Discography

Discography

Become You

  • Release date: 2002-Mar-12
  • Label: Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainmen

Become You is the eigth studio album by Indigo Girls, released in 2002.

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    Moment Of Forgiveness

    Lyrics

    Well I guess that I was lonely
    That's why I called you on the phone
    Cause in a moment of forgiveness
    I didn't want to be alone

    And I guess that I was willin
    More than I ever was before
    Cause in a moment of forgiveness
    I come a knockin at your door

    Baby I woke up crying last night
    Just to realize that you were gone
    Has it been two long years without you
    Tell me now
    When are you gonna come home

    Guess that I was hoping
    That you'd finally understand
    And in a moment of forgiveness
    You'd reach out and take my hand

    Now baby I know
    Your not one for bearing witness
    (baby I know)
    And you told me that
    One wrong move is gonna sell you out
    (one wrong move)
    And I see that you kept your word
    (see that you kept your word)
    And made it harder than it had to be
    Wish I could save you the trouble baby
    (oh oh oh)
    Give you a little piece of mind

    Baby I woke up crying last night
    Just to realize that you were gone
    It's been two long years without you
    When are you gonna come home

    Guess that I was hoping
    That you'd finally understand
    And in a moment of forgiveness
    You'd reach out and take my hand

    And in a moment of forgiveness
    You'd reach out and take my hand

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    Deconstruction

    Lyrics

    We talked up all night
    And still came to no conclusion
    We started a fight
    That ended in silent confusion

    And as we sat stuck
    You could hear the trash truck
    Making its way through the neighborhood

    Picking up the thrown out
    Different from house to house
    We get to decide what we think is no good

    We're sculpted from youth
    The chipping away makes me weary
    And as for the truth
    It seems like we just pick a theory

    Ah it's the one that justifies
    Our daily lives
    And backs us with quiver and arrows

    To protect openings
    Cause when the warring begins
    How quickly the wide open narrows

    Into the smallness of
    Our deconstruction of love
    We thought it was changing
    But it never was
    It's just the same as it ever was

    A family of foxes
    Came to my yard and dug in
    So I looked in a book
    To see what this could possibly mean

    Yeah cause there's fate in the breeze
    Signs in the trees
    And possible tragic events

    When forces collide
    With the damage strewn wide
    And holes blasted straight through the fence

    Oh the sky starts to crash
    (into the smallness of)
    The rain on the roof starts to drumming
    (our)
    And laid up like cash
    (deconstruction of love)
    Your take on my list of shortcommings

    And now the show starts to close
    (the show)
    I know how this goes
    (starts to close)
    The plots a predicatable showing

    And though it seems grand
    We're just one speck of sand
    And back to the hourglass we're going

    Back to the smallness of
    (into the smallness of)
    Our deconstruction of love
    (our deconstruction of love)
    We thought it was changing
    But it never was

    We're still in the smallness of
    (into the smallness of)
    Our deconstruction of love
    (our deconstruction)
    We thought it was changing but it never was

    Our deconstruction of love

    Our deconstruction of love

  3. Play

    Become You

    Lyrics

    I heard you sing a rebel song
    Sung it loud and all alone
    We can't afford the things you save
    We can't afford the warranty

    Well I see you walking in the glare
    Down the county road we share
    Our southern blood my heresy
    Damn that ol' confederacy

    It took a
    Long time to
    Become the thing
    I am to you
    And you won't
    Tear it apart
    Without a fight
    Without a heart

    I'm sorry for what you've learned
    (learned)
    When you feel the tables turn
    To run so hard in your race
    (race)
    Now you found who set the pace

    The landed aristocracy
    Exploiting all your enmity
    All your daddies fought in vain
    Leave you with the mark of Cain

    It took a
    Long time to
    Become the thing
    I am to you
    And you won't
    Tear it apart
    Without a fight
    Without a heart

    It took a
    Long time to
    Become you
    Become you

    The center holds so they say
    (it never held too well for me)
    It never held too well for me
    (the center holds so they say)
    I won't stop short for common ground
    (that vilifies the trodden down)
    That vilifies the trodden down
    (i won't stop)

    The center held the bonded slave
    For the sake of industry
    (ah)
    The center held the bloody hand
    Of the executioner man
    (ah)

    It took a
    Long time to
    Become the thing
    I am to you
    And you won't
    Tear it apart
    Without a fight
    Without a heart

    It took a
    Long time to
    Become you
    Become you

    It took a
    Long time to
    Become you
    Become you

  4. Play

    You've Got To Show

    Lyrics

    Yes it's true
    I've gotten very
    Moody over you

    Don't think I don't
    Sense your caution
    Way across the room

    Or across the phone lines
    Big black ocean
    Conversation brief

    We can't find
    A clear connection
    And I can't get relief

    Why don't we both agree
    We're both afraid
    And too afraid to say

    If I say
    Count to three
    (count to three)
    Move toward me
    (move toward me)
    Would you meet me half the way
    (would you meet me)

    There are a thousand things about me
    I want only you to know
    But I can't go there alone
    You've got to show

    While you occupy me
    I command my dreams
    Each day

    To bring you in me
    Even thinly
    As the morning chases you away

    I half believe
    If I just picture us
    We will come true

    Wishful thinking
    Or my hopes sinking
    Half depends on you

    Why don't we both agree
    (why don't we both agree)
    We're both afraid
    And too afraid to say
    (too afraid to say)

    If I say
    Count to three
    (count to three)
    Move toward me
    (move toward me)
    Would you meet me half the way
    (would you meet me)

    There are a thousand things about me
    I want only you to know
    But I can't got there alone
    You've got to show me

    (show me)
    You are fully alive
    If you want to fly
    Take this dive
    If you want to kiss
    Kiss for real
    I'll give you back everything you feel

    Drive in space
    That peaceful place
    You'd be my secret sharer

    Front and back
    And all around
    The thin margin of error

    Ah move too fast
    Or move too slow
    Or somewhere in between

    Or navigate your
    Perfect distance
    Your getaway is clean

    Why don't we both agree
    That we're both afraid
    And we're too afraid to say

    If I say
    Count to three
    And move toward me
    Would you meet me half way

    Cause there are a thousand things about me
    I want only you to know
    I want only you to know
    I want only you to know
    But I can't got there alone
    You've got to show

  5. Play

    Yield

    Lyrics

    I was downstairs
    In the greenroom
    Waiting for you
    To appear
    I said hello
    To your family
    I said hello
    To your friends
    I said hello
    To this situation
    That never yields

    Now it's easy
    For me to tell you
    That my love for you
    Is sincere
    But I once stumbled
    On these feelings
    (on these feelings)
    And I once stumbled
    On these words
    (on these words)
    Something you
    Don't ever stumble on
    Dear

    Yeah you were so
    Baroque
    All those words
    Just to tell me no
    And you were so
    Soft spoken
    With all of the others
    Who said you weren't broken
    Oh they just let you go

    Yeah you were so
    Baroque
    All of those words
    Just to tell me no
    And you were so
    Soft spoken
    With all of the others
    Who said you weren't broken
    Oh they just let you go

    When you're three days
    Down the highway
    And you're looking
    Like I feel
    And it takes a lot
    (takes a lot)
    To keep it going
    It takes a lot
    (takes a lot)
    To keep it real
    Take some time
    (take some time)
    For yourself
    And learn to yield

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    Collecting You

    Lyrics

    I could paint you in the dark
    Cause I've studied you with hunger
    Like a work of art
    And these are very secret days
    I collect my information
    Then I stowe it all away
    Call me
    When you breeze through
    To your appointments
    The work you do
    Call me
    I'm collecting you

    The pleading prayer and hairshirt sting
    My hair-trigger love and faulty spring
    Motivation smokes a name
    I don't like that smile applied to me
    So blindly just the same
    Call me
    When you breeze through
    To your appointments
    The work you do
    Call me
    I'm collecting you

    Turning up my collar
    (turning up my collar)
    To an unseasonal chill
    You ask a favor
    You know I will
    And the rain comes a surprise
    We fly across the railroad ties
    I feel the danger
    The foolish thrill
    Oh yes I will

    What it will or won't be then
    The shutter pre development of the of the ink full in the pen
    Mind the minds eye's trickery
    Cause you might picture killer beautiful
    Much more than it might be
    Call me
    Tell me
    What you're up to
    What you'll do
    Call me
    I'm collecting you

    I would be foolish
    To think that I
    Could turn it off
    And stay alive
    The way I live
    When you switch on
    Hand on the dimmer
    (my hands you)
    Give me just a glimmer
    (in the glimmer)
    Give me just a shadow
    (just a shadow)
    Of hope around the edges
    Agony and rapture
    Forever uncaptured

    Take these secrets to your grave
    Drug across your landscape
    And buried in your cave
    (your piling up)
    Your piling up and out of sight
    (out of sight)
    Every try to add it up just feels like counting shades of light
    Call me yeah
    Tell me
    What you're up to
    What you do
    Call me
    I'm collecting you

    Hang it in my window
    Let it complicate my view
    The separation
    The glass of you
    But I can paint this picture
    Any way that I see fit
    The art of pain
    The subject sits
    Unmoved

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    Hope Alone

    Lyrics

    Let's not drag this out
    Everything's in motion
    Though I've only ever loved you kind
    And with devotion
    I remember when I met you
    And even from the start
    I thought one day you'd probably just come home
    And break my heart

    It's funny what you know
    And still go on pretending
    With no good evidence
    You'll ever see that happy ending

    You
    Looking for your distance
    And sensing my resistance
    You had to do your will

    I
    Had to learn the hard way
    We were just an empty dream too big
    For hope alone to fill

    I know I'm a dreamer
    (i know that I'm a)
    So I'll give you that
    (dreamer)
    Still I hope I'm more than just a place
    (still I hope I'm more)
    You laid your hat
    (than a place you laid your hat)
    You're a land of secrets
    (you are its only)
    Its only citizen
    (citizen)
    And though I paid my dues
    (though I paid)
    I was never allowed in
    (i was never allowed in)
    And so I am a stranger
    (so I am a stranger)
    Especially today
    (especially today)
    As I get sad and lonely
    And you get your way

    You
    Were looking for your distance
    And sensing my resistance
    You had to do your will

    I
    I had to learn the hard way
    That we were just an empty dream too big
    For hope alone to fill

    Holding on for change I know
    We never stood a chance
    (no we never stood a chance)
    So I could only wait
    And watch you slip right through my hands
    (watch you slip right through my hands)

    You
    Were always looking for your distance
    And sensing my resistance
    You had to do your will

    I
    I had to learn the hard way
    We were just an empty dream too big
    For hope alone to fill

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    Bitterroot

    Lyrics

    Tonight I'll be sleeping on the mountain top
    I got a billion stars for my witness
    In the morning I'll go down and the sun comes up
    And I'll take a drink from the bitter root river

    Have you been lonely
    (yes I've been lonely)
    I've been lonely too

    Have you been lonely
    (yes I've been lonely)
    I've been lonely too

    Tonight I'll be sleeping on the mountain top
    I got a billion stars for my witness
    In the morning I'll go down and the sun comes up
    I'll take a drink from the bitterroot river

    Have you been traveling
    (yes I've been traveling)
    I've been traveling too

    (that girl can play)

    Have you been traveling
    (yes I've been traveling)
    I've been traveling too

    (lordy help me to play)

    Tonight I'll be sleeping on the mountain top
    I got a billion stars for my witness
    In the morning I'll go down and the sun comes up
    I'll take a drink from the bitterroot river
    I'll take a drink from the bitterroot river
    I'll take a drink from the bitterroot river

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    Our Deliverance

    Lyrics

    Now we can say that nothing's lost and only change brings round the prophecy
    Where now it's melting, the solid frost was once a veil on greener landscapes we would see
    Beneath my surface the water's heating
    And steam comes up and out the tears you see me shine
    For every strange and bitter moment there was never a better time

    For every pleasure exacts its pain
    How you hurt me how you were good to me
    Beneath my window a mournful train that makes me smile at my bad poetry
    Beneath my surface a song is rising
    It may be simple while it hides its true intent
    We may be looking for our deliverance but it has already been sent

    It's in the night fall when the light falls
    And what you've seen isn't there anymore
    It's in our blind trust that love will find us
    Just like it has before

    They're sending soldiers to distant places
    X's and O's on someone's drawing board
    Like green and plastic but with human faces
    And they want to tell you it's a merciful sword

    But with all the blood newly dried in the desert
    Can we not fertilize the land with something else
    There is no nation by god exempted
    Lay down your weapons and love your neighbor as yourself

    In the night fall when the light falls
    And what you've seen isn't there anymore
    It's through our blind trust that love will find us
    Just like it has before

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    Starkeville

    Lyrics

    If you were here in Starkville
    Townie boys would love the way you stare
    If you were here in Starkville
    Well the local girls they wouldn't have a prayer

    Well I've spent a reckless night inside the wonder
    Of your everlasting charm
    Now I'm haunted by geography and the flora
    And the fauna of your heart

    At the dawning of some road worn day
    I call you on a whim just to say
    The morning birds are singing
    But I could not do them justice
    So I hung up and I fell back to sleep

    But I'm in love with my mobility
    Sometimes this life can be a drag
    Like when I noticed your nobility
    And how my leaving
    It only held you back

    But I remember one occasion
    When you were drinking
    And you asked me to the coast
    But I was hell bent on agony back then
    And so I missed the boat

    At the dawning of some road worn day
    I call you on a whim just to say
    My regrets become distractions
    When I can not do them justice
    Then I hung up and I fell back to sleep

    When I was down in Starkville
    I was hiding out inside some comfort inn
    From a local gang of troubadours
    When the homecoming queen
    She come ridin in
    (oooh)
    Yeah

    Yeah but I slipped out of my room into the rain
    (oooh)
    And I went running for my health
    (oooh)
    I watched those headlights turn to moonlight
    And finally I was running by myself

    Now its the dawning of some road worn day
    And I call you on a whim just to say
    The morning birds are singing

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    She's Saving Me

    Lyrics

    We were sitting round a dying fire
    Somebody lit incense
    Somebody lit a cigarette
    And passed a bottle around
    It was just strawberry season
    Backbreaking pickers in the patches
    Everythings burning down to ashes
    And down to the ground
    She's saving me
    I don't even think she knows it
    It's a strange way to show it as distant as
    Last nights dream unravels
    She's saving me
    I'm a very lost soul
    I was born with a hole in my heart
    The size of my land locked travels

    I try to put it aside
    But it's too much bigger than me
    There's a big brown hawk in the tree
    Lighting and leaving
    And there's tea leaves tossing
    Heads up pennies in my pocket
    Dead star like a rocket
    The arc of my grieving
    She's saving me
    I don't even think she knows it
    Its a strange way to show it
    As distant as last nights dream unravels
    She's saving me
    I'm a very lost soul
    I was born with a hole in my heart
    The size of my land locked travels

    The sky pours out biblical rain
    Then days so still the beauty gives you pain
    The heatwave kills the green
    And she remains unseen
    But colors up my dreams
    With all things blooming

    This is not all there is
    It's not a kingdom
    It's not an angry god
    It feels like her
    It feels like no fear
    It feels like no doubt
    It feels like inside out
    The ashes stir
    She's saving me
    I don't even think she knows it
    Such a strange way to show it as distant as
    Last nights dream unravels
    She's saving me
    I'm a very lost soul
    I was born with a hole in my heart
    The size of my land locked travels

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    Neuvas Senoritas

    Lyrics

    We blew off immigration
    The moon was sitting high
    We drove from lacandon into comitan
    And Gloria was singing
    And Cecelia closed her eyes
    And I saw them
    Drifting out over the night sky

    I said neuva senoritas
    Are you gone to brighter days
    Have you found your greener valley
    And the place where your heart stays

    I'm headed back to the flatland's
    And you're headed up to the hills
    Rain brings you home middle of July
    I guess I just got lonesome
    When I think about how you feel
    Six months gone
    And no one to dry your eyes

    I said nueva senoritas
    Are you gone to brighter days
    Have you found your greener valley
    And the place where your heart stays

    I said nueva senoritas
    Are you gone to brighter days
    Have you found your greener valley
    And the place where your heart stays

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