Sometimes Things Don't Turn Out How You Thought They Would

by Thomas Paessler Band

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Love is great, but the reality is that sometimes things don't turn out how we thought they would.

That's ok too...after you stop crying. :P

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released December 20, 2009

everything - Thomas Paessler
album art - Emily Ferrell

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Track Name: I am a Ghost
I am a ghost, my body has gone
oh please, don't come looking for me
I'm over across the ether
through the telephone speaker
my body lies over the sea
I am a ghost, electronic apparition
oh please, come conjure me up
I'm just on the other side
of this ephemeral divide
and the day is not long coming
when we can give it up

Oh, there's a pain in leaving
Oh, one I won't quite touch
and I can't escape the lingering feeling
tomorrow's dawn will still shine
on those whom my heart has loved

I am a lover, my body was wrong
to try to keep hold of you
I strove to lay claim
to what could not be maintained
when all that we had was half-true
I am a lover, all vigor and fire
ready to face for your sake what I must
but all my effort spent
would not defeat your indifference
and I pray it's not long coming
when I can give you up

Oh, there's a pain in seeing you
Oh, one I won't quite touch
though your feelings have died the look in my eyes
says always and forever
you'll mean just as much

I am a man, my body is strong
the one that you gave to me
it's endowed with volition
and human ambition
to pursue what life is meant to be
I am a man, flesh and bone and spirit
and oh, try as I might
it seems my efforts have borne
a disastrous storm
while I wait for the day coming
please, get me through this night

Oh, there's a pain in needing
Oh, one my pride can't touch
the truth uncovers as my earnest hands flutter
and blow away in the breeze
that you're more than a crutch

and joy, joy comes in the morning
and joy, joy comes in our mourning

and joy, joy comes without warning
Track Name: Manhattan In The Morning
Manhattan in the morning
I followed you to Bedford Ave.
I walked on the streets as you lay between your sheets
and waited for you to lift your sleeping head
last night's kiss
still lingers on my lips
and sits on the stoop of my mind
with what I'd hoped torn asunder it leaves me to wonder
is this what I came hoping to find?
yes it is.

I needed to sit with you, by the water's edge
look at that skyline, and hardly say a word
I needed to sit alone by the water's edge
lift my eyes to heaven, and finally come to terms

The Staten island ferry
rolling gently through the waves
I stood in front of the wind to protect you from it
like you stood to protect me from me
I can see
what I'd kept hidden from myself
though I've known it for a time to be true
you can do better than this, and I have to admit
that I pray a day is coming when I can do at least as good as you

I needed to sit with you, in times square's light
look at those lights, and hardly say a word
I needed to sit alone, in times square's light
set my face towards the present, and my feet on the earth

oh, you know I think you hung the moon
oh, you know I didn't know what else to do
oh, we both know what we were hoping to find
but perhaps in the end you were never supposed to be mine
and that's fine.

Airports in the morning
but until then New York all afternoon
but it's you and me that make a place magic, you see
we make it what it's meant to be
Track Name: Out The Door
So close, how's it go?
but still a million miles away
and traveling in the other direction
further and further every day
until the memory of what had been
is just a speck on the horizon
that you scan for signs of hope
but find nothing to lay your eyes on
because it's gone

You're never going to find what you're looking for
no you're never going to find what you're looking for
you might as well go ahead and settle for second best
you're never going to find what you're looking for
she already walked out the door
you might as well go ahead and settle for second best

you just imagined it, you say
to try and deal with the pain
I fabricated this kind of romance
real people don't feel this way
I'm a victim of poetry, and love songs
and my own petty hope
and the list of the disillusioned
is pretty long
so at least I'm not alone.

You're never going to find what you're looking for
no you're never going to find what you're looking for
you might as well go ahead and settle for second best
you're never going to find what you're looking for
she already walked out the door
you might as well go ahead and settle for second best

So close, how's it go?
but still a million miles away
oh, I'm done waiting for someday to be today

Oh I know I can find what I'm looking for
I know I can find what I'm looking for
I won't give this heart over to distress
Track Name: Unexpectedly Sentimental
the final nail in the final coffin
and I put it in the earth
amongst the other memories
that speak of what we were
and I can still hear their murmur
as I walk amongst the tombs
for you can't really lay to rest
what's still living in your bones
so I leave the gates wide open
to revisit from time to time
to pay my solemn respects
and peace therein to find
and so we started like we would end
a house abandoned to the wind
full of effects of what was left behind
and ghosts of a life never realized

and these days all I find
are old corks from our wine
that speak of different times, different times

The first word on the first page
of a new chapter of life
that builds on all that's taken place
in between you and I
in what has become two diverging tales
that I thought would be just one
I guess I missed the plot twist
in a story neither spun
but we embraced it and each other
as I kissed you on the cheek
the stage directions read "exit stage left"
and thus I took my leave
and so we ended like we would start
with a loving embrace and heavy heart
and an ocean of distance that lay in between
a new life for you, and a new life for me

and these days all I don't mind
these old corks from our wine
that speak of different times, different times
Track Name: Sometimes Things Don't Turn Out How You Thought They Would
You can call me a drunk
and you can call me a fool
and I'll tell you that I'm a happy one
except when things don't come through
and granted things don't come through
most of the time
but half the fun is getting there
with the other half hanging on the line

Oh, sometimes things don't turn out how you thought they would
that don't make it bad and that don't make it good
I just give my whole self to each opportunity I've met
so if I ever have to sing this song, I do it with no regrets

I thought she was the one
I for her, and she for me
if things kept going our way
happily ever after we'd be
so I threw myself all in
but when all was said and done
reality said it was over
when it'd only just begun

Oh, sometimes things don't turn out how you thought they would
that don't make it bad and that don't make it good
I just give my whole self to each opportunity I've met
so if I ever have to sing this song, I do it with no regrets