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"The Idler Wheel..." (2012)




Every Single Night lyrics - Fiona Apple

Every single night
I endure the flight
Of little wings of white-flamed
Butterflies in my brain
These ideas of mine
Percolate the mind
Trickle down the spine
Swarm the belly, swelling to a blaze
That's when the pain comes in
Like a second skeleton
Trying to fit beneath the skin
I can't fit the feelings in
Every single night's alight with my brain

What'd I say to her
Why'd I say it to her
What does she think of me
That I'm not what I ought to be
That I'm what I try not to be
It's got to be somebody else's fault
I can't get caught
If what I am is what I am, cause I does what I does
Then brother, get back, cause my breast's gonna bust open
The rib is the shell and the heart is the yolk and
I just made a meal for us both to choke on
Every single night's a fight with my brain

I just want to feel everything

So I'm gonna try to be still now
Gonna renounce the mill a little while and
If we had a double-king-sized bed
We could move in it and I'd soon forget
That what I am is what I am cause I does what I does
And maybe I'd relax, let my breast just bust open
My heart's made of parts of all that surround me
And that's why the devil just can't get around me
Every single night's alright, every single night's a fight
And every single fight's alright with my brain

I just want to feel everything
I just want to feel everything
I just want to feel everything
I just want to feel everything

Daredevil lyrics - Fiona Apple

I guess I just must be a daredevil
I don't feel anything until I smash it up
I'm caught on the cold, caught on the hot
Not so with the warmer lot
And all I want is a confidant
To help me laugh it off

And don't let me ruin me
I may need a chaperone

Say I'm an airplane
And the gashes I got from my heartbreak
Make the slots and the flaps upon my wing
And I use them to give me lip
Hip hip for the lift
Hip hip for the drag
I want them all in my bag
Oh give me anything and I'll turn it into a gift

But don't let me ruin me
I may need a chaperone

Seek me out
Look at, look at, look at, look at me
I'm all the fishes in the sea
Wake me up
Give me, give me, give me what you got
In your mind, in the middle of the night

Maybe you let me look out for you
Protect what I found in you
And never let it starve
Then that way, you let me stay
Skirt in my skirt like I want to
And I will try hard to hold onto you with open arms

But don't let me ruin me
I may need a chaperone

Valentine lyrics - Fiona Apple

You didn't see my valentine
I sent it via pantomime
While you were watchin' someone else
I stared at you and cut myself

Its all I'll do 'cause I'm not free
A fugitive too dull to flee
I'm amorous but out of reach
A still life drawing of a peach

I'm a tulip in a cup
I stand no chance of growing up
I've made my peace I'm dead I'm done
I watched you live to have my fun

I root for you, I love you. You, you, you, you. [x2]

I made it to a dinner date
My tear drops seasoned every plate
I tried to dance but lost my nerve
I cramped up in the learning curve

I'm a tulip in a cup
I stand no chance of growing up
I'm resigned to sail on through
In the wake of tales of you

I root for you, I love you. You, you, you, you.
I root for you, I love you. You, you, you.
I root for you, I love you. You, you, you, you, you, you, you.
I root for you, I love you. You, you, you.

Jonathan lyrics - Fiona Apple

Jonathan, call again
Take me to Coney Island
Take me on the train
Kiss me while I calculate
And calibrate and heaven's sake
Don't make me explain

Just tolerate my little fist
Tugging on your forest chest
I don't wanna talk about
I don't wanna talk about anything
I don't wanna talk about
I don't wanna talk about anything

Jonathan, anything
And anyone that you have done
Has gotta be alright with me
If she's part of
The reason you are how you are
She's alright with me

Just tolerate my little fist
Tugging on your forest chest
I don't wanna talk about
I don't wanna talk about anything
I don't wanna talk about
I don't wanna talk about anything

You like to captain
A capsized ship
But I like watching you live [x2]

Jonathan, call again
Take me to Coney Island
Take me on the train
Kiss me while I calculate
And calibrate and heaven's sake
Don't make me explain

Just tolerate my little fist
Tugging on your forest chest
I don't wanna talk about
I don't wanna talk about anything
I don't wanna talk about
I don't wanna talk about anything

Left Alone lyrics - Fiona apple

You made your major overtures
When you were a sure and orotund mutt
And I was still a dewy petal
Rather than a moribund slut
My love wrecked you
You packed to twirl your skirt at the palace
It hurt more than it ought to hurt
I went to work to cultivate a callus

[Hook:]
And now I'm hard, too hard to know
I don't cry when I'm sad anymore, no no
Tears calcify in my tummy
Fears go inside a bot-tle

How can I ask anyone to love me
When all I do is beg to be left alone?

Oh, when I try to love
I can love the same man in the same bed in the same city
But not in the same room, it's a pity, but
Oh, it never bothered me before
Not 'til this guy, what a guy, oh God what a good guy
And I can't even enjoy him

[Hook]

How can I ask anyone to love me
When all I do is beg to be left
When all I do is beg to be left
When all I do is beg to be left alone
Alone, alone

My ills are reticulate
My woes are granular
The ants weigh more than the elephants
Nothing, nothing is manageable
So, couldn't we skip the valedictories?
I can see a door there:
Shut it and forget my number

[Hook]

How can I ask anyone to love me
When all I do is beg to be left
When all I do is beg to be left
When all I do is beg to be left alone

Werewolf lyrics - Fiona Apple

I could liken you to a werewolf
The way you left me for dead
But I admit that I provided a full moon

And I could liken you to a shark
The way you bit off my head
But then again I was waving around a bleeding open wound

But you were such a super guy
'Til the second you get away from me
We're like a wishing well
And a bolt of electricity
But we can still support each other
All we gotta do is avoid each other
Nothing wrong when a song ends in a minor key
Nothing wrong when a song ends in a minor key

The lava of a volcano
Shot up hot from under the sea
One thing leads to another
And you made an island of me

And I could liken you to a chemical
The way you made me compound to compound
But I'm a chemical too
Inevitable you and me would mix

And I could liken you to a lot of things
But I always come around
Cause in the end I'm a sensible girl
I know the fiction of the fix

But you were such a super guy
'Til the second you get away from me
We're like a wishing well
And a bolt of electricity
But we can still support each other
All we gotta do is avoid each other
Nothing wrong when a song ends in a minor key
Nothing wrong when a song ends in a minor key

Periphery lyrics - Fiona Apple

Oh, the periphery
They throw good parties there
Those peripheral idiots
Always have a bite to bare
Bear it if you can
If you really want to

Go to the periphery
Have them celebrate your name
Have them forge you a pedigree and then you'll be
Left to run the races lame
But if you want
If you think it's worth it
Go now, with me

Cause I don't appreciate
People who
Don't appreciate
All that loving must've been lacking something
If I got bored trying to figure you out
You let me down
I don't even like you anymore at all

Oh, the periphery
I lost another one there
He found a prettier girl than me
With a more even-tempered air
And if he wants her, he should get her
Cause I think he thinks she's worth it
And maybe they'll move from the periphery
By themselves, or on a plot of land
And I'll care in a different capacity, I'll just be
Hoping he makes a good family man
And if he finds himself yearning
For his throne on the silly side
Nothing wrong as long as he's learning
Besides, you can take it up with his brethren
Or with his bride, just not with me

Cause I don't appreciate
People who
Don't appreciate
All that loving must've been lacking something
If I got bored trying to figure you out
You let me down
I don't even like you anymore at all

Oh, the periphery
Oh, the periphery
Oh, the periphery
Oh, the periphery
Stay away
Stay away
Away, away
Stay away, away

Regret lyrics - Fiona Apple

'Member when we argued on the concept of regret?
You were an expert even then but not me, not yet
Now all you gotta do's remind me that we met
And there you got me, that's how you got me, you taught me to regret

'Member how I asked you why are you so mean?
You didn't know how to react to bein' seen
I tried to be your friend, you made me shamed so I'm getting even
And there you got me, that's how you got me, you taught me to be mean

[Hook x2]
I ran out of white dove feathers
To soak up the hot piss that comes from your mouth
Every time you address me

Member when I was so sick and you didn't believe me?
Then you got sick too and guess who took care of you?
You hated that, didn't you? Didn't you?
Now when you look at me, you're condemned to see
The monster your mother made you to be
And there ya got me, that's how you got free, you got rid of me

[Hook x2]

Alone
Leave me alone
Leave me alone, leave me alone
Leave me alone, leave me alone
Alone

Anything We Want lyrics - Fiona Apple

My cheeks were reflecting the longest wavelength
My fan was folded up and grazing my forehead
And I kept touching my neck
To guide your eye to where I wanted you to kiss me when we find some time alone.

My scars were reflecting the mist in your headlights
I looked like a neon zebra shaking rain off her stripes
And the rivulets had you riveted to the places that I wanted you to kiss me when we find some time alone

And then we can do anything we want
And then we can do anything we want
And then we can do anything we want

We started out sipping the water
And now we try to swallow the wave
And we try not to let those bastards get us down
We don't worry anymore cause we know when the guff comes we get brave
After all, look around
It's happening, it's happening, it's happening now

Let's pretend we're eight years old playing hookey
I'll draw on the wall and you can play UFC rookie
Then we'll grow up
Take our clothes off
And you remind me that I wanted you to kiss me when we find some time alone

And then we can do anything we want
And then we can do anything we want
And then we can do anything we want
And then we can do anything we want

Hot Knife lyrics - Fiona Apple

If I'm butter, if I'm butter,
If I'm butter, then he's a hot knife,
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing the dancing bird of paradise.

If I'm butter, if I'm butter,
If I'm butter, then he's a hot knife,
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing the dancing bird of paradise.

He excites me
Must be like a genesis of rhythm
I get feisty
Whenever I'm with him

If I'm butter, if I'm butter,
If I’m butter, then he's a hot knife,
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen
Showing the dancing bird of paradise.

I'm a hot knife, I'm a hot knife,
I'm a hot knife, he's a pat of butter.
If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that
He's never gonna need another, never need another.

If I'm butter, if I'm butter (I'm a hot knife, I'm a hot knife)
If I’m butter, then he's a hot knife (I'm a hot knife, he's a pat of butter)
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen (If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that)
Showing the dancing bird of paradise (He's never gonna need another, never need another)

If I'm butter, if I'm butter (I'm a hot knife, I'm a hot knife)
If I’m butter, then he's a hot knife (I'm a hot knife, he's a pat of butter)
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen (If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that)
Showing the dancing bird of paradise (He's never gonna need another, never need another)

He excites me
Must be like the genesis of rhythm
I get feisty
Whenever I'm with him.

If I'm butter, if I'm butter (I'm a hot knife, I'm a hot knife)
If I’m butter, then he's a hot knife (I'm a hot knife, he's a pat of butter)
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen (If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that)
Showing the dancing bird of paradise (He's never gonna need another, never need another)

If I'm butter, if I'm butter (I'm a hot knife, I'm a hot knife)
If I’m butter, then he's a hot knife (I'm a hot knife, he's a pat of butter)
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen (If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that)
Showing the dancing bird of paradise (He's never gonna need another, never need another)

I'm a hot knife, I'm a hot knife,
I'm a hot knife, he's a pat of butter.
If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that
He's never gonna need another, never need another.

I'm a hot knife, I'm a hot knife,
I'm a hot knife, he's a pat of butter.
If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that
He's never gonna need another, never need another.

He excites me
Must be like the genesis of rhythm
I get feisty
Whenever I'm with him.

[7x]
If I'm butter, if I'm butter (I'm a hot knife, I'm a hot knife)
If I’m butter, then he's a hot knife (I'm a hot knife, he's a pat of butter)
He makes my heart a cinemascope screen (If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that)
Showing the dancing bird of paradise (He's never gonna need another, never need another)

Largo lyrics - Fiona Apple

I was recently rid of a man again,
So I caught me a cab to see Flanagan.
I told the cabbie 'To the alley in back'
I told myself coming would keep me intact

Flanny shouts from the second floor
as I crossed the lot to the kitchen door
I see Guillermo and give him some lip
and I cross to the bar, Ellen pours me a nip
and I look to the stage it's the rock of rage, as Jon is on.

and how could I listen without wanting to be with them,
and how could I have thought that I was ever alone?

I feel like singing and drinking and stuff
and I don't wanna care if I stumble or cry
Handle me like family and that'll be enough,
to keep me from dying when I want to die.

When over the rainbow's too far
go to Lar-go to Lar-go to Largo

When over the rainbow's too far
go to Lar-go to Lar-go to Largo

I'm hopping scotches with Loretta and Bob,
but, but barely containing my rapturous song
Jon's calling names here like Santas reindeer
on Palmer on Leisz on Sarah on Sean.

I love watching the Watkins when there rocking with Garza
I want to be part of the band though
and when Mr. Tench is on the bench I want to be the piano.

I feel like singing and drinking and stuff
and I don't wanna care if I stumble or cry
Handle me like family and that'll be enough,
to keep me from dying when I want to die.

When over the rainbow's too far
go to Lar-go to Lar-go to Largo

When over the rainbow's too far
go to Lar-go to Lar-go to Largo

Fiona Apple other songs:

Dull Tool lyrics - Fiona Apple

Come on out, come on out
Where'd you go? Where'd you go?
I don't mean to play here

Figure out, figure out
What you know, what you know
Figure out how to say it clear

'Cause you're more likely to get cut with a dull tool 
than a sharper one

You, you stuck around,
You stuck around,
You stuck around,
Until you got me
Then, then you dropped me

You, you don't kiss when you kiss
You don't fuck when you fuck
You don't say what you mean
You don’t talk loud enough

No pulse in your impulse, celebration is impossible

You forgot the difference between equanimity and passivity
You forgot you have to try, you have to try, you have to try
You forgot that glorious feeling that you get when you get the truth
So tell that girl you don't love her
And if you do, tell her two times

'Cause you're more likely to get cut with a dull tool 
than a sharper one

You, you don't kiss when you kiss
You don't fuck when you fuck
You don't say what you mean
You don’t talk loud enough

No pulse in your impulse, celebration is impossible

And you don't kiss when you kiss
You don't fuck when you fuck
You don't say what you mean
You don’t talk loud enough

No pulse in your impulse, celebration is impossible

You don't kiss when you kiss
You don't fuck when you fuck
You don't say what you mean
You don’t talk loud enough

No pulse in your impulse, celebration is impossible

And you don't kiss when you kiss
You don't fuck when you fuck
You don't say what you mean
You don’t talk loud enough

No pulse in your impulse, celebration is impossible
Celebration is impossible [x3]

Frosty The Snowman lyrics - Fiona Apple

Frosty the Snowman
Was a jolly happy soul
With a corn-cob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal

Frosty the Snowman
Is a fairy tale they say
He was made of snow
But the children know
How he came to life one day

There must have been some magic
In that old silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around

Frosty the Snowman
Was alive as he could be
And the children say
He could laugh and play
Just the same as you and me

Frosty the Snowman
Knew the sun was hot that day
So he said, "Let's run
And we'll have some fun
Now before I melt away"

Down to the village
With a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there
All around the square
Saying, "Catch me if you can"

He led them down
The streets of town
Right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment
When he heard them holler, "Stop!"

Frosty the Snowman
Had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye
Saying, "Don't you cry
I'll be back again some day"