“Stranger in My House” – Tamia

Mm, mm oh

I don’t understand
You look just like the man
In the picture by our bed
The suspense is pounding and clouding up my head
I’m checking your clothes
And you wear the same size shoe
You sleep in his spot and your driving his car
But I don’t know just who you are

There’s a stranger in my house
It took a while to figure out
There’s no way you can say who you say you are
You got to be someone else
Because he wouldn’t touch me like that
And he wouldn’t treat me like you do (you do)
He would adore he, he wouldn’t ignore me
So I am convinced that there’s a stranger in my house

Now show who you are
Don’t see your shadow around when you walk
Your leaving no kisses
Goodbye with no words
If these walls could talk
They would have nothing to tell

So what could it be
Is there someone imitating me
Could she be taking my place
Look me in the face
And tell me that I am wrong when I say

There’s a stranger in my house
It took a while to figure out
There is no way you can say who you say you are
You got to be someone else
Because he wouldn’t touch me like that
And he wouldn’t treat me like you do (you do)
He would adore he, he wouldn’t ignore me
So I am convinced that there’s a

Stranger in my house

Pop quiz
Tell me where we first kissed
Tell me where my spot is
Tell me if I like it, love it
Or could it be
That the stranger is me
Have I changed so drastically
Is it I want more then me
And you remain the same

There’s a stranger in my house
It took a while to figure out

It took a while to figure out
You can’t be who you say you are
You got to be someone else
Because he wouldn’t touch me like that
And he wouldn’t treat me like you do
He would adore he, he wouldn’t ignore me
So I am convinced that there’s a stranger in my house

Woo

There’s a stranger in my house
It took a while to figure out

It took a while to figure out
You can’t be who you say you are
You got to be someone else
Because he wouldn’t touch me like that
And he wouldn’t treat me like you do
He would adore he, he wouldn’t ignore me
So I am convinced that there’s a stranger in my house

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“We Can’t Be Friends”

To just act like we never were
To come around and not show hurt
How dare we greet by shaking hands
Just months ago I was your man

Verbally we agreed
It was over and we were through
I’m trying to compose myself
But I just can’t get over you girl

[Chorus:]
We can’t be friends
We can’t be friends
We can’t be friends
‘Cause I’m still in love with you

I went by Mother’s, saw your car there
To her you’re still family, and it don’t seem fair
For everyone to just go on
And I’ve tried and I can’t do it
‘Cause I’m still torn
I’ve tried to think of you
As just another love in my past
That didn’t last
But it’s not that simple baby

[Chorus]

You may see me staring
Or catch me in a daze
May see me hang my head
When you come my way
Don’t get too close to me
And expect me to behave
I might just steal a kiss
If you come near my face
What I’m trying to say

[Chorus]

I like geeky stuff, politics, squirrels and monkeys.

“Me” – Tamia

[VERSE 1]
Love was the former owner
But quiet is renting our house
It ceases my lips from speaking
But forms a sarcastic smile
Suspense now raised one of your eyebrows
You asked me if there’s someone else
I replied yes hell yes

[Bridge 1]
You asked if it’s another man I said NO
You laughed and say is it a woman I say YES
Surprisingly you ask me for honey’s name

[Chorus]
And her name is me
And she loves me more than you’ll ever know
And I finally see that
Loving you and loving me just don’t seem to work at all
So patiently
She’s waiting on me to tell you that she needs love
And to choose between you two
Boy you know if I have to choose I choose me

[VERSE 2]
And she told me to tell you to never to hurt me again
Cause if you haven’t heard she’s a bad chick
Even though I haven’t been no
Yet and still you try and test me by raising an angry hand
Put it down put it down

[Bridge 2]
I’m leaving don’t try and stop me NO
I’m late and she is waiting YES
My love for me is too much so I can’t stay

[Chorus]
And her name is me
And she loves me more than you’ll ever know
And I finally see that
Loving you and loving me just don’t seem to work at all
So patiently
She’s waiting on me to tell you that she needs love
And to choose between you two
Boy you know if I have to choose I choose me

[VERSE 3]
Cause she’s actually forming a threesome
And I’m happy that I can join them
Their names are me myself and I

[Chorus]
And her name is me
She loves me more than you’ll ever know
I finally see that
Loving you and loving me just don’t seem to work at all
So patiently
She’s waiting on me to tell you that she needs love
And to choose between you two
Boy you know if I have to choose I choose me
She’s waiting on me to tell you that she needs love
Gotta to choose between you two
And you know if I have to choose I choose me
I gotta go with me

Songwriters: SHEP CRAWFORD, PUFF EWANYA JOHNSON
Me lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

I like geeky stuff, politics, squirrels and monkeys.

M.I.N.E (End This Way)

Everybody hurts
Everybody bleeds
Everybody bends to fill a need
Everybody’s born with their own curse
And I’m not alone

Everybody cries
Everybody breathes
Everybody wants to feel they’re free
Deep inside I know what I am worth
A life of my own

It could have been much worse
But it should have been better

I know I’d hurt you, deserted you
And now I see it clear
I pulled you closer, tighter
‘Cause I knew you’d disappear

I just can’t compromise, apologize
There’s nothing you can say
We both knew
It would always end this way

Everybody pains
Everybody grieves
Everybody’s making off like thieves
Every soul’s aching for release
You’re not alone

Everybody lives
Everybody leaves
Everybody begs best on their knees
Everybody’s got the same disease
No one’s alone

It could have been much worse
But it should have been better

I know I’d hurt you, deserted you
And now I see it clear
I pulled you closer, tighter
‘Cause I knew you’d disappear

I just can’t compromise, apologize
There’s nothing you can say
We both knew
It’d always end this way

Knew it’d end this way
We knew it’d end this way

I know I’d hurt you, deserted you
And now I see it clear
I pulled you closer, tighter
‘Cause I knew you’d disappear

I just can’t compromise, apologize
There’s nothing you can say
We both knew
It would always end this way

We both know
It’d always end this way

We both knew
It would always end this way

Songwriters: Ivan Moody / Jason Thomas Grinstead / Jeremy Spencer Heyde / Kane Gregory Churko / Kevin Gregory Churko / Zoltan Bathory
M.I.N.E lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Cadium Music Publishing

I like geeky stuff, politics, squirrels and monkeys.

“Not Meant to Be”

It’s never enough to say I’m sorry
It’s never enough to say I care
But I’m caught between what you wanted from me
And knowing that if I give that to you
I might just disappear

Nobody wins when everyone’s losing

It’s like one step forward and two steps back
No matter what I do you’re always mad
And I, I can’t change your mind
I know it’s like trying to turn around on a one way street
I can’t give you what you want
And it’s killing me
And I, I’m starting to see
Maybe we’re not meant to be

It’s never enough to say I love you
No, it’s never enough to say I try
It’s hard to believe
That there’s no way out for you and me
And it seems to be the story of our lives

Nobody wins when everyone’s losing

It’s like one step forward and two steps back
No matter what I do you’re always mad
And I, I can’t change your mind
I know it’s like trying to turn around on a one way street
I can’t give you what you want
And it’s killing me
And I, I’m starting to see
Maybe we’re not meant to be

There’s still time to turn this around
You could build this up instead of tearing it down
But I keep thinking
Maybe it’s too late

It’s like one step forward and two steps back
No matter what I do you’re always mad
And I, I can’t change your mind
I know it’s like trying to turn around on a one way street
I can’t give you what you want
And it’s killing me
And I, I’m starting to see
Maybe we’re not meant to be

It’s like one step forward and two steps back
No matter what I do you’re always mad
And I, baby I’m sorry to see
Maybe we’re not meant to be

“Not Meant to Be” as written by David J. Brenner David Brenner

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

I like geeky stuff, politics, squirrels and monkeys.

“Tomorrow”

I wrote some stuff below.

The sun’ll come out
Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There’ll be sun!

Just thinkin’ about
Tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
‘Til there’s none!

When I’m stuck in a day
That’s gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And Grin,
And Say,
Oh

The sun’ll come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
‘Til tomorrow
Come what may

Tomorrow!
Tomorrow!
I love ya
Tomorrow!

You’re always
A day
A way!

Tomorrow!
Tomorrow!
I love ya
Tomorrow!

You’re always
A day
A way!

Tomorrow at this time I’ll be on a plane to Atlanta, Georgia. I’m really excited and nervous and a little bit extra nuts. Got my hair and nails did1. Got my bags packed. I’m ready, yo.

Yesterday was really stressful2 and I’m hoping that’s the end of whatever I have coming my way. It wasn’t so bad that I’m losing my shit, but it was close. There was some fun to be had at our regional meeting yesterday. I think the sirs caught wind of my romantic status. I seem to be giving off that “I’m totally single and you suck” vibe already. Mofos were busy stressing. And I’m pretty one of the big guys was flirting with me. I’m almost positive. I don’t want to sleep with him3 but it made me feel good.

That’s all from me today, folks. I’ve got a busy day today. That other post I was talking about is coming soon. It’s taking some time to get together. What the fuck am I thinking? I write my best stuff without thinking much about what I’m writing. This better be good.

Until then keep your eyes peeled for stories of antics from my trip.

I like geeky stuff, politics, squirrels and monkeys.

  1. Actually did them myself, but who cares? []
  2. No, I don’t want to write about that particular incident. []
  3. Nooooooo []

“Straight Jacket”

Theory Of A Deadman – Straight Jacket lyrics
I wear a 36 long, white is my color
I wear a 36 long, white is my color
A little tight in the shoulder
But you know, it still fit me good
I wear a 36 long, white is my color
A little tight in the shoulder
But you know, it still fit me good

Anyone can see we’re a perfect match
An innocent boy and a psychopath
A week’s worth of dating and you talk about moving in
(Talk about moving too fast)
My mom disapproved and my friends would say
To break the girl’s heart but I’m too afraid
Her clickbait body was a tractor beam
She was a Tesla Model S with the ludicrous speed
The sex was good but we always fight
I’d try to leave your sorry ass but end up spending the night
Your sweetness, my weakness, you’re mean though ingenious
Nothing can come between us (Man, have you seen us?)

I’ve lost it, you’re toxic, I botched this, I’m nauseous
Man, I gotta be

Out of my mind, be going crazy
‘Cause it doesn’t faze me
Yeah, the way you treat me so bad
I must be out of my brain
Hallucinating
Well, it doesn’t faze me
Yeah, the way you treat me so bad
I must be out of my mind

Free at last, I’m free at last
Something I’ll never say is “I’m free at last”
She ain’t around so I can vent and get it off my chest
(So here we go, three, two, one)
And you’re supercali-pessimistic-expiali-narcissistic
You were Mary Poppins, you’d be soon be going out of business
God as my witness, you got a Honda Civic
‘Cause you’re backseat driving my life

I just wanna sleep my life away
I must be

Out of my mind, be going crazy
‘Cause it doesn’t faze me
Yeah, the way you treat me so bad
I must be out of my brain
Hallucinating
Well, it doesn’t faze me
Yeah, the way you treat me so bad
Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad

I’m freaking out, I’m panic attacking
Yeah, I mentally had it, now my living room’s padded
I’m a sadist, I’m addicted to this heroin
You’re Tonya Harding and I’m your Nancy Kerrigan
Like Lloyd Braun, I just wanted serenity
But you had to go testing me, gave me suicide tendencies
Your little games, your little, little games
You tricked me into staying, your playing is getting lame
From touching your sweet things to tracking your calls
Go from smacking your ass to punching holes in the walls
Go from sending me fire nudes to eyeing up other dudes
From picking a favorite song to playlisting break up tunes
Started so high, now I can hardly breathe
Go from weak in the knees to being too weak I can’t leave
You called it, it’s all my fault, this I know
Guess I’m better off dead inside than being alone

I just wanna sleep my life away
Oh!

I must be out of my mind, be going crazy
‘Cause it doesn’t faze me
Yeah, the way you treat me so bad
I must be out of my brain
Hallucinating
Well, it doesn’t faze me
Yeah, the way you treat me so bad
I must be out of my mind

Yeah, yeah, oh
I must be out of my mind

And you’re supercali-pessimistic-expiali-narcissistic
You were Mary Poppins, you’d be soon be going out of business

Yeah, oh, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad

I like geeky stuff, politics, squirrels and monkeys.

“Good Riddance”

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test and known as why
It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life

So take the photographs and still-frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it’s worth, it was worth all the while

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right
I hope you had the time of your life
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right
I hope you had the time of your life

Songwriters: Michael Pritchard / Frank E. / Iii Wright / Billie Joe Armstrong
Good Riddance lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

I like geeky stuff, politics, squirrels and monkeys.