Ashlee Simpson

Lyrics


Autobiography
7/20/2004

1. Autobiography
2. Pieces Of Me
3. Shadow
4. La La
5. Love Makes The World Go Round
6. Better Off
7. Love Me For Me
8. Surrender
9. Unreachable
10. Nothing New
11. Giving It All Away
12. Undiscovered



1. Autobiography

You think you know me
Word on the street is that you do
You want my history
What others tell you won't be true

I walked a thousand miles while everyone was asleep
Nobody's really seen my million subtleties

Chorus:
Got stains on my t-shirt and I'm the biggest flirt
Right now I'm solo, but that will be changing eventually, oh
Got bruises on my heart and sometimes I get dark
If you want my auto, want my autobiography
Baby, just ask me

I hear you talking
Well, it's my turn now
I'm talking back
Look in my eyes
So you can see just where I'm at


I walked a thousand miles to find one river of peace
I walked a million more to find what this shit means

Chorus

I'm a bad ass girl in this messed up world
I'm a sexy girl in this crazy world
I'm a simple girl in a complex world
A nasty girl, you wanna get with me?
You wanna mess with me?

Chorus:
Got stains on my t-shirt and I'm the biggest flirt
Right now I'm solo, but that will be changing eventually, oh
I laugh more than I cry
You piss me off, good-bye
Got bruises on my heart and sometimes I get dark
If you want my auto, want my autobiography
Baby, just ask me



2. Pieces Of Me

On a Monday I am waiting
Tuesday I am fading
And by Wednesday I can’t sleep
Then the phone rings I hear you
And the darkness is a clear view
Cause you’ve come to rescue me

Fall, with you I fall so fast
I can hardly catch my breath
I hope it lasts

Ohhhh
It seems like I can finally
Rest my head on something real
I like the way that feels
Ohhhh
It’s as if you know me better
Than I ever knew myself
I love how you can tell
All the pieces, pieces, pieces of me
All the pieces, pieces, pieces of me

I am moody and messy
I get restless and it’s senseless
How you never seem to care
When I’m angry you listen
Make me happy it’s your mission
And you won’t stop till I’m there

Fall, sometimes I fall so fast
When I hit that bottom crash
You’re all I have


Ohhhh
It seems like I can finally
Rest my head on something real
I like the way that feels
Ohhhh
It’s as if you know me better
Than I ever knew myself
I love how you can tell
All the pieces, pieces, pieces of me

How do you know?
Everything I’m about to say
Am I that obvious?
And if it’s written on my face
I hope it never goes away
Yea

On a Monday I am waiting
By Tuesday I am fading
Into your arms
So I can breathe

Ohhhh
It seems like I can finally
Rest my head on something real
I like the way that feels
Ohhhh
It’s as if you know me better
Than I ever knew myself
I love how you can tell
Ohhhh
I love how you can tell
Ohhhh
I love how you can tell
All the pieces, pieces, pieces of me
All the pieces, pieces, pieces of me



3. Shadow

I was six years old
When my parents went away
I was stuck inside a broken life
I couldn't wish away
She was beautiful
She had everything and more
And my escape was hiding out and running for the door
Somebody listen please
It used to be so hard being me

Chorus:
Living in the shadow
Of someone else's dream
Trying to find a hand to hold but every touch felt cold to me
Living in a nightmare
A never-ending sleep
But now that I am wide awake
My chains are finally free
Don't feel sorry for me

All the days collided
One less perfect than the next
I was stuck inside someone else's life and always second best
Oh, I love you now 'cause now I realize
That it's safe outside to come alive in my identity
So if you're listening
There's so much more to me you haven't seen


Chorus


Mother, sister, father, sister, mother
Everything's cool now
Mother, sister, father, sister, mother
Everything's cool now
Oh, my life is good
I've got more than anyone should
Oh, my life is good
And the past is in the past

Chorus:
I was living in the shadow
Of someone else's dream
Trying to find a hand to hold but every touch felt cold to me
I'm living in a new day
I'm living it for me
And now that I am wide awake
Then I can finally be
So don't feel sorry for me
Don't feel sorry, don't feel sorry for me


Living in, living in, living in the shadow
Living in, living in, living in a new day



4. La La

You can dress me up in diamonds
You can dress me up in dirt
You can throw me like a line-man
I like it better when it hurts

Oh, I have waited here for you
I have waited

Chorus:
You make me wanna la la
In the kitchen on the floor
I'll be your french maid
When I'll meet you at the door
I'm like an alley cat
Drink the milk up I want more
You make me wanna
You make me wanna scream

You can meet me on an aeroplane
Or in the back of the bus
You can throw me like a boom-a-rang
I'll come back and beat you up

Oh, I have waited here for you
Don't, keep me waiting

Chorus 2X


I feel safe with you
I can be myself tonight
It's alright, with you
Cuz you hold, my secrets tight
You do, You do


You make me wanna la la, la la la, la la, la la la la la la la la la
You make me wana la la, la la la

Chorus:
You make me wanna la la
in the kitchen on the floor
I'll be your french maid
When I'll meet you at the door
I'm like an alley cat
Drink the milk up I want more
You make me wanna
You make me wanna la la
in the kitchen on the floor
I'll be your french maid
When I'll meet you at the door
I'm like an alley cat
Drink the milk up I want more
You make me wanna
You make me wanna scream

You make me wanna la la, la la la, la la, la la la la la la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la, la la, la la la la la la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la, la la, la la la la la la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la la



5. Love Makes The World Go Round

Here, here I am again
And I'm starin' at these same four walls
Alone again
And now, all the colors blend
And I'm growing numb
And I've become this empty page

Hold on, its tragic
Stumbling through all this static

Chorus:
I just wanna talk to you
And my broken heart just has no use
And I, I guess promises are better left unsaid, yeah
Everytime you try to tell me
You say the words that I'm the only
But I'm the one who's crawling on the ground
When you say love makes the world go 'round


My love, look at what you've done to me
For someone who has felt so strong
It's amazing I'm completely gone

Hold on, it's tragic
Stumbling through all this static

Chorus


It's not the love you give me
I'd rather be alone, believe me
It's not the way you're 'posed to treat me
I'd rather walk away

Chorus


You say love makes the world go 'round
Everytime you try to tell me
I don't care you're not the only
Don't you know I'm coming back around
Cuz I say love makes the world go 'round, yeah
Cuz I say love makes the world go 'round




6. Better Off

The sky is fallin', and it's
Early in the mornin', but it's
Okay somehow
I spilt my coffee, it went
All over your clothes
I gotta wear mine now

And I'm always, always, always late
And my hair's a mess
Even when it's straight

Chorus:
But so what?
I'm better off everyday
When I'm standing in the pouring rain
I don't mind
I think of you and everything's alright
I used to think I had it good
But now I know that I'm misunderstood
With you I'd say
I'm better off in everyway

My friends keep calling, they say
They say I'm stalling
They wanna meet you now
I tell them hell no, I say
We're trying to lay low
Don't wanna lose what I've found


Things are finally, finally lookin' up
Oh, my feet are on the ground even though i'm stuck

Chorus


Things are finally, finally lookin' up
Oh, my feet are on the ground even though i'm stuck
Even though I'm stuck

Chorus:
But so what?
I'm better off everyday
When I'm standing in the pouring rain
I don't mind
I think of you and everything's alright
I used to think I had it good
But now I know that I'm misunderstood
Yeah, yeah
I'm better off in everyway
I'm better off today

The sky is fallin' and it's
Early in the mornin'
But it's okay



7. Love Me For Me

It's been, three days
You come around here like you know me
Your stuff at my place,
Next thing you know you'll be using my toothpaste

Step off, sit down
Get ready, let me tell you whose the boss now
Stay here, get out
Everytime I turn around you're in my face

Don't care where you think you've been
And how you're getting over.
If you think you got me found just wait it gets much colder

Chorus:
Here I am,
As perfect as I'm ever gonna be
You'll see
Love me for me
Stick around,
I'm not the kind of girl you wanna leave,
You'll see,
Love me for me


Shut up, Come back
No, I didn't really mean to say that.
I'm mixed up, so what
Yeah you want me so you're messed up too

I love you, I hate you
If you only knew what I've been through

My head is spinnin' but
My heart is in the right place
Sometimes it has to have itself a little earthquake

Chorus


I've been waiting all my life to finally find you,
Just so I can push you away.
And when you're crawling over broken glass to get to me
Thats when I'll let you stay

Chorus


Whoa...

Chorus


8. Surrender

If that's the way you want it
Well there you go
Baby you can have it all,
Now that you just let me go
Yeah,yeah, yeah, yeah

I waited here for so long
Thinkin' that you'd see
You just kept on runnin' away
You made your misery my company

Open up your eyes
Dont you know you only get one life

Chorus:
Oh, you drive me crazy
Oh, you just bring me down
Look out your window
My sunshine's all around
All you have to do is just surrender, just surrender

All the pain in your heart,
All the tears in your empty soul
And when you're spinnin' round and around
Im the psycho goin' outta control


Open up your eyes
Dont you know youre only wasting time

Chorus

You know it doesn't matter what you do
Dont you know i'm so over you

Open up your eyes
Dont you know that it's your life

Chorus:
Oh, you drive me crazy
Oh, you just bring me down
Look out your window
My sunshine's all around
All you've gotta do
Oh, you drive me crazy
Oh, you just bring me down
Look out your window
My sunshine's all around
All you gotta do is just surrender,
Just surrender, just surrender

If that's the way you want it
Well there you go



9. Unreachable

Just like an angel you're gonna make me fly
Into your arms you're wrapping me up so tight
You had me crawling so bad
Had me heels over head
You had me easy you had me easy
Tangled up in my head we’re trying to hold on to have me
Cause we're already beautiful

Chorus:
So don’t make me cry
Cause this love don’t feel so right
You can't push a river
You can't make me fall
But you can make me unreachable


I may be sweet but I’m still on the vine
You couldn’t wait no, you had to take your bite
You had me crawling so bad
Had me heels over head
You had me easy, you had me easy
To late to go back to realize what we had
We were already beautiful

Chorus


Sometimes love is addiction
Sometimes it hurts like hell
Sometimes you just can't get enough
You can't make me love you anymore than I do
But you can make me unreachable

Chorus 2X



10. Nothing New

I found myself wrong again
Staring out my window
Wondering what it is I should have said
I found myself at home again
Waiting for the after call
The fallout that feels like such a mess

Ohhhh I can only be myself
I'm sorry that's hell for you

Chorus:
Heyyy so what's my damage today
Don't let me get in your way
Let it out like you always do
The trouble between me and you
Is nothing new

So I listen to you complain and then
I bite my tongue in vain again
As I let it all just slowly settle in
Such a pretty picture that you paint
I'm so vile while you're a saint
Funny how your eyes see thick not thin


Ohhhh I can only be myself
You're lookin' for someone else

Chorus


You know how to give it but you can't take it
It's all just a waste now you can save it
No matter what I do
Is never good enough, never good enough

Chorus
Is nothing new

Save your breath cause here comes the truth
I'm over the drama of you
And that's something new

I'm staring out my window
Wondering what it is I should have said




11. Giving It All Away

Hey you, living for tomorrow,
You sold your dreams for a pocket of change.
Hey you smokin' up your sorrow,
Just pointing fingers at someone to blame.

Hey you, you turn your back on your children
It’s left you in the big burning bed
This life’s like livin' in the gutter,
All this pain just makes you feel dead.

You’re just givin' it all, givin' it all away,
You’re just givin' it all, givin' it all away,
Hey, hey, ey yey, y ey, ey

Slow down just look a little closer,
You might find that it’s not the end.
You wonder how your life could get better,
When you’re alone you just tear yourself down.

You’re just givin' it all, givin' it all away,
You’re just givin' it all, givin' it all away


You’re just givin' it all, givin' it all away,
You’re just givin' it all, givin' it all away,
Hey, hey, ey yey, y ey, yey

Try and find your better half now,
Open your eyes and find yourself.

Hey girl screamin' for attention,
Once you get it you throw it away.
I’m broken, I’m pickin up the pieces
I won’t live in all your mistakes.

I’m just givin' it all, givin' it all away,
I’m just givin' it all, givin' it all away.

I’m just givin' it all, givin' it all away,
I’m just givin' it all, givin' it all away.

I’m just giving it up, givin it all away,
Hey, hey, ey yey, y ey, ey.



12. Undiscovered

Take it back, take it all back now
The things I gave
Like the taste of my kiss on your lips
I miss that now

I can't try any harder than I do
All the reasons I gave, excuses I made for you
I'm broken in two

All the things left undiscovered
Leave me empty and left to wonder
I need you
All the things left undiscovered
Leave me waiting and left to wonder
I need you
Yeah I need you
Don't walk away

Touch me now, how I wanna feel something so real
Please remind me, my love
And take me back
Cause I'm so in love with what we were
I'm not breathing, I'm suffocating without you
Until you feel it too

All the things left undiscovered
Leave me waiting and left to wonder
I need you
All the things left undiscovered
Leave me empty and left to wonder
I need you
Yeah I need you

When I'm in the dark and all alone
Dreamin' that you'll walk right through my door
It's then I know my heart is whole
There's a million reasons why I cry
Hold my covers tight and close my eyes
Cause I don't wanna be alone


All the things left undiscovered
Leave me waiting and left to wonder
I need you
All the things left undiscovered
Leave me empty and left to wonder
I need you
I need you

Cause I can't fake
And I can't hate
But it's my heart that's about to break
You're all I need
I'm on my knees
Watch me bleed
Would you listen please

I give in
I breathe out
I want you
There's no doubt

I freak out
I'm left out
Without you
I'm without

I'm crossed out
I'm kicked out
I cry out
I reach out

Don't walk away
Don't walk away
Don't walk away
Don't walk away


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