Should've Known

“Should’ve Known”

By: Steve Everett


Verse 1

You’re welcome for all 

All of your stories and friends

I’m sure I’ll see you once you get tired of them

Go get your own life

You’re stealing pieces of mine

And telling friends they took you forever to


Pre Chorus

Find your place

Just make sure it isn’t in my way



You be the sound of leaving

I’ll be the background

So tired of trying to save you over and over again

You’re only imitating what I take time creating 

Don’t like a thought of your own

I should’ve known


Verse 2

You’ve got this role down

Know every corner and curve

You write the script so you never need to get hurt

Go get your own mind 

You’re stealing pieces of mine

And telling friends they took you forever to



You’ve lost your fire

You’ve lost your heat

I took the best thing that you had with me

Once sloppy seconds have lost their shine

You’ll take a number for the next in line

After Tonight

“After Tonight”

By: Steve Everett


Verse 1

I don't usually do this and I'm sure there's a reason why

But I can't think of one that's good enough to not say hi

Although I don't even know

Just what we'll do or where we'll go

I was hoping you would come with me



After a pregnant pause you took my hand inside of yours

And whispered I know just the place



Hey this is crazy you're amazing 

I don't know you at all but your eyes are alive and I'm already planning the next 10 years of our lives

After tonight I would sell my name if it meant that the 

Sun wouldn't rise on tonight tonight yeah tonight


Verse 2

I'm not one for playing dumb when I know just what this could become and I don't wanna let you slip away

I could write your number on my hand or tie some string between two cans oh for you I'd do anything it takes



Wake up next to me inspire my heart to keep it's beat

Touch my chest or take my name in vain

I'm all yours either way

Always Never Change

“Always Never Change”

By: Steve Everett


Verse 1

You were the one who came to me

Saying I’m sorry this isn’t working baby

You were the one who had to leave

I was just on the way to where you were going someday



But I’m finished this time

Taking you back’s a bad habit of mine



And I’m never gonna take you up again

I couldn’t live you down

You take the northside baby

I’ll sleep alone downtown

I’m never gonna waste another breath

Trying to make you stay

I’m gonna always love you

You’re gonna always never change


Verse 2

I was the one who couldn’t see

All of the bad we were through all the good we could be

I was the one who lied to me

And said it was worth the hurt to keep from failing



You can crash all my parties on the weekends

You can date all my friends

But I don’t vacation where I’ve already lived



“North For The Winter”

By: Steve Everett


Verse 1

Tell me a lie / One that sounds so true

I could take it to my grave / Even if there were no proof

Just give me something / I can hold on to

In a world that believes in nothing / I chose to believe in you



But you made me foolish / When you took what you’d need

And jumped out my window / Like a kid with a knotted sheet



So I’m gonna go north for the winter

Where they don’t know my name

Run til the temperatures change

North for the winter hoppin’ train to train

And hope that the cold dulls the pain

And strengthens my name

And changes my frame


Verse 2

Give me a courage / No one’s ever seen

Carve it out of a mountain / Let it burn like gasoline

So I can move forward / To fight the fear in me

Become the men I admire / Not the one that you thought I’d be



Every place that I see

Is a memory made with you next to me

And everyone that I know in this town

Asks me why you’re not around