I Guess I Am a Sinner

by Andi Rae & the Back River Bullies

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released March 15, 2006

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Track Name: Rodeo
Beautiful creature
Passionate and untamed
Staring fervently at me
Your eyes dare me
Step to the challenge
Screaming Come and have a ride on me

Excitement, danger it's all there
I want it and I won't give in to the fear
I do not care what's in store
Climb into the saddle let you take control

And I'm living my life just like a rodeo
With the wind in my face and my hair blowing free
You've made my life this rodeo
The only challenge yet to rival me

And I never wanted to tame your streak
I know no tether could keep you
I just want to match your stride
Throw my head back and enjoy the ride

So give it to me rough, make it interesting
Give me all you've got just try to lose
I'm holding on for life
I don't want to be thrown
This saddle feels right and I'm never going home

And I'm living my life just like a rodeo
With the wind in my face and my hair blowing free
You've made my life this rodeo
The only challenge yet to rival me

And here come the clowns
They see I've fallen down
And now they're trying to keep me
From my unfaithful steed

But now my life is this rodeo
I will climb back on, I can take the heat
You've made my life this rodeo
Go on writhe and flail you won't phase me

Yes my life is this rodeo
With you between my thighs and the dust in my eyes
You've made my life this rodeo
Every movement you make a surprise
Track Name: Little Flame
I am slipping, sliding, spinning round, falling down
I am scrunching, stretching, shaking, waiting
I am lowering myself to the ground
twisting, turning, writhing, craving
You love me while I am the one you're with
you love me while somebody waits at home
You love me thoroughly and without shame
Then easily leave me all alone

Cause I'm not the inspiration, I'm just a passing desire
I'm not the congregation, I'm just a member of the choir
I'm not the final prize, I'm just a part of the game
and I am not the blazing fire
I'm just a little flame

I was spellbound by your fancy words
I got caught with my libido rising
dived right into the cold wet ocean
instead of making sure the water was inviting
Tell me what she does that I can't do
I'd like to know what makes her so amazing
What do I lack that makes me only good enough to...
And what do I have that brings you here in the first place

Tell me why I'm not the inspiration, I'm just a passing desire
I’m not the congregation, I'm just a member of the choir
I'm not the final prize, I'm just a part of the game
and I am not the blazing fire
I'm just a little flame

Wait, come on now, stop
I know it's not going to be me in the end

Oh no, Cause I'm just a passing desire
A lowly member of the choir
I'm not the final prize, I'm just a part of the game
and I am not the blazing fire
I’m just a little flame
I’m just a little flame
I’m just a little flame
Track Name: Return to Me
Oh my love, it's been a long time
And I know it's been a hard time
But don't give up now it's not the right time
Just keep in mind, you must
Return to Me

My love, I will forgive you
And I know you've done the same for me
And I'd give all I own to convince you
So keep in your mind this one thing - you must
Return to me

My love, I'm always with you
Even when you can't see
And soon I will be near you
So please keep it in your memory to
Return to me

You must return to me
Track Name: Had to Go
She never knew, she never knew
Or they would have been together
If she knew he loved her
There would have been more time
And before his parents ripped him from her arms
There could have been a few more moments behind the school
And this first love could have been true love
But he had to go

He looked for years, he looked for years
With never any whisper
And she wondered all that time
If he was ever real
So when he found her
One in a million through a song
He hesitated
But he couldn't wait for long
And this first love could have been true love
But he had to go

And she was taken by surprise
He came from nowhere
With stories of how he had missed her and thought of her
All this time
And she believed, yes she believed
That they should be together
It wouldn't be right to ignore the signs
And finding her had saved his life
But he had to confess he had a family and a wife
And this first love could have been true love
Yes maybe it would have been true love
But he had to go
Track Name: Ooh Ah
As he strikes out at me with one in a million of his harsh words
You can see me stumble but obey
Cuz I don’t know what to say
And I don’t why she bothers to flash me that fake smile
Cuz I can see the grimace as she turns away
And this of kindness is killing me a little more each day
And I just don’t know what to say

So I say ooh ah ooh ah ooh
Oh yes I love you too
Ooh ah ooh ah ooh
I know you didn’t say it but I do

And I don’t understand why you don’t still feel me
I’m still living here still breathing this same air
And someone once told me to expect violence and jealousy and self seeking everyday
Oh yes, what a lovely way

So I say ooh ah ooh ah ooh
Oh yes I love you too
Ooh ah ooh ah ooh
I know you didn’t say it but I do

And lately I’m feeling so dark
I wanna go home with the first stranger that I see
Never know his face or his name
And I wanna find a man in the farthest corner of the darkest bar
Let him stick the needle in my arm and then he can make me fly
And then I will know that I’m alive
Yes I will know that I’m alive

So I say ooh ah ooh ah ooh
Oh yes I love you too
Ooh ah ooh ah ooh
I know I know you’ll never say it
And yes I know it’s tragic but I do
And this lack of anything is killing me
It’s killing me a little more each day

I don’t understand why you never did feel me
I’ve been living here
Right next to you for years
Track Name: One Drop of Rain
I should be going now
I've been insulted for today
I'm really tired
And it was time to go anyway

But don't worry I'll be back for more
Don't worry I'm not keeping score
Don't worry if you were
About my feelings because you're

One drop of rain in the ocean of me
One little droplet in my raging sea
One tiny speck on my window pane
All you are is one drop of rain

You're feeling bad now I see
And thanks for wanting to extend that to me
Thanks for making me feel like I'm less than I am
I had some ego to kill

But don't worry if you offend
Don't worry I'll still give in
Don't worry about saying too much
It doesn't matter
'Cause you're just

One drop of rain in the ocean of me
One little droplet in my raging sea
One tiny speck on my window pane
All you are is one drop of rain

And I'm sorry
But we've reached the end
I can't sacrifice myself again

For one drop of rain in the ocean of me
One little droplet in my raging sea
One tiny speck on my window pane
One insignificant drop of rain

One drop of rain in the ocean of me
One little droplet in my raging sea
One tiny speck on my window pane
All you are is one drop of rain
Track Name: I'm the Devil
I'm not a believer
And I'm not an angel
I guess I am a sinner
And you treat me like a stranger
Saying you can't know me without god in my heart
I thought god was about love and not tearing people apart

You may think I'm unholy
But I'm really pretty pure
I've always been the good girl but now I'm not so sure
Because you say you love me just not my pagan ways
Maybe I could keep you around if I'd just let myself be saved

Because you run from me
To protect what you believe
Your mother says it's the only way
Find a girl with whom you can pray
It doesn't matter what we feel
If we don't have the same ideals
Your god forbids you to stoop to my level
'Cause you're so blessed and I'm the devil

You pick and choose what you call sin
Your carnal knowledge of me was okay
When you thought that I'd let Jesus in
But isn't that what they call hypocrisy
When you can stand there looking chaste
After you've had your way with me

Because you run from me
To protect what you believe
Your mother says it's the only way
Find a girl with whom you can pray
It doesn't matter how we feel
If we don't have the same ideals
Your god forbids you to stoop to my level
'Cause you're so blessed and I'm the devil

But what if you die
And you were wrong
And god didn't care about the dogma
And all those praise and worship songs
Yeah what if you're wrong
And all he wanted was for you to be nice
Do you think he'd like the way you treated me
If he didn't give a damn for sacrifice

But go on run from me
Protect what you believe
Your mother says it's the only way
Find a girl with whom you can pray
It doesn't matter how we feel
We don't have the same ideals
Oh your god forbids you to stoop to my level
'Cause I'm the devil
I'm the devil
Track Name: The Other One
Don't give me that
Stop trying to make me feel bad
You've made your bed
And I don't want to lay there anymore
No I don't want to stay here anymore

And I'm tired of having to hide
I'm tired of having lie
I'm tired of having to run
Maybe it could have been great
Maybe it could have been love
Maybe it could have been fun
But this is not the way it works
At least not in my world
Don't want to live in the shadows
I'm a creature of the sun
I wasn't meant to be the other one

I can feel your guilt
It's trying to burn a hole right through me
And you know how I feel
Yet here you are still trying to use me to eliminate your fear
Well that's not why I'm here

And I'm tired of having to hide
I'm tired of having lie
I'm tired of having to run
Maybe it could have been great
Maybe it could have been love
Maybe it could have been fun
But this is not the way it works
At least not in my world
Don't want to live in the shadows
I'm a creature of the sun
I wasn't meant to be the other one

And even though you know how I feel
You're still trying to convince me to stay
But I'm sorry the damage is done
And I can't believe in this thing anymore
There've been too many lies that I've told and been told

And I'm tired of having to hide
I'm tired of having lie
I'm tired of having to run
Maybe it could have been great
Maybe it could have been love
Maybe it could have been fun
But this is not the way it works
At least not in my world
Don't want to live in the shadows
I'm a creature of the sun
I wasn't meant to be the other one

So just go home
And leave me alone
Track Name: Fooled Me
Pinned to the floor
Wanting more
But struggling to get away
Half afraid and half finally alive
Either way I'm not sure I'll survive this foray

It's my fantasy playing out
I'm ashamed and tempted
With every move you create different doubt and it gets more demented

You're way too close to discovering the key
With your beautiful lies that so easy and free
Your body's so near and I want you to stay with me
But I'm asking you to leave
Because you've almost fooled me

Please don't make me sin
Even though you know I want to give in
Because I know that you're going to have to go
So it's no use to pretend
Yes I know that I'm not pure and that we've been here before
And I know my struggles just feed you more

You're way too close to discovering the key
With your beautiful lies that sound so easy and free
Your body's so near and I want you to stay with me
But I'm asking you to leave
Because you've almost fooled me

So I'm doomed to be miserable tonight
Whether or not I win or lose this fight

You're way too close to discovering the key
With your beautiful lies you make sound so easy and free
Your body's so near and I want you to stay with me
But I'm asking you to leave
And this is not what I want to be
So I'm asking you to leave