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THE MUSIC

imperfect

by Amy Jo Johnson

Released 2005
Sneaky Alligator Records
Released 2005
Sneaky Alligator Records
This official live bootleg exudes honesty and soul. Amy Jo's courageously personal lyrics are the haunting truths we sometimes try hard to deny.
  • 03:41 Lyrics
    Dancing In-between

    Dancing In-Between

    Got so scared it made me cry
    The world took me for a ride
    Got so scared laugh it tickled my pride

    Now I'm dancing in between cause I got no where to hide
    Romancing the seams of my battered up insides

    Wonderful is the falling of a broken dream
    Printed on the cover of a New York magazine
    Stomp my hands, Jo, clap my feet
    Cause there?s always another Firstman to beat

    Dancing in between cause I got no where to hide
    Romancing the seams of my battered up insides

    I'm a fool. I've got no scene
    I'm tangled up in this in-between
    Made the break now pass the wine
    Just wasting all this precious time.

    Dancing in-between cause I got no where to hide
    Romancing the seams of my battered up inside

    Got so scared it made the cry.

  • 04:33 Lyrics
    Blue Butterfly Boy

    Blue Butterfly Boy

    darling I know you want me to go
    I can feel it like splinters right down to my toes
    all my splendor I'll kindly surrender
    if you just pretend to car

    cause I want to be fragile
    I want to be fragile
    handle me with care

    so your just a Hollywood brat just another Hollywood brat
    pretending to be the blue butterfly boy
    but I see you, oh lord I see you
    standing everywhere

    but I want to be fragile
    I wan to be fragile
    handle me with care
    handle me with care
    handel me with care

    you better run, you better run, you better run
    because you might fall in love
    you better hide, you better hide, you better hide
    because you might fall in love
    cause I'm the blue butterfly girl

    you better run, you better run, you better run,
    because I might fall in love
    you better hide, you better hide, you better hide
    because I might fall in love
    you better run
    you better hide
    because I'm the blue butterfly girl

  • 02:56 Lyrics
    Puddle of Grace

    Puddle of grace

    have you seen yourself today?

    could you recognize your face?

    can you tell me what to say?

    mine is lost without a trace

    mama can you help me please?

    my hero just stabbed me with a knife that I did lend

    oh mama who's my friend?

    [chorus]

    tell me, tell me, where do you go when all the diamonds have run dry? tell me, tell me, how do you feel after bittersweet goodbyes?

    I had almost found my faith

    I was almost me

    but my pride couldn't swallow my hate

    boy I hope you're happy

    [chorus]

    today I found my face

    floating in a puddle of grace

    porcelien dolls with cracks to mend

    oh mama I found a friend (x2)

  • 03:02 Lyrics
    Self Destruction

    Self destruction

    somebody tell me when it became what I could have been
    then somebody lie to me and tell me I'm everything
    cause it's been hard you see to find myself again
    oh, I'm an angry fool

    all of the time I spent trading lovers for my innocence
    hey, did I ever trade the truth
    cause it would be a shame you see if I spent it all worthlessly
    I'd be bankrupt from youth

    cause it's bee hard living
    trying to believe

    I remember back in the day when we were young
    and all are dreams just came our way
    Now ones broken, ones missing, and ones blue
    tell me cause I just want to know
    when did it become this one man show
    I'm all tangled up and bruised

    cause it's bee hard living
    trying to believe

    am I self-destructing?
    am I self-destructing?
    are we self-destructing?
    figure it out.

  • 03:47 Lyrics
    Simple Man

    Simple man

    Did you feel my love?
    Did you feel it rain?
    Did I touch your soul or was it all in vain?

    Be careful of your ego my friend
    I feel it's your worse disease.
    And be careful of that solitude
    you so desperately need.

    Oh my love the time we spent
    flying and flying everywhere we went.
    I was like a butterfly who had just found wings.
    Caught in the middle and half way in-between.
    It's a desperate place to be.
    Seems like you're spinning in circles out of control.

    Did you feel my love?
    Did you feel it rain?
    Did I touch your soul or was it all in vain?

    Be careful of your ego my friend
    I feel it's your worst disease.
    And be careful of that solitude
    you so desperately need.

    So when the laughter has finally disappeared
    and you're just a simple man standing here
    I ask you who are you going to be?

    When the dream has finally faded away
    and you're just another man on another day
    I ask you who are you going to be?

  • 04:07 Lyrics
    Idealistic Daydream

    Idealistic Daydream

    hello I think I'm now awake
    sorry I made the mistake of dreaming it was you

    goodbye to that castle I the sky
    to my prince from lives gone by guess it was just a lie

    the time keeps slipping away
    the time keeps slipping away

    true love the idealistic daydream
    close my eyes it's only when I'm asleep
    lay me down idealistic daydream
    forever counting your sheep
    I just want to go back to sleep

    so I ask you now
    how did you take my breath away
    how did you touch my soul that day
    never intending to stay

    the time keeps slipping away

    true love the idealistic daydream
    close my eyes it's only when I'm asleep
    lay me down idealistic daydream
    forever counting your sheep
    I just want to go back to sleep

  • 04:02 Lyrics
    Panic

    Panic

    What is this world that we all have to bear?
    Is it the same as it is for you, are we going anywhere?
    I don't know.
    We all wake up in the morning.
    We all take a breath.
    We all search for comfort.
    We all have our tests.
    How are you?

    chorus:
    Pick up the pieces and kiss them goodbye
    it keeps on moving so don't even try.
    And the dandelion has it's day then it wilts
    and it dies and the seeds fly away.

    I have my coffee.
    I have my dog.
    I've got my guitar, and thank god I've got love.
    How about you?
    All these little necessities to help see
    us through this long day of life.

    [chorus]

    Hard to be simple.
    Hard to be true.
    Hard to keep searching to find something new.
    Freedom comes when you're alone.
    Keep on trucking you're almost done.
    Keep on trucking you're almost done.

    And after the long day is done I hope you can
    look back and say, “boy that was fun”.
    And all those tambourines are still ringing in your head.
    And the next time you wake you're in somebody else's bed.

    [chorus]

    All the dandelion seeds fly away.

  • 03:24 Lyrics
    Fairway

    Fairway

    I'm home again
    out of control
    my life is a tangled web
    not a tangible thing to hold

    slippin into the fairway again

    on the edge of a hill
    where the mummies meet the day
    I saw a raven of fear
    that the forest will betray
    so I stepped to the
    side of the ledge
    I held my wings wide
    give me freedom I said
    as I stepped from the side

    slippin into the fairway again

    pleased to meet the moonlit sun
    on the brink of the edge of a wave
    pleased to meet the moonlit sun
    and follow it to a new day

    slippin into the fairway again

    don't be sad said the mummy to the man
    because if you don't put up a fight
    you'll never see the scam

    slippin into the fairway again

    pleased to meet the moonlit sun
    on the brink of the edge of a wave
    pleased to meet the moonlit sun
    and follow it to a new day

    slippin into the fairway again

    SO I STEPPED TO THE SIDE OF THE LEDGE
    I HELD MY WINGS WIDE
    GIVE ME FREEDOM I SAID
    AS I STEPPED FROM THE SIDE

    I'm home again
    out of control
    my life is a tangled web
    not a tangible thing to hold

  • 02:53 Lyrics
    Julia Roberts

    Julia Roberts

    I want to be Julia Roberts in the movies
    I want to make you laugh and make you cry
    make you want to be me

    then I want to steal all of her beautiful appeal
    and wrap it up so no else can see

    that's the truth them are the facts
    I'm a self-obsessed little brat
    that's the deal I got no couth
    it's a sorted disease from my unrequited youth

    then I want to die right her in Hollywood's eye
    so everyone and their mother will remember me
    then I'm going to slap your tears all over my fears
    like a Band-Aid covering the lonely only truth
    I want to be loved
    I WANT TO BE LOVED
    I WANT TO BE LOVED BY EVERYONE!!!!!!!!

    that's the truth
    that's the fact
    I'm a self-obsessed little brat

Songs from "Never Broken"

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