She & Him

Why don't you sit right down and make me smile?

She & Him is an American indie rock band consisting of actress Zooey Deschanel (vocals, piano, banjo) and musician M. Ward (guitar, production). The band's first album Volume One was released on Merge Records in March, 2008

QuotesEdit

For those of you who tried, but didn't make it,
Settle down — it's never what you think.
This is not a test,
No, this is not a test.
Change is hard, I should know.
I don't wanna' wonder whether you love me
I don't wanna' wonder whether you care
When I saw you smile
I saw a dream come true
When I was a little bit younger
The strain I was under could make me cry
Now I’m a little bit older,
A little bit bolder
Never so shy

Volume One (2008)Edit

Quotes from original songs written by Zooey Deschanel
  • Old habits die hard
    When you got, when you got a sentimental heart
    Piece of the puzzle, you're my missing part
    Oh, what can you do with a sentimental heart?
    • Sentimental Heart
  • Why do you let me stay here
    All by myself?
    Why don't you come and play here?
    I'm just sitting on the shelf
  • Why don't you sit right down and make me smile?
    You make me feel like I am just a child
    Why do you end it?
    Just give me credit
    I'm just sitting on the shelf
    • Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
  • For those of you who tried but didn't make it,
    Settle down--it's never what you think.
    The summit doesn't differ from the deep, dark valley,
    And the valley doesn't differ from the kitchen sink.
    • This Is Not a Test
  • Think of all the beauty that you left behind you.
    You can take it if you want it, and then let it go.

    And this is not a test,
    No, this is not a test.
    Ticking numbers never made sense, anyways.
    No, this is not a test,
    No, this is not a test.
    'Cause you can have it, if you want it, anyways.

    • This Is Not a Test
  • I’m all outta luck but what else could I be?
    I know he’s yours and he'll never belong to me again.
  • I was never no, never no, was never enough,
    But I can try, I can try to toughen up.
    I listened when they told me
    "If he burns you, let him go."
    Change is hard, I should know.
    • Change Is Hard
  • I thought I saw your face today
    But I just turned my head away
    Your face against the trees
    But I just see the memories
    As they come
    As they come
    And I couldn't help but fall in love again
    No, I couldn't help but fall in love again
    • I Thought I Saw Your Face Today
  • I somehow see what's beautiful in things that are ephemeral
    I'm my only friend, am I?
    Love is just a piece of time
    In the world
    In the world
    And I couldn't help but fall in love again
    • I Thought I Saw Your Face Today
  • I don't wanna wonder whether you love me
    I don't wanna wonder whether you care
    So don't try to woo me
    Don't try to fool me
    Oh, I know all of your tricks
    It's a possibility of staying in my corner
    • Take it Back
  • I was takin' a walk
    When I saw you pass by
    I thought I saw you lookin' my way
    So I thought I'd give you a try

    When I saw you smile
    I saw a dream come true
    So I asked you, maybe,
    "Baby, whatcha gonna do?"

    • I Was Made For You
  • 'Cause I have been waitin' for a long, long time
    For a boy like you
    I won't be waitin' any more cause I know
    Baby, baby
    I was made for you
    • I Was Made For You
  • My eyes are so bleary
    I guess I'm young but I feel so weary
    I've tried to express it
    But I think it's all a bore
    It's at the heart of me,
    A very part of me.
    • Black Hole
  • Speak slowly, I can't hear you
    My mind keeps spinning closer and closer to the rain on the roof,
    And the rain in my head, and the things that you said
    People take it further ahead
    And it just gets so foggy
    It's nowhere in here
    And it's everywhere else that I don't wanna be,
    But I'm stuck here getting misty over you
    I'm alone on a bicycle for two.
    • Black Hole
  • I can feel your heartbeat,
    Where I lay my head
    ‘Cause you’ve got me
    Yeah, you’ve got me
    • Got Me
  • When I was a little bit younger
    The strain I was under could make me cry
    Now I’m a little bit older,
    A little bit bolder
    Never so shy

    Sweet darlin’, come hold me,
    Just a little bit longer now

    • Sweet Darlin (written by Zooey Deschanel and Jason Schwartzman)

Volume Two (2010)Edit

Full lyrics online
What's in my pocket?
You never knew
You didn't know me well,
So well, as I knew you
Orpheus melted the heart of Persephone, but I never had yours
I followed you back to the end of the path, but I never found the door.
I like to learn things slow
I like learning a lot
You've got to be kind to yourself.
Goodbye shadows
  • There's thieves among us
    Painting the walls
    With all kinds of lies, and lies
    I never told at all
    • "Thieves"
  • What's in my pocket?
    You never knew
    You didn't know me well,
    So well, as I knew you
    • "Thieves"
  • And I know, and you know too
    That a love like ours is terrible news
    But that won't stop me crying
    No, that won't stop me crying over you
    • "Thieves"
  • It’s hard to be ignored
    When I look at you, you look so bored
    My baby, my darling, I’ve been taking a beating…
    Well alright (Well alright)
    It’s okay (It’s okay)
    We all get the slip sometimes every day
    I’ll just keep it to myself in the sun
    In the sun
  • Orpheus melted the heart of Persephone, but I never had yours
    I followed you back to the end of the path, but I never found the door
  • Don't look back
    All you'll ever get is the dust from the steps before
    I don't have to see you every day,
    But I just want to know you're there
    • "Don't Look Back"
  • I like to learn things slow
    I like learning a lot
    I like to get it all again and in the end
    You know you get what you got
    • "Lingering Still"
  • And the world's like a science
    And I'm like a secret
    And I saw you lingering still, still
    I saw you lingering still
    • "Lingering Still"
  • He was different at first
    But then he won't understand
    Because he's never gonna know me
    If he doesn't want to just shake my hand
    • "Lingering Still"
  • Well I'm back in your good graces again
    Remember when you told me that I was your only friend?
    • "Me and You"
  • Well I know that you worry a lot about
    Things you can't control
    There are so many things we'd like to have
    But we just cannot hold

    You've got to be kind to yourself
    You've got to be kind to yourself

    • "Me and You"
  • California is a great big nation of one
    They never knew what they wanted ’til it was already gone
    • "Home"
  • Why don’t we just sit and stare and do nothing?
    Nothing at all for a while
    I like the way you smile
    I could be your state and I could be your nation
    It doesn’t get better than home, now does it?
    • "Home"
  • I want to be where your heart is home
    I want to see you with the light in the morning
    There’s never been such a beautiful warning to me, to me
    • "Home"
  • You never tried facing the sting
    Walking all in circles, take it all in stride
    Faces are not what they seem,
    I always dream
    lost in the tide
    • "I'm Gonna Make It Better"
  • The world’s been waiting, they’ve been waiting for years
    And they’ve just gotta hear it
    The kids are waiting, they’ve been shedding tears
    So open your arms and sing for us
    • "Sing"
  • Why do I always want to sock it to you hard?
    Let you know what love is like when I’m
    keeping all my cards up on the shelf
    Where you can’t see them
    Why do I always want to keep it to myself?
    • "Over It Over Again"
  • I had some brand new shoes
    They were all red but they gave me the blues
    And they're runnin' away, they left me a letter
    It's just like you told me it'd be
    It's nothin', nothin', nothin', nothin' at all
    • "Brand New Shoes"
  • We are all made of air
    There's stars in my eyes and there's sun in my hair
    And I'm runnin' away, it makes me feel better
    • "Brand New Shoes"
  • If you can't sleep, I'll be there in your dreams.
    I'll be there in your dreams if you can't sleep at all.
    And in your dreams, I'll touch your cheek
    And lay my head on your shoulder.
    Goodbye shadows
    • "If You Can't Sleep"
  • Shut your eyes, there are bluer skies
    For you're embraced in my heart
    • "If You Can't Sleep"
  • Hair got caught in the sunlight darling
    But I just wasted the day.
    I knew it would happen this way.
    • I Knew It Would Happen This Way (Bonus track on pre-orders)
  • Can't get up in the morning lately
    And I'm just sunk in a dream
    I'm always the ship in the stream
    • I Knew It Would Happen This Way (Bonus track on pre-orders)

Volume 3 (2013)Edit

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