B i o g r a p h y
 ( by official site )

This year Halou celebrates 11 years as a band and returns with their most compelling work to date, Wholeness and Separation. Although It has been several years since their last release on Nettwerk Records [”Wiser” 2001], the band has hardly been dormant. The past few years have been spent using their production skills to help sculpt the sound of such artists as DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born, Frank Sinatra, Blackalicious, John Cale, Low, No Doubt and even a Rod Stewart remix which hit #1 on Billboard. In addition, Halou has scored 2 successful award winning films “This Girl's Life” starring James Woods and “Quality of Life”. Throughout all of this, the band has still found the time to create their finest album.

Halou's debut album, 'We Only Love You', was released in 1999 on Bedazzled Records. Featuring Rebecca's stunningly honest and vibrant vocals, the album wove its way through abstract beats and sumptuously languid electronic pop music. 'We Only Love You' received overwhelming praise, and was championed by influential independent radio stations such as Seattle's KEXP and LA's KCRW while earning endearing reviews by noteworthy US press.

Halou continued to craft and hone their unique sound for their second release, 'Wiser', released on Nettwerk Records in October 2001. The album further defined the band's talent and penchant for breadth and surprise in their sound –crushing and delicate, electronic and organic, intense and soothing. The addition of strings, incisive drums, and a host of additional live instruments further explored Halou's masterful juxtaposition of the sensual and the technical. 'Wiser' was entirely produced by Halou. On this release, Count established himself as an integral component of Halou, not only as studio engineer and mixer, but also as a drummer. His production skills have been finely tuned through his work with the above mentioned artists as well as RUN DMC, New Order, No Doubt, and many more.

Halou's newest recording, 'Wholeness and Separation', has fully realized the delicate balance of organic and electronic that Ryan, Rebecca and Count have coaxed from their minds and hearts. Luxurious strings, atmospheric textures, inventive electronics, and heartfelt vocals stretch this sonic collage across the spectrum of human emotion.

Don't miss their compelling, completely live performance which features live drums, cello, bass, guitar, various electronics, Rebecca's mesmerizing vocals, all set to the backdrop of short films fully synchronized to the performance. For current tour dates and other news, check www.halou.com.




Anymore - Umani
- 1997-xx-xx - Halou

Intro (Instrumental)
Drive
Heroine
Celcius
Crushed out
Smiling goodbye (Instrumental)
Dog dreams
Caroline
Let me stay here
Stereopticon (Instrumental)
Snakefeet
Shameless
They bite
Julie laughs out loud
No one else will sing to me
Asleep - dreaming


We only love you
- 1998-10-01 - Halou

Halfbreath
Loop in blue
Ifish
La mer
Clip (Instrumental)
Present tense
It was safer when you were near
You are one of us
Feeling this is like to fall awake
I'll carry you
Blue eye smile girl
Half gifts


Sans soucie
- 1999-06-01 - Halou

Present tense
Lovesong
Half gifts
I'll carry you two
Blue eye smile girl
Words
You are one of us
I'll carry you
Dog dreams
Heroine
They bite


Wiser
- 2001-10-23 - Halou

Milkdrunk
Wiser
Him to Me to You
Political
I'll Carry You
Before There Was Color
Oceanwide
I Would Love to Give Up
Feeling This is Like to Fall Awake
We Only Love You
Arryhthmia

 


Wholeness & Separation
- 2006-05-23 - Halou



Separation (Instrumental)
Tubefed
Honeythief
Stone fruit
Morsecode
Everything Is OK
Your Friends
The Ratio Of Freckles To Stars
Alaska (Instrumental)
Wholeness
Today
Hollow Bones
I Am Warm
Things Stay The Same

Halou
- 2008-08-26 - Halou



Professional
It Will All Make Sense in the Morning
Evensong
Eejit
Breath Makes Smoke
Seabright
Sneaky Creature
Any Bird That Dares to Fly
Clipped
Hollywood Ending
Crumbs and Dust
We Wear Strings
Company
Skimming

We Were Flying Kites
- 2009-09-15 - Stripmall Architecture



Her Words
Gladhander
Version
Stop Thief
Bleached White
What'
s Wrong With The Kids Today
A Trick Of Light
Beauty Is Suffering
The Droplet Sounds
We Were Flying Kites

Feathersongs For Factory Girls
- 2010-04-20 - Stripmall Architecture



Radium Girls
Is This Science
Pripyat
There'
s Only So Much Light
Sing Along, My Children
Daylight Machine
Ownsome
Feathersong
Lemoncholic
Prussian Blue

Suburban Reverb
- 2013-06-13  - Stripmall Architecture



Suburban Reverb
We Are Not Cool
Unbreakable
Heartheart/Rhinebeck
Jetset Friends
Commuter
Autumn'
s Echo
The Glide Sublime

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Exoskeleton
Far too Far
Firefly
I am warm
Ingenue
Night Divides the Girls
Oceanwide symphony

Still Breathing
 

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Umani

Drive

Asleep in the house
With cars that drive by
Roll on to your destination

As we kick up dust
Into the evening sky
Roll on to your destination

And what would you do
If i could follow

Will you drive by here tomorrow
Can you see me in the sky
If i could pick one car to follow
Do you think you'd mind

My pillow thinks
About as much as i
And we wonder where you're going

And the cars keep coming
In an endless supply
Why are you all in such a hurry

If i could you know i'd follow you
I don't care who you are

Heroine

It's just like you to change
Just when i got used to things
So that every word i say
Gets turned around
And thrown in my face

I held onto the words that you said
Like they were of my own flesh
How much was truth and were lies
I may never know will i

And i will never follow you
Though i may look up to you
And i take my breath from you
These are the signs of life

It's just like you to say
Luck has not been convenient
And she should change her schedule
And pen me in for a week or two
But old lady luck never did
She hung you out to dry
You're my heroine
I won't go down with you, will i

Celsius

Silently brimmming with expectation
I humbly carry your torch as i go
Keeping you with me
Inside my thoughts now
Brings doubts fro the future
There were none before

Feelings like these
Should be measured iby degrees

I keep my heart pinned to my sleeve
So i can see just where it is
I keep my eyes safe in my mouth
So i can see the words

People will watch when they
Think they see horror
The most fatal wounds
Are those not visible
Translucent feelings
How can one measure
How can we gauge
What we can't even see

In degrees of celsius

Crushed out

I won't let you bother me
You'll never know what i am thinking
I won't get angry because
I cannot feel anything

My patience has been tried
Too many times beyond my counting
Now you yell at me
I cannot hear you anymore

I will take care of things
With all of what i am
I cannot gaurantee
I'll do as well again

Ever since this started
Anger has become my mother
Superego has died
Because she has taken over
My body hums from inside
I don't know what i am doing
I must control my hands
So that you can continue breathing

Dog dreams

Dark girl sits innocent
Caged songs sing in her head
Sweet breeze blows, it's springtime
Dark girl stays pale inside

You're lots to look at
Nothing to see
You say so much
But i can't hear
Your eyes are green
When i'm in blue
And i don't care

Dark boy plays sad dark song
Won't go out without black on
Dark boy loves his guitar best
Dark girl feels so jealous

And all this time she's hanging on
She only wants to see him
Though she feels so much for him
He only wants to fuck her

Dark girl looks much like me
She lives in my dogs dreams
She hides her true feelings
A million miles from me

Just give me a little time
Give me a little space
Help me clear my mind
And get out of this place

Caroline

Caroline
Tossed around and left behind
Like a child
Rescued always just in time
So unkind
Some may say you never tried
Caroline
Sleeping now and flying blind
Into dreams not good enought for you
And things you never wanted, too

Come on girl you'll be just fine
My sweet sister caroline

Caroline
Thoughts so dark in an open mind
They were right
You left one day without a sign
And all those lies
You always were the jealous type
Caroline
Sleeping now and flying blind
Into dreams not good enough for you
If you held your breath you'd make it through

Let me stay here

You don't have to know
You don't have to care

You don't have to know
About anything or anyone anymore
You are released of responsibility

You don't have to care
But i hope you want to
Like i do

Snakefeet

I know what you did
And i know who you did it with
Tonight you can rest assured
You won't do shit like that anymore

Revenge is sweet
Revenge will be so sweet

If i'm going down
You're going down with me

And i will make sure everyone
Knows exactly what you've done
All those hurtful things you said
And all those thoughtless things you did

Shameless

I am so perfectly clumsy and lonely
And i'm chained to the fear of what i think you think
Like it's always about me
So i take a deep breath as i walk in the party
And forget that i never wear the right thing

Just pretend you're someone else
That you're gorgeous and shameless
Just pretend you're someone else
That you're perfect and shameeless
And you'll say

"so maybe i'm ugly i'm just like this
Maybe i'm me i won't change it
Do you think you can love me regardless
Shameless and fabulous"

I'm free from the burden of the world's opinion
And i'm free for tonight of what i think of me
But just for the moment
I really had ought to get out more often
I could quickly get used to feeling like this

They bite

It's not that i feel betrayed
By the things that have been said
It's just that i pick the wrong people
To call my friends

But the one thing i never expected
Was something like this from you
Now i will cut you out of my life
The way you always do

And i will miss your smile
And i will miss your face
And i will miss you around
But things can't be the same

And i have so many questions
That i'd like to ask of you
I would like some answers
I think that's the least you could do

The one thing that i can't understand
Is how you would want to believe
All those vicious rumours
When you know my personality

Julie laughs out loud

Julie's eyes are brown
Just the way her mother's were
Other than that
She doesn't look a thing like her

Today is mother's day
And julie prepares a cup of tea
And sets it on the kitchen table
Where her mother used to sit

Julie laughs out loud
Just the way her mother did
But julie wouldn't know
She never saw her laugh like this

No one else will sing to me

Don't be frightened
When you're with me
They can't hurt you
You're in safety
When you're with me

Please don't be afraid

They can't hurt you
When they hear me
They can't reach you
Can't pass through me
When you're with me

Please don't be afraid

And i know
They cast a spell on you
To make you think
You weren't right
You'll be alright

Asleep and dreaming

I love to watch you when you sleep
What are you dreaming of
With your face pressed in the sheets
You're so beautiful

If i died right now
And could come back as anyone
You know i'd pick you
So i could be as wonderful

I know you're asleep
I hope you can hear me
Carry this with you
Wherever you go
I love you

The stars are shifting in their seats
Soon the alarm will soud
And we'll go our separate ways
To the opposite ends of town
It doesn't seem right
That people who are in love
Should spend all their time
So very far away

All those waking hours
In separate buildings
On opposite ends of town
It's killing me
If i never see the face
Of that stupid sun again
You know that i won't care

You're an angel when you sleep
And you're finally still
Your lashes rest on your cheek
Like the moon on the windowsill
If i died right now
And could give my sould to anyone
You know i'd pick you
We must be on to something

We only love you

Halfbreath

Don't hold this against me
Or take it wrong
It seems like it could be
Some of my fears are gone
And i feel like something's changing
Silently, you're sneaking in on me

I'm open for brilliance and lucky fortune
I'm hoping that you, too,
Are similarly open
And i feel resistance fading
Silently, you're sneaking in on me

And all we wanted was to be wanted
We had to be needed, had to be needed
And all needed was to be needed
We had to be wanted, had to be wanted

Excitement is mounting
And overwhelming me
I'm lacking in direction
And objectivity
And i feel like something's changing
Silently, you're sneaking in on me

Loop in blue

Must be something important
To make your eyes this wide
Must be something enormous
You're all alone, who can you trust
And we see sweat gather on your brow
Makes you cynical
And we see your eyes are getting dark
Must be something important

And i know we don't know
What's on your mind
But we know you'll make it through
And though things may seem
Much larger than life
At least you know we're behind you

Must be something important
We must admit we're curious
Must be something that's urgent
I advise you confide in one of us
And we see your heart is tied in knots
We want to help you out
And we see your not feeling quite yourself
Must be something important

Ifish

I know i talk too mu
I know i laugh too loud
Oh god, i did it to myself again
Why can't i ever seem to change

Kiss me now, kiss me now
Empty i feel
I can't see anything
Outward from here
Kiss me now, kiss now
Empty i feel
And i back myself into my corner
Once again

I know i have my faults
I know i'm out of line
I wish i could take it back
I want to run and hide

La mer

A perfectly symmetrical design
Delicate, unaffected by the hands of time
Can one know intentions
Of what has created you
Can one ever be certain
That their perception is true

Show me your inner workings
I trust you implicitly
This must be what gods are for
Carry me across the water
Hold my hands to meet horizons
Things i'd never see alone
This must be what gods are for
Carry me across the water

Could it be that i have been wrong
Could it be the answers
Have been here all along
No look to make things awkward
These things are understood
With confidence it catches
And we wish to god it would

Present tense

And she was always so defensive
Like nothing was ever her fault
Or her responsibility

And this is all i have left to hold
A delicate balance has been exposed
And now it towers around us all
Just goes to show life is so fragile

She used to smile when she'd say
"it's all so meaningless, anyway
So just forget, forget it"
And she was always so morose
Like this was all some bitter joke
But no one was laughing

And now when we speak about her
We never use the present tense
I guess that's what happens

It was safer when you were near:

Don't worry, it's not your fault
I know, i saw it happen
Don't worry, don't take the blame
I would have done the same thing

Don't listen to what it says
Your mind is out to get you
And anyone would do the same
If they had to walk round in your shoes

No matter what they do
No matter what they say
Don't let them bring you down
You can't control what other people think
How could you let them bring you down
How could you know that things could
End this way
Don't you let them bring you down
Don't worry, it's not your fault

Anything could happen- and it will

It was safer when you were near

Don't worry, it's not your fault
I know, i saw it happen
Don't worry, don't take the blame
I would have done the same thing

Don't listen to what it says
Your mind is out to get you
And anyone would do the same
If they had to walk round in your shoes

No matter what they do
No matter what they say
Don't let them bring you down
You can't control what other people think
How could you let them bring you down
How could you know that things could
End this way
Don't you let them bring you down

Don't worry, it's not your fault

Anything could happen
And it will

You are one of us

Here we are- this is all of us
Larger than we seem to be
You are one of us
Metal and cable and pixel and love
This is all of us
Silicon blinking and buttons and knobs
This is all of us

Escape yourself this moment
Let us fill you in as our arms are wide
And we only love you
With all of what we will be
You are part of this
Let it take you in- we only love you

Feel us- we're under your lungs
You are one of us
Feel us, we're all through your bones
This is all of us
Synthesized digital audio love
You are one of us
Electronic subsonic gifts from above
This is all of us

Feeling this is like to fall awake

Can these be my hands
Why won't they follow my commands
Someone took my breath from me
I can't see and i can't speak
I had a dream you were a snake
I guess this proves i knew you well
I had a dream when i was falling down
Until i landed under you

Go to hell and leave me with
The keys to your car
Delia will drive me through the rain

And it's just like you to pick the perfect time
When i'm already down and there
To kick a couple times
You took everything i said
And everything i did
And everything i though was mine
I feel like such a fool
For having turned to you
I didn't know that you could ever want
To be so cruel
And if there is a god, and if god is fair
I know you will suffer (delia)

I'll carry you

How does it feel
To know that you are loved so much
How does it feel to be accepted
So completely
How does it feel to know that you
Mean everything to someone
How does it feel to know that
You're exactly what i wanted

How does it feel
To know that you are loved

I love you more than you can see
This is everything you are to me

Blue eye smile girl

And now it all is clear
Why i lose to blue eye smile girl
With all that she has got
All she lacks- a neon halo

And when she laughs your heart opens
And when she walks your eyes follow her

Don't be too fast to slap your back
For perfect perfect
She may be on your arm
And she has you-
But you don't have her

And don't pretend you didn't see
What a fool i was, it's so obvious

Half-gifts

(Cocteau Twins)

It's an old game, my love
When you can't have me, you want me
Because you know
That you're not risking anything

Intimacy is when we're in the same place at the same time
Dealing honestly with how we feel, and who we really are

That's what grown-ups do
That is mature thinking

Well I'm still a junkie for it
It takes me out of my aloneness
But this relationship cannot sustain itself

Intimacy is when we're in the same place at the same time
Dealing honestly with how we feel, and who we really are

That's what grown-ups do
That is mature thinking

I just have to know how to be in the process
Of creating things in a better way
And it hurts but it's a lie that I can't handle it
I still have a world of me-ness to fulfill
I still have a life, and it's a rich one even with mourning
Even with grief and sadness

I still care about this planet
I am still connected to nature and to my dreams for myself

I have my friends, my family.
I have myself
I still have me
(x2)

Sans soucie

Present tense

And she was always so defensive
Like nothing was ever her fault
Or her responsibility

And this is all i have left to hold
A delicate balance has been exposed
And now it towers around us all
Just goes to show life is so fragile

She used to smile when she'd say
"it's all so meaningless, anyway
So just forget, forget it"
And she was always so morose
Like this was all some bitter joke
But no one was laughing

And now when we speak about her
We never use the present tense
I guess that's what happens

Lovesong

When this is done
And all dissected
You still won't know
The power that you have
And when i've gone
My own direction
You still won't know
What slipped through you hands

Now i hang from the floor
Im not sure who i am

All is love
Open to it
All is trust
It's waiting for us

And though my eyes
Do not reflect it
So much impact you have had
And though you have
Grown to expect it
I won't be here
For you to understand

Half-gifts

(Cocteau Twins)

It's an old game, my love
When you can't have me, you want me
Because you know
That you're not risking anything

Intimacy is when we're in the same place at the same time
Dealing honestly with how we feel, and who we really are

That's what grown-ups do
That is mature thinking

Well I'm still a junkie for it
It takes me out of my aloneness
But this relationship cannot sustain itself

Intimacy is when we're in the same place at the same time
Dealing honestly with how we feel, and who we really are

That's what grown-ups do
That is mature thinking

I just have to know how to be in the process
Of creating things in a better way
And it hurts but it's a lie that I can't handle it
I still have a world of me-ness to fulfill
I still have a life, and it's a rich one even with mourning
Even with grief and sadness

I still care about this planet
I am still connected to nature and to my dreams for myself

I have my friends, my family.
I have myself
I still have me
(x2)

I'll carry you two

How does it feel
To know that you are loved so much

I love you more than you can see
This is everything you are to me

Blue eye smile girl

And now it all is clear
Why i lose to blue eye smile girl
With all that she has got
All she lacks a neon halo

And when she laughs your heart opens
And when she walks your eyes follow her

Don't be too fast to slap your back
For perfect perfect
She may be on your arm
And she has you
But you don't have her

And don't pretend you didn't see
What a fool i was, it's so obvious

Words

(Written by Low)

Three inches above the floor
Man in a box wants to burn my soul
And I'm tired, and I'm tired.
Is that the truth he says
The pain is easy
Too many words, too many words

And I can hear 'em

If you're hearing screams
Come back child, come back
My hands are dry
But I know they're gonna make it
Just one more night
Too many words, too many words

You are one of us

Here we are, this is all of us
Larger than we seem to be
You are one of us
Metal and cable and pixel and love
This is all of us
Silicon blinking and buttons and knobs
This is all of us

Escape yourself this moment
Let us fill you in as our arms are wide
And we only love you
With all of what we will be
You are part of this
Let it take you in- we only love you

Feel us, we're under your lungs
You are one of us
Feel us- we're all through your bones
This is all of us
Synthesized digital audio love
You are one of us
Electronic subsonic gifts from above
This is all of us

I'll carry you

How does it feel
To know that you are loved so much
How does it feel to be accepted
So completely
How does it feel to know that you
Mean everything to someone
How does it feel to know that
You're exactly what i wanted

How does it feel
To know that you are loved

I love you more than you can see
This is everything you are to me

Dog dreams

Dark girl sits innocent
Caged songs sing in her head
Sweet breeze blows, it's springtime
Dark girl stays pale inside

You're lots to look at
Nothing to see
You say so much
But i can't hear
Your eyes are green
When i'm in blue
And i don't care

Dark boy plays sad dark song
Won't go out without black on
Dark boy loves his guitar best
Dark girl feels so jealous

And all this time she's hanging on
She only wants to see him
Though she feels so much for him
He only wants to fuck her

Dark girl looks much like me
She lives in my dogs dreams
She hides her true feelings
A million miles from me

Just give me a little time
Give me a little space
Help me clear my mind
And get out of this place

Heroine

It's just like you to change
Just when i got used to things
So that every word i say
Gets turned around
And thrown in my face

I held onto the words that you said
Like they were of my own flesh
How much was truth and were lies
I may never know will i

And i will never follow you
Though i may look up to you
And i take my breath from you
These are the signs of life

It's just like you to say
Luck has not been convenient
And she should change her schedule
And pen me in for a week or two
But old lady luck never did
She hung you out to dry
You're my heroine
I won't go down with you, will i

They bite

It's not that i feel betrayed
By the things that have been said
It's just that i pick the wrong people
To call my friends

But the one thing i never expected
Was something like this from you
Now i will cut you out of my life
The way you always do

And i will miss your smile
And i will miss your face
And i will miss you around
But things can't be the same

And i have so many questions
That i'd like to ask of you
I would like some answers
I think that's the least you could do

The one thing that i can't understand
Is how you would want to believe
All those vicious rumours
When you know my personality

Wiser

Milkdrunk

When I reach beyond myself
I'm amazed at what I find
There's a world outside of me
So much anger, so much rage
When I reach beyond myself
Overwhelmed and afraid
There's a world bigger than me

And I just take it in.

Wiser

When I see you, I see my own face
I want to save you from yourself

What could I do?
What could I say?
It's a downward spiral

I don't know what causes sorrow
Or why it has to hurt to learn
But I have had a heart that's empty
I've felt the vacuum nature hates

It's clear to me 
I wish that you could only see it.

Him to me to you

In this life, if you're at all like me
You'll know just what I mean when I say
There's two types of people
Not all of whom can be trusted
I have seen that there 
Are assholes everywhere
So watch your step, girl
You'll know just what I mean when I say
You keep your nose clean
And push them 

Further from you
Further from me

Political

A loose grip on a thin line
Leaves me trailing behind
I know I've far to go
But your steps are too small

Now and again
Take me down a peg
You know I can get so lost
Even if it's true
From anyone but you
Nothing would get through my wall

I lose touch in your goals
It's vertigo
And your words are like
Music to the beast
It's all lights and smoke
It's political
And my grip remains true
Though the line may swerve

I'll carry you

How does it feel 
To know that you are loved so much?
How does it feel 
To be accepted so completely?
How does it feel 
To mean everything to someone?
How does it feel 
To know that you're exactly what I wanted?

Love you more than you can see
This is everything you are to me

Before there was color

It must seem
Permanent
It must seem
Important
It must take 
All your control
Not to get 
Obsessive

Just as pain becomes discomfort
Over time
What the human soul can tolerate 
Is no surprise

I'm rooted to my path
And I'm blinded on the sides
Why is it I feel so? 
I have everything I want 
The stuff of all my dreams
Why is it I need so?

In the same way pain can become humor
Over time
The scars that time will wash away 
Are no surprise

I'm rooted to my path
And I'm blinded on the sides
Why is it I feel so? 
I have everything I want 
The stuff of all my dreams
Why is it I need so?
I know you're inside
Because I can feel your life
Why is it I bleed so?

And you thought that these times 
Were just ordinary 

Oceanwide

All of this love, it overwhelms me
And now you want the distance 
Of an ocean between us

I want you to know
That I will not give up on you

I thought that you could meet me half way
Figured that you could
I thought that you could love me
Figured that you'd fall

All of this love, it withers within me
And it's not fair, no, it's not fair
But, you never said it would be

I thought that you would be there
Figured that you would

I would love to give up

I open my mouth
And words just fly out
And I cannot stop them
I try…

But I am only so much
I'm would love to give up
You have picked me to the bone
You kick the leg you stand on
I am only so much
And nothing much is left of me
You take more, more, more,
'Till I'm gone
'Till I'm good to no one

I open my heart
You tear me apart
And I cannot stop you
You love to point out 
Some stupid thing that I forgot to do
Like I should strive to be you

But I am only so much 
I'm about to give up
You have picked me to the bone
You kick the leg you stand on
I am only so much
Less and less is left of me
You take more, more, more,
'Till I'm gone
'Till I'm good to no one
I am only so much
Only I protect me
Will that ever be enough?

I open my eyes

Feeling this is like to fall awake

Can these be my hands?
Why wont they follow my commands?
Someone took my breath from me
I can't see and I can't speak
I had a dream you were a snake
(I guess this proves I knew you then)
I had a dream where I was falling down
Until I landed under you

Go to hell and leave me 
With the keys to your car
Delia will drive me through the rain

And it's just like you 
To pick the perfect time
When I'm already down and there 
To kick a couple times
You twist everything I said 
And everything I did 
And everything I thought was mine
I feel like such a fool 
For having turned to you
I didn't know that you could 
Ever want to be so cruel
And if there is a God
And if God is fair
I know you will suffer

Feeling this is like to fall awake

We only love you

This is my third message
It's the fact
You wont call back 
That twists the knife that's in my back
This is my third message

And we do what we love
(This isn't helping)

This is inexcusable
All our work
All our hope
Vanished in a ball of smoke
Inexcusable

And we do what we love
And we hope without hope 
And we mean it
And we weep and we bleed 
And we hope and we hope
And we only love you
Hope you feel it

These are the pieces
Of my heart
Of my trust
Of discussion between us
These are the pieces

Arrhythmia

Not broken
Not partly infirm
A fragile reminder to live
Not to be scared when my heart skips
Not to be scared, not to be scared

And all I am is part of you
(Perhaps she is overwhelmed)
And I cannot be apart from you
It's too much

Not walled-in
Not hidden by veils
All I am is open for view
What will they say when my time comes?
She had a good heart

Weak, but never broken

And all I am is part of you
(It convinces me I'm alive)
And I cannot be apart from you
It's too much 

Wholeness & Separation

Tubefed

We appeal to your basic nature
Your basic nature, honey
Chew up the harder facts for you
To make them easy to consume

We appeal to your basic nature
Your basic nature, don't we?
Do we appeal to your basic nature
Your basic nature, honey?

You won't have to think too hard
You won't have to dig too far

With your attention-span destroyed
Segments of six-second factoids

Sanitize the truth for you
You won't have to think to hard
Sanitize the truth for you
You won't have to dig too far

Honeythief

Sometimes I doubt the path I chose
Sometimes my dreams feel all on hold
There's no doubt that this will make me strong
Because it's the hardest thing I've ever done

Despite this cruel world
And all my best efforts
You surprise me with just how perfect you are

Even with all my flaws
And my bad examples
You surprise me with
Just how perfect you are

And when I'm lost
You search for me
And when I doubt
You're my belief

I'm suppose to be
The stronger one
You always seem
To prove that theory wrong

Still, I hold my breath each time you go
Out in the world that's beyond my control
If you are dreaming
I never want to wake you up

When I'm all in a spin
Full of cynicism
You remind me of just how perfect you are

When I'm at my wit's end
And I'm losing my head
You remind me of just how lucky I am

Stone Fruit

Dearheart
Take a look at you
I know how it feels
Branches full of fruit

Life streaks
And surges all in green
The bounty of the rain
The bounty of the spring

Dearheart
You can't keep them all
I wait with eyes closed
I'll lighten your load

Truth hurts
Remember this:
We are pooling our faith
(You said it)

Asking for my basketful

Shake loose
All your garnet jewels
Whatever sustains me
Gifts and pampers you

Trees drop
Plums in my open mouth
I wait with eyes closed
Paradise my own

Truth hurts
Hold onto this:
We are pooling our faith
(You said it)

Juice bursts
Don't let it drip
We are pooling our faith
(You said it)

Morsecode

Write your codes
Throw me off
I've captured your enigma machine
Better have tried
And consequently fell
They lacked this fine decoder ring

I am here
I read you
Loud and clear
I am here
I read you
Over

I sneak inside
Retrace your steps
Movements make motives clear
Your phrases fly
Fast and furious
And I am fluent now

You're coming through without a glitch
We read you loud and clear

Everything Is OK

Break it all down into simplest terms
There, was that so bad
Now, is that so bad
You doubt yourself so much you don't even
Know what you really want, or how you really feel

And I'm so tired
Of you constantly over-thinking
I know why, because everything's going Ok
Just your style, to break it all into pieces
I know why, because everything's going Ok.

Disregard your inner monologue
Don't try to drown it out, 'cause it'll only wear you out
Sometimes things are just beyond control
That has to be Ok, you don't have a choice

And I'm so tired
Of you constantly over-thinking
I know why, because everything's going Ok
Just your style, to break it all into pieces
Just one time, I've had just about all I can take

Everything is unacceptable
If you overanalyze
And that is just your style

Your Friends

Your friends,
We are your soldiers
Sworn to protect
Your character
And there is no attack
For which we're not prepared

When you need us, we're there
If you need us, we're there

We're there

The Ratio Of Freckles To Stars

But I don't think I can wait
I've been living for this day
I think that if I do or don't
It'll turn out the same way
But I can't seem to pull myself away
And I hope that's OK
Even just the very thought
Makes me want to stay

This is more than I can take
I fear my heart will burst or break
If there's a thing as too much joy,
I will be taken away
If I wrap you up inside of me,
Kiss your fingers greedily
I will lose track of the floor
I will lose track of my feet

All that you've conquered
Was already yours
Walking the night sky
Freckles to the stars
All that you've longed for
Is painted on my arms
Here, I can take you

But I don't know what to say
All my language slipped away
I only know that I am yours and
I hope you take the hint

Be still my sweaty little heart
You are my every waking thought
If there's a thing as too much love
I am guilty as I stand
If I dive head first straight into you
The way I've always wanted to
I can't be held responsible
There's no telling what I'll do

Wholeness

How can I learn to let go,
Now that you have shown
That you are strong enough,
But I am not
How can I let the world rough you around
When I'm not there,
I can't protect you
Why does life have to rob you of your
Innocence and faith
For you to be a grown up?
The only thing that gives me strength
When I am deep in doubt
Is your nature

Oh, how you damage me
You never mean to
Oh, how you break my heart
And make me need you
Oh, you can crush me
Like a rose petal
Oh, how you damage me
You never mean to

Today

Today I feel surrounded
Today I am connected
Today I am a part of something more
As if every cell were singing
Still, I can't embrace it
Every silver lining has a cloud

But not so far
I keep waiting for the shoe to drop
Waiting for the axe to fall
And it will happen
This I know
Just not so far

Today I feel like dancing
I never fell like dancing
It's like even the weather suits my mood
My entire soul is ringing
Still, I can't accept it
I keep looking for the thing to bring me down

Though I can't explain my reasons to you
I think we are the same

Hollow Bones

I understand the principle
Wrapped it up inside my skull
I just cannot seem to make it real

Downward stroke, back and up
Downward stroke, back and up

And even without hollow bones
And burdened down by all these clothes
Against the forces of the Earth
I swear that I will make it real

And when we go
Take nothing with us

Southerly

And when it's cold
Then they will miss us

Southerly

I have intellectualized
Looked at this from every side
I just cannot seem to make it fly

Downward stroke, back and up
Downward stroke, back and up

Hush, pretty bird, don't you know you can't sing?
Whoosh, little bird gonna take to the sky

I Am Warm

My legacy, a string of losses
My god, I ask
How can you do this?
You made the sun
The world, your canvas
With all this I can see how I'm unimportant

In this dream
I am warm
There are hands in my hair
And it's good to be there

I wave my hand and nothing happens
I set my scene and I can't play it
I'd leave it to you but
It would turn out backwards
I'd like to believe you're not just reckless

And you are
Nostalgic while you are still living this
And it all
Snuck up while you weren't looking
And you are
Nostalgic while you are still living this
And you're sure
This is how you know you're living

Things Stay The Same

I don't think that you're being unreasonable
28, 29
You wait
These are such basic things
You shouldn't have to voice them,
But you do
And in your eyes
Stars are only Christmas lights
And silk thread
And in your mind
Everything is quantified
And sharpened

It seems you have forgotten me
I will remind you
It seems you're overlooking me
I will find you
You seem not to care for me
Did you ever try to?
Am I really so hard to love?

All done up in your borrowed shades of Autumn
31, 32
You wait

Someone needs to hold you
Before you slip away
Because you always leave us guessing
Pushing pieces round your plate
Someone needs to show you
Before you slip away
You're really not so far from us
You're really not so far

Halou

Professional

I keep my knives sharp
Dance around muscle groups like paper
Separate so neatly at the joint
Falls away easily if you follow my map
Embedded in each creature like dotted lines
And I trace these with my trusty knife

I fabricate
Destroy to create this

Is it wrong to be so callous
Have I lost my human heart
I can look one in the eyes and I see parts
Knives extend my reach in metal
I'm an artist in my right
Is it wrong or am I evil
I just want to feed you

I keep my knives sharp
Let the weight trace on these darting fingers
Manufactured to be torn apart
And I'm skilful in this occupation

I can stand and argue virtue
With my elbows dripping red
Differentiate the living from the dead
Is it wrong to call them product
When we're breathing the same air
Is it vicious, am I evil
I just want to please you

We all end up the same way
It all ends the same

It Will All Make Sense In The Morning

Is this dirt and mud or is it flesh and blood
When I reach my hands in, I can't tell where I end
This will all make sense in the morning

Are these roots and leaves, or is this a part of me
When I reach my hands in, I feel life absorbing
This will all make sense in the morning

Oh, it's a little strange
It will all make sense in the morning

Evensong

You disappeared
Where did you go
Are you tracing finger fjords on a Northern sea vessel
And now you're on TV and winning lotteries
And finding meaning hiding in everything
And I'm all heartsore over my loss
You're oblivious

You disappeared
Where have you gone
Are you flying cellists off to Jökulsárlón
And when you hear these things - the voices whispering
Are you sure you're not misunderstanding

And I'm all heartsore over my loss
You're oblivious

You disappeared
Where is my friend
Is it wrong to bring you back from the world that's in your head

Eejit

Hafdis made a list
Of all the birds
And the joy that exists in her world
Is increased by half
With feathers in her files
She's entirely sure
That it's whole
And needing nothing
It's true
They buried
Twenty six pounds of cow muck
A decrepit ewe
And an aquavit cask

Breath Makes Smoke

Breath makes smoke
Air that smells like snow
Won't you ever come
As sun sets, trees make silhouettes
Then disappear from view

Night sounds heard
Between traffic bursts
Are growing louder now
I stare through the night for familiar headlights
But they never come

And it illustrates for me how very far I've come
It's not just my body I am trying to keep warm
And the stoplights turn
Just about three hundred times
And headlights shine on me
But none belong to you

Seabright

Sunlight across my bed
Beckons me to rise
Coffee on my front step
And I stretch and I yawn
From West Side to Seabright
Headphones and my bike
Surf stacked up for miles
Monarch butterflies
Sunlight and nasturtiums
Across the town I ride
Smell of sand and sea spray
Perfect day and I'm alright

Sneaky Creatures

Sneaky creatures live in my house
They slip from room to room
I hear them all around
And when I focus
And try to think a bit
Ambitious or curious
They seize the moment
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
A sense of doom will creep
Into the room and then
Oh no!
It's too quiet

A sense of doom will creep
Into the room and then
Oh no!
It's too quiet

Whatcha doin', whatcha doin', whatcha doin' love
It's too quiet
Whatcha doin', whatcha doin', whatcha doin' love
It's too quiet

I feel them watching me
They hope that I'll forget
Lull me with placidness
Kill me with quiet

A sense of doom will creep
Into the room and then
Oh no!
It's too quiet

A sense of doom will creep
Into the room and then
Oh no!
It's too quiet

Whatcha doin', whatcha doin', whatcha doin' love
It's too quiet
Whatcha doin', whatcha doin', whatcha doin' love
It's too quiet...

Any Bird That Dares to Fly

In my mind it's always beige
In the night it's always gray
And dusty, dirty
The kind of dirt that sticks to you,
Makes us kind of look the same
Almost human
And give us big guns
Make sure they're big guns
Blindfold me, spin me round
See if you can shoot me down
Is it over

They can make you disappear
I can't hear you all I hear are shouts and ringing

And any bird that dares to fly in the bullet ridden sky
Is not dainty
And any fish that could survive in the open oil lines
Is not tasty
And that's what I read
So, should I doubt what I read
And that's why I'm asking you
Help me understand the truth
If you know

Did you stay in the sun for too long
The horizon caving in
Are you seeing things
And you know what they told you was wrong
And it keeps on happening
Are you seeing things

Go on
It keeps on happening
Go on

Clipped

I'm never gonna talk about it
I'm never gonna think about it
I'm gonna swallow hard
This couldn't ever happen
It didn't ever happen to me
But somehow it did
Did I deserve it

If you're as sick as your secrets
Then I predict disaster
If you're as sick as your secrets
You should know the answer

I'll fold the sheets into place
I'll unpick the apple
I'll make a fuss if I want, this is my disaster
An ambush that I was never meant to see
This is a big mess that I just couldn't keep to myself

I'm never gonna go
Never ever go back
I'm not safe
I don't want to go tomorrow
I want to run away
I'm gonna blame myself
I'll always blame myself for this
An impressive show of ignorance

Hollywood Ending

Will it all work out like a Hollywood ending
Will you reassure me
My eyes are burning
When is wardrobe coming with my costume change
Lighting director, give a glow to my face

My head is spinning
Can you feed me my next line
I'm new at pretending in these scenes that you write
Will it all work out
Will they cut this last scene
Will an editor please make it all feel complete

We're in the dark here

Crumbs And Dust

I only forced a little bit
It was crumbs and dust in a minute
When I stopped, it took its place
Without pain
Be free, little fish on concrete
Conceal like a box with no lid
If one makes sense, why not them all
We have to stop

We Wear Strings

Regress
Go back to move forward
You're not alone
We're dragging you along
Buy new ones and tie them on
We wear strings and we make them sing

Now strap these on
We're only pushing ourselves this far
As far as we want
We cannot rest!
We must progress!

And I beg “Sing for me! Sing for me!”
And they only vibrate for me
How I long for more skilful hands
With fingers that naturally do the dance
But you cannot intimidate me
Though you tie me up with all these strings
But I cannot breathe through these strings
No, I cannot breathe

Progress
You have to move forward
We won't sit still
We expect the same of you
Buy new ones and tie them on

Company

Lines in your forehead, I can see
All your attention divert from me
What could possibly weigh on you so heavily
I can tell you really need some perspective here
Take one small step outside of yourself
The grass looks no greener right here
Take one small step outside of yourself and you'll find
You're not the only one
Weight on your shoulders, a tragedy
Is making you older in front of me
Oh, why can't you see that you're here in good company
I can see you really need some perspective here
And you've fallen out of love with yourself
Yah, well, we're just all pillars of self-esteem
Take one small step outside of yourself and you'll find
You're not the only one

Skimming

Even still, I cannot seem to calm my heart
It beats as if it means to squeeze my lungs
It's all because of you
My two hands, they shake as if I'm bound to fall
If I've been this weak, I swear I don't recall
It's all because of you

We Were Flying Kites

Her Words

I am told it was blue
It gets lost beyond that
With so many stories
Though her words are all mixed up
I still want to help
Though her words are all mixed up
I still try
I am told it was blue
Lining of purple hue
Which has also faded

She told me
She lost it
She's looking right at it
She told me
Things fall apart

Gladhander

They say he's a good talker
Smiling glad hander
Confident door knocker
And he will get his way today
And you are behind the scenes
In the bowels of machines
And he is the face of things
And he will get his way today

It's a symbiotic thing
You'd have to dry swampy palms to make a deal
And you don't really want it that way
Or so he tells you

You are the engineer
You are the scientist
And he is the face of this
And this is what you want, isn't it?
And now you don't have to try
You've been infantalized
Out of the public eye
And this is what you want, isn't it?

As their expectations wane
And you shimmer like hot concrete in the sun
And it seems that you never could change
That's when you have to
I say you have to

And you say nothing

Version

And the white is so smooth
It's getting harder to move
And it's not that you're mean
But you don't mean what you say.

You've got a Minnesota smile
False as it is wide
This secret is your beating heart
And what are lakes but holes
What is snow but cold
This secret is your beating heart

Things change on me
Ice melts away

You've got a Minnesota smile
Insincere and contrived
This secret is your beating heart

Discounted just like that it's hardly worth the breath to say it
Ridiculous display so out of character to do it
Discounted just like that it's hardly worth the breath

Stop Thief

A near miss
A scrape
A narrow escape
Thick-calloused
Invincible
A limit, a rule

Now, say it.
I dare you: say it.
Who says brave means unafraid?
You're caught, so say it.

Extended joint
The missing point
You never know exactly what brings it home
A broken bone?
A call too close?
So you say no, how do you know?

Stop Thief
I've been robbed of something
This is no drill
This is real, I assure you

Bleached White

I must mine your mind
I am sure you understand
You have been where I am

Fragile, porous, and brittle
A forgotten mess of bones
I need help to fix

Please, will you release what I need?
I'm full up to the spill with what I don't need

Are you a sleek, wet salmon
Tiny, powerful blue heart
And a fierce direction?

Are you a bed of coral
Full to opaque with dark secrets
Or, are you bleached white?

What's Wrong With The Kids Today

It's not bad
This is nothing
You can't complain
You'll have to toughen
You've gone soft
With your computers
We did it all by hand
When I was younger

I've seen worse

Your calendar just cleared up
But still you'll find a way to complain
We always warned that this would happen
When you live just for yourself

It's not bad
You're building character
You'll look back one day
With a sense of wonder.

A Trick Of Light

I wasn't sure if it was a stick, a smudge
I wasn't sure if I was below, above
A trick of light and shadow
Sometimes it's hard to know

Where did you come from?
From oil? From ocean?
Was I not meant to notice?
Then you disappeared
Did I miss you? Did I hit you?
Are you breathing? Am I dreaming?

And then a shock - it moved
A twitch, a groove
Did I give up too soon?
Egret or loon?
An eye reflecting my light

Did I give up too soon?
Heron, egret, or loon?

Beauty Is Suffering

No one to protect you
Evening creatures snap and bite

Huddle up in a bunch
Group together little ones
Hide in the open

No one there to shield you
From the pecking birds in flight

It is wrong
It's the cost
It's the price of being small
All at once, you are nothing

As the outside shrivels
Oh, the soul is truly ripe

How you fought - how you paid
For the beauty that you made
You must see how it was worth it.

And as we pour and toast you
Revenge is yours but pleasure's mine

No one knows quite like you
With your life you have proved
That beauty's suffering

Hey, the machines are very loud
What did you say?
I'm asking you: what did you say?

The Droplet Sounds

And on their ascent
Tiny bubbles collide
Become atmosphere

You act like the surface far up above
Is as high as it goes without testing
You've seen others go and come without event
But still you don't touch.

You give up
That's all
You give up
You say, "Well, I'm done"
You give up

You act like the night sky far up above
Is no more than a door
To where you are
And you are the fulcrum on which it all turns
And you never move

And you can not do right at all
And you can not go give it up

We Were Flying Kites

How right you are
And you always are
How foolish we must seem
When you're looking down on it
How right you are
And you called it from the start
Now your energy returns
So that you can tell us

There's no gray
No opinion valid
Only one truth must exist
You're the guardian of this
And when someone sees different
It's not a challenge
They are wrong.
That is all
They are wrong.

Feathersongs For Factory Girls

Radium Girls

Your own eyelash
Dipped in Radium
Careful fingers painting in the lines
Cheerful glow to indicate the time

Undark
Splattered with light
Down to the waist
The brush sweeps, mind fleets
Still it won't fade
It creeps in and in and never out
Now pretty girls glow underground
Tick tock - your hand on every wrist
And these sweet young girls
Were taught to trust
Lip tip, put fire in your cheek
It grows dim
Undark, undark, undark

Un-warned
Un-armed
Purposely uninformed
Girls who glow and can absorb the light
Unaware of catacombs inside

Make a small point
Keep the point tight
Focus your eyes
And draw the line

Is This Science

Fingertips and diagrams
And a verse stuck just because
You forgot what it was

All of this is buzzing round
While you try to rest
Head heavy on my chest

It's easy to dismiss you as a selfish man
It's objective fact acknowledged that you are
Let me be the prize object that you hoard
Let me curl myself around you and be yours

In your mind
Eternal force of movement
Inside
I am here
And you hardly notice
Beside

It's easy to dismiss me as the selfish one
It's objective fact - we all know that I am
If I can fill all needs you will always come to me
You become my charm, external self-esteem

It's comic
Pathetic
Mark of internal growth
It's sarcastic and greedy
We're all just politicians
All desperate and needy
A million gaping hearts
All longing for feeding

Pripyat

We speak as particles
When we speak
Dot
Dot

We become chemicals
Where we are
Dot
Dot

Our town it wonders why
Its only guests are dreams
Memories that float like fog
Drift through missing windowpanes
And when the moonlight comes
Stars lie down like broken glass
And our poor town aches for us
Frozen times that cannot pass
Can never pass

Now the surrounding woods
Have moved into the town
Curious where children went
Who used to climb up in their boughs
Wild horses wander now
Where only our feet used to tread
Eating grass that grows around
The crumbling remnants of our end
Of our end

There's Only So Much Light

I'm weak
I have the pills to prove
I'm weak
And when compared to you
I lose

There's only so much light
You take more than your share
There's only so much love
You take more than your share
There's only so much us
You take more than your share

I'm weak
I could tell you knew
I'm weak
And you took advantage
And when I'm compared to you
(As I cannot help but do)
I lose

There's only so much light
You take more than your share
There's only so much love
You take more than your share

Sing Along, My Children

Sometimes it's hard to look up
It can be tough to pretend
That I'm not crumbling
Like ant hills in hard rain
The weight is heavy at times
The lines fall hard
And then I'm falling apart
A river that banks can't contain

It can be hard to see
Crumbling in your wake
Look at me; please don't turn
Is this what we deserve?
Is this all that we are?
Only this, nothing more?
Crumbling, all of us
In the sea, into dust

We learn though we stumble
Not through paths unchosen
We learn from upheaval
Not through words and tokens
We lack for example
Not for lofty sermons
We learn though we stumble
Sing along, my children

Daylight Machine

His hand slid to her knee
She didn't want it there
But was not sure what to say
It was a tricky situation

Hollow hello

Her hand reached out and squeezed
She knew she'd had enough
And as he feel to his knees
She thought about tomorrow

Damn you and your selfishness
Now there's nothing left for us

Ownsome

It's like bee stings
Broken bike chains
Empty weekends
Such is my frustration

Slow clock watchers
Know my longing
Inspiration
Nothing

You're dead in my mind
I loose the kite strings
Not naturally forgiving

Do you think it just happens?
Do you think you just fall out of the way?
Do you think they won't notice?
Do you think it just happens?

It's hardly worth my time
And who knows why I try
Is there a point I'm missing?

I have the illusion of success
Cubicle, coffee, paper mess
I have the illusion of success
Success

Feathersong

Dear Dan,

I thought of you today
I saw a woman on the ferry
Holding up a baby girl
Just the age ours would have been
If I'd have had
If I had had
If I could have had the baby

You're a lazy cloud
Baby beating heart
You're laying on the ground

Yael,

I hope this finds you well
Things here are just the same
Keeping busy with my work
Best to you

Sincerely,
Daniel

Lemoncholic

Is bunker kissers what we are?
Through cinder blocks
We wander hand in hand
Apocalyptic wonderland

With our best dresses and blue suits
We stroll through stripmalls
With our cash in hand
It's our atomic motherland

Hide from enemies invisible
From threats and ends that are unthinkable
That never happen and they never will
Are we all lemoncholic?

Marvel at the pointlessness
Of secrets kept and now reclassified
It probably wasn't worth the time

Cement romantics in concrete
The fears we held have spilled out nationwide
Across the continent's divide

Prussian Blue

What fit of rage?
What tiny hand moved?
How quickly it came
Quickly it tore

A symbolic swipe
Almost worse than a real knife
A symbolic swipe
Proved permanent, permanent

Mischievous mind
Mysterious motives
Unfortunate end
Unfortunate end

Thick, bold swaths of blue
What are you protecting?
What devious rays?
What dark, evil thoughts?

Blue, everywhere blue
A smile, unnerving
What fury propelled
Such application?

Innocently standing there
Damage done, beyond repair
Blue, the cause or blue, the cure?
Danger's impulsive

What have you done, baby, what have you done?
I had this together and now it's all gone
You took it and you broke it
You're so impulsive

Non Albums Tracks

Exoskeleton

You will have to toughen up
Like a shiny little bug
Beauty, she is cruel
So, I will be the bug
And the rock that kills the bug
The waves that crush the rock

So, I will be the waves
And the moon that moves the waves
This is my resolve
That I should be the waves
And the moon which makes the waves
Now, I eclipse the sun

Exoskeleton

Far too Far

(Separation EP)

You must never go away again
For I lose myself
When I'm not reflected in your eyes
And I break so easily
You are the glow that surrounds me

I view myself in terms of you
I judge myslef in terms of you

You must never go away again
I am not myself at all
Thought I'm not sure who I could be
And I break so easily
You are the glow that surrounds me

Firefly

In the darkest corner of my heart
Is a tiny firefly
Across the years, across the yard
Struggling, he's still alive

Long lost sisters, take me back.
We'll catch all the fireflies
Drop your needle, drop your book
We'll run like banshees through the night

With light comes heat
Into your heart I creak
Into your heart

My love is all around you
I hope you feel


I am warm

( Oceanwide EP - 2001 )

My legacy a string of losses
My god i ask how can you do this
You made the sun
The world your canvas
With all this i can see
How i'm unimportant

Could this be some grand coincidence
Or is it true, it only comes from you

In this dream, i am warm
There are hands in my hair
And it's good to be there

When i need you you're not there
Maybe you think i'm stronger
Than i really am

I wave my hand and nothing happens
I set my scene and i can't play it

When i need you you're not there
Maybe you think i'm stronger
Than i really am
When i need you you're not there
But you make a mean sunset
Makes me wonder where I stand

Ingénue

(Wholeness EP - 2003)

You will find me
Second in command
I'm the second best friend
I'm the red ribbon
And you will find me:
The man behind the scenes
In the passenger seat
I am the assistant

You will find when your heart falls from your chest
You can put it in a bag
And bring it straight to my house
And you will find that I will be the one
That you always rely on
And you will never notice

What can I do to be ingénue
To be in the blue and the warmth of the spotlight
What can I do to be ingénue
To shine the way stars do in their velvety curtains
Still, I dream

So, I stand
Second in command
I'm the second best friend
I'm the red ribbon

Still, I dream

Night Divides the Girls

( Wholeness & Separation Bonus Download Track )

This is the excuse that encapsulates my pride
This tender misery is loneliness' bride

So I trudge in a world
Where I open up my arms
To greet the sky opening up
To dump such muddy rain
Upon my waiting lips

Did you ever take me in
I wasn't built to fly
I'm not one of you, it's always been hard for me
When night divides the girls
Like lipstick and cloves
Who can tell what metal we're of

Oceanwide symphony

(Oceanwide EP - 2001)

All of this love
It overwhelms me
And now you want the distance
Of an ocean between us

I want you to know
That i will not give up on you

I thought that you could meet me halfway
Figured that you could
Thought that you could love me
Figured that you'd fall

All of this love
It withers within me
And it's not fair, it's not fair
But you never said it would be

Still Breathing

I can be alone in the smallest space
My breath still breathing me
And everything's at peace

But you grapple with uncertainty and
You're afraid what you love could leave
And that could be
It's a possibility
And you wonder how to own my feelings
Circumstantially direct my leanings
Back to you, in orbit 'round your moon

No butterfly net
No leather leash, and
No diamond ring
Can hold me in
I'm like the tide, I come and leave
I come and leave just as I please

I can be alone or I can share my space
The earth still firm beneath
And everything's at peace

But you long for more stability and
Also dread that you could lose something
And that could be
I won't minimize your fear
And you love the way I make you feel and
You're so desperate to keep me within reach of you
As something to consume

Overflow, spilling on the floor
My heart makes such a mess
I fiercely love you only more
The more you acquiesce

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