't know how to love you when I'm not allowed to want you -I'm not allowed to love you cuz you don't want me to so I keep on checking myself to make sure I know where I stand finally found what I've always wanted just to find that I can't have it I don't understand (chorus) and I really thought this could be something huge. I could so easily fall for you but I'm not allowed to let myself cuz you don't want me to (chorus)

15.SOMEONE ELSE - i was thinking that if she had called instead, you wouldnt have wanted to work. And i was thinking that youre probably not ready to put another girl first. And thats ok you know Im not sure im ready to myself. Yeah, ive been alone so long, im not ready to answer to someone else. But i was thinking it could still be fun if you came over. But maybe its better you dont. and it was looking like maybe this could be really something. Now its looking like maybe it wont. but thats all right you know. I kind of blame me. Yeah you seemed pretty ready to go and i just wasnt feeling as ready - so yeah. But i was thinking that if he had called instead, i would have jumped up and sang. And i was thinking that you shouldnt force yourself to do these things so i shouldnt try to see you again. But im sure its ok you know i think youve been thinking about somebody else. And to be honest with you, ive been doing some thinking myself and ive been thinking bout someone else. Its probably stupid i know but ive been thinking about someone else

16.MORNING AFTER - the sun shines through the window warming my face just enough to make me open my eyes. I am amazed cuz it isn't a dream. You're lying beside me. I stare at your pale eyelids closed and your arm stretched across my breast- the way it glows. (chorus) And if I could freeze myself in a moment of time, I would choose to live forever in that morning after that night. Cuz everything was beautiful. Everything was peace. We sat on your kitchen counter drinking chamomile tea. and then you kissed me (chorus) and suddenly understood that moments can be music - poetry. And for the first time in my life everything I wanted was lying next to me. (chorus)

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