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Just A Girl

Take this pink ribbon off my eyes
I’m exposed and it’s no big surprise
Don’t you think I know exactly where I stand
This world is forcing me to hold your hand

‘Cause I’m just a girl, little ol’ me
Don’t let me out of your sight
I’m just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don’t let me have any rights
Oh…I’ve had it up to here

The moment that I step outside
So many reasons for me to run and hide
I can’t do the little things I hold so dear
‘Case it’s all those little things that I fear

‘Cause I’m just a girl, I’d rather not be
‘Cause they won’t let me drive late at night
I’m just a girl, guess I’m some kind of freak
‘Cause they all sit and stare with their eyes
I’m just a girl, take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype
Oh…I’ve had it up to here
Oh…am I making myself clear?

I’m just a girl
I’m just a girl in the world…
That’s all that you’ll let me be

I’m just a girl living in captivity
Your rule of thumb makes me worry some
I’m just a girl, what’s my destiny?
What I’ve succumbed to is making me numb
I’m just a girl, my apologies
What I’ve become is so burdensome
I’m just a girl, lucky me
Twiddle-dum, there’s no comparison

Oh…I’ve had it up to…
Oh…I’ve had it up to…
Oh…I’ve had it up to here


It's My Life

Funny how I find myself in love with you
If I could buy my reasoning
I’d pay to lose
One half won’t do
I’ve asked myself
How much do you commit yourself

It’s my life
Don’t you forget
It’s my life
It never ends

Funny how I blind myself I never knew
If I was sometimes played upon
Afraid to lose
I’d tell myself what good you do
Convince myself

It’s my life
Don’t you forget
It’s my life
It never ends

Hey Baby

I’m the kind of girl that hangs with the guys
Like a fly on the wall with my secret eyes
Taking it in, try to be feminine
With my makeup bag, watching all the sin

Misfit, I sit, lit up, wicked
Everybody else surrounded by the girls
With the tank tops and the flirty words

I’m just sipping on chamomile
Watching boys and girls and their sex appeal
With a stranger in my face who says he knows my mom
And went to my high school

All the boys say
“Hey baby, hey baby, hey”
Girls say, girls say,
“Hey baby, hey baby, hey”
“Hey baby, hey baby, hey”
Boys say, boys say,
“Hey baby, hey baby, hey”
All the boys get the girls in the back

I’m the one they feed upon
Give a bit, a star is born
If you’re hot enough you’ll get the pass
So you can tell your friends
How you made it back

No matter what they say
I’m still the same
Somehow everybody knows my name
And all the girls wanna get with the boys
And the boys really like it

All the boys say
“Hey baby, hey baby, hey”
Girls say, girls say,
“Hey baby, hey baby, hey”
“Hey baby, hey baby, hey”
Boys say, boys say,
“Hey baby, hey baby, hey”
All the boys get the girls in the back

Bathwater?

You and your museum of lovers
The precious collection you’ve housed in your covers
My simpleness threatened by my own admission

And the bags are much too heavy
In my insecure condition
My pregnant mind is fat full with envy again

But I still love to wash in your old bathwater
Love to think that you couldn’t love another
I can’t help it…you’re my kind of man

Wanted and adored by attractive women
Bountiful selection at your discretion
I know I’m diving into my own destruction

So why do we choose the boys that are naughty?
I don’t fit in so why do you want me?
And I know I can’t tame you…but I just keep trying

‘Cause I love to wash in your old bathwater
Love to think that you couldn’t love another
I’m on your list with all your other women
But I still love to wash in your old bathwater
You make me feel like I couldn’t love another
I can’t help it…you’re my kind of man

Why do the good girls always want the bad boys?
So I pacify problems with kisses and cuddles
Diligently doubtful through all kinds of trouble
Then I find myself choking on all my contradictions

‘Cause I still love to wash in your old bathwater
Love to think that you couldn’t love another
Share a toothbrush…you’re my kind of man
I still love to wash in your old bathwater
Make me feel like I couldn’t love another
I can’t help it…you’re my kind of man

No I can’t help myself
I can’t help myself
I still love to wash in your old bathwater

Sunday Morning

Sappy pathetic little me
That was the girl I use to be
You had me on my knees

I’d trade you places any day
I’d never thought you could be that way
But you looked like me on Sunday

You came in with the breeze
On Sunday morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you well, so well

You’re trying my shoes on for a change
They look so good but fit so strange
Out of fashion, so I can complain

You came in with the breeze
On Sunday morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you well, so well

I know who I am, but who are you?
You’re not looking like you used to
You’re on the other side of the mirror
So nothing’s looking quite as clear
Thank you for turning on the lights
Thank you, now you’re the parasite
I didn’t think you had it in you
And now you’re looking like I used to

You came in with the breeze
On Sunday morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning
And you want me badly
You can not have me
I thought I knew you
But I’ve got a new view
I thought I knew you well…oh well

Hella Good

The waves keep on crashing on me for some reason
But your love keeps on coming like a thunderbolt
Come here a little closer
‘Cause I wanna see you baby real close up

You got me feeling hella good so let’s just keep on dancing
You hold me like you should so I’m gonna keep on dancing

A performance deserving of standing ovations
And who would of thought it’d be the two of us
So don’t wake me if I’m dreaming
‘Cause I’m in the mood come on and give it up

You got me feeling hella good so let’s just keep on dancing
You hold me like you should so I’m gonna keep on dancing
You got me feeling hella good so let’s just keep on dancing
You hold me like you should so I’m gonna keep on dancing

New

Don’t let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
Don’t let it go away
This feelings has got to stay
And I can’t believe I’ve had this chance now
Don’t let it go away

New, you’re so new
You, you’re new
And I never had this taste in the past
New, you’re so new

My normal hesitation is gone
And I really gravitate to your will
Are you here to fetch me out?
‘Cause I’ve never had this taste in my mouth

Oh you’re not old
And you’re not familiar
Recently discovered and I’m learning about you

New, you’re so new
You, you’re new

And you’re consuming me violently
And your reverence shamelessly tempting me
Who sent this maniac?
‘Cause I never had this taste in the past 

Oh you’re different, you’re different from the former
Like a fresh battery, I’m energized by you

Don’t let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
Don’t let it go away
This feeling has got to stay

And I can’t believe I’ve had this chance now
Don’t let it go away
Why am I so curios?
This territory is dangerous
I’ll probably end up at the start
I’ll be back in line with my broken heart
New, you’re so new
You, you’re new
And I never had this taste in the past

Don’t let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
Don’t let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
And I can’t believe I’ve had this chance now
Don’t let it go away

And I can’t believe it
Can’t believe it, can’t believe it, can’t believe it
Don’t let it go away, this feeling has got to stay
Don’t let it go away

Underneath It All

There’s times when I want something more
Someone more like me
There’s times when this dress rehearsal
Seems incomplete

But you see the colors in me
Like no one else
And behind your dark glasses
You’re something else

You’re really lovely
Underneath it all
You want to love me
Underneath it all
I’m really lucky
Underneath it all
You’re really lovely

You know some real bad tricks
And you need some discipline
But lately you’ve been trying real hard
And giving me your best

And you give me the most gorgeous sleep
That I’ve ever had
And when it’s really bad
I guess it’s not that bad

You’re really lovely
Underneath it all
You want to love me
Underneath it all
I’m really lucky
Underneath it all
You’re really lovely

So many moons that we have seen
Stumbling back next to me
I’ve seen right through and underneath

And you make me better
I’ve seen right through and underneath
And you make me better

You’ve used up all your coupons
And all you got left is me
And somehow I’m full of forgiveness
I guess it’s meant to be…

You’re really lovely
Underneath it all
You want to love me
Underneath it all
I’m really lucky
Underneath it all
You’re really lovely

Excuse Me Mr.

I’m like a beggar with no luck
I’m holding signs up on your street corner stops
Like most you try not to see me
You stare straight ahead, ignore the responsibility
Excuse me…excuse me Mr.
I’ve been waiting in line, and I’d like to buy some of your time
I’m very anxious, eager, willing, what’s your billing?

So please excuse me Mr.
You’ve got things all wrong
You make it feel like a crime
So don’t confuse me Mr.
I’ve known you too long
All I need is a little of your time

For most love comes for free
They don’t pay the high cost of mental custody
I’ll pay bail for a guarantee
Please make space for me in the time yet to be
Excuse me…excuse me Mr.
I’ve been waiting in line, and I’d like to buy some of your time
I’ve been saving up my life, what’s your price?

So please excuse me Mr.
You’ve got things all wrong
You make it feel like a crime
So don’t confuse me Mr.
I’ve known you too long
All I need is a little of your time

What should I do? I’m about to crack
And there’s a force that comes over me
It’s almost as if I’m tied to the tracks
And I’m waiting for him to rescue me

The funny thing is he’s not going to come
He’s not going to find me
This is a matter of fact, the desire you lack
This is the way I guess it has to be
A little of your time, I need a little of your time
Please a little of your time

So please excuse me Mr.
You’ve got things all wrong
You make it feel like a crime
So don’t confuse me Mr.
I’ve known you too long
All I need is a little of your time

I’m in line to buy time, I’m in line to buy time

Running

Run, running all the time
Running to the future
With you right by my side

Me, I’m the one you chose
Out of all the people
You wanted me the most

And I’m so sorry that I’ve fallen
Help me up, let’s keep on running
Don’t let me fall out of love

Running, running, as fast as we can
Do you think we’ll make it?
We’re running, keep holding my hand
So we don’t get separated

Be, be the one I need
Be the one I trust most
Don’t stop inspiring me

Sometimes it’s hard to keep on running
We work so much to keep it going
Don’t make me want to give up

Running, running as fast as we can
I really hope we make it
We’re running, keep holding my hand
So we don’t get separated

Running as fast as we can
I really hope we make it
We’re running as fast as we can
I really hope we make it
We’re running, keep holding my hand
So we don’t get separated

The future…
Running, running, as fast as we can
Do you think we’ll make it?
We’re running, keep holding my hand
So we don’t get separated

Running as fast as we can
I really hope we make it
We’re running, running, keep holding my hand
So we don’t get separated

Spiderwebs

You think that we connect
That the chemistries correct
Your words walk right through my ears
Presuming I like what I hear

And now I’m stuck in the web you’re spinning
You’ve got me for your prey

Sorry I’m not home right now
I’m walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message and I’ll call you back
A likely story, but leave a message and I’ll call you back

You’re protruding on what’s mine
And you’re taking up my time
Don’t have the courage inside me
To tell you please let me be

Communication, telephonic invasion
I’m planning my escape

Sorry I’m not home right now
I’m walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message and I’ll call you back
A likely story, but leave a message and I’ll call you back

And it’s all your fault
I screen my phone calls
No matter who calls
I gotta’ screen my phone calls

Now it’s gone too deep
You wake me in my sleep
My dreams become nightmares
‘Cause you’re ringing in my ears

Sorry I’m not home right now
I’m walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message and I’ll call you back
A likely story, but leave a message and I’ll call you back

Simple Kind Of Life

For a long time I was in love
Not only in love, I was obsessed
With a friendship that no one else could touch
It didn’t work out, I’m covered in shells

And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life
And all I needed was a simple man
So I could be a wife

I’m so ashamed, I’ve been so mean
I don’t know how it got to this point
I always was the one with all the love
You came along, I’m hunting you down

Like a sick domestic abuser looking for a fight
And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life

If we met tomorrow for the very first time
Would it start all over again?
Would I try to make you mine?

I always thought I’d be a mom
Sometimes I wish for a mistake
The longer that I wait the more selfish that I get
You seem like you’d be a good dad

Now all those simple things
Are simply too complicated for my life
How’d I get so faithful to my freedom?
A selfish kind of life
When all I ever wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life

Don't Speak

You and me
We used to be together
Everyday together always

I really feel
I’m losing my best friend
I can’t believe this could be the end

It looks as though you’re letting go
And if it’s real, well I don’t want to know

Don’t speak
I know just what you’re saying
So please stop explaining
Don’t tell me ‘cause it hurts
Don’t speak
I know what you’re thinking
I don’t need your reasons
Don’t tell me ‘cause it hurts

Our memories
They can be inviting
But some are altogether mighty frightening

As we die both you and I
With my head in my hands I sit and cry

Don’t speak
I know just what you’re saying
So please stop explaining
Don’t tell me ‘cause it hurts
Don’t speak
I know what you’re thinking
And I don’t need your reasons
Don’t tell me ‘cause it hurts

It’s all ending, I gotta stop pretending who we are

You and me
I can see us dying…are we?

Don’t speak
I know just what you’re saying
So please stop explaining
Don’t tell me ‘cause it hurts
Don’t speak
I know what you’re thinking
And I don’t need your reasons
Don’t tell me ‘cause it hurts

Ex-Girlfriend

I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend
I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend
I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend
I hope I hold a special place with the rest of them
And you know it makes me sick to be on that list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed

You say you’re gonna burn before you mellow
I will be the one to burn you
Why’d you have to go and pick me?
When you knew that we were different, completely

I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend
I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend
I hope I hold a special place with the rest of them
I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend

I’m another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed

Your wildness scares me
So does your freedom
You say you can’t stand the restrictions
I find myself trying to change you
If you were meant to be my lover I wouldn’t have to

And I feel so mean, I feel in between
‘Cause I’m about to give you away

I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend (for someone else to take)
I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend (am I making a mistake)
I hope I hold a special place with the rest of them (all the time that we spent)
I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girl, friend

I’m another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed
I’m another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed

I’m about to give you away for someone else to take
I’m about to give you away for someone else to take

We keep repeating mistakes for souvenirs
And we’ve been in between the days for years
And I know that when I see you I’m going to die
I know I’m going to want you and you know why
It’s going to kill me to see you with the next girl
‘Cause I’m the most gorgeously jealous kind of ex-girl

But I should have thought of that before we kissed…

I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend
I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend
I hope I hold a special place with the rest of them
I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend

I’m another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed
I’m another ex-girlfriend on your list
But I should have thought of that before we kissed

Trapped In A Box

Trapped in a box of tremendous  size
It distorts my vision, it closes my eyes
Attracts filthy flies and pollutes in the skies
It sucks up our lives and proliferates lies
Trapped in a box

Trapped in a box, four walls as sky
Got a screen for a window about two feet wide
My mind rides and slides as my circuits are fried
No room for thought, use the box as my guide
Trapped in a box

Trapped in a box
Watch the world as it flocks
To life’s paradox
We’re all trapped in a box

Trapped in a box I’m not alone
I know of others with a box as their home
Light only enters from a crack or a hole
This is not enough for a human to grow
Trapped in a box

Trapped in a box
Watch the world as it flocks
To life’s paradox
We’re all trapped in a box

Always wanting a different view
Instant gratification for you
Reality gone with a single click
I just hope that that switch won’t stick

Trapped in a box my life becomes void
All I thought for myself is now destroyed
Controlling my mind, what to eat, what to buy
Subliminal rules: how to live, how to die
Trapped in a box

Trapped in a box
Watch the world as it flocks
To life’s paradox
We’re all trapped in a box