Kari Fleskes

Kari Fleskes

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I'm a freestyle writer with an acoustic guitar and a passion for lyrics

Biography

I've been writing songs for fourteen years and playing guitar for nearly thirteen years. I have over 1,000 recorded songs, and well over 6,000 written total. Songwriting is my passion.

Lyrics

Another Price to Pay

Written By: Kari Fleskes

It’s too bad I came to know the stranger,
the mockingbird that hides beneath your skin.
What a shame to say that you’re the anger,
the broken heart that’s broken yet again.

Who am I to know that there’s a reason
for the damage done and all the wasted time.
How am I supposed to know I’m innocent
if you’re the one with all the guilty lines?

(Chorus:)
I’ve got another price to pay,
another lousy game
that I’ll be forced to play
again.
With every step you take
in this same old, stupid game;
there’s another price to pay
for it.

It’s too bad you came to understand me
and the secret things I’m scared I cannot hide.
What a crime to say that you’re the real thing,
When nothing’s really how it meets the eye.

(Repeat Chorus)

Disaster

Written By: Kari Fleskes

Leaving for no reason;
Ain’t it crazy?
You’re just asking for disaster.
Things come up creeping,
undetected
Keeps you reeling from disaster.

Ain’t it funny
how things crash and burn right in our laps
but we do it over?
There ain’t no reason
to let things go–
Especially words that are left unspoken.

(Chorus:)
I traded all my armor for the walls you built;
I was tied too tight.
I traded all my caution for the creeping guilt;
But that ain’t my only crime.

In case you haven’t noticed,
I’m a hasty fool–
hand in hand with disaster.
Calm the fear to stumble,
I try to play it cool,
But I only end up falling faster.

(Repeat Chorus)

Copyright © 2008 Kari Fleskes

Like I Wish I Had

Written By: Kari Fleskes


Is that restless spirit
still burning through your blood?
In your weakest moments
has that been good enough?

When you’re alone at night,
Do you cry yourself to sleep?
When no one’s watching
do you pretend that’s all you need?

(Chorus:)
The blues and the heartbreak can take a toll on a man,
But still, here I am.
Don’t let the crack in between us leave you afraid of
what hasn’t happened yet.
So live without holding back,
like I wish I had.

You gave me something to dwell on
while dragging memories down the hall;
Now that it’s all said and done
are you all right with what it cost?

We came so far, then there you are,
demanding that we make a change;
Now we’re finding peace on separate paths
while goodbye drips down my face.

(Repeat Chorus)

Copyright © 2008 Kari Fleskes

Please, Don't Ask

Written By: Kari Fleskes

Looking through a dirty window at your apartment view,
I feel your eyes on me.
I remember all those different shades of blue–
but your eyes are green.
Trying to make something out of why I left,
this isn’t who I am.
I guess there’s no explaining me;
But there’s a part you just can’t have.

(Chorus:)
I belong back home
in the arms of the only one I’ve ever loved.
Though, I’ll confess, there’s nothing left.
But that’s one thing I’m not ready to lose,
So, please, don’t ask me to.

I can’t find myself;
Yet, you say I’m like nobody you’ve ever met.
Imagine that.
Sometimes it gets too hard, but it’s all pretend.
Pulling at a ripping seam.
Baby, this just isn’t me,
and your eyes aren’t his.

(Repeat Chorus)

(Bridge:)
I’ve been fighting to let it go;
But I still taste the words I never said--
My god, how I tried to say.
Was it too much or not enough?
I keep turning the pages but the chapter won’t change.
Getting nothing out of something,
Oh, imagine that.
I gave my heart and paid the price
but I never got it back.

This life was never my wish.
There’s a part of me I just can’t give.

(Repeat Chorus)

Looking through a dirty window at your apartment view,
I feel your eyes on me.

Copyright © 2008 Kari Fleskes

Please Don't Ask

Written By: Kari Fleskes

Looking through a dirty window at your apartment view,
I feel your eyes on me.
I remember all those different shades of blue–
but your eyes are green.
Trying to make something out of why I left,
this isn’t who I am.
I guess there’s no explaining me;
But there’s a part you just can’t have.

(Chorus:)
I belong back home
in the arms of the only one I’ve ever loved.
Though, I’ll confess, there’s nothing left.
But that’s one thing I’m not ready to lose,
So, please, don’t ask me to.

I can’t find myself;
Yet, you say I’m like nobody you’ve ever met.
Imagine that.
Sometimes it gets too hard, but it’s all pretend.
Pulling at a ripping seam.
Baby, this just isn’t me,
and your eyes aren’t his.

(Repeat Chorus)

(Bridge:)
I’ve been fighting to let it go;
But I still taste the words I never said--
My god, how I tried to say.
Was it too much or not enough?
I keep turning the pages but the chapter won’t change.
Getting nothing out of something,
Oh, imagine that.
I gave my heart and paid the price
but I never got it back.

This life was never my wish.
There’s a part of me I just can’t give.

(Repeat Chorus)

Looking through a dirty window at your apartment view,
I feel your eyes on me.

Dropping Bread Crumbs

Written By: Kari Fleskes

I hide my face in my hands,
for all the time Ive wasted.
And I plead for a deep breath,
Cause thats just the way I am.

But the excuses are getting weaker,
and the stories have gotten old.
So Ill abandon the hope of being rescued,
But I dont know where to go.

(Chorus:)
Where do I turn?
Where do I go from here?
How do I know what is right,
if wrong is the only way I feel?
So with the wind Ill run,
And leave a trail to burn,
Dropping bread crumbs.

I hide my head in the sand,
cursing my conscience.
Words are all I have,
But theyre not much of a compass.

(Repeat Chorus)

There must be something I missed
Cause Im still lost and confused.
Is this just how it is,
With no place to run to?

(Repeat Chorus)

Premium Gasoline

Written By: Kari Fleskes

Too many miles to go,
I need a few more hours sleep before
I try to hit the road
or make sense of anything more.

I found his note on my car;
It said, "Meet me there tonight."
But little does he know
I'm not coming back for a while.

(Chorus:)
I didn't realize I was crazy
until I hit the gas and watched you bleed.
Burning down memory lane with a full tank
of the devil's own premium gasoline.

If there's anything I learned
he's a typical kind of guy
and I was just another girl,
another fool to stand in line.

And I'm just the type to hold a grudge.
I got the devil on my side
and ain't no one gonna' catch me
under this gin and tonic sky.

(Repeat Chorus)

I took a bottle of whiskey
and poured it around your bed,
Stood back watching the old days sleep
while I finished up a cigarette
then tossed it in.