When The Good Goes Bad... Don't Go With It.
Hi, I'm Tana I'll be the bright side to your bad days
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I want to be

I want to be the hand that he holds
When he can’t hold on anymore
I want to be the one on this road with him
I don’t mind seeing what is in store

 I want to be the one he talks to 
When it’s a little too crowded in his head
I want to be the one to hold him 
When he is lying alone in bed

I want to be the arms he crawls in 
When he is down and needs to be held
I want to be the one to reassure him otherwise
When he feels as if he has failed

I want to be the lips he kisses 
At the end of every night
I want to be his vision 
When he feels he’s lost his sight

I want to be his everything
The one he can’t live without
I wonder if he wants the same
If its all he thinks about? 

Patana

I want to be

I want to be the hand that he holds
When he can’t hold on anymore
I want to be the one on this road with him
I don’t mind seeing what is in store

I want to be the one he talks to
When it’s a little too crowded in his head
I want to be the one to hold him
When he is lying alone in bed

I want to be the arms he crawls in
When he is down and needs to be held
I want to be the one to reassure him otherwise
When he feels as if he has failed

I want to be the lips he kisses
At the end of every night
I want to be his vision
When he feels he’s lost his sight

I want to be his everything
The one he can’t live without
I wonder if he wants the same
If its all he thinks about?

Patana

Strings attached

 

Strings attached,
like they always have been.
Wound tighter around me
than a violin.

Strings attached,
like those on a kite
You use to get me so high off the ground.
I’m no longer scared of the heights.

Strings attached,
like your old fishing rod.
You use to reel my heart in like
it was some kind of Cod.

Strings attached,
I was walking on them like a tight wire rope
Clinging tightly to these strings
like tiny threads of hope. 

Strings attached,
that made me feel I was being strung along.
I felt it was time to cut these strings completely
and weave something a little more strong.


PATANA

No Words Between Us

Turn The Key And Come With Me
Lets Go To Places We’ve Never Seen
Down The Backroads With The Music Blasting Loud.
No Words Between Us Just Musical Sounds.

You’ve Got The Windows Down.
Our Hair Is Blowing Wild.
I Looked At You And You Looked At Me
No Words Between Us. Just Two Smiles

We Drive And Drive With No Where To Go
We Twist And Turn And Learn This New Road
No Maps Showing Us Which Way We Should Go
No Words Between Us. Just Love That Grows.

It Starts To Rain And Then It Pours
The Wipers Come On And Join The Tunes
No Words Between Us. Just A Rainy Afternoon.

We Rain Clears Up
We Find A Little Place
No Lights Are Shining just The Moon
No Words Between Us
Just The Sun Coming Up Soon

PATANA

Within 3 Feet

Within 3 feet,
she looses all her words.
They fly out the window
like a pack of free birds.

Within 3 feet,
she starts to fidget and twiddle.
She starts feeling uncomfortable,
and wishes for someone to be in the middle.

Within 3 feet,
her heart races out of her chest.
She can’t find a place in the world
to put her shaky hands at rest.

Within 3 feet,
her face gets really hot.
This feeling is coming back,
the one she almost forgot.

Within 3 feet,
she is quietly loosing her mind.
She’d can’t help but wonder
if he is just as nervous inside.

Within 3 feet,
she tries not to look over at him.
She stares down at her rockstar can,
running her fingers around the rim.

Within 3 feet,
he still has her by the heart.
She is as nervous as she was on their first date.
It’s been ten years, that’s the not-so funny part.

PATANA

A Year Without You



The 20th is getting closer and closer.
This day is certainly gonna blow.
I try not to think about it,
but I guess my heart just knows.

My heart doesn’t want to
get use to the fact,
that you are gone away
and you aren’t coming back

It’s been a year on Friday
and I still wonder why.
God would have taken away
such an awesome guy.

I wish I had more time with you,
time to make more memories and laugh.
It just seems to me you were cheated
when I add up all the math.

28 years just didn’t seem enough
you were just starting out your life
I remember the night you called me excited,
nervous about asking Kim to be your wife.

It’s not fair at all
how quickly you were ripped from all our lives.
Still when I think about it,
It feels like my heart is full of knives.

I know you are up there watching over us
but it’s just not the same.
The only time I get to see you is in memories and dreams
or walking by old pictures in a frame.

Maybe on Friday
you will give us all a sign
a wink or a nod, anything
to let us know that you are fine.

Patana

The One That Got Away, Finding His Way Back.



If the one that got away
ever found his way back,
I’d give everything I have
to keep us on the right track.

I wouldn’t give up on us
like the times I had before.
Second chances are rare,
and this one wouldn’t go ignored.

Our past would be the past
I’d leave it lying at the door.
There would be no more one ups,
and no more keeping score.

He’d never have to wonder
how much he means to me.
Everyone in the world,
even Ray Charles could probably see.

There wouldn’t be anymore games.
I’ve had some time to grow.
I’ve had time to think it over.
He is the only one I want, I now know.

This time I’ve spent alone
has made it all so clear.
I’ve learned to stop pushing away
the ones I love over the past few years.

So if the one that got away
ever came back around here,
I’d give him all I have to give,
and pray he’d never again disappear

Patana

A Start (to the what-ifs)


What if I asked you
to come back and stay?
Would you come running,
or would you run away?

What if I said
this time it’s for real?
Would you shut me out,
or tell me how you feel?

What if I said this time
I want you for the rest of my days?
Would you still play mindgames
and drag me through another tangled maze?

What if I said
it was me that was wrong all along?
Would it make you happy
or mad because it took this long?

Why can’t we just be us
without the hurt and games?
Why can’t we just be those kids in love
like that old picture in my frame?

I’ve loved you most of my life
that will probably never change.
Why do we stay out of arms reach?
why does our love have to be so strange?

What if I said that I’m tired
of chasing you round and round?
I use to be a little lost,
now all I want to be is found.

What have we become,
and how do we get us back?
I want to grab the glue
and fill out all of our broken cracks.

Can’t we just get back to the basics
and get us back to being real?
I need to get back to the girl
the one who could actually feel.

What if we cut out the what ifs
and just went with our hearts?
I know how ridiculous it sounds
but it least it is a start.

Patana

Ignore



I hit the ignore button
when you called today.
I have no excuses of why
I just didn’t have anything to say.

I don’t want to hurt you,
so I keep you at arms length.
I can’t pick you up when you fall.
I don’t have the strength.

I don’t want to see you today.
I don’t want to hold hands.
I don’t want to tell you this,
but it is another man.

The one you’ve always feared
in the back of your mind.
The one you always secretly knew
I could never leave behind.

Until I get these feelings figured out
I’ll just hit ignore.
I don’t want to leave you waiting around
like all the times before.


PATANA

Anchored Heart



No matter how far away from each other
we seem to float,
eventually we always end up
back in the same boat.

What is it with the tides
of time that keep us here
Floating hopelessly
underneath the same peer.

It feels like an anchor
but it’s not dragging us down
It’s keeping us together
and never lets us drown

It’s unexplainable and weird
I’d be sad if it let us go our seperate ways
I don’t care what it is that keeps us together
as long as it stays.

Patana

He Could Never Be You



He has dark sexy hair
and big bright eyes.
He calls me baby
and says no lies.

Kisses me on the cheek
whenever he gets the chance,
and whenever I’m feeling down
He does this funny little dance.

He has a way about him
that makes me feel at home.
Even with all these things
my mind still seems to roam

He has all the things
to get me through
There is just one little thing,
he isn’t you.

He isn’t the guy
that has me by the heart.
He isn’t the guy
that’s tearing me apart.

He has the good looks
and his personality I love.
Even that
just isn’t enough.

My mind always wanders
it’s way back to you
You are such a sturggle
if you only knew.

It’s sad that I have the best
but I still want you
I guess you can’t fight a love
that feels so true.

I had everything I needed with him
but I guess he always knew
no matter how hard he tried
He could never be you.

PATANA

Silence



Something about the silence
rips her soul apart.
Sometimes when he is quiet
she looks around for a new start.

Just when it gets quiet enough
for her to finally move ahead.
He speaks just enough words
to crawl back into her head.

She doesn’t mind him there,
She just wishes he would stay,
and get a little comfy there,
and say what there is to say

Instead he kills her with silence,
not saying barely a word.
He leaves her mind and heart
in a such a foggy blur

She can never tell which
way she should go.
He doesn’t say a word,
he never lets her know.

She stays and waits it out,
knowing one day the silence will break.
Until then she will bask in his silence
until his words decide to awake.

Words will awake
she will hear what needs to be heard.
hopefully she won’t find all her waiting around
to be a little absurd.

PATANA

Lets Just Dance


Let’s just dance
who cares who can see.
Let’s just dance,
like it is just you and me.

Like we do in the kitchen
with the boombox a blare.
Let’s go out there and dance
and make everyone stare.

They will look on at us
like we are a little nuts.
They will look on in admiration
because we have the guts.

Making our own dancefloor
in the middle of this bar.
Dancing like idiots,
kinda like we do in the car.

It’s what I love about you most
you’re not afraid to dance.
You’re fearless when it comes to me
and you are all about fun romance.

You make me smile so big
when you pull me on the floor
I feel like I’m all yours.
You’re so hard not to adore.

Patana

The One On The Left.


One on each side.
Which one do I choose?
The old familiar love on the right,
or the one to my left that is new?

How did we all end up
in one little place?
They are staring me down
to find the decision on my face.

On my right side I have
an old love that has gone out of style
On my left side I have
the one that has had my heart for a while.

Loving them both
It’s a very hard choice
My heart is usually loud
but tonight it seems to have no voice.

It seems very indecisive
but my mind already knows
I should pick the one that loves me
the other one has to go.

It’s bittersweet, and it kinda hurts
but sometimes the past is just that.
Something to be left behind,
or swept under the mat.

I look both ways
and it’s now clear to me,
that the one on the left
is the one I need.

PATANA

Grilled Cheese


No one can make a grilled cheese
quite like my mom.
They make my little heart
go “NOM NOM NOM”.

They can mend a broken heart,
and fix you when you’re sick.
I don’t know how she does it,
but I’d like to know the trick.

Ingredients are cheese, butte, and bread,
but she also uses a little bit of heart.
Those things are made with love,
that’s why they are off the chart.

I don’t know how many times I’ve been sad
and she has made me a grilled cheese.
They make everything feel better,
they put my sad heart at ease.

Whenever I make them,
they are never the same.
I’m not a mom yet,
maybe that is what’s to blame.

Maybe it’s a mothers love
that makes them taste so great.
All I know is my mom makes them best,
it’s not up for debate.

Patana

Haha. Inspired by lunch.

Dagger


I expected a dagger to the heart
when you walked through that door
When our eyes met the other night
calmness is all I felt, nothing more.

Am I finally over this?
or just to numb to feel.
I guess you were alot of wasted time.
Just extra time I had to kill.

I didn’t feel a dagger
or even the butterflies.
Maybe my heart is over you
and all your selfish lies.

There is still a love I have for you
that will never really fade.
The only thing diferent about it now
is that it doesn’t cut me like a blade.

I can be in the same room with you
without my heart flippin it’s wig
I can look at you with a straight face
and my heart doesn’t feel outrageously big.

I’m a little dissapointed
I thought those butterflies would still be there
I guess I’m just over it all now.
I just don’t seem to really care.

Patana