Still I Can’t Be Still


Release Date: September 15, 1998
Label: Hollywood Records
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Tracklist and Lyrics

1. Minuet
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

If we move in together
Will I still be a slob?
Will things get ordinary
Will I piss you off?
‘Cause I don’t cook
I throw my clothes on the floor
And I mix the darks and whites
Oh baby your kisses are pure
And the sex lasts for hours
You want me the less I shower
I’m a sight for sore eyes in your old tighy whities
But you love me anyway
You love me anyway
I thank God for seeing the light
And not going out with some lawyer type
‘Cause you’re a poet
A Renaissance Man
A little boy with really strong hands

[Chorus:] So many things going through my mind
Sometimes it gets scary but when you’re by my side
The world may be chaotic
And the skies may explode
But we’ll be okay, baby – this much
This much I know
And the minuet between the heart and the breath
Is my lullaby
And the minuet between the heart and the breath
Rocks me every time
And the minuet between the heart and the breath
Will save my life
As I lay upon your chest, baby I’m…
I’m satisfied

I’d like to have babies with you
Like to have maybe two
Join a carpool and sing the kids to bed
They can have your coloring
And my movie rental addiction
They can be antisocial just like us
They can choose their very own religion
They can climb into bed in the middle of the night
And sleep in your arms, ’cause they’re hypnotized
[Chorus]

Alright – everything gonna be alright (repeat)

So if all the things we want are just out of reach
We move to the midwest and you start to teach
I’m a woulda, coulda, shoulda, a one hit wonder
I’m pretty sure we’d be okay
‘Cause if the skin on your chest still feels that way
From the sandalwood oil that you dab in the middle
I think maybe, maybe baby
We’d miss it a little
It’s alright now
[Chorus] (repeat)

2. Larissa's Lagoon
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

Down in Larissa’s lagoon
She sits by the light of the moon
She’s hearing voices in her head
She must be strong
She must not give in to the song
She’s hearing voices in her head

Down in Larissa’s lagoon
Her guests
They sleep in separate rooms
But her father comes to tuck her into bed
She’s lost her mind
Got no control
And there’s no where else to go
When her father comes to tuck her into bed

[Chorus:]
Larissa woke up one morning
Singing ‘Hallelujah!
Remember me for my passion
The paradise that I imagined
Hallelujah’

Down in Larissa’s lagoon
The skies – they never look blue
‘Cause someone’s spiked the rain
With a little extra juice
She thinks she’s being fallowed
Any minute she’ll be swallowed
Someone’s spiked this rain
With a little extra juice

Larissa woke up one morning
Singing ‘Hallelujah!
Remember me for my passion
The paradise that I imagined
Hallelujah’

Hallelujah (repeat 4x)

Down in Larissa’s lagoon
There is no force that’s greater
Looming deep within
A very very very troubled girl
She stays awake for hours
Picking out the sweetest flowers
To lay upon the grave
Of a very, very troubled girl

Larissa woke up one morning
Singing ‘Hallelujah!
Remember me for my passion
The paradise that I imagined
Hallelujah’

Larissa woke up one morning
Singing ‘Hallelujah!
Remember me for my passion
The paradise that I imagined
Hallelujah’

03. Follow If You Lead
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

In this jury
There are peddlers and disbelievers
In this fountain
There are silver dollars and penniless creatures
It’s your gravity
And your hot air balloons
That keep you real
And dare to dream with you.
But when they pull you too far
You must learn to forgive
And you must ask your heart

Will I lose a friend
Striving to contend?
Will I destroy this trust
When I want the best for us?
Should I hold your hand
No matter what you plan?
For every hour you need
I will follow if you lead.

In this home there is family
And just familiar faces
In this pilgrimage we disavow our brothers
And confide in strangers
It’s your gravity
And your hot air balloons
That keep you real and dare to dream with you
But when they pull you too far
You must learn to forgive
Or it will tear you apart

Will I lose a friend
Striving to contend?
Will I destroy this trust
When I want the best for us?
Should I hold your hand
No matter what you plan?
For every hour you need
I will follow if you lead.

Do you believe that the Earth was flat or round?
Do you bet you lived before
Or is this your first time around?
Do you believe we’re here to learn?
Do you dream in black or white?
Or are you coloring your lost and found
To make it bright?

Will I lose a friend
Striving to contend?
Will I destroy this trust
When I want the best for us?
Should I hold your hand
No matter what you plan?
For every hour you need
I will follow if you lead.

Will I lose a friend
Striving to contend?
Will I destroy this trust
When I want the best for us?
Should I hold your hand
No matter what you plan?
For every hour you need
I will follow if you lead.

Yeah, I will follow if you lead (repeat)

04. All of the Above
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

I am your sexy girl
I am your baby girl
I am your innocence
I am your mother
I’m Lady Chatterly or Lady Chastity
Or some anonymous lover
I can be your little virgin (at the Commack Inn)
Or your dominatrix (in your parent’s bed)
We’ll play some spin the bottle
We’ll play some Marvin Gaye
Or we can dress you up in women’s clothing

Let’s go shopping at the Pink Pussycat
You talk to the salesmen
I’ll hide in the back
I may be bashful
But I got the cash ’cause
I ain’t afraid to try new things like that
Whatever you’re thinking
Whatever you’re feeling
I’ll be either one or all of the above
[repeat]

I’m a widow in mourning (longing for your love)
I’m the bride on her wedding day (and you are not the groom)
I’m a singing telegram at 2 AM
Or the French maid who comes to clean your room

Let’s go shopping at the Pink Pussycat
You talk to the salesmen
I’ll hide in the back
I may be bashful
But I got the cash ’cause
I ain’t afraid to try new things like that
Whatever you’re thinking
Whatever you’re feeling
I’ll be either one or all of the above

I’ll keep you guessing, babe
You won’t need confession, no
I’ll be either one or all of the above

Well I couldn’t imagine
If I couldn’t be myself
‘Cause if you’re afraid to ask for what you want
Then you might rebel
But if you’ve got that combination
Where you can play some show and tell
Well don’t be shameful
I am your rainbow
Liberate your body
And soothe your soul

I can be your babysitter (who let you stay up late)
Or your best friend’s mother (really hot date)
Or you favorite cousin (she taught you how to French kiss)
Or Miss Finigan from health class
I’m a school girl in knee socks (with pig-tails in her hair)
I’m Aphrodite for dinner (or Linda Carter)
I’m rose petals – I’m ruby wine
And if you want, I’ll be the President’s wife

Baby, won’t you tell me
Whatever you’re thinking
Whatever you’re feeling
I’ll be either one or all of the above
[repeat]

05. Still I Can't Be Still
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

Well I don’t believe in god
But she talks to me all the time
And I banish my mother
But she holds me when I cry
And I have been unfaithful
But with me he’ll spend the rest of his life

Yes I have been forgiven
By all whom I’ve betrayed and loved
And I have everything I want
Is it ever enough?

Still I can’t be still
Still I can’t be silent
Still I can’t be still
Still I can’t be saved
Still I can’t be still
I can’t be silent
Still I –
Still

Well I don’t believe I’m beautiful
But at least I’ve got my sister’s smile
And I resist the muses
Yet they sing to me in exile
And destiny is not deafening
But it hushed me like a child
And every time I feel as though
I’m closer to the eye
The storm winds blow I run inside,
And though I feel revived

Still I can’t be still
Still I can’t be silent
Still I can’t be still
Still I can’t be saved
Still I can’t be still
I can’t be silent
Still I –
Still

The insatiable peace of
My quest for true serenity
No matter how hard the rain
The thirst is neverending
No matter how many friends
If angels been sent down to take me away
They can’t make it okay

And every time I feel as though
I’m closer to the eye
The storm winds blow
I run inside
And though I feel revived
[repeat]

I don’t believe I’m beautiful
But least I’ve got my sister’s smile
And I resist the muses
Yet they sing to me
Still

06. Think Too Much
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

Do you think
Do you think about the moon?
Made you feel real special
‘Cause it followed you everywhere
Do you think
Do you think about the sun showers?
The way you like to run naked in them
And shampoo your hair
Do you think about why –
Why we sneeze in the sun?
Wish our freckles would just leave us alone?
Do you think about when you’re older?
Will they make a Sunday night movie about your life?
You think you got tattoos your grandkids are gonna like?

Well is your cup half empty?
Is your cup half full?
Whatcha gonna be when you grow up?
Are you a gym teacher, rock star, or superhero?
In a major motion picture, action feature, creature?
Over and over figure it out
Maybe today we’ll find the message in the clouds
Maybe tomorrow we’ll crush a nickel on the railroad track
Time is running out
I think I think too much

Do you think
Do you think about the guy that you first kissed?
Yeah, his tongue went in circles
Practically missed your lips
Do you think
Do you think he’s now the world’s greatest lover?
Or sitting at home watching CNN on TNT or TV?
Do you think about your past life?
Were you a countess, or a vagabond or James Bond or
Yeah, but bisexual
Do you think I should care what you think?
Do you think about it? Oh yeah!

Well is your cup half empty?
Is your cup half full?
Whatcha gonna be when you grow up?
Are you a gym teacher, rock star, or superhero?
In a major motion picture, action feature, creature?
Over and over figure it out
Maybe today we’ll find the message in the clouds
Maybe tomorrow we’ll crush a nickel on the railroad track
Time is running out
I think I think too much

Do you think about all the books you haven’t read?
Are you a street smart cat or are you just an intellect?
Do you think about this now:
The girl who made you miserable in junior high; made you cry?
Do you think she’s smoking like five packs of cigarettes a day
And going to therapy?
Wait I wasn’t finished…

Well is your cup half empty?
Is your cup half full?
Whatcha gonna be when you grow up?
Are you a gym teacher, rock star, or superhero?
In a major motion picture, action feature, creature?
Over and over figure it out
Maybe today we’ll find the message in the clouds
Maybe tomorrow we’ll crush a nickel on the railroad track
Time is running out
I think I think too much

Do you think it’s normal for white people to wear dreadlocks?
Are you a barefoot earthling
Or a hermit in socks?
Guys in tuxedos are kind of deceiving
But you know, you see them in the park, jogging along
It’s a little more revealing
Do you think about your funeral?
If you died how many people would show up?
Do you think we’re capable of change
Or we’re just gonna, oh, screw up our children?
Oh, do you think about fires?
Who do you rescue first:
Your kids or your sleeping husband?

07. Planet Z
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

Sitting in my easy chair
I got no friends but I really don’t care
I don’t remember birthdays
I don’t remember names
People talk to me
I know not what they say
Well my political policy is laissez-faire
You keep off my – my thoroughfare
My weeds grow like roses
My gardens like greed
My temples are discotheques for refugees

It’s all about me
On my very own Planet Z
Where I’m lonely but I’m free
Nothing gets in my way
I think I’m gonna have to stay right here
On my very own Planet Z
Where I’m lonely but I’m free
Nothing gets in my way
I think I’m gonna have to stay right here

Well my pizza delivery guys
They all wear suits
And all my musicians
They play in the nude
The lawyers wear nipple rings
They kiss my ass!
And the French horn players are in the most demand!

It’s all about me
On my very own Planet Z
Where I’m lonely but I’m free
Oh, nothing gets in my way
I think I’m gonna have to stay right here
On my very own Planet Z
Where I’m lonely but I’m free
Nothing gets in my way
I think I’m gonna have to stay right here

Planet Z
You can’t predict the weather, but it’s fine with me
Can’t you see?
I don’t like when you bother me
Planet Z
The stars are brighter in my galaxy
Thirteen moons revolve around, around, around

It’s all about me
On my very own Planet Z
Where I’m lonely but I’m free
Nothing gets in my way
I think I’m gonna have to stay right here
On my very own Planet Z
Where I’m lonely but I’m free
Nothing gets in my way
I think I’m gonna have to stay right here

Well these lovely little snowflakes are everywhere
They’re the spitballs that you blow in my hair
Well I won’t remember your birthday
I won’t remember your name
Just keep talking to me
I’m not listening!

It’s all about me
On my very own Planet Z
Where I’m lonely but I’m free
Nothing gets in my way
I think I’m gonna have to stay right here
On my very own Planet Z
Where I’m lonely but I’m free
Nothing gets in my way
I think I’m gonna have to stay right here

08. Fool Out of Me
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

Hey
Just when you think you are the shit
Well, you look down and your fly is unzipped
That’s when you take a moment to say,
“Well, sometimes I’m so – so totally unhip.”
Just when the great ones inspire you
To throw caution to the wind
That’s when the mirror – mirror on the wall says,
“Babe, you better throw your towel in.”

All that I don’t know paralyzes me
But somehow I keep going on
Just settling for this mediocrity
And I wonder if god is trying to make a fool out of me
(repeat 3x)

There are legends who die
And I’ve never even heard their songs
And there are heroes of a generation
Whose poetry is not on my shelf
And my soliloquies would make Shakespeare
Turn over in his grave
And voyagers would forbid me
To join in their crusade

All that I don’t know paralyzes me
But somehow I keep going on
Just settling for this mediocrity
And I wonder if god is trying to make a fool out of me
(repeat 3x)

Well, I wish I could fight against Ali and win
I wish I could write with Joni Mitchell’s pen
Sail the Atlantic on a paddle boat
I wish I could smile like Bobby de Niro
And I wish that the lotto
Was the number of my telephone
I wish I could sing a duet with Bono
‘Cause I don’t want to sound like
Anyone else, you know
I just wanna take you under my spell
Excuse me for saying
What I know down deep is my sin
But maybe I’ll fool everybody into thinking
I know just what I am doing

All that I don’t know paralyzes me
But somehow I keep going on
Just settling for this mediocrity
And I wonder if god is trying to make a fool out of me
(repeat 3x)

09. Reach
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

Slowly
Softly
Please serenade me, I’m here
Restless
Reviving
River of life, you are here

Tell me you love me
Tell me you see me
Show me your laughter
Feed me
Tell me you love me
I’m the one you need
Raise your hand and…
Reach for me

Silent
Slumber
Sweetheart
Your thunder is my thorn
Bathing
Beauty
Ballad of bliss, you were born

Tell me you love me
Tell me you see me
Show me your laughter
Feed me
Tell me you love me
I’m the one you need
Raise your hand and…
Reach for me

Pretty
Precious
Prism in darkness
You make me proud
Fragile
Fumbling
Finally
A new day we have found

Tell me you love me
Tell me you see me
Show me your laughter
Feed me
Tell me you love me
I’m the one you need
Raise your hand and…
Reach for me

10. Straw Into Gold
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

I wonder if you sleep right now
Do you realize I’m clinging to
The edge of this bed I have
Nowhere to go
I have nowhere?
If I leave you’ll call me quitter
If I stay you’ll punish me with silence and somehow
You’ll fall asleep…You’ll fall asleep

Well do you know that I won’t sleep
No I won’t sleep all night long
As your silhouette turns its back on my spoon
I’m mesmerized by the ricochet moon
Leaping this leprechaun’s wall
I’m so disenchanting
Intoxicated by my own tear’s soul
And come tomorrow
When my beauty is old
Like a speckled princess
I’ll try to cash in clovers for gold

So I’ll light a candle and begin to write
Turn to my work as refuge
Though my womb is a rush hour taxi ride
But I will try
To metamorphose pain along my plight
But I’ll despise each word I write
So I am clinging to the
Edge like some soap-opera star
With her ten second fade
The light cascades
Do you love me anymore?

Well do you know that I won’t sleep
No I won’t sleep all night long
As your silhouette turns its back on my spoon
I’m mesmerized by the ricochet moon
Leaping this Rumplestiltskin’s wall
I’m so disenchanting
Intoxicated by my own tear’s soul
And come tomorrow
When my beauty is old
Like a speckled princess
I’ll try to cash in clovers for gold

I’ll try to spin straw into gold
Straw into gold…Straw into gold…Straw into gold
Spinning for mercy
Spinning for hope
Spinning for love
Spinning for gold

11. Heart on My Sleeve
Written by: Idina Menzel & Milton Davis

She will never be
Invincible
She will never be
Some Florence Nightingale
Her threshold is invisible
But she’ll hang on like hell

Yeah, she may be transparent
She’s got no defenses to speak of
But she’ll stand here before you
With no pride or prejudice
Just steadfast and certain
That she’ll land on her own two feet
You’ll think you can break her
‘Cause you think that she’s crazy and weak
But her power will defy you
When she wears her heart on her sleeve
Heart on her sleeve

She will never learn
Your tranquility
She will never learn
How to let things slide off her
Joy overwhelms her
And her sorrow won’t subside

Yeah, she still may be transparent
She’s got no
She’s got no defenses to speak of
But she will stand here before you
With no pride or prejudice
Just steadfast and certain
That she’ll land on her own two feet
You think you can break her
‘Cause you think that she’s crazy and weak
But her power will defy you
When she wears her heart on her sleeve

Oh, you –
You may condemn me
With your bitter words
And untouchable rage
Yeah, you –
You may torment me
‘Cause I don’t lead my life in your way
But I will stand here before you
With no pride or prejudice
Just steadfast and certain
That I will land on my own two feet
You think you can break me
Bring my head down to my knees
But my power will defy you
When my heart’s on my sleeve