THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1 Album Lyrics by Keith Urban


Keith Urban Lyrics

THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1 Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Out the Cage

Don't know just how long but I've
Been trapped in here quite a while
Wonder if I'll make it out, ahh, ahh
I miss my friends, I miss the sky
Feel like I just live to die
But that can't be what life's about, ah, ah

I think they just lock me up to taunt me (taut me)
I won't ever let nobody own me, own me
I don't let these thoughts of freedom haunt me (haunt me)
What you gon' do when they learn the truth?

Every time I
Feel like I just can't take it no more
I get angry
That's when I start runnin'
In my mind's eye
Lies the key that'll open the door
You can't break me
There's a new day comin'

That's what happens when you let a bunch of wild animals out the cage

Think our biggest problem is
It all gets so monotonous
Holding us all hostages, ah, ah
Weighin' down on top of us
Draining all our confidence
But I won't stay anonymous, ah, ah

I think they just lock me up to taunt me (taut me)
I won't ever let nobody own me, own me
I don't let these thoughts of freedom haunt me (haunt me)
What you gon' do when they learn the truth?

Every time I
Feel like I just can't take it no more
I get angry
That's when I start runnin'
In my mind's eye
Lies the key that'll open the door
You can't break me
There's a new day comin'

Let me out this cage, I've been here way too long, way too long
Planning my escape, I see the break of dawn
What you gon' do when they learn the truth?

Every time I
Feel like I just can't take it no more
I get angry
That's when I start runnin'
In my mind's eye
Lies the key that'll open the door
You can't break me (you can't break me)
There's a new day

Every time I (oh, whoa)
Feel like I just can't take it no more (oh, oh)
I get angry (I get angry)
That's when I start runnin' (ah)
In my mind's eye (in my mind's eye)
Lies the key that'll open the door
You can't break me (you can't break me)
There's a new day comin'

That's what happens when you let a bunch of wild animals out the cage



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One Too Many

Yeah, yeah

I don't remember much about last night
Woke up on a couch, sunrise
Saw the living room through these blood shot eyes of my mine, cold sober
You didn't like that I come home late
4 AM, but it's a Friday, babe
And I've been working hard
Can't you give me some space 'stead of shoutin' out, "Oh my God"

Oh, oh yeah
Oh, oh yeah
I go out with some new friends
But it just makes me miss you more
More

I spend all my money drinking on my own, yeah
In this bar, just sat here staring at my phone
And I keep second guessing, where did I go wrong?
I know I'm proud, but I've had one too many, come take me home

So now, I'm the one that's crying
I didn't wanna call 'cause I didn't wanna fight
I swear that I was trying, yeah
But everybody falls when their head's a little high
And I never meant to get so out my mind
With you playing cool, just pretending it's fine
Oh, we've been 'round, 'round, 'round this
Too many times before

Oh, oh yeah
Oh, oh yeah
I go out with some new friends
But it just makes me miss you more
More

I spend all my money drinking on my own, yeah
In this bar, just sat here staring at my phone
And I keep second guessing, where did I go wrong?
I know I'm proud, but I've had one too many, come take me home

I don't know how lucky, how lucky I am, I am, I am, no
I guess sometimes I should give more of a damn, a damn, a damn about you
I don't know how lucky, how lucky I am, I am, I am, no
I know we're both stubborn, push each other's buttons
I'd rather do it with you, but

I spend all my money drinking on my own, yeah
In this bar, just sat here staring at my phone
I spend all my money drinking on my own, yeah
In this bar, just sat here staring at my phone, yeah
And I keep second guessing, where did I go wrong?
I know I'm proud, but I've had one too many, come take me home

Come take me home
Yeah, I've had one too many



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Live With

Well, I'd wreck that better day Chevrolet
A thousand times, a thousand ways
Just to feel the kind of way it made me feel
Behind that wheel

And I'd break my heart come every Fall
To taste that summer and the alcohol
On lips that said, "I love you", but never will
I'd kiss her still

With a heart wide open, I'll go down goin'
I'd rather drown dreaming than to stay dry hoping
I'd rather steal time, than have mine stolen
I'd rather live

A life I can learn with, swerve with, twist and turn with
Take a ninety mile an hour curve with
The longer I, longer I live
The more that I, more that I wish

For some friends I can sip with, take a fifth with
Find a girl I can kiss through the thin and the thick with
With the one life I get (one life I get)
I want a life I can live
Not just a life I can live with (ooh-ooh-ooh)
Not just a life I can live with (ooh-ooh-ooh)

I'd rather be a leaving town silhouette
Taillights burning like cigarettes
Wastin' good gas on a bad bet
Than to die knowin' I never lived

A life I can learn with, swerve with, twist and turn with
Take a ninety mile an hour curve with
The longer I, longer I live
The more that I, more that I wish

For some friends I can sip with, take a fifth with
Find a girl I can kiss through the thin and the thick with
With the one life I get (one life I get)
I want a life I can live
Not just a life I can live with (ooh-ooh-ooh)
Not just a life I can live with (ooh-ooh-ooh)

With a heart wide open, I'll go down goin'
I'd rather drown dreaming than to stay dry hoping
I'd rather steal time, than have mine stolen
I'd rather live

A life I can learn with, swerve with, twist and turn with
Take a ninety mile an hour curve with
The longer I, longer I live
The more that I, more that I wish

For some friends I can sip with, take a fifth with
Find a girl I can kiss through the thin and the thick with
With the one life I get (one life I get)
I want a life I can live
Not just a life I can live with (ooh-ooh-ooh)
Ooh, not just a life I can live with, yeah, yeah (ooh-ooh-ooh)

Ooh-ooh, yeah
(Just a life I can live with)
Mmm, not just a life I can live with
Oh, yeah, yeah



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Superman

Now lately I've been livin' in a world that's black and white
Ever since you left all the colors just drained out of my life
And I've been goin' through the motions
I can feel myself slippin' away, slippin' away

I keep thinkin' 'bout that summer, South Daytona Beach
We never left the bed, no, we never got no sleep
And I been lookin' back and thinkin' 'bout the way it was
The way we were, we were reckless, so reckless

When I was with you, baby, I was Superman
Yeah, we were sky high, there was nothing better
When I was with you grabbin' that live wire
Where we were Johnny and June in a ring of fire
Now you're caught up in my head like a melody
Of the sweetest summer song that we used to sing
Ooh, when I was with you, when I was with you

On some starry summer nights I still wonder where you are
Are you still breakin' all the hearts of all the boys that play guitar
And just goin' through the motions of emotions
It's slippin' away, slippin' away

But even with all that, girl, I'd still trade a few heartbeats
For one more sleepless night tangled up between your sheets
And I been lookin' back and thinkin' 'bout the way it was
The way we were and those hundred mile an hour curves

When I was with you, baby, I was Superman
Yeah, we were sky high, there was nothing better
When I was with you grabbin' that live wire
Where we were Johnny and June in a ring of fire
Now you're caught up in my head like a melody
Of the sweetest summer song that we used to sing
Ooh, when I was with you, when I was with you, oh

When I was with you

Oh, now you're caught up in my head like a melody
Of the sweetest summer song that we used to sing
Ooh, when I was with you, when I was with you
Hey



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Change Your Mind

I'm somewhere in Brooklyn
Think what could've been
What city you in? (Oh)
I don't wanna call you
Then I wanna call you
I miss the old you (oh)
I think of a message to send
My phone is at seven percent
But when I go to try to reach you
I never can get through

I was the problem
Self sabotaging
You had no option (oh)
You had to go
When you had to go
And I couldn't stop it (oh)
I was not willing to bend
You said it again and again
You need a heart that better fits you

So you changed your world
You changed your hair
And the clothes you wear
And your pillow's side
You changed your number
And got some friends
That I don't recognize
But I wonder sometimes
Is it too late to try?
If I change
Would you change your mind?

Emotionally stranded
Left you abandoned
Took you for granted (oh)
And I should've listened
Showed my commitment
When you said we're drifting (oh)
If we could live in reverse
I'd go to the part where it hurt
I'd go and fix the little issues
Before they got too big
Is this all your way to try to not remember me? (Oh)
A beautiful disguise, so you're not who you were with me? (Oh)
But I think I know you so well
Enough that I think I could tell
Are you afraid to say you miss me?

'Cause you changed your world
You changed your hair
And the clothes you wear
And your pillow's side
You changed your number
And got some friends
That I don't recognize
But I wonder sometimes
Is it too late to try?
If I change
Would you change your mind? (Oh yeah, oh)
Change your mind, mmm

Yeah, you changed your world
You changed your hair
And the clothes you wear
And your pillow's side
You changed your number
And got some friends
That I don't recognize
But I wonder sometimes
Is it too late to try?
If I change
Would you change your mind?
Oh, whoa
Mmm, would you change your mind?
Only sometimes



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Forever

30 bucks would fill a tank up
And leave change for some cheap snuff
We'd be, six deep in a '97 Jeep Wrangler and I ain't gon' lie
Back then, we knew we were bad
It didn't matter where the party was at
Mapco, the old railroad track
We'd get there slow and hope it all would last forever

Spring break tattoo, you knew better
Like the man in the moon that age old sun-setter
Makes the best shine and the world go 'round and 'round forever
So let the good times roll and don't never
Let your young grow old in these days around this Podunk town
You'll think about 'em 'til the cows come home for now, forever
Mmm-mmm (hey)

I still remember three dollar hill, a slick spot past the old mill
We'd be sittin' stuck in the super swamper killer
Quick mud with some Marlboro lights
Waitin' on a old timer by the name of Joe
For a few bucks and some old crow
He'd tow, hell on the gears but good for the soul
And Lord, lookin' back at them years, you know I'd stay in that hole forever

Spring break tattoo, you knew better
Like the man in the moon that age old sun-setter
Makes the best shine and the world go 'round and 'round forever
So let the good times roll and don't never
Let your young grow old in these days around this Podunk town
You'll think about 'em 'til the cows come home for now, forever

(Hey, hey, woo, woo)

Oh, don't let your young grow old
Just let the good times roll
And days around this Podunk town
You'll think about 'em 'til the cows come home, yeah

Don't let your young grow old
Just let the good times roll
The days around this Podunk town
You'll think about 'em 'til the cows come home for now, forever

Spring break tattoo, you knew better
Like the man in the moon that age old sun-setter
Makes the best shine and the world go 'round and 'round forever
So let the good times roll and don't never
Let your young grow old in these days around this Podunk town
You'll think about 'em 'til the cows come home for now, forever
(Oh yeah, woo)

Oh, you think about it
You think about it
Ooh, yes you will (hey)
Yeah, yeah
Take it home boys



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Say Something

Say it loud, say it loud now
Say something, say something, say something, say something
Say it loud, say it loud now

I learned a thing or two from my mama
Oh yeah-yeah-yeah
She believed in God and good karma (yeah-yeah-yeah)
She said, "But we can make a change, yeah, we got to try
To leave a better world on the day that we die
Or at least we can go down fighting"
Oh yeah-yeah-yeah

So here I go
I'm waking up to the power of words and the weight of love
And yes, I know words ain't enough
But when the silence becomes so dangerous
We gotta say something, say something, say something, say something
Say it loud, say it loud now
Say something, say something, say something, say something
Say it loud, say it loud now

I'm bitin' my time, bitin' my tongue
Waitin' for the perfect moment but it never comes
When I get close, I close up
Intimacy's so hard for me and I get stuck
But I don't wanna be like my father was
Scared to rock the boat, never speaking up
I wanna live my truths wide open
Oh yeah-yeah-yeah

So here I go
I'm waking up to the power of words and the weight of love
And yes, I know words ain't enough
But when the silence becomes so dangerous
We gotta say something, say something, say something, say something
Say it loud, say it loud now
Say something, say something, say something, say something
Say it loud, say it loud now

We're all running out of time
I've got to let go of my pride, oh
'Cause someday I won't be around
I wanna leave my heart sung out loud

So here I go
I'm waking up to the power of words and the weight of love
And yes, I know words ain't enough
But when the silence becomes so dangerous
We gotta say something, say something, say something, say something
Say it loud, say it loud now
Say something, say something, say something, say something
Say it loud, say it loud now
Say something, say something, say something, say something
Say it loud, say it loud now
Say something, say something, say something, say something
Say it loud, say it loud now



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Soul Food

Ooh, oh-oh
Yeah
Ooh, oh-oh

Every night that I've been gone
Far from everything I love
Make me feel like I'm at home
That's what you remind me of
Wish I had you all the time
More than just here in my mind
Little slice of paradise
Of paradise

Tryna fill this hole just leaves me bare
It's useless
All the things I could do won't compare
'Cause the truth is

Nothin' sparks my appetite
Like you and me on Friday nights
You leave my heart so satisfied
Your love tastes sweeter, every bite
You're so good
You're my soul food

Always there to pull me through
Hope I do the same for you
Girl, you're good enough to eat
That's why they call it comfort food
Wanna put your mind at ease
Like you always do for me
Give you everything you need
That's all I need

Nothing in this world comes even close
It's useless
The longer we're apart the more I know
That the truth is

Nothin' sparks my appetite
Like you and me on Friday nights
You leave my heart so satisfied
Your love tastes sweeter, every bite
You're so good
You're my soul food
You're my soul food



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Ain't It Like A Woman

Mmm

I was Friday night king of the neon scene
All the police knew my name
It was whiskey shots and parking lots
The heading nowhere in the fast lane
I was closing the bar, breaking the hearts, chasing a good time
I'm thinking I'm fine 'til I came up on a stop sign
Five foot nine, pretty blue eyes
Walked in and changed every damn thing

Ain't it like a woman
To stop a runaway train running off a track
Ain't it like a woman
To take the reins, tame a wild horse, and pull 'em back
With her strong and her sexy
She's ten and two when I would've wrecked me
Ain't it like a woman
To come along and save a man
Mmm

I don't know how she do what she do
But she do the thing, oh, so well
Showing this sinner just a little bit a heaven
When he did a little time in hell, uh
Maybe the touch, maybe the love, the way she lights a room
Or maybe her mama raised her up to be the one to
Fix it if it's broke, either way I know
I'm a better man since she came

Ain't it like a woman
To stop a runaway train running off a track
Ain't it like a woman
To take the reins, tame a wild horse, and pull 'em back
With her strong and her sexy
She's ten and two when I would've wrecked me
Ain't it like a woman
To come along and save a man (yes, she did that)

Ain't it like a woman
To put a red dress on and make you see stars
Ain't it like a woman
To fix it all when the world seems to fall apart
With her strong and her sexy
She's ten and two when I would wrecked me
Ain't it like a woman
To come along and save this man

Mmm-mmm-hmm
Oh, oh



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With You

I've been wondering if I was more like water
Would I still find a place to hide?
'Cause I don't want to stay here hiding in my corner
If I was more like water, I'd surround you like the tide

Would I cry for you?
Would I freeze over?
Would I slip through the cracks unnoticed or crash into you?
Crash into you

When I feel like a storm is on its way and my skies are turning gray
I know that I can take it
As long as I can face it
Your love like shelter from the rain, and that touch I can't explain
I know that I can take it
As long as I can face it with you
As long as I can face it with you

I can see so clearly standing on your shoulders
It takes more than me, it takes you, baby
Let the days turn into years as we grow older
Will you run with me
Even if we don't know where we're going?

When I feel like a storm is on its way and my skies are turning gray
I know that I can take it
As long as I can face it
Your love like shelter from the rain, and that touch I can't explain
I know that I can take it
As long as I can face it with you
As long as I can face it with you

Would I cry for you?
Would I freeze over?
Would I slip through the cracks unnoticed or crash into you?
Crash into you

When I feel like a storm is on its way and my skies are turning gray
I know that I can take it
As long as I can face it
Your love like shelter from the rain, and that touch I can't explain
I know that I can take it
As long as I can face it with you
As long as I can face it with you (as long as I)

As long as I can face it with you
As long as I can face it with you
As long as I can face it with you



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Tumbleweed

Hotter than a two dollar shot of whiskey
Looking pretty sitting at the bar
Looking 'round the room with the devil on your shoulder
Like you're 'bout to steal a cowboy's heart

I'm your Billy the Kid
So baby, let's giddy up, gone
I ain't even sure just a where you're headed
But I'd sure like to tag along

Hey Ms. Tumbleweed
I believe two tumbleweeds is better than one
Everybody needs a buddy when they're on the run
Hey Ms. Tumbleweed
Let's ride the breeze
Town to town, just a-kicking up dust
Make a little trouble, might make a little love
Mmm

Teach me your gypsy ways
Come on, baby, show me the ropes
The real world can chase us girl
But we'll leave 'em in a cloud of smoke

No telling where we might end up
Rebels like you and me
Nowhere, anywhere, everywhere, out there
Somewhere in between

Hey Ms. Tumbleweed
I believe two tumbleweeds is better than one
Everybody needs a buddy when they're on the run
Hey Ms. Tumbleweed
Let's ride the breeze
Town to town, just a-kicking up dust
Make a little trouble, might make a little love

Mmm

Oh yeah
That's right

Tumbleweed, tumbleweed
I'll roll with you, you roll with me
Tumbleweed, tumbleweed
I'll roll with you, you roll with me
Tumbleweed, tumbleweed
I'll roll with you, you roll with me
Tumbleweed, tumbleweed
I'll roll with you, you roll with me

Hey Ms. Tumbleweed
I believe two tumbleweeds is better than one
Everybody needs a buddy when they're on the run
Hey Ms. Tumbleweed
Let's ride the breeze
Town to town, just a-kicking up dust
Make a little trouble, might make a little love
Mmm



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God Whispered Your Name

I was so cold and lost
And nothing seemed to ring true
I couldn't bear the cross
For everything I'd been through
And each day, I knew I needed change
But there was no way, no way

And then God whispered your name
And that's when everything changed
And love came out of the rain
And talk about being saved

Suddenly I wanna live
More than I ever did
I'm never gonna be the same
When God whispered your name

I can see the sunshine
For the first time in a while
Girl, it's like I've been baptized
By the warmth of your smile, mm
Well, call it fate or faith or call it crazy either way
It's amazin', amazin' grace

When God whispered your name
That's when everything changed
Love came out of the rain
Talk about being saved

Well, suddenly I wanna live
More than I ever did
I'm never gonna be the same
When God whispered your name

It's just what I needed to hear, baby
It couldn't have been more loud and clear

When God whispered your name
That's when everything changed
Love came out of the rain (out of the rain)
And talk about being saved

Oh, suddenly I wanna live
More than I ever did
I'm never gonna be the same
When God whispered your name, oh yeah

(Hallelujah, Hallelujah)
(Hallelujah)
Ooh, Hallelujah, baby
(Hallelujah) Oh yeah, mmm (Hallelujah)
(Hallelujah)
Ooh yeah
I can see the sunlight shinin' through your pretty eyes, baby
(Hallelujah) Woo! Mmm (Hallelujah)
I like a man who leaves, time feels like hell
(Hallelujah)
Got my hands up high, I got my hands up to the sky
(Hallelujah, Hallelujah)
Ooh, I'm sayin' thank you
(Hallelujah)
(Hallelujah, Hallelujah)
(Hallelujah)



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Polaroid

Sometimes I forget who we were back then
That Saturday night stealin' cold beer and cigarettes
At a house we didn't know, wearin' our now vintage clothes
Lookin' at this photo

Oh, I remember someone saying, "Smile"
Who would have thought we'd still be smilin' now

We've come a long way
Since we were strangers in the basement
At a party we hated
Tryna make conversation
The night it was taken
I didn't have a clue
That someday I'd be something more
Than just a boy in a Polaroid with you

Ooh, mmm
Ooh, mmm

Too many times these moments they come and go
How lucky was I that our moment was set in stone
Even though the colors faded
And everybody changes
I'm holdin' on to this photo

Oh, I remember fawnin' just like that
And now it's kinda crazy lookin' back

We've come a long way
Since we were strangers in a basement
At a party we hated
Tryna make conversation
The night it was taken
I didn't have a clue
That someday I'd be something more
Than just a boy in a Polaroid with you

Ooh, mmm
Ooh, mmm

Oh, I remember someone saying, "Smile"
Who would have thought we'd still be smilin' now

We've come a long way
Since we were strangers in a basement
At a party we hated
Tryna make conversation
The night it was taken
I didn't have a clue
That someday I'd be something more
Than just a boy in a Polaroid with you

Ooh, mmm-mmm, with you
Ooh, tryna make conversation
The night it was taken
I didn't have a clue
That someday I'd be something more
Than just a boy in a Polaroid with you



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Better Than I Am

Mmm-mmm

Am I swimming
To keep from drowning?
Am I running
Running to or running from?

Have I used you?
If I'm honest, maybe sometimes
And though my past is far behind me
It's still not as far as I want

But I will open my arms and I'll fall at your feet
And I'll let you in to where you can so damage me
I will stand in the light, least as best I can
And I'll live like I'm better, better than I am
Better than I am

It's more a truce
Less a surrender
It's more a giving
Giving more than I wanna give, yes, it is

So I will open my arms, I will fall at your feet
And I'll let you in to where you can so damage me
I will stand in the light, least as best I can
And I'll live like I'm better, better than I am

The road I took to get here
Is one I never wanna take again
Oh, I'm gonna keep believing
And pushing up to the light
The light that pulls me in

I will open my arms, I will fall at your feet
And I'll let you in to where you can so damage me
And I will stand in the light, least as best I can
And I'll live like I'm better, better than I am, oh yeah



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We Were (Remix)

We were just a couple years short of the age
By my name on a fake ID
And still 'bout a hundred away from the day
Your daddy said you could run with me
We were a couple of line steppers
Who just couldn't wait to step over the line
Never thinkin' we wouldn't last
I was your first and you were mine

And we were leather jackets hangin' onto a Harley
Two heartbeats in the moonlight
(We were) both feet hangin' out over the edge
Of a water tower skyline
At least there's a little bit of sweet in the bitter
Though a part of me is always gonna miss it
I am who I am, I just miss who I was when we were
Mm-mm

We were gonna make it, weren't we, baby?
Had it all laid out in our mind
By the time we knew time was runnin' out
We done run out of time
And we were downtown Saturday night
Last-call cover band
'Til the last song played, never thought we'd fade
Like the stamp on the back of her hand

We were her on my shoulders, lighter in the air
"Pour Some Sugar On Me"
(We were) top down at Johnson's field
When she whispered that she wants me
At least there's a little bit of sweet in the bitter
Though a part of me is always gonna miss her
I am who I am, I just miss who I was when we were
Mm-mm

We were leather jackets hangin' onto a Harley
Two heartbeats in the moonlight
(We were) both feet hangin' out over the edge
To the water tower skyline
At least there's a little bit of sweet in the bitter
Though a part of me is always gonna miss her
I am who I am, I just miss who I was when we were
Mm, yes, I do

Friends say, "Oh well, let that ship sail
You gotta let go of her"
Just wasn't meant to be
But somewhere down deep I still believe
That we were
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