B i o g r a p h y
 (by Margaret Reges)

Singer/songwriter Laura Marling was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British indie scene in 2007 thanks to a handful of infectious singles made available on her MySpace profile. Endowed with a husky voice, an acoustic guitar, and a gift for building quirky, hooky folk songs (characteristics that find her compared favorably to artists like Lily Allen, Regina Spektor, and Martha Wainwright), Marling quickly made a name for herself throughout England thanks to a heavy touring schedule and a few high-profile gigs, not the least of which included an appearance at the 2006 City Showcase: Spotlight London and as the opening act for Jamie T. Although she was still without a label one year later, her debut EP, My Manic and I, was slated for independent release in the late fall of 2007. This status didn't last for long, however, because in early 2008, signed to Virgin, Marling issued Alas I Cannot Swim, which also came as part of a multimedia Songbox package. In 2010, Marling released her sophomore album, I Speak Because I Can, which debuted at number three on the U.K. albums chart and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Marling's third studio album, A Creature I Don't Know, arrived on September 9, 2011 and featured prominently on numerous year-end lists. Marling relocated to Los Angeles, California the following year and began work on her fourth long-player, 2013's Once I Was an Eagle.




Alas I Cannot Swim
- 2008-02-11 -



Ghosts
Old Stone
Tap at My Window
Failure
You're No God
Cross Your Fingers
Crawled out of the Sea
(Interlude)
My Manic and I
Night Terror
Captain and the Hourglass
Shine
Your Only Doll
(Dora)
Alas I Cannot Swim
(Hidden Track)

I Speak Because I Can
- 2010-03-22 -



Devil's Spoke
Made By Maid
Rambling Man
Blackberry Stone
Alpha Shallows
Goodbye England
(Covered In Snow)
Hope In The Air
What He Wrote
Darkness Descends
I Speak Because I Can

A Creature I Don't Know
- 2011-09-12 -



The Muse
I Was Just a Card
Don't Ask Me Why
Salinas
The Beast
Night After Night
My Friends
Rest in the Bed
Sophia
All My Rage
Flicker and Fail
(iTunes Bonus)
 

Once I Was An Eagle
- 2013-05-08 -



Take The Night Off
I Was An Eagle
You Know
Breathe
Master Hunter
Little Love Caster
Devil's Resting Place
Interlude (Instrumental)
Undine
Where Can I Go
Once
Pray For Me
When Were You Happy
Love Be Brave
Little Bird
Saved These Words

Short Movie
- 2013-03-23 -



Warrior
False Hope
I Feel Your Love
Walk Alone
Strange
Don'
t Let Me Bring You Down
Easy
Gurdjieff'
s Daughter
Divine
How Can I
Howl
Short Movie
Worship Me

Semper Femina
- 2017-03-10 -



Soothing
The Valley
Wild Fire
Don'
t Pass Me By
Always This Way
Wild Once
Next Time
Nouel
Nothing, Not Nearly

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

5 Years
Anywhere With Meaning
Be Mine
Blackberry Stone
Bleed Me Dry
Blues Run The Game
Candlelight

Dreaming
Drinking Alone
Good Man, Bad Habit
I Know You
I'm A Fly
It's Only My Opinion
Kathy's Song
Lolita
London Town
Love Me Then Leave Me
Loving Face
Mexico
Narrow Road
Needle And The Damaged Done
New Romantic
Not Done Travelling
One Day Soon

Paws Clean


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Rebecca
Rest My Troubles Away
She's Changed
Soulless Child
Such A Shame
The Man Sings About Romance
The Water
The Wrote And The Writ
To Be A Woman
Typical
What Have You done
Who Am I

Young Love


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Alas I Cannot Swim

Ghosts

He walked down a busy street
Staring solely at his feet
Clutching pictures of past lovers at his side.
Stood at the table where she sat
And removed his hat in respect of her presence
Presents her with the pictures and says
‘These are just ghosts that broke my heart before I met you
These are just ghosts that broke my heart before I met you.'

Opened up his little heart, unlocked the lock that kept it dark
And read a written warning saying, ‘I'm still mourning
Over ghosts over ghosts over ghosts
Over ghosts that broke my heart before I met you'

Lover please, do not fall to your knees
It's not like I believe in ever-lasting love

He went crazy at nineteen, said he'd lost all his self-esteem
And couldn't understand why he was cry, cry, crying, crying
He would stare at empty chairs think of the ghosts that once sat there
The ghosts that broke his heart
Oh the ghosts that broke my heart
The ghosts that broke his heart
Oh the ghosts that broke my heart
The ghosts, the ghosts, the ghosts, the ghosts
The ghosts that broke my heart before I met you

Lover please, do not fall to you knees
It's not like I believe in ever-lasting love

He says I'm so lost, not at all well
After it was done, when there was nothing left to be
Turned out I'd been following him
And he'd been following me
After it was done, after it was over
We were just two lovers crying on each other's shoulder

Lover please, do not fall to you knees
It's not like I believe in ever-lasting love
Lover please, do not fall to you knees
It's not like I believe in ever-lasting love

Old Stone

He chased me through the rain
‘Honey, I'm going your way.'
I don't think so
You can chase me through the rain
Scream my name, a childish game
But I love to be young

And honey I was never gonna change
And honey you are never gonna change
But you love, don't you love it that way

Old stone
Ten thousand years and you're still on your own
Don't you love
But you love it that way

And if you swear that your alright
I'm not gonna try and change your mind
And oh honey don't let me walk away from this
If I'm trying to fuck up my own life
Then until I figure out why
I think it's best you keep your distance
Lest I fall in love

Old stone
Ten thousand years and you're still on your own
But you love
Don't you love it that way

He chased me through the rain
‘Honey I'm going your way.'
You can chase me through the rain
Scream my name, a childish game
But I love to be young


Tap At My Window

He taps at my window
Willing that I'll let him in
I don't think I will though
My heart's taken I won't tell him again

Maybe I'll write him a story and
Maybe I'll fall asleep in his arms
Maybe I'll wake up lonely and fallen away again
Until you calm me down
I'll race around this town

Trying to find
Oh an emotion that you cannot deny
I will not have him treat me this way

And Mother I blame you with every inch of the being you gave
For I have become you and I know every part of your game
And Father I love you, but how can you watch as I push her away
I cannot forgive you for bringing me up this way

Maybe I'll write them a story and maybe I'll fall asleep in his arms
Maybe I'll wake up lonely and fallen away again until you calm me down
I'll race around this town
Til you calm me down, I'll race around this town

Trying to find
Oh an emotion that you cannot deny
I will not have them treat me this way

So tap at my window
Maybe I might let you in
I don't think I will though
My heart's taken I won't tell you again


Failure

He used be a singer in a rock and roll band
He would write the songs and I'd tremble at his hand
But oh, la la
He lost poetic ethic and his songs they were pathetic
And he's a failure now

And he used to be the life and soul of everyone around
You'd never catch him looking up and never see him down
But oh, la la
He couldn't raise a smile, not for a while
And he's a failure now

Don't cry child
You've got so much more to live for
Don't cry child
You've got something I would die for

And if it comes to the rain just be glad you'll smile again
Because so many don't and so many go un-named

And people walk right past me shouting their exclaims
A preacher pushes me aside and asks to wash my sins
I said no, la la
If he made me in his image
Then he's a failure too

And I used to need a couple people keep my head down
Now I need a whole lot more to keep me on the ground
But oh, la la
I gave up something and I gave it up for nothing
And I'm a failure now

Don't cry child
You've got so much more to live for
Don't cry child
You've got something I would die for

And if it comes to the rain just be glad you'll smile again
Because so many don't and so many go un-named

You're No God

Your mum thinks that you're sad
And that you're living alone
And your friends think if you're sad
You should call them more
But the truth is
That you never need someone to comfort you
Oh you never need someone to comfort you

But you're no god, you're no god
And you will never leave this place
And you will always feel alone
And you will never feel quite clean
In this new skin that you have grown
Until your old and broken bones
Are laid into their resting place
Just like the rest of human race

Til I fall into my place
Just like the rest of human race
Til I'm laid into my final resting place
Just like the rest of human race who've done it
Without complaining all the way

But you're no god, you're no god
As long as you promise
That you will never leave
I need only worry about
You and me

And we will never leave this place
And we need never feel alone
And we will learn to feel quite clean
In this new skin that we have grown
Because our young and healthy bones
Would never lead us astray

We will learn to feel quite clean, in this new skin that we have
We will learn to feel quite clean, in this new skin that we have
Will learn to feel quite clean, in this new skin that we have grown
Because our young and healthy bones
Would never lead us astray


Cross Your Fingers

Look down on the body that you have grown
Four mountains stand around you they're not your own
And light squares and bodies are all you see
Since you broke down
Since I broke down
Since we broke down

So I jumped into my grave and died
And on your word I gave up my whole life for you
And I was reborn bigger and stronger
And less alive
I... I...

Cross your fingers hold your toes, we're all gonna die when the building blows
Cross your fingers hold your toes, we're all gonna die when the building blows
And the house that you were born in is crumbling at the corner
Sagging skin and feet of crows, feet of crows

Oh you'll jump into your grave and die
And on my words you'll give up your whole life for me
And you'll be reborn big and stronger
And less alive
I... I...

Crawled Out Of The Sea (Interlude)

Oh, you crawled out of the sea
Straight into my arms
Straight into my arms

Oh, you crawled out of the sea
Straight into my arms
Straight into my arms

Oh, you crawled out of the sea
Straight into my arms
Straight into my arms

Oh, you crawled out of the sea
Straight into my arms
Straight into my arms


My Manic And I

If he wants to die in a lake in Geneva
The mountains can cover the shape of his nose
If he wants to die where nobody can see him
The beauty of his death will carry on so
So I don't believe him

He greets me with kisses
When good days deceive him
And sometimes with scorn
And sometimes I believe him
And sometimes I'm convinced that my friends think I'm crazy
I get scared and call him but he's usually hazy

By one in the morning the day has not ended
By two he is scared that sleep is no friend
And by four he will drink but he cannot feel it
Sleep will not come because sleep does not will it

And I don't believe him
Morning is mocking me

I'll wander the streets avoiding them eats
Til the ring on my finger slips to the ground
A gift to the gutter
A gift to the city
The veins of which have broken me down

And I don't believe him
Morning is mocking me
And the gods that he believes
Never fail to amaze me

He believes in the love of his god of all things
But I find him wrapped up in all manner of sins
The drugs that deceive you and the girls that believe you
I can't control you, I don't know you well
These are the reasons I think that you're ill
I can't control you, I don't know you well
These are the reasons I think that you're ill

And last that I saw him, last time we parted
Down by a river, silent and hardened
Morning was mocking us
Blood hit the sky
I was just happy my manic and I
He couldn't see me the sun was in his eyes
And birds were singing to calm us down
And birds were singing to calm us down

I'm sorry young man I cannot be your friend
I don't believe in a fairytale end
I don't keep my head up all of the time
I find it dull when my heart meets my mind
I hardly know you I think I can tell
These are the reasons I think that I'm ill
I hardly know you I think I can tell
These are the reasons I think that we're ill

And the gods that he believes never fail to disappoint me
My nihilist, my happy man, my manic and I
Have no plans to move on
And birds are singing to calm us down
And birds are singing to calm us down


Night Terror

I woke up and he was screaming
I left him dreaming
I'll roll over and hold on tightly
And whisper, ‘If they want you, they're gonna have to fight me
Oh fight me.'

I woke up on a bench on Shepherd's Bush Green
A candle at my chest, and a head on his knee
I got up it was dark there is no one in the park at this hour
How do I keep finding myself here
‘Oh fight me.'

I looked back and he was screaming
I left him dreaming
A dangerous feat
And I'll run back and shake him tightly
And whisper, ‘If they want you they're gonna have to fight me
Oh fight me.'

But if I wake up on a bench on Shepherd's Bush Green*
A candle at my chest, and a head on his knee
I'll roll over and hold on tightly
And scream, ‘If they want you, they're gonna have to fight me
Oh fight me
Oh fight me.'

* Shepherd's Bush Green: district of west London

The Captain And The Hourglass

You kicked the blow, now you've got to kick the guy
You sat alone, under bellowing sky
If I feel God judging me, I fell into the water
And now I'm free

My friends they don't really get me, think I'm the only one
Well I sold my soul to Jesus and since then I've had no fun
Behind every tree is a cutting machine and a kite fallen from grace
Inside every man is a heart of sand, you can see it in his face

And he'll tick tick tick tick away
Another second lost with every fallen grain
And he'll tick, tick tick tick away
Another second lost with every fallen grain

The smoke is filling up the room, creeping up the walls
But it's my only pleasure as I don't drink no more
And I told him he could stray but he was not to fall in love
So I could be the snake and still look like a dove

Cause I am one for straying and not one for forgiving
And if he thinks we're all right then I can go on living

You kicked the blow, now you've got to kick the guy
You sat alone, under bellowing sky
If I feel God judging me, I fell into the water
And now I'm free

The wind and I we speak the same but he don't hear so well
If you gonna have to curse him well you're gonna have to yell
And the sky and I we've had our fights but I'm coming round to rain
If the rain come out and I don't go out I don't ever have to speak again

I can tick tick tick tick away
Another second lost with every fallen grain
I can tick tick tick tick away
Another second lost with every fallen grain

The captain's got his boots on and he's heading out the door
Leaving his lady alone thinking, ‘He don't love me no more.'
He's done with all his bullshit, he's going back to war
If heaven is as heaven does then this is hell for sure

And he'll tick tick tick tick away
Another second lost with every fallen grain
And he'll tick, tick tick tick away
Another second lost with every fallen grain

You kicked the blow, now you've got to kick the guy
You sat alone, under bellowing sky
If I feel God judging me, I fell into the water
And now I'm free


Shine

I have travelled past your window many times
I find your face too hard to define
I can't touch you hollow thing
You plagued my mind
I can never go outside
I will never go back to being blind

I have wondered what you're doing every day since last I asked
Your cheeks hollow I don't like your eyes dark
The guilt got me, so it scraped at my bones
My god left me, I am finally alone

I need shine, I need shine, I need shine
Step away from my light I need shine

I am honest now, not a shouter
I am reformed, forgiven and reborn
And you've been busy but you've missed me
And I plagued your mind
You will never go outside
You will never go back to being blind

I need shine, I need shine, I need shine
Step away from my light I need shine
I need shine, I need shine, I need shine
Step away from my light I need shine

I need shine, I need shine, I need shine
Step away from my light I need shine
I need shine I need shine, I need shine
Step away from my light I need shine


Your Only Doll (Dora)

I fell into the street
Poison in my veins,
Clambered to my feet
And into the night again

Back to my home
Back to my owner
Who screams at my tardiness
Puts his hands to the sky
And says, ‘What can I do
With a girl if she refuses to be mine?'

In his bed I am queen
Unobtainable me
Sexual being
human with feelings
The two are not me
The two will not be mine

‘And what can you do with a girl
If she's refusing to be mine?'

Put his hand on my shirt, hand on my face
My head to the wall and you've broken your only doll

And what will you do with a girl
If she's refusing to be alive

And you've broken your only doll
‘And what will you do with a girl
If she's refusing to be mine'

Alas I Cannot Swim

( Hidden Track )

There's a house across the river, but alas I cannot swim
And a garden of such beauty that the flowers seem to grin
There's a house across the river, but alas I cannot swim
I'll live my life regretting that I never jumped in

There's a boy across the river with short black curly hair
He wants to be my lover and I want to be his peer
There's a boy across the river but alas I cannot swim
And I never will get to put my arms around him

There's a life across the river that was meant for me
Instead I live my life in constant misery
There's a life across the river but I do not see
Why I should please those that will never be pleased

There is gold across the river but I don't want none
There is gold across the river but I don't want none
Gold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun
Gold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun

There is gold across the river but I don't want none
I would rather be dry than held up by a golden gun

Saying "work more and more, live more, have more fun"
Saying "work more and more, live more, have more fun"
Saying "work more and more, live more, have more fun"

I Speak Because I Can

Devil's Spoke

That I might be a part of this
Ripple on water from a lonesome dri
A fallen tree that witnessed me
Him alone, him and me

And that life itself could not aspire
To have someone be so admired
I threw creation to my kin
With a silence broken by a whispered wind

All of this can be broken
All of this can be broken
Hold your devil by his spoke
And spin him to the ground

And root to root and tip to tip
I look at him my country drip
Leathered up by all his fears
But someone brought you close to tears

Many trains and many miles
Brought you to me on this sunny isle
And what of which you wish to speak
Have you come here to rescue me

All of this can be broken
All of this can be broken
Hold your devil by his spoke
And spin him to the ground

But the love of your life lives but lies no more
And where she lay a flower grows
The arms that fed, the babes that wed
The backs that bled keeping her in tow

But I am your keeper
And I hold your face away from light
I am yours, till they come
I am yours, till they come

Eye to eye, nose to nose
Ripping off each others clothes in a most peculiar way
Eye to eye, nose to nose
Ripping off each others clothes in a most peculiar way


Made By Maid

They danced like sirens
Hoping the sun would come out again
And I was born in the fog of that day
Could they hear a babe, under all that faith
Or have they forgot what it was that they made

Crawled out of the fog, found a river
Found a log and floated away
Didn't think I'd be coming back this way
But my feet are resolute
Found their root and brought me back to its place

And on the hill where I was born
There is a rose without a thorn
They cut it off each year and give it away

But can they hear a babe, after all these days
Or have they forgot what it was that they made

So left to wander blind
I find myself in cautious times
And they say
"Love's labours is never lost
But labour on to this very day"

So I walk into the fog
Found a babe atop a log and all alone
Took him under, took him on
Taught him everything about the world I've come to know

He blames me for every wrong ever he made
I'm blamed for every wrong ever he made
Forgive me I am only a maid
Forgive me I am only a maid

But I can still see a babe under all that blame
But I am forgot from the day I am laid

Rambling man

Oh naive little me
Asking what things you have seen
And you're vulnerable in your head
You'll scream and you'll wail till you're dead

Creatures veiled by night
Following things that aren't right
And they're tired and they need to be led
But you'll scream and you'll wail till you're dead

But give me to a rambling man
Let it always be known that I was who I am

Well beaten battered cold
My children will live just to grow old
But if I sit here and weep
I'll be blown over by the slightest of breeze

And the weak need to be led
And the tender are carried to their bed
And it's a pale and cold affair
And I'll be damned if I'll be found there

But give me to a rambling man
Let it always be known that I was who I am

It's funny how the first chords that you come to
Are the minor notes that come to serenade you
And it's hard to accept yourself as someone
You don't desire
As someone you don't want to be

Oh give me to a rambling man
Let it always be known that I was who I am
Oh give me to a rambling man
Let it always be known that I was who I am

Blackberry Stone

Well I own this field
And I wrote this sky
And I have no reason, to reason with you

I'd be sad that I never held your hand as you were lowered
But I'd understand that I'd never let it go
I'd be sad that I never held your hand as you were lowered
But I'd understand the world does what it does

And you never did learn to let the little things go
And you never did learn to let me be
And you never did learn to let little people grow
And you never did learn how to see

But I'll whisper that I love this man, now and for forever
To your soul as it floats out of the window
To the world that you turned your back on
To the world that never really let you be

And I am Lower now, and lower still
And you did always say that one day I would suffer
You did always say that people get their pay
You did always say that I was going places
And that you wouldn't have it any other way

But I couldn't turn my back on a world
For what I lack wouldn't let me
But I couldn't turn my back on a world
For what I like I need it

But I couldn't turn my back on a world
For what I lack wouldn't let me
But I couldn't turn my back on a world
For what I like I need it

And I shouldn't turn my back
On a sweet smelling blackberry stone


Alpha Shallows

He could fall and shake and weep
But his holy are my feet
And heart with mention
The dear they may not speak
We fell tight when there is tension
And our eyes can make us weep

And his heart was full of fire at the man he had become
And his soul was seldom higher with the falsities of fun
Could embrace sweet desires in moments as they pass
But he feared ever more, he saw it didn't last

We walk up Holland Avenue
And watch the rich as they consume
That product made our hearts exude
An emptiness unrivalled by
The hunger that I could control
He'd pray up to his God
That he might save their soul

The grey in this city is too much to bear
The grey in this city is too much to bear
And I believe we are meant to be seen
And not to be understood

And I want to be held by those arms
I want to be held by those arms

You'll work your thumbs till they're sore
And you'll work my heart till it's raw
And you'll call and you'll call but you'll never be told
And I'll fall and I'll fall and I'll fall
And I'll fall and I'll fall and I'll fall

We are basic light
We are basic light

Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)

You were so smart then in your jacket and coat
My softest red scarf was warming your throat
Winter was on us at the end of my nose
But I never love England
More than when covered in snow

But a friend of mine says it's good to hear
That you believe in love even if said in fear
Well I'll hold you there brother and set you straight
I only believe true love is frail and willing to break

I will come back here, bring me back when I'm old
I want to lay here forever in the cold
I might be cold but I'm just skin and bones
And I never love England
More than when covered in snow

I wrote my name in your book
Only God knows why
And I bet you that he cracked a smile
And I'm clearing all the crap out of my room
Trying desperately to figure out
What it is that makes me blue
And I wrote an epic letter to you
And it's twenty two pages front and back
But it's too good to be used
And I tried to be a girl who likes to be used
I'm too good for that
There's a mind under this hat
And I called them all and told them I've got to move

I'm on my own, it's too hard
I'm on my own, it's too hard

Feel like running, feel like running, run it off
And we will keep you, we will keep you little one
Safe from harm, like an extra arm
You are part of us

And you were so smart then in your jacket and coat
My softest red scarf was warming your throat
Winter will leave us, left the end of my nose
But goodbye old England 'till next year snow

Hope In The Air

There is a man that I know
For seventeen years he never spoke
Guessed he had nothing to say
He opened his mouth on judgement day

I listened with all of my might
But was scared by the look in his eyes
Like he'd already lost the fight
And there was no hope ever in sight

No hope in the air
No hope in the water
Not even for me, your last serving daughter

Why fear death, be scared of living
Oh hearts are small and ever thinning
There is no hope of ever of winning
Oh why fear death, be scared of living

I have seen men provoked
And I have seen lives revoked
And I looked at my life and I choked
From there no more ever I spoke

I can't give up that quick
My life is a candle and a wick
You can put it out but you can't break it down
In the end we are waiting to be lit

There's hope in the air
There's hope in the water
But sadly not me, your last serving daughter

A friend is a friend forever
And a good one will never leave, never
But you've never been south
And what rolls off your mouth
You will never understand, ever

You speak minds handed down to you
By the lies handed down by your truth
And your angels that dance at your wail
Will mask your scrambling youth

I forgave you your short comings
And ignored your childish behaviour
Laid a kiss on your head
And before I left, said
"Stay away from fleeting favour"

There's hope in the air
There's hope in the water
But sadly not me, your last serving daughter

Pick up your rope, Lord
Sling it to me
If we are to battle
I must not be weak

And give us your strength, world
And your food and your water
Oh I am your Saviour
Your last serving daughter

There's hope in the air
There's hope in the water
But sadly not me, you last serving daughter

There's hope in the air
There's hope in the water
But no hope for me, you last serving daughter

What He Wrote

Forgive me Hera, I cannot stay
He cut out my tongue, there is nothing to save
Love me oh Lord, he threw me away
He laughed at my sins, in his arms I must stay

He wrote, I'm broke, please send for me
But I am broken too and spoken for, do not tempt me

Her skin is white and I'm light as the sun
So holy light shines on the things you have done
So I asked him how he became this man
How did he learn to hold fruit in his hands
And where is the lamb that gave you your name
He had to leave though I begged him to stay
Left me alone when I needed the light
Fell to my knees I wept for my life
If he had of stayed you might understand
If he had of stayed you never would have never taken my hand

He wrote I am low please send for me
But I am broken too and spoken for, do not tempt me

And where is the lamb that gave you your name
He had to leave though I begged him to stay
Begged him to stay in my cold wooden grip
Begged him to stay by the light of this ship
Me fighting him fighting light fighting dawn
The waves came and stole him and took him to war

He wrote I'm broke, please send for me
But I am broken too, and spoken for, do not tempt me

Forgive me Hera, I cannot stay
He cut out my tongue, there is nothing to save
Love me oh lord, he threw me away
He laughed at my sins, in his arms I must stay

He wrote, I'm broke, please send for me
But I am broken too and spoken for, do not tempt me

We write, that's all right, I miss his smell
We speak when spoken to, that suits us well
That suits us well, that suits me well

Darkness Descends

You're holding bits of Styrofoam
With your face painted on to your friends
You listen to them whine and moan
About everything you can't understand

Can I just say I don't fear the light
But darkness descends once more into my life

And suddenly we're all alone in silence
So I take a step away
I look up to the falling snow
As it makes its home upon my face
Well I wouldn't want to ruin something I couldn't save
The gap will keep us safe
The gap will keep us safe

Step away
Get me when I'm down

And suddenly I'm five years old
And I'm just so cold I want to cry
I haul up on my gentlemen
Who have always been there in hard times
They're just not like that man of mine
Who visit me from time to time

My love
I treasure you

I hear that summer's coming back
So I stretch out my back and travel a long
The winter though it darkens me
It is pure and clean and all I want
I'll apologise to the ones I love
For leaving them when the sun comes up

Too bright for me
Darkness descends

Oh well I'm not well again
And once more darkness it descends
The ground is falling under me
And I can't find the means to leave

Convinced that I am going mad
Oh I bury my head into his hands
So sure that I'm loosing faith
Oh I clear a space in his fathers land

You deal with God far too young
Before you know it your life has run away

I Speak Because I Can

My husband left me last night
Left me a poor and lonely wife
I cook the meals and he got the life
And now I'm just old for the rest of my time
For he, oh he, oh my

I speak because I can
To anyone I trust enough to listen
And you speak because you can
To anyone who'll hear what you say
I swear it was not my choice
I used to be so kind

Never rode my bike down to the sea
Never finished that letter I was writing
Never got up and said anything
Worthy, for he, for my

Graceful sleeper
You midnight dreamer
I'm floored by your sound
I'm floored by your sound

I swear it was not my choice
To reach out to someone wise
I used to be so kind
I used to be so kind

In the breaking of the morning
We'll be dancing on my soft lawn
When you're shaking out the anger
That stops you from taking my call

When you'll be running up the highway
Singing "I'm the king the king of you all"
When you look back to where it started
I'll be there waving you on

Never rode my bike down to the sea
Never quite figured out what I believe
Never got up and said anything
Worthy, for he, for my

A Creature I Don't Know

The Muse

If God's work is planned
I stand here with the man
That talks to me so candidly
More than I'd choose

My lips at once are rouged
I feel again the blues
Of longing, ever longing, to be confused

He wrote me a letter
Saying he would love me better
Than my poor son's begetter the rules

Spoke of love like hunger
He at once was younger
Younger ever younger, in my hunger for a muse

Finest man that I've seen
Ever since my eyes have been
But his honesty did gleam me blind

Keep those thoughts from sight
Follow me into the night
And you can call on me when you need
The light

You know what I need
Why won't you give it me
Must I fall down at your feet
And plead

Don't you be scared of me
I'm nothing but the beast
And I call on you when I need
To feast

I Was Just A Card

I was just a card
Caught up in the stars
Looking down to Mars
You know, you know
I know, I know something
About you
That you don't want me to know

Never found a solid hand
'till I found that man
Till I found that man of mine
You were looking at me
Thinking "Who am I"

Never knew the sky was white
Till I took that flight
Till I took that flight to him
Tonight

I was just a card
Caught up in the stars
Looking down to Mars
You know, you know
He knows, he knows something
About me
That I don't want him to know

Could've sworn I had that man
When he took my hand
When he took my hand down in AU
You were looking at me
Thinking "Who is she"

I didn't even see the night
'Till I said goodbye
'Till I said goodbye to him
Tonight

Don't Ask Me Why

I choose to stay far away from the ones
That think money is money to share
Don't ask me why
I'll tell you no lies

Sonny don't come here no more
He don't drink from this well
Oh he's done with the world
And done with the girl
I don't ask him why
He tells me no lies

Those of us who are lost and low
I know how you feel
I know it's not right but it's real

I don't ask for love
And I don't beg for money
I'm just asking for grace and forgiveness
Now honey don't ask me why
I'll tell you no lies

Looking for answers in unsavoury places
On the highest of mountains and the lowest of bases
And I still don't know why
I still don't know why

Those of us who are lost and low
We know how you feel
We know it's not right but it's real
But it's real

I took the wind from the sea
I took the blood from an arrow
I took the wisdom of spring
And I was thrown and blown and tossed and turned until
Time found its hand and called it an end
Me and time we go way back when
I was a child
And I always knew why

And I knew my name
Oh I knew my road
And I stayed away from heavy loads
And I'm still, I'm low
O Lord am I low

Those of us who are lost and low
I know how you feel
I know it's not right but it's real
But it's real

Salinas

I am from Salinas
Where the women go forever
And they never ever stop to ask why
My mother was a saviour
Of six foot of bad behaviour
With long blond curly hair down to her thigh

Oh my mother
Oh my friends
Ask the angels
Will I ever see heaven again

Late into the evening
They would take each other screaming
Looking darkly to the back of her eye
A careless beast was bleating
That the air behind was breathing
That they mustn't ever look up to the sky

There are no answers
There are found
Ask the angels
Am I heaven bound

Hmm put it down to me
I, who speak awkwardly
Any word if it is heard is not intended to be
Not for him, not for her
And not for them and not for me
Oh and that gun will turn before the sun starts to burn
Understand

Hmm when the clouds roll in
We start playing for our sins
With a gun in my hand
And my son at my shoulder

Believe I will run before that boy gets older
Oh and that gun will turn before the sun starts to burn
Understand
Oh and that gun will turn before the sun starts to burn
Understand

I am from Salinas
Where the women go forever
And they never ever stop to ask why
My mother she's a saviour
Of six foot of bad behaviour
With long blond curly hair down to her thigh
Oh my mother, oh my friends
Ask the angels, will I ever see heaven again
Will I ever see heaven again
Will I ever see heaven again

Punish them all for they speak too much
Hate the world what it did to us
Will I ever see heaven again
Will I ever see heaven again

The Beast

Where did our love go
You will never know
How did you get home
You will never know
Did you catch yourself in the mirror
It's a sight I understand
You considered it all for a second
And put it down to slight of hand

You know I've been running 'round for hours
Calling my 'gyptian blood
To bear me flowers
Calling Sophia, Goddess of power

Instead I got the beast
And tonight he lies with me
Tonight he lies with me
Tonight he lies with me
And here comes the beast

You're ok now, I suppose
You're not pulled by the rope
I'm pulled by the pull of my throat
I'm pulled by the rope
I swing from the trees into the slope
Hold my head high
Just by the tip of my toes
He lies, he lies so sweet that I choke

Tonight I choose the beast
Tonight he lies with me
Tonight he lies with me
Tonight he lies with me
And here comes the beast

Put your eyes away
If you can't bear to see
Your old lady
Lay down next to the beast
Tonight he lies with me
Tonight he lies with me
And here comes the beast

If you catch yourself in the mirror
It's a sight I understand
You consider it all for a second
And put it down to slight of hand
I give you the best advice that I can
I suggest that you be grateful
There's no blood on my hands
And assume yourself weaker to the fall of man
And look out for the beast
Tonight he lies with me
Tonight he lies with me
And here comes the beast

Put your eyes away
If you can't bear to see
Your old lady lay down next to the beast
Tonight he lies with me
Tonight he lies with me
And here comes the beast

Night After Night

Darling I loved you
I longed to become you
I know what it is that you gave
We dance the sorrow
Forgive me tomorrow
I pray
Night after night
Day after day
Would you watch my body weaken
My mind drift away

Dear lover forsaken
Our love is taken away
You were my speaker
My innocence keeper
I don't
Night after night
Day after day
Would you watch my body weaken
My mind drift away

Dear lover forgiven
My love is driven by rage
Oh I should just leave you
Instead of deceive you
But I don't
Night after night
Day after day
Would you watch my body weaken
And my mind drift away

I account to no one
Hold nobody's ear
I showed you my hand once
And you hit me in fear
I don't stand for the devil
I don't whisper in ears
I stand on the mountains
And call people to hear

It's a sudden bursts of light
It's a fate foretold
It is knowing
It is knowing

He longs for the answers
As all of us must
He longs for the woman
Who'll conquer his lust
He screams in the night
I scream in the day
We weep in the evening
And lie naked and pray

Night after night
Day after day
Night after night
Day after day
Would you watch my body weaken
My mind drift away

It's a tempting communion
It's a fate foretold
It is knowing
It is knowing
What it is that you're told

My Friends

My friends, my dear friends
And lovers, oh my lovers
I'd leave you for them
They've got a hand on my back

Mama has money now and Mama has friends
She's making rags for some uptown hags
With their money in bags
And why are you so sad

Why are you always so sad
Why do I not understand
Why don't I see what it is you see
Why can't I live and just be

I'm full of guilt
I am full of guilt
You're very tall, you're very handsome
You have it all, your skin smells like man
And I, never know how I ached
You will never know how I ached

Ever considered the sea
I heard you had to be strong
Why not float around with me
It won't take you so long
You can go where I'm at
You can hang around with me

A few good men will go where they ought
Where they ought not be
And a few good mothers go for what they
What they ought not teach
And I long for a touch a reminder of us but
But it must not be
And a few strong branches over water reach for
What they ought not reach

I hope your mother knows
Where it is you have been
I hope your mother knows
What it is you have seen
She'd be so proud

Rest In the Bed

There lies a man of my heart
A fine and complete work of art
Here I his woman
His home and his heart
And proud to be playing that part
And proud to be playing that part

Rest in the bed of my bones
All that I want is a home
And all you can do
Is promise me bold
That you won't let me grow dark
Or cold
As long as we both shall live

The bite will come
But you'll feel your call as a son
As I believe in you

The first hill is the hardest I'm sure
Where all shadows come to the shore
Know that it's you and I to the end
And all I want from life is to hold your hand

All that I have are these bones
And all that I want is a home
And all you can do
Is promise me bold
That you won't let me grow dark
Or cold
As long as we both shall live

The siren's come
They always will
But the dart between my heart and his
Is as good as a diamond chain

Rest in the bed of my bones
And all that I want is a home
And all you can do
Is promise me bold
That you won't let me grow dark
Or cold
As long as we both shall live

Sophia

Oh I have been wandering
Where I have been pondering
Where I've been lately is no concern of yours

Who's been touching my skin
Who have I been letting
Shy and tired eyed am I today

I'm wounded by dust
Oh, I have been wandering
Where I have been pondering
Where I've been lately is no concern of yours
Who's been touching my skin
Who have I been letting
Shy and tired eyed am I today

Sometimes I sit, sometimes I stare
Sometimes they look and sometimes I don't care
Rarely I weep, some times I must
I'm wounded by dust

When the bell tolls, when the bell gonna chime
You'd better call for your woman up high
When the bell tolls for your last day
You'll be getting down on your knees to pray
I'm a good woman and I never did say
What ever it was that you did that day
Now I'm not a woman to go and place blame
But you said that it was coming on judgement day

Now Sophia
I'm wounded by dust

Now when the bell tolls, when bell gonna chime
You'd better call for you woman up high
When the bell tolls for you last day
You'll be getting down on your knees to pray
I'm a good woman and I never did say
What ever it was that you did that day
Now I'm not a woman to go and place blame
But you said that it was coming on judgement day

Oh Sophia
I'm wounded by dust
Now Sophia

All My Rage

Stole my children, left my son
Of all of them, he's the only one
Who did not mean that much to me
I tip my cap to the raging sea

Cover me up, I'm pale as night
With a mind so dark and skin so white
Is this the devil having fun
I tip my cap to the raging sun

Now all my rage been gone
All my rage been gone
I leave my rage to the sea and the sun
I leave my rage to the sea and the sun

Stole my children, left my son
Of all of them, he's the only one
Who did not mean that much to me
I tip my cap to the raging sea

My daughter, she's the pretty one
I married her off to the reverend's son
Now she lives in a sin-free world
So tip your cap to the brave old girl

Now all my rage been gone
Now all my rage been gone
I leave my rage to the sea and the sun
I leave my rage to the sea and the sun

Now all my rage been gone
Now all my rage been gone
I leave my rage to the sea and the sun
I leave my rage to the sea and the sun

Flicker and Fail

Took a bus to meet me in a bar in a Tuscan hill
Oh a sight I'd never seen, I believe in God still
But you wouldn't be able to stop me if I feel like running away
Wouldn't be able to stop me if I didn't want to stay

And the rain fell on the houses
And the rain fell on the trees
It fell its fiercest on the skulls of the willingly deceived
They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is ?
They put money in their hearts and God

Said he'd been sleeping lonely, spending nights under the stars
Little darling, we're all lonely, we don't all show our scars
It's my heart, and my burden, and I would never bring you down like that
My heart, my burden, I would never bring you down with me

And the rain fell on the towers and on the late swaying trees
And it hammered and it raged on us unwillingly
And the believers were forewarned, and they ran into the storm
And watched the earth's light flicker and fail
They watched the earth's light flicker and fail
Flicker and flicker and fail

They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is
?They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is
They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is
They put money in their hearts and God

Once I Was An Eagle

Take The Night Off

You should be gone beast
Be gone from me
Be gone from my mind at least
Let a little lady be
I don't want you to want me
Wouldn't want you to know
I don't care where you gone beast
I care where you go
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Take the night off
And be bad for me
Take it right off
And be bad for me

You're a night bird
Early riser
You have the kind of wing
To take her and surprise her
I didn't understand where you had gone
Didn't know you'd be right back
I didn't hear the night song
Calling for you into the black

Take the night off
And be bad for me

Didn't ask you to save me
Not when you knew me well
Wouldn't ask you even to behave for me
I know there's no help in hell

Take the night off
And be bad for me
Take it right off
And be bad for me

I Was An Eagle

So your grandmother sounds to me
A woman I would be proud to be
And you say she reminds you of me
Every little boy is so naive, oh

I will not be a victim of romance
I will not be a victim of circumstance
Chance or circumstance or romance, or any man
Who could get his dirty little hands on me

So your grandfather sounds like me
Head up, shoulders back and proud to be
Every little girl is so naive
Falling in love with the first man that she sees

I will not be a victim of romance
I will not be a victim of circumstance
Chance or circumstance or romance, or any man
Who could get his dirty little hands on me
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
When we were in love, if we were
When we were in love
I was an eagle
And you were a dove

Today I will feel something other than regret
Pass me a glass and a half-smoked cigarette
I've damn near got no dignity left
I've damn near got no dignity left, oh

I will not be a victim of romance
I will not be a victim of circumstance
Chance or circumstance or romance, or any man
Who could get his dirty little hands on me

When we were in love, if we were
When we were in love
I was an eagle
And you were a dove

When we were in love, if we were
When we were in love
You were a dove
And I rose above you and preyed

You Know

Damn all those people who don't lose control
Who will never take a foot out of life
You might not think that I care
But you don't know what I know

And damn all those hippies
Who stomp empty footed
Upon all what's good
All what's pure of the World
You might not think that I care
But you don't know what I know

And bless all those Mothers
Who do all they can
Just to take their faults out of the line
I might not know what it's like
But I'm glad that you know
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Give me a minute there
Just a minute now
It'll come back to me

I was so sure but you
Free wheeling troubadour
You took my mind off the scene
And you know, I know and I know
I know that you know

You asked me blind once
If I was a child once
And I said I'm really not sure
How can you know, how can you know
What it is, you don't know

We were a pair once
Of oh such despair oh
We were a child then I'm sure
If we were a child then
We are children no more

Give me a minute there
Just a minute now
It'll come back to me

I was so sure but you
Free wheeling troubadour
You took my mind off the scene

And you know, I know and I know
I know that you know
You know, you know, you know, when I know
I know that you know

Breathe

You came here to tell me something I already know
The dark before the dawn is the darkest I can go
The calm before the storm is what leaves me here to breathe
So breathe

Us of constant banging throwing fists against the wall
Screaming at the Earth for what it's done to one and all
I came here to tell you something you already know
Just breathe
Breathe

How cruel I am to you
Cruel things I do
How cruel you were to me
How cruel time can be
I wrote you a book but I left it out in the rain
Left it there to dry but it got rained on once again
Us of constant banging throwing fists against the wall
Breathe
Breathe

How cruel you are to me
How cruel time can be
How cruel I was to you
How cruel things I do
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
When you wake you'll know I'm gone
And where I'm going there's no one
So don't follow me
Whatever you may hear or see
Don't follow me
Whatever you may hear or see

When you wake you'll know I'm gone
And where I'm going there's no one
So don't follow me
Whatever you may hear or see
Don't follow me
Whatever you may hear or see

Master Hunter

I am a master hunter
I cured my skin
Now nothing gets in
Nothing not as hard as it tries

You want a woman 'cause you want to be saved
Well I tell you that I've got a little lot on my plate
You want a woman who will call your name, it ain't me babe
No, no, no, it ain't me babe

I don't stare at water any more
Water doesn't do what it did before
Took me in unto the edge of insane when I only meant to swim
I nearly put a bullet in my brain when the rhythm took me in
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I am a master hunter

You let men into your bed
Do they don't know you well
They can't get into my head
They don't have a hope in Hell

You see the thing is we are so alone
There's nothing we can share
You can get me on the telephone but you won't keep me there
No, no, no, you won't keep me there

Take me somewhere I can grow
Give me something let me go
Tell me something I don't know
I, I have some news
I have some news
Is this what you think I do
In life when I'm not being used
You're not sad, you live for the blues
You're not sad, you live for the blues
I have some news
Wrestling the rope from darkness is no fucking life that I would choose

I am a master hunter
I cured my skin, nothing gets in
Nothing not as hard as it tries

I am a master
I am a master
I am a master hunter

Little Love Caster

Yes I am
Yes I am a master
I have you, bad man
Little love
Little love caster
Palm of my hand

I wish that I had
I wish that I had have told you then
Where my kindness ends

I would take you home
I would take you home and then
Our love spell would end

You are new to me
You are new to me
I can't seem to say
"I'd like you to stay"

Yes I am
Yes I am a master
I have you, bad man
Little love
Little love caster

They might know you best
They might know you best
And love you most

I would take you home
I would take you home and then
I would be your ghost
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I saw a lady dance yesterday
She was easily swayed
I cannot be tossed
And turned in this way
I'm not your tiny dancer

I can't seem to say
"I'd like you to stay"

I see a lady dance yesterday
She is easily swayed
I cannot be tossed
And turned in this way
I'm not a tiny dancer

I can't seem to say
"I'd like you to stay"

I can't seem to say
"I'd like you to stay"

Devil's Resting Place

I woke up one morning to know that I had gone
Finally taken a step and jumped right off the wall
When you come to call on me that's why my eyes are glazed
I've been with the devil in the devil's resting place
I am loathed to say that I've been to stay
I go with the devil in the devil's resting place

When you ask to drink of me I think out on the case
Look down to my hallowed cup and take myself a taste
Bitterness is thick like blood and cold as a wind sea breeze
If you must drink of me, take of me what you please
I am loathed to say it's the devil's taste
I go with the devil in the devil's resting place

Water won't clean you, water won't clean you
You only hold yourself to the things you do
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Come up here to speak to me and hold your face to mine
Any man who can hold my gaze has done his job just fine
You just sold your life away to be with me tonight
Hold your head against my chest, I think you'll be just fine
I am loathed to say it's the devil's place
I go with the devil where the devil rests his face
I've been with the devil where the devil rests his face

Water won't clean you, water won't clean you
You only hold yourself to the things you do
You only hold yourself to the things you do

Water won't clean you, water won't clean you
You only hold yourself to the things you do
You only hold yourself to the things you do

Undine

My steps towards the water
Where Undine last was seen
I was told that if you saw her
She should make you more naive
Made my steps towards the shore
Where she sang her love at me
Oh Undine so sweet and pure
Make me more naive
Oh Undine, sing your love to me
Oh Undine, I know not love as love as seen
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
There were ropes around my wrist
And the tide pulled at her hair
Pulling her away from me
And me away from there
Yes the water tried to take her
Tried to make poor Undine hide
But she fought herself against it
Love in her had not yet died
Oh Undine, sing your love to me
Oh Undine, fight your way, fight your way

You live for the sea
Undine, you live for the sea
You cannot, you cannot

What's going on in there
What's going on in there
Let me in

It was cold there in December
So I took my coat and left
Left Undine by the embers
That's all our fire had left
Left Undine by the shore
Where she sang her love at me
Oh Undine so sweet and pure
I know not love as love as seen

You live for the sea
Undine, you live for the sea
You cannot, you cannot

What's going on in there
What's going on in there
Let me in

You live for the sea
Undine, you live for the sea
You cannot, you cannot
You cannot love me

Where Can I Go

I was daddy's girl sometime
But I loved my mama till the end of the line
I am cold and I am bright
It's a curse of mine to be sad at night
It's a curse of mine to be sad at night

Late at night he'll come to me
And he'll tell me I'm alone
Don't you think I don't already know

All I see is road
No one takes me home
Where, where can I go

The truth about desire they say
Is a need to breath for another day
Truth I heard about regret
It's the hardest truth I've come to yet
It's the hardest truth I've come to yet
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Late at night he'll come to me
And he'll tell me I'm alone
Don't you think I don't already know

All I hear are woes
There's something I don't know
Where, where can I go

All I see is road
No one takes me home
Where, where can I go

If I feel like I want to be alone
If I feel like I'm better fought than won
Pick up your rope and jump for Rosie
She's just a sweet thing with a curl
Just about a woman with her clothes on
You take them off and she's a girl

All I hear are woes
There's something I don't know
Where, where can I go

Once

In the land I now know to be mine
With a heart so dark it's near blind
When I think about the life I left behind
I still raise no praise to the sky

With my eyes on the prize of your bed
When all that's needed saying has been said
When I think about the life that I have led
I lay down to the sound of the why

Once, once is enough to break you
Once, once is enough to make you think twice
About laying your love out on the line
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
With all I now know to be true
And all I've figured out about you
All the crazy things a mind can do
I lay down to the sound of the truth

Once, once is enough to break you
Once, once is enough to make you think twice
About laying your little love out on the line

Oh, I was a child once
Oh, I was happy young
When all I didn't know needed doing
Had been done

Pray For Me

Where does my lover lie
I don't love, I just lie
So pray, pray for me

And where you run
I run in tow
And where you're from
I long to know

How does a child know
Where mother's weakness goes
And where, and where the trouble goes
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Well you will speak
And it shall be so
And what you say
Will be all I know

There was a time of weeks
I thought dogs barked at me
And I, and I had lost my mind

And the devil had put
His mark on me
And called his branches
"Shake your trees"

That's not me for my trying
That's the devil and his lying
Trying to make me lose my mind
So pray, oh pray for me

So you got my letter late
From when I permanently etched my name
Right, right into your soul

I cannot love
I want to be alone
I will not love
I want to be alone

That's not me for my trying
That's the devil and his lying
Trying to make me when I'm trying to be good
So pray, pray for me

But where he runs
I run in tow
And where you're from
I long to know

And you will speak
And it shall be so
I cannot love
I want to be alone

Pray, pray for me

When Were You Happy (And How Long Has That Been)

Hey there, new friend across the sea
If you figure things out, would you figure in me
Wouldn't it be a thing
To live somewhere quietly where there's a breeze
And there's a reason for us to be

I look at people here in this city and wonder
Whether they're lonely or like me they're not content
To live as things are meant to be
When were you happy
And how long has that been
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Who speaks for them and then again
Who speaks for me
My vote was never counted
So who upon this Earth knows what it is that I believe
We are all looking for answers where no answers can be found
Or is that a concern of mine
Because I have the time
To question my ground

Hey there, new friend across the sea
If you figure things out, would you figure in me
Hey there, new friend across the sea
If you figure things out, would you figure in me

I find the more I think the harder it is for me to breathe
When were we happy
And how long has that been

Love Be Brave

In a world you can't get lost in
I find my way to him
I am purpose and regret
You're a feeling I'll forget

What will I do then
How did I sleep at night
With you far from my side
Hold me down, make no sound
Silence speaks for me

Love be brave
No-one will say it but you
And that has not yet been
The easy thing for you to do

How does he make love seem sweet
Isn't that some heavy feat
Do the birds suffer so
Do they sing because they know
This life don't go slow
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Love be brave
No-one will save you but me
And that has not yet been
The safest place for you to be

What will I do then
Here comes a change over me
Something strange takes over me
I am brave and love is sweet
And silence speaks for him and me

Little Bird

Oh Rosie
Where have you been
I couldn't save you
But I tried, Rosie
I tried

Why did you run
From everyone
Who only tried to
Love you, Rosie
Only tried

Little bird, if I only knew
Maybe I'd be more like you
With a feather in my wing
Is it spring
Do I sing

Maybe I like pleasure pain
Of going and coming back again
What I leave behind
I come back to find
It's no longer mine

So why not run
From every one
Who only tries to love you, Rosie
Only tries

Little bird, if I only knew
Maybe I'd be more like you
With a feather in my wing
Is it spring
Do I sing
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Maybe I like pleasure pain
Of going and coming back again
What I leave behind
I come back to find
It's no longer mine

Little bird, if I only knew
Maybe I'd be more like you

With a feather in my wing
Is it spring
Do I sing

Saved These Words

When your work is over
Your day is done
Put down your hammer
Into my world come

Life is heavy
And you're no master's son
When you're ready
Into my arms come
Into my arms come

Love's not easy
Not always fun
And words are sleazy
My love is better dumb
My love is better dumb

Should you choose
Should you choose
To love anyone
Anytime soon
Then I save these words for you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You weren't my curse
You weren't my curse
But thank you naivety for failing me again
He was my next verse

Should you choose
Should I choose
To love anyone
Anytime soon
Then I save these words for you

You weren't my curse
You weren't my curse
Thank you naivety for failing me again
He was my next verse

I saved these words for you

Short Movie

Warrior

He means to ride me on
He sees a battle he don't want to face alone
I bolt upwards and shake him off my back
He falls to his knees, on to a bloody track

Well I can't be your horse any more
You're not the warrior I've been looking for

I see what you mean to do with me
I cannot protect you from who you want to be
Go face the Lord on your own
You have my love but it will not make you grow

I can't be your horse anymore
You're not the warrior I would die for

He fearing solitude, began to beg
When he saw I was sure, stuck a knife into my leg
Good luck walking on in your own bloody trail
This noble path you're on will send us both to hell

I'm just a horse on the moor
Where is my warrior I've been looking for
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I stumble some way on, licking my sores,
Tasting the memory of pain I have endured
Wondering where am I to go
Well looking back on a bloody trail
You think that I should know

But I'm just a horse with no name
Somewhere there's other beasts who think the same
I'm just a horse with no name
Some place there's some other beasts who think the same

One morning I awoke to someone calling me
A priestess I'd seen once in some arcana dream
And she pulled an orange from the ground
Is this my warrior, I am, I am, I'm found

I'm just a horse with no name
Where are my other beasts who think the same
I'm just a horse on the moor
Where is the warrior I've been looking for

False Hope

Is it still okay that I don't know how to be alone
Would it be okay if I just came home tonight

We share an apartment on the Upper West Side
And my worst problem is I don't sleep at night
Woman downstairs she's lost her mind
And I don't care how sure I don't care why
Why no, false hope
Why no, false hope

A storm hits the city and the lights go out before I can prepare
The whole of downtown looks dark like no one lives there
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
We share an apartment on the Upper West Side
And my worst problem is I don't sleep at night
Woman downstairs she's lost her mind
And I don't care how sure I don't care why
Why no, false hope
Why no, false hope

She'll be alright tomorrow
Neither of us are gonna sleep tonight so it'll come slow
I hear you banging through the wall
A dying animal's last call

Is it still okay that I don't know how to be at all
There's a party up town but I just don't feel like I belong at all
Do I

We share an apartment on the Upper West Side
And my worst problem is I don't sleep at night
Woman downstairs she's lost her mind
And I don't care how sure I don't care why
Why no, false hope
Why no, false hope

I Feel Your Love

Keep your love around me
Keep your love around me
So I can never know what's going on
What's going on

Keep your love around me
Keep your love around me so I can't be alone
An electric fence, a silent defense to you all

You let me in, I loved you then
The first taste is free, then you had me

I feel your love
I feel your love

Keep your love around me
Keep your love around me so I can get along
An electric fence, a silent defense to you all
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Let the river answer
Let the river answer so I can get along
What's going on
What's going on
You must let me go before I get old
I need to find someone who really wants to be mine

I feel your love
I feel your love

Keep your love around me
Keep your love around me
So I can never know what's going on
What's going on

Let the river answer
Let the river answer so I can be alone
An electric fence, a silent defense to you all

You must let me go before I get old
I need to find someone who really wants to be mine

I feel your love
I feel your love

Please let me go
Please let me go

Walk Alone

I think you were wrong
You said I can't love
I was put upon this earth not by any God or master
To know you somehow
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
In some bar someday
I would see your face
I don't believe this shit
I was doing fine without it
Now I can't walk alone
I can't walk alone

I just need a little more time
I just need a little more highs
I just need a little something from you

Baby, I was born to love
I was born to love

I was put upon this earth
I was doing fine without it
Now I can't walk alone
I can't walk alone

Strange

I know you love your children
I know you love your wife
I know you set yourself up to live the simple life

You get it all and you realize
You haven't opened up your eyes
Since you were young and it's so bright

When you try to take it all in
And realize you can't begin again
You wonder how you keep moving
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I can offer you so little help
But just accept the hands that you've been dealt
Do your best to be a good man

Do you know how hard that is
Do you know how strange life can be

Well you love me and I know that
We can't let a precious thing go
I don't love you like you love me
I'm pretty sure that you know

Just try and bring meaning to all things
And when you try to take it in
No one wants to be alone

But should you fall in love with me
Your love becomes my responsibility
And I can never do you wrong

Do you know how hard that is
Do you know how strange I love you

No, I do not believe we were born equally
Wanna know what I see
Those who do good will be treated accordingly

I know you love your children
I know you love your wife
I know you set yourself up to live the simple life

You've got it all and you realize
You haven't opened up those eyes
Since you were young and it's so bright

When if you try to take it all in
And realize you can't begin again
You must keep moving

I can offer you so little help
But just accept the hands that you've been dealt
And your best to be a good man

Do you know how hard that is
Yes, I know how strange life can be

Don't Let Me Bring You Down

Living here is a game I don't know how to play
Are you really not anybody until somebody knows your name

I'm not sure where that's going
Somebody used to show me, they don't feel like showing

Please don't let me bring you down
Do I look like I'm fucking around

Love seems to be some kind of trickery
Some great thing to which I am a mystery

I'm not sure I can do it
You had it on me once before
I only just got through it

Please don't let me bring you down
Did you think I was fucking around
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I'm a woman now, can you believe
Only one thing I'm sure of and that's that you deceive
What have you got hidden up your sleeve
Some kind of release without relief

I'm not sure I can do it
You had it on me once before
I only just got through it

Why did you let me bring you down
Did you think I was fucking around

Easy

You fell asleep listening to me linger on
About how it used to be
In the backseat
When we were young

When we were young
When we were young

My oldest friend
You know me then
You know me now

How did I get lost
Looking for God in Santa Cruz
Where you go to lose your mind
Well I went too far this time
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
When we were young
When we were young
We belonged to someone and that was easy

I've got us lost so I've turned us off in Joshua Tree
You're my oldest friend so I know you then and you know me
It was a bit too high for me
I spent a month thinking I was a high desert tree

When we were young
When we were young
We belonged to someone and that was easy

Well, you can't be lost if you're not on your own
You can't be found if you're not all alone
You cant be lost if you're not on your own
You can't be found if you're not all alone

When we were young
When we were young
We belonged to someone and that was easy

Gurdjieff's Daughter

If they adorn themselves with crystals
To make them look sharp
Sleep with their hand on a pistol
And they're afraid of the dark
Well if it wakes you
Which it has to be known to
Don't be alarmed
Darkness can't do you harm
Fear will hurt you
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
And outside if wind is beating
A tree to a bed
Don't fear that it might be meeting
Some untimely end
They do what they're supposed to
But they have been known
To stand strong and tall
Weather it all
Take what you can

Never give orders
Just to be obeyed
Never consider yourself or others
Without knowing that you'll change
It may not surprise you
But pride has been known to
Rise up a storm
Countless lives lost
At the hands of pride and I'll fall

Who'll weep for thems sometimes I do
I do sometimes
Who weeps for them, sometimes I do
I do sometimes

You can't see it, it might be behind you
Keep those eyes wide
You can't see it, it might be behind you
Keep those eyes wide

Don't be impressed
By strong personalities
Sincere words
Are rarely sickly sweet
But if they fool you
Which they have been known to
Don't lose your sight
Know something's not right
And look at the stars

Be weary of being
Given a name
If for some reason
You're not considered the same
Once they name you
They have been known to
Lock you in
Statistical sin
They'd rather ignore

Who'll weep for them, sometimes I do
I do sometimes
Who weeps for them, sometimes I do
I do sometimes

You can't see it, it might be behind you
Keep your eyes wide
You can't see it, it might be behind you
Keep those eyes wide
Keep your eyes on the back of your
Keep your eyes on the back of your
Keep your eyes on the back of your mind

Divine

Break the water
Make a ripple once in a while
Wake, it's morning
We've been sleeping for a while

Now forget what you're owed
That you're tired, time's getting on
So lay down your load

You're fine
I'm yours and you're mine
You're fine
I'm yours and you're mine

Hold tight stranger
I sense danger that won't show
Who holds the hand that holds the gun
You might never know

But when the note lingers
Sending shivers down my spine
I feel in my fingers
That I'm one with something divine
It's divine, it's divine, it's divine

I didn't drink a drop in weeks
All the waiting's only made it sweet
I tried not to freeze you before you thaw
Tried not to burn you and wait some more
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
When you ask what's coming you've already chosen
When you know you're winning you're already losing
It's divine, it's divine, it's divine

Now forget what you're owed
That you're tired, time's getting on
So lay down your load
You're fine I'm yours and you're mine
It's divine, it's divine, it's divine

How Can I

We've been riding up mountains
Turning corners in our lives
We would have taken any buses
Headed for Telluride

But we stopped in the desert in the middle of the night
And looked to the stars from the old roadsides
You look at me and said "look at the moon, take it in it will be gone soon"

I'm taking more risks now
I'm stepping out of line
I put up my fists now until I get what's mine

It should have been you but it was anyone you see
I never miss my chance to run
I will go anywhere with you
I will go when you ask me to

How will I live without you
How will I live

I wrote you a letter
Posted out of central L.A.
Now if you ever come through here
Won't you come take me away

It could have been you but it was anyone you see
I never miss my chance to run
And I would go anywhere with you
I will go when you ask me to
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
How can I live without you
How can I live
How can I live without you
How can I live

I'm going back East where I belong
Where I belong
I'm going back East where I belong
Where I belong

But how will I live without you
How can I live
How can I live without you
How can I live

Howl

We expect dawn around morning
I trust the rise of the sun
I've been up late with the night birds
Begging the dawn not to come
Begging the dawn not to come

Oh, how I don't want to leave you
So much I can't hardly bare
I have things I must tend to
Will you stay as you are, lying there
Would you stay as you are, lying there
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Kissing the rain off my shoulders
Answering questions with stares
Holding my chest like I'm a wild horse
About to run away scared
About to run away scared

Sun kicks the moon off the mountain
That is my cue to leave
The long tears of women are silent
So they won't wake those who sleep
So they don't wake those who sleep

Howl at the moon
Howl at the moon, I'll come find you
Howl at the moon
Howl at the moon, I'll come find you

I'll come get you
Hope that you haven't changed your mind
I'll come get you
Hope that you haven't changed your mind
Be mine, be mine, be mine, be mine, be mine

Short Movie

I am paying for my mistake
That's okay
I know when I will pull in
It's a short fucking movie, man, I know

I will try and take it slow
Bought a lot of color drugs
Come on, what's it about

Gave me sick to make me well
Come on, rock the hell

I got up in the world today
Wondered who it was I could save
Who do you think you are
Just a girl that can play guitar

I think I could get away with
Saying only half what I say
No, I can't give you up
Oh no, I'm not gonna stop
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
They know
But they'll never know why
They know
But they'll never know why

I don't know what we're afraid of
But I know, I don't mind
Oh no, I don't mind

If I fall in love to the sound of birds
On the wind
And kiss, I'm loving

They know
But they'll never know why
They know
But they'll never know why

They know that I loved you
But they don't know why
They know that I loved you
But they never know why

It's kicking off, it's kicking of
Now it's a short fucking movie, man
It's a short fucking movie, man
It's a short fucking movie, man
It's a short fucking movie, man
I know
I won't try and take your soul
I know
I won't try and take your soul

Worship Me

Little boy
I know you want something from me
Yes I might be blind but I am free
Don't you try and take that away from me
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Little girl
I know you think that I'm a mystery
Yes you might be blind but you are free
Don't you cry and wish that away from me

It's God you need
It's God you need

We're young
We're young and lost
And need something to put our hopes up
Need something to protect us

It's God you need
It's God you need

Sit down and worship me
Sit down and worship me
Sit down and worship me, me

Forgive me
Forgive me
Forgive me
Forgive me

Sit down and worship me
Devote your life to peace
Sit down and worship me
Devote your life to peace
And breathe, and breathe

Semper Femina

Soothing

Oh my hopeless wanderer
You can't come in
You don't live here anymore

Oh some creepy conjurer
Who touched the rim
Whose hands are in the door

I need soothing
My lips aren't moving
My God is brooding

Drawn in chalk across the floor
You made it yours
Your private door to my room
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
May those who find you find remorse
A change of course
A strange discord resolved

I need soothing
My lips aren't moving
My God is brooding

I banish you with love
I banish you with love

You can't come in
You don't live here anymore

The Valley

I know she stayed in town last night
Didn't get in touch
I know she has my number right
She can't face seeing us

She sings in the valley in the morning
Many a morning I have woke
Longing to ask her what she's mourning
Course I know it can't be spoke

Perhaps she's had too much of love
Can be a sickly thing
That's why she mourns the morning dew
And the newness that it brings
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
She sings in the valley in the morning
Many a morning I have woke
Longing to ask her what she's mourning
Of course I know it can't be spoke

I love you in the morning
I love you in the day
I'd love you in the evening
If only she would stay

We love beauty 'cause it needs us to
It needs our brittle glaze
And innocence reminds us to
Cover our drooling gaze

She's down there in the valley
I know she wanders there
She's down there in the valley
I can see her golden hair

I love you in the morning
My angel of the west
I love you in the evening
And I will do my very best
I'll do my very best

Wild Fire

Chasing down a wild fire
Are you trying to make a cold liar out of me
You want to get high
You overcome those desires
Before you come to me

I think your mama's kinda sad
And your papa's kinda mean
I can take that all away
You can stop playing it out on me
Me, me
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
She keeps a pen behind her ear
In case she's got something she really, really needs to say
She puts it in a notepad
She's gonna write a book someday

Of course the only part that I want to read
Is about her time spent with me
Wouldn't you die to know how you're seen
Are you getting away with who you're trying to be
Trying, trying to be

Of course there's things upon the Earth
That we must really try to defend
A lonely beast, a kind heart
Something weak and on trend

I'd do it all for her for free
I need nothing back for me
There no sweeter deed may be
Than to love something enough to want to help it get free
Free, free

Is there something on her mind
Something she needs to get by
Do you cry sometimes
Do you cry sometimes

You always say you love me most
When I don't know I'm being seen
Well, maybe someday when God takes me away
I'll understand what the fuck that means

I just know your mama's kinda sad
And your papa's kinda mean
I can take it all away
You can stop playing that shit out on me
Me, me

Is there something on your mind
Something you need to get by
Do you cry sometimes
Do you cry sometimes

I know your mama's kinda sad
I know your papa's kinda mean
I would take it all away
You can stop playing that shit out on me
Me, me

Don't pass me by

You see my oldest friend
Tell her that I'm gone again
You take my old guitar

One that I once said was ours
Don't be blue

You hum that old tune
The one I used to sing for you
When we were alone
You ask her if she knew
Was this something I would do
From the start
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Please don't pass me by
If I'm walking but I don't know why
It's something that I have to try
Can you love me if I put up a fight

Take my old guitar
And sell it off for parts
As you should
Take my old tune
Turn it into something new
Something good

Please don't pass me by
If I'm walking but I don't know why
I can't get you off of my mind
Can you love me if I put up a fight

Is it something you make a habit of
That's not what I need from love, right now
Right now, right now, right now

Always This Way

I'd like to say that I could've stayed
But she didn't want me to
I'd like to know if she had to go
Or if she made a point to

It's so hard to say
Is it always this way
Must every heart break
Like a wave on the bay

Like to think that we're all a link
In what makes the world go round
Lately I wonder if all my pondering's
Taken up too much ground
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I make my own way
So at the end of the day
At least I can say
That my debts have been paid

25 years, nothing to show for it
Nothing of any weight
25 more, will I never learn from it
Never learn from my mistakes

It's too soon to say
Was I always this way
Well at the end of the day
My debts have been paid

Now she's gone and I'm all alone
And she will not be replaced
Stare at the phone, try to carry on
But I have made my mistake

At the end of the day
At least I can say
I made my own way
And my debts have been paid

Wild Once

They put my hands in water
Told me I'm a god
I might be someone's daughter
Might be somewhat odd

But I was wild once
And I can't forget it
I was wild, chasing stones

The martyr who feels the fire
And the child who knows his name
They remember that there's something wild
And it's something you can't explain
Oh it's something you can't explain

They are wild
And they can't forget it
They are wild, chasing stones

It's hard if you can't change it
It's worse if you don't try
You will sit down to explain it
And you're constantly asking why
You are constantly asking why

Well, you are wild
And you must remember
You are wild, chasing stones
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Does no one understand you
Is that tired and familial long
You must change what hands you
Give me something to go on
Give me something to go on

You are wild
And I won't forget it
You are wild, chasing stones

Well there is something just beneath
There is something just beneath
Something shy and hard to see
It's a ring that is clean
It's a ring

Next Time

It feels like a long time since I was free
It feels like the right time to take that seriously
It feels like the trees are a peculiar green

It feels like the air is hung heavily
I don't want to be the kind
Struck by fear to run and hide
I'll do better next time

It feels like warning signs were there for us to see
It feels like they taught us ignore diligently
I feel her, I hear her weakly scream

Am I really so unkind
To turn around and close my eyes
I'll do better next time
I'll do better next time
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
It feels like the last breath we will ever share
It feels like the last time I'll run my fingers through your hair

I can no longer close my eyes
While the world around me dies
At the hands of folks like me
It seems they fail to see
There may never
Next time be

Nouel

She sings along to sailor's song
In a dress that she made
When she's gone I sing along
But it doesn't sound the same

Oh Nouel, you sing so well
Sing only for me
Fickle and changeable
Though I may always be

I pulled a thorn from her tiny paw
Her feet were unclean
Fetch water, blessed twice
And hand a sponge to me

I do well to serve Nouel
Whatever service I may be
Fickle and changeable
Weighing down on me
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
She speaks a word and it gently turns
To perfect metaphor
She likes to say I only play
When I know what I'm playing for

Oh Nouel, you know me well
And I didn't even show you the scar
Fickle and changeable
Semper femina

She'd like to be the kind of free
Women still can't be alone
How I wish I could hit the switch
That keeps you from getting gone

Oh Nouel, it hurts like hell
When you're so afraid to die
Semper femina
So am I

She lays herself across the bed
The origine du monde
Slight of shoulder, long and legged
Her hair a faded blonde

Oh Nouel, you sit so well
A thousand artists' muse
But you'll be anything you choose
Fickle and changeable are you
And long may that continue

I do well to serve Nouel
My only guiding star
Fickle and changeable
Semper femina

Nothing, Not Nearly

I won't forget the late September
Where we danced among the midnight embers
But it's going like a half-remembered dream

Left and north of where we met
Thinking better of going west
Yeah we lost each other in a river stream
I thought I'd come and find you there
Wait until you lost your hair
And got your place out in the woods

You're not afraid of trees or bears
Or anything with tendencies
To wanna hurt you good
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
The only thing I learnt in a year
Where I didn't smile once, not really
Nothing matters more than love, no
Nothing, no, not nothing no, not nearly

We've not got long, you know
To bask in the afterglow
Once it's gone it's gone

I won't forget the late September
Where we danced among the midnight embers
But it's going like a half-remembered dream

Left and north of where we met
Thinking better of going west
Yeah we lost each other in a river stream

The only thing I learnt in a year
Where I didn't smile once, not really
Nothing matters more than love, no
Nothing, no, not, nothing no, not nearly

We've not got long, you know
To bask in the afterglow
Once it's gone it's gone
Love waits for no one
We've not got long, you know
To bask in the afterglow
Once it's gone it's gone
Love waits for no one

Non Albums Tracks

5 Years

( Kimya Dawson Cover / Live Amsterdam 2008 )

I imagined Nick Valensi wrapped his long, long arms around me
And they went around my body almost seven times
And he said "baby I've been thinking and I think I will quit drinking
And I think on my next birthday I'll turn thirty five
And he said "baby I've been thinking and I think I will quit drinking
And I think on my next birthday I'll turn thirty five

And I said "Nick although you're handsome
I'll hold out for Isaac Hanson,
Me and Hanson will go dancing
Me and Hanson true romance

What would I do when you've had a few
Oh would I stay or go away
Would you grieve if I chose to leave
What would you say if I was in pain

Five years in the saddle
Five years in the saddle
Five years in the saddle
Five years in the saddle
Five years in the saddle
Five years in the saddle

I imagined Nick Valensi wrapped his long, long arms around me
And they went around my body almost seven times
And he said "baby I've been thinking and I think I will quit drinking
And I think on my next birthday I'll turn thirty five

And I said "Nick although you're handsome
I'll hold out for Isaac Hanson,
Me and Hanson will go dancing
Me and Hanson true romance

What would I do when you've had a few
Oh would I stay or go away
Would you grieve if I chose to leave
What would you say if I was in pain

Five years in the saddle
Five years in the saddle
Five years in the saddle
Five years in the saddle
Five years in the saddle
Five years in the saddle and I've got to take the reins

Anywhere With Meaning

(Demo song)

And how do you sleep at night
With guilt 'bout a bad ???
A bad when you go running high
Do you think no one can hide your pride

But it's hard when you know
You're never going to go
Anywhere with meaning
Isn't the human so appealing

It's hard enough to make a fire
Without you pissing on the flames
It's hard enough to be a loser
With you saying no one to blame
It's hard enough to be a dancer
Without someone to point out my shame
It's hard enough to just get by
When every day I'm losing faith

And why let such a person pass you by
When you could just go run and cry
I wonder who, the hows and whys
And why you can't get hold of life

But it's hard when you know
You're never going to go
Anywhere with meaning
Isn't the human so appealing

It's hard enough to make a fire
Without you pissing on the flames
It's hard enough to be a loser
With you saying no one to blame
It's hard enough to be a dancer
Without someone to point out my shame
It's hard enough to just get by
When every day I'm losing faith

You will learn some day, I know
You will see it's just the way that these things go
And it's not so sex, drugs, rock'n'roll

It's hard enough to make a fire
Without you pissing on the flames
It's hard enough to be a loser
With you saying no one to blame
It's hard enough to be a dancer
Without someone to point out my shame
It's hard enough to just get by
When every day I'm losing faith

Be Mine

So a tree falls on my track
And instead of looking back
Or looking in
Well you sure have a knack
Of cutting down my slack
Just when I'm trying to get travelling

I try and navigate
All the things that make me hate
What I have or haven't been
I'm trying to avoid
All the things that fill the void
But haven't ever filled a thing

I don't need them anymore
and that's the truth
Yes I loved them once before
and now I want you

I've been wandering again
Thought I was looking for a friend
I was looking for a home
I'm done with all the games
I'm ready to make my change
I need someone to take me on

It's harder to find
The same peace of mind
When you've been so sure of your own
It's hard to relent
And know it's your own judgment
That's taken you so very wrong

I don't want this anymore
I want you
Yes I loved it once before
Now that's the truth

I'm coming to get you
Hoping that you haven't
Changed your mind
Baby be mine
Be mine, be mine
Be mine, be mine

I don't want this anymore
I want you
Yes I loved it once before
But not as much as you

I'm coming to get you
Hoping that you haven't changed your mind
Baby be mine
Be mine, be my man
Be mine, be mine

Blackberry Stone

(Cross Your Fingers EP)

Well, I own this field
And I wrote this sky
And I have no reason to reason with you

I'd be sad that I never held your hand as you were lowered
But I'd understand that I'd never let it go
I'd be sad that I never held your hand as you were lowered
But I'd understand that the world does what it does

And you never did learn to let the little things go
And you never did learn to let me be
And you never did learn to let little people grow
And you never did learn how to see

But I whisper that I love this man now and for forever
To your soul as it floats out off the window
To the world that you turned your back on
To the world that never really let you be

And I am Laura now and Laura still
And you did always say that one day I would suffer
You did always say that people get their pay
You did always say that I was going places
And that you wouldn't have it any other way

But I couldn't turn my back on a world
For what I like wouldn't let me
But I couldn't turn my back on a world
For what I like wouldn't let me
And I couldn't turn my back on
Sweet smelling Blackberry stone

Bleed Me Dry

I have left so many men asking why
Why I go and change my mind overnight
They can't figure me out
They'll end themselves with doubt

Well it's love that they sought
And I was taught
Not to give it away
Unless you're sure

What am I to do if I don't want to be alone
How can I be sure what it is I don't yet know
I can't figure it out
I'll end myself with doubt

Well it's love that I need
And to love you have to bleed
I'm not sure I've got a drop to spare

Can you help me
Can you help me
Anything you've got is gonna help this penny drop

I'd near done believing when I found you
Given up the ghost of anything that love can do
I couldn't get out of bed
I was all up in my head
Well it's love that I need
And to love you have to bleed
And I'm not sure I've got a drop to spare

Can you help me
Can you help me
Anything you've got is gonna help this penny drop

I won't leave you in the night
I won't leave you asking why
If it's love that you need
Your love is safe with me
Just don't go bleeding me dry

Well it's love that you need
Your love is safe with me
Just don't go bleeding me dry

Blues Run The Game

( Jackson C. Frank Cover / Live )

Catch a boat to england, baby, maybe to Spain
Wherever I have gone the blues are all the same

Send out for whiskey, baby, send out for gin,
Me and room service, honey
Me and room service, babe
Me and room service, we are living life of sin

Try another city, baby, another town
Wherever I have gone, wherever I've been and gone
Wherever I have gone the blues come following round

Living is a gamble, baby
Loving's much the same
Wherever I have gone
Wherever I have been and gone
Wherever I have gone the blues run the game

When I'm not sleeping, baby, you are on my mind
When I'm not drinking honey, I ain't sleeping mama
When I'm not sleeping, well you know you'll find me crying

So catch a boat to england, baby, maybe to Spain
Wherever I have gone,
Wherever I've been and gone,
Wherever I have gone the blues run the game

Candlelight

I have a fear of rejection
But you won't see it in my be-judgment
Arrogance is my biggest fault
But it's the thing I hate most of all
But maybe I'm just crazy and grew up too fast

This is heaven and hell all at once
This is all I got and all I want
But like a lost soul I will wander the globe till this feeling's gone

Sitting in his bedroom scared as hell
Listening to The Libertines on the vinyl player on his shelf
Getting nervous as I leave his door
Drinking quite a lot and then drinking quite a lot more
But maybe I'm just crazy and grew up too fast

This is heaven and hell all at once
This is all I got and all I want
But like a lost soul I will wander the globe till this feeling's gone

Cigarette by candlelight
This became my view of the night
Summertime was my biggest squeeze
So much to do and so many to please
But maybe I'm just crazy and grew up too fast

This is heaven and hell all at once
This is all I got and all I want
But like a lost soul I will wander the globe till this feeling's gone

Dreaming

Dreaming
Dreaming of you, my love
Dreaming my darling dove you're crying for me
And your eyes staring up into space
Building up every place yet still staring at me
And I, I don't know why
You make me smile
And I, don't much care

If they ever knew you at all
Then why are you still crying
My love, I'm slowly dying
If we really knew each other
Then how are still together
We stick forever

Hoping
Hoping that you my love
Hoping my darling dove will come crying to me
But your lies following me around
Oh, how I hate the sound of you lying to me
But you know what you do 'cause you do it to everyone
And you don't much care.

If they ever knew you at all
Then why are you still crying
My love, I'm slowly dying
If I really knew you at all
Then why do I keep lying
My love I'm slowly dying

And it's dark days bringing me down
Messing me around
And it's you, dear, bringing me down
Messing me around

Knowing
Knowing that you, my love
Knowing my darling dove is cheating on me
And your eyes staring up into space
Looking at any place except for me
And I
I don't know why you make me cry
And I don't much care

Drinking Alone (Is A Hope)

I've been thinking On my wandering
On the way home
From your house
That I love you
And why I do,
And if there'll ever
Be someone else

You're young and you're stable
Stand up to your labour
You're young and you're able
But you need you a saviour
O you need you a saviour

Young believers
Come and see her
She has pushed him
To the ground
Though with one hand
He could break her
With one hand
Split her in two

But the reason that we love him
Is a hope he don't want to
Is a hope he don't want to

And can you find for me
A higher thing
So I can love he
Who will not fight for me
'Cause I do not believe
Believe that I love he
So fight for me,
Think and feel for me

No I do not love thee,
But believe that I love you
But believe that I love you

And when you're drinking alone
No it's bad for my soul
Took him back to a year ago
Throwing stones at my window

Ask me demon
To hear you moaning on
Yes I heard the songs
Like bullets to me
Put a calm in me
Knowing it was he
Who was fucking crazy

You're young and you're stable
Stand up to your labour

Good Man, Bad Habit

I'm not gonna lie if you look in my eyes
Whipping beer for your cheek and a tear from your eye
You take too many drugs
And you make too much love but I know
You're sweet on the inside
Sweet, on the inside

I suffer you see, from low self-esteem
And sometimes I break down and cry
You do too conversation point for two but do we get along
Or are we song wrong we're right
Sweet on the inside

Come on sweet make a man out of me
Not today, can't you see I'm weak
But if you hang around
I will find some steady ground
On which I can't stand
And no-one can fuck me around
Sweet stand by my side
Sweet on the inside

Good man, bad habit
One I do not need around…

Sweet on the inside

I Know You

I'm still young
I'm still naive
And I know that you know I don't know much about the industry
And I don't trust you, yeah
So don't expect me to eat
'Cause I'm so tired never being taken seriously

I can't be doing with wasting time
What am I doing with my life
You need to find your own piece of mind
Everybody knows that you're a posh girl
'Cause when it comes to cockneys you're down on your knees

And everybody knows you're fucking intelligent
So, why do you feel the need to plea

Oh, pretentious, you don't know the meaning of the word
I can't really talk, I'm just another of those girls
But I know something no-one else knows
You're just a follower
A go-er with the go's

I can't be doing with wasting time
What am I doing with my life
You need to find your own piece of mind
Everybody knows that you're a posh girl
When it comes to cockneys you're down on your knees

And everybody knows you're fucking intelligent
So, why do you feel the need to please

And where did the indie individual go
I've been looking back and I simply don't know
And I think he left us with the corporate decision
To make Topshop a logo
And put Doherty in prison

I can't be doing with wasting time
What am I doing with my life
You need to find your own piece of mind
Everybody knows that you're a man, now, boy
So make me proud and push the crowds away

And everybody knows that you're my man
So please stop asking me

I'm A Fly

(Cross Your Fingers EP)

I'm a fly, I'll die tomorrow
So give me all you've got
I so believe, I so believe
I'm a fly, I'll die tomorrow
So give me all you've got

And now here in this foreign place
I have let you down
I've fallen for a foreign place
Not fallen to the ground

I've gone in blinding, scorching sun
And fallen to my knees
And I've forgotten what I believed
And I so believe, I so believe, I so believe
???

It's Only My Opinion

Where is all the cash you saved
Where is all the cash you saved
It went up your nose
What did your family say
What did your family say
Said they didn't know.

Said they'll buy you a car and a flat and a key
And said they'll come around
Poor little rich girl doesn't get her way
Unless she stomps her foot on the ground

Maybe it's just another matter of opinion
Maybe she got into bad things when she was too young
God we're so controlling
What am I to do
I'm not going to sit here
And just wait for truth

So who's the girl you were with last night
Who's the girl you were with last night
You don't know her name
Well what was she like?
What was she like?
I don't know, we're all the same

So you've got enough cash to buy your lass
But you don't know what she cares for
So you better watch out my son
I've heard your story lots before

Maybe it's just another matter of opinion
Maybe he got into bad things when he was too young
God we're so controlling
What am I to do
I'm not going to sit here
And just wait for truth

God we're so controlling
What am I to do
I'm not going to sit here
And just wait for truth

Where is all the cash you saved
Where is all the cash you saved
It went up your nose
What did your family say
What did your family say
Said they didn't know

So they buy you a flat and a car and a key
And said they'll come around
When they don't come round you think they don't care
So you'll get into the bad crowd.

Maybe it's just another matter of opinion
Maybe she got into bad things when she was too young
God we're so controlling
What am I to do
I'm not going to sit here
And just wait for truth

Kathy's Song

( Simon and Garfunkel - Live )

I hear the drizzle of the rain
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls

And from the shelter of my mind
Through the window of my eyes
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets
To England where my heart lies

My mind's distracted and diffused
My thoughts are many miles away
They lie with you when you're asleep
And kiss you when you start your day

And a song I was writing is left undone
I don't know why I spend my time
Writing songs I can't believe
With words that tear and strain to rhyme

And so you see I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you

And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There but for the grace of you go I

Lolita

Seeing you there with your arms entwined
A fool once said that love is blind
But no-one can blind me from this evil I see
No-one can blind me from this hell I'm in

Come to know that she's your new Lolita
I could wait till you no longer need her
But I realise I'm just gonna lose you
So alone I've reached my sad conclusion
Oh I was good then, but it's over now
It was good then, but it's over now

All your friends think we're worth it to break the heart of another
Stop staring out at the rain, did you love her, did you love her

Seeing you there with your hand on her waist
A place that once was mine
Do you remember in lost and lonely times
I'd reach up for your back and you would reach for mine
And I bet when she does it, it's not half as good as me
And when she does, it reminds you how we used to be

You realize that she's your new Lolita
And you know that you will always need her
Oh it was good then, but it's over now
It was good then, but it's over now

All your friends think we're worth it to break the heart of another
Stop staring out at the rain, did you love her, did you love her

London Town

I know, I know she came to save you
But she knocked my drink over too
And I know, I know that she wants you
She looks at you the way that I do

Well if you think that I'm lying
Why would I give up trying so soon

Where'd you go, where'd you go
Where'd you leave me of my soul
Where'd you go
And how's it now, how's it now
How's it back in London Town
Where you let me down

And I know, I know what you've been through
You think I don't care but I really do
And I know, I know that it hurts you
But you'd be pleased that she is
Now what would you do

Well if you think that I'm lying
Why would I give up trying so soon

Where'd you go, where'd you go
Where'd you leave me of my soul
Where'd you go
How's it now, how's it now
How's it back in London Town
Where you let me down

And it's all of bad things
I wish I hadn't done
I know your rule about the dancing
But I, I just don't find it fun
Would you care if I cared to
Would you run from you

Where'd you go, where'd you go
Where'd you leave me of my soul
Where'd you go
And how's it now, how's it now
How's it back in London Town
Where you let me down

Love Me Then Leave Me

Love me then leave me
Don't leave me in love
And I really need you to stay
For a while
Just for a while

Brown eyed baby
I'm half crazy, over you
And I don't know what it that I should do
Tell you heart then someone else
And maybe please tell me
And if you got it let me know
And then maybe you and I could be
Oh

Love me then leave me
Don't leave me in love
And I really need you to stay
I see the future
It could be you
And if you love me then
Please stay true

We're walking in the sand
And you are holding my hand
Your eyes are sparkling like the sea
And I just see you and me

Love me then leave me
Don't leave me in love
And I really need you to stay
For a while

Loving Face

It's simple I know
It's plain I know
But it hurts to be alone
When your friends have up and grown
Found themselves a home somehow

It's easy to see
That you don't love me
But you won't let me be
'Cause you don't want to be alone

When you find a loving face
Never let it go to waste
When you find a loving face
Never let it go to waste

Well I'm on a march
I'm on a march
Where I don't know
I don't know much

Don't follow me
Don't want to know
Who's path I follow
When I am alone

Is your Ma alright
Is your Ma alright
That was brave of you right
To come and get me in the night
Take me to your island somehow

If I find a loving face
Never let it go to waste
If I find a loving face
Never let it go to waste

Mexico

Well come on let's go
And head off to Mexico
And build our dreams on siestas of the day
I'll take my guitar
Who knows, it might get us far
And we'll call each other by our fake names

We'll restart our lives
Cut the others off with lies
You don't know how lucky we are
But it's you, me and Mexico
You, me and Mexico
You, me and Mexico
And my guitar

We'll open that tequila bar
And spend nights under the stars
And we'll sing songs of salvation
And when our tricks grow old
We might be so bold as to think of things
And broaden our reputation

We'll restart our lives
Cut the others off with lies
You don't know how lucky we are
But it's you, me and Mexico
You, me and Mexico
You, me and Mexico
And my guitar

I'll sing the melody line
Watch you drinking wine
And we'll say how life is pretty funny
We'll busk our way there
'Cause we're the perfect pair
And we'll find there's more life to money

We'll restart our lives
Cut the others off with lies
You don't know how lucky we are
We'll restart our lives
Cut the others off with lies
You don't know how lucky we are
But it's you, me and Mexico
You, me and Mexico
You, me and Mexico
And my guitar

Narrow Road

That's enough now, leave a girl alone
Don't you know when it's time to be gone
I don't understand you like I understood before
Love you're a temptress, you're a whore

You push me into danger when I never walk alone
Told me I would feel things that I had not yet known
You took me from logic and it's my safest domain
Love you are hell by
Love you are hell by
Love you are hell by another name

My road is narrow and I always walk alone
Comfortably parallel to those that I have known
And grown to bear, as they've grown to bear me
My road is narrow and that is how it was supposed to be
Come walk my narrow, come walk my narrow
Come walk my narrow road with me

That's enough now, don't come here anymore
Don't come knocking or asking at my door
I don't understand you like I understood before
Love you are hell by, love you are hell by
Love you are hell by another name

Needle And The Damaged Done

(Neil Young cover / Ghosts EP)

I caught you knocking at my cellar door
I love you, baby, can I have some more
The damage done

I hit the city and I lost my band
I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done

I sing the song because I love the man
I know that some of you don't understand
Milk-blood to keep from running out

I've seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
Every junkie's like a setting sun

I've seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
Every junkie's like a setting sun

New Romantic

( My manic & I EP )

I know I said I loved you
But I'm thinking I was wrong
I'm the first to admit
That I'm still pretty young
And I never meant to hurt you
When I wrote you ten love songs

That guy that I could never get
'Cause his girlfriend was pretty fit
And everyone who knew her loved her so
And I made you leave her for me
And now I'm feeling pretty mean
But my mind has fucked me over
More times than any man could ever know

Maybe I should give up, give in
Give up trying to be thin
Give up and turn into my mother
God knows I love her

And I'm sorry to whichever man
Should meet my sorry state
Watch my steady lonesome gait
And be aware

I will never love a man
'Cause love and pain go hand in hand
And I can't do it
Again

So we stayed up that one night
To try and get our problems right
But I couldn't get into his head
Just what was going through my mind
I think he knew where I was going
He put Ryan Adams on
And I think he thinks it makes me weak
It only ever makes me strong
I've got this friend and he sounds just like him
And he's the man I'd leave you for
The man that I just adore like you

The same man, he turns to me
He said "I've got to tell you how I feel
If God could make the perfect girl
For me it would be you
And my God told me not to tell
About how much do you love your fella"
I don't know more everyday
Not in this new romantic way

I'll always be your first love
You'll always be my first love

But I'm sorry to whichever man
Should meet my sorry state
Watch my steady lonesome gait
And be aware

I will never love a man
'Cause love and pain go hand in hand
And I can't do it
Again

I will never love a man
'Cause I could never hurt a man
Not in this new romantic way

Not Done Travelling

I took the winter to travel
Headed for the road
Couldn't bear no sunshine
I took off on my own

You won't see me till springtime
Never see me again
I'm headed for the east coast
To find my wayward friend

He likes the mountains in the daytime
He's fond of the desert at night
I think he likes to be alone
So I curl up at his side

You won't hear a peep from me boy
Never see me again
If I choose to run some
I'd run till the mountains end

I think he likes my silence
I think he likes my smell
I like the way you hit your teeth
When you talk about what you know well

You won't hear a peep from me boy
I may never say a word again
Oh before I take my silence
I'd like to get to know you friend

I like it here on the east coast
I like the state I'm in
I like the way you live here
But I'm not done travelling

I should stay a while though
I cannot just run again
But I'm in love with you boy
Come with me travelling

It may not last forever
Nothing ever does
And there's nothing quite so fickle
As a travelling lover's love

I'll be come back for you boy
I'll be back again
Oh when the road doesn't call me
My travels they will end

One Day Soon

Ma, I'm gonna buy you
A new pair of shoes
I make my own money now
And I owe a great debt to you

One day soon I'm gonna be
A movie star
Then I'm gonna buy you
Some big old car
I'm gonna buy you peace somehow

Pa, I'm gonna buy you
A shirt for your back
I know it's not much
And it don't make up for what I lack

One day soon I'm gonna be
A movie star
Then I'm gonna buy you
Some big old car
I'm gonna buy you peace somehow
Might be the last thing that I do

I'm gonna buy me
A place to lay down
I'm gonna buy me
Peace somehow

One day soon I'm gonna be
A movie star
Then I'm gonna buy me
Some big old car
I'm gonna buy me peace somehow
Might be the last thing that I do

What if peace won't come
What if peace won't come
Oh Ma I'm gonna run
Oh Ma I'm gonna run

What if peace won't come
What if peace won't come
Oh Ma I'm gonna run
Oh Ma I'm gonna run

Paws Clean

Where is the life that I was sold?
Where is a hand that I can keep a hold on?
A hold on

I am a life without a cause
I am a girl who cannot keep her paws clean
Her paws clean

I have been wandering aimlessly
There is no one to blame there's only me
Oh only me

I would like you to take your chance
I would just like oh just one more dance with you
One more dance with you

I don't need you and that's no bad thing
Just one dance with me can't be a bad thing

Give me something I can serve
Show me something that deserves my time
My time

'cause I am a life without a cause
I am a girl who cannot keep her paws clean
Her paws clean

I don't need you and it's never gonna change
Just one dance with me can't be so strange

I would like you to take your chance
I would just like oh just one more dance with you
One more dance with you

'cause I am a life without a cause
I am a girl who cannot keep her paws clean
Her paws clean

Rebecca

( Live )

Rebecca, Rebecca
Release that sweet rose
That poses no threat to your eyes

Rebecca, Rebecca
You've let yourself go
Rebecca, forgiven by I

Snake eyes will dawn
Like a miss unadorned
Doomed to haunt
And again we are born

Rebecca, forgiven by me
Striking the earth, for I gave her no spurn
And there and she is feared
By the lovers of our Lord

Forgive her
Rebecca, born sweetly into sin
Bleached her ??? forever more

Rebecca, Rebecca
Crawled into her skin
And there she will stay forever more
Forever more

Rebecca, Rebecca,
Pulled out of a needle tide
Pulled up from death back into life

A shameful way for a soul to die
Rebecca, I'm right by your side

Rest My Troubles Away

I've been out walking as I often do
Humming a tune and thinking of you
I saw a man asleep by the road
Hanging on tightly to his little load

He's got nothing but the road under his head
I'm so fucking glad that I sleep in a bed
I'm so ashamed that I get up every day
and think of all the reasons I can piss it away

If I don't think about it, it's okay
If I don't think about it, it don't go away

I was gonna keep walking but I went back to his place
Looked down to see signs of life on his face
He looks alright in the land of the nod
Has anyone ever said: "Sleep brings you closer to God"?

That's the kind of stupid shit people say
When they can't justify what they do with their day
That's the kind of stupid shit people say
When they can't justify what they do with their day

I'm tired I guess
Been overthinking my day
I'll creep into my bed
Rest my troubles away

She's Changed

(Live Acoustic)

The future looks dark
But we're on the way up
Oh I hear that tomorrow's bright

Can you believe
That when we were fifteen
We got drinking
And would stay out all night

The gift and a curse
So she grew a thirst
To know what a waste of her life
Dropped out of school
'Cause she's too cool
Now sleeps with men of the night

Word of warning goes to you my man
I hope you understand
That when she grabs you by the hand
She needs security
It's hard to comprehend
When she isn't your friend
It's not nice to see

Maybe you won't get your heartbroken too
'Cause she's changed, yeah she's changed
No I'm just joking, she's still the same
So why do you bother, I ask myself

She was so young
And so far gone
And he was your average man
She never liked to stay
With one person for too long
And she never liked to keep a plan

She couldn't keep her concentration
She'll never have much to say
She found a perfect occupation
If you want her
You're gonna have to pay

Word of warning goes to you my man
I hope you understand
That when she grabs you by the hand
She needs security
It's hard to comprehend
When she isn't your friend
It's not nice to see

Maybe you won't get your heartbroken too
'Cause she's changed, yeah she's changed
No I'm just joking, she's still the same
Why do you get bothered, I ask myself

Wear your short skirt out tonight
And ???
You laugh so much, it makes you different inside
Your heels are different from any size
Make eyes at the fit one looking at you
Don't let on, you've got a boyfriend or two
Then chat such rubbish about new old bands
There the new libertines slightly, such as

A word of warning goes to you my man
I hope you understand
That when she grabs you by the hand
She needs security
It's hard to comprehend
When she isn't your friend
She's not nice to see

Maybe you won't get your heartbroken too
'Cause she's changed, yeah she's changed
No I'm just joking, she's still the same
So why do you bother, I ask myself

Soulless Child

You won't even look at yourself in the mirror anymore
Can't tell dream from reality
I couldn't take it so I opened your door
I saw things I should never see
Someone you look up to crying in their bed
Someone you want to be losing their head

Soulless Child once so wild
Now a shadow of what they used to be
They used to be so close to me
Soulless Child once so wild
Now a ghost roaming endless halls thinking that she gets no calls

You won't even look at me in the eye anymore
You can't be seriously losing
You keep on telling me that I'm losing anymore
(Oh you tease and you let it be?)

Someone you look up to crying in their bed
Someone you want to be losing their head

Soulless Child once so wild
Now a shadow of what they used to be
They used to be so close to me
Soulless Child once so wild
Now a ghost roaming endless halls thinking that you get no calls

You won't even look at yourself in the mirror anymore
Can't tell dream from reality
I couldn't take it so I opened your door
I saw things I should never see
Someone you look up to crying in their bed
Someone you aspire to be losing their head

Soulless Child once so wild
Now a shadow of what they used to be
They used to be so close to me.

Soulless Child once so wild
Now a shadow of what they used to be
They used to be so close to me

Soulless Child once so wild

Such A Shame

When he was down he came to me
When he was lost I didn't see
That he was making his move on me
When he was low what did you see
I'm so sorry
You know

'Cause it's such a shame
That you're losing the game
When you got so far
You're at a loss
'Cause you're down on the goss
And its all about joy
And its so bad when your friends are glad
That you got hurt again

You don't have it all
But you've got all of me
And what you just heard
And boy I say oh
Don't lose yourself
It's just rude to be all on yourself
It's the truth and if you make your move
I'll be going, you'll be sorry

And it's such a shame
That you're losing the game when you got so far
You're at a loss
'Cause you down on the goss
And it's all about joy
And boy I say, ooh
Don't lose yourself
It's just rude to be all about yourself
And if it's the truth then you speak nothing less to me

When he was down he came to me
Little did I see
When he was low, well did you know
He was coming to me
It started wit a smile and moved on a mile
Now it's got to be what I say
Oh don't lose yourself its just rude
To be all on yourself
It's the truth

The Man Sings About Romance

Gets up and plays the fool
The audience don't bring him down, down, down
That's right, you do what you do
While no one else is around

These people, are my people, watch how we roll
Don't mess ‘em up, they're young, life's only just begun
And for the record we were messed up, on our own
He takes the fakes and puts them in their place
And he swiftly moves along
And he's known around
He's passed his break of social season hearts
Yeah I've spoke and yeah we get along

Man I could fall for a man, who can sing about
Love and depression among other things
A man who sings about romance
Woman he hardly knows
What good does it bring, this is the woman he chose

I don't get happy people, why do they care
They can't be happy all the time, they're really just not there
And they're all loved up on some drug and I
Hope that it's not love because I like 'em messed up and not really there
And I like 'em roughed up, a little fucked up, if it can be arranged
As high as a kite and is willing to fight as a man of his age

God I could fall for a man
Who can sing about love and depression among other things
A man who sings about romance
Woman he hardly knows,
What good does it bring, this is the life that he chose

A man who sings about romance
Woman he hardly knows knows
What good does it bring, this is the life that he chose…

These people, are my people, watch how we roll
Don't mess ‘em up, they're young, life's only just begun
And for the record we were messed up, on our own
He takes the fakes and puts them in their place
And he swiftly moves along
And he's known around
He's passed his break of social season hearts
Yeah I've spoke and yeah we get along

Man I could fall for a man
Who sings about, love and depression among other things
And a man who sings about romance
Woman he hardly knows,
What good does it bring, this is the woman he chose

The Water

(Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling)

All that I have is a river
The river is always my home
Lord, take me away
For I just cannot stay
Or I'll sink in my skin and my bones

The water sustains me without even trying
The water can't drown me, I'm done
With my dying

Please help me build a small boat
One that'll ride on the flow
Where the river runs deep
And the larger fish creep
I'm glad of what keeps me afloat
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
The water sustains me without even trying
The water can't drown me, I'm done
With my dying

Now deeper the water I sail
And faster the current I'm in
But each night brings the stars
And the song in my heart
Is a tune for the journeyman's tale

The water sustains me without even trying
The water can't drown me, I'm done
With my dying

Now the land that I knew is a dream
And the line on the distance grows faint
So wide is my river
The horizon a sliver
The artist has run out of paint

Where the blue of the sea meets the sky
And the big yellow sun leads me home
I'm everywhere now
The way is a vow
To the wind of each breath by and by

The water sustains me without even trying
The water can't drown me, I'm done
With my dying

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

The Wrote And The Writ

(Johnny Flynn cover / Live at Triple J radion station)

They're taking pictures of the man from God
I hope his cassock's clean
Though you are a holy fellow
Your halo'd better gleam, better gleam

What of all those wayward priests
The ones who like to drink
Do you suppose they'd swap their blood for wine
Like you swapped yours for ink, for ink

You wrote me oh so many letters
And all of them seemed true
Promises look good on paper
Especially from you, from you

The weight of all those willing words
I carried all alone
You wouldn't put your pen to bed
When we hadn't found our own, our own

Your sentences rose high at night
And all around my head
The sin's since been broken
Like the priest before me is breaking bread

I'm being asked to drink the blood of Christ
Soon I'll eat his flesh
I'm alone again before the altar
Shedding all my old regrets

The last of which I'll tell you now
As it flies down the sink
I never knew a part of you
You didn't set in ink, in ink

But the letters that you left behind
No longer shall I read
Your blood's between the pages
And I can't stand to see you bleed

And I'll soon forget what was never there
Your words are ash and dust
All that's left is the song I've sung
The breath I've taken and the one I must

And if you're born with a love for the wrote and the writ
People of letters you're warning stands clear
Pay heed to your heart and not to your wit
Don't say in a letter what you can't in my ear

To Be A Woman

(Flicker And Fail EP)

I feel a bond between us
I have felt like you do
I know better than to take it away from you

I have right, the only one in my life
A right to what is rightfully mine
Untainted, untempting, and sober
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I will never touch that skin again
I will never feel that way again
I will never look into the face of my father or my friends
And be able to say I'm okay, I'm okay
I don't feel pain anyway
Not anymore, anyway

And I'm not dead yet
I could be soon
And all I want to do
Is put my arms around you

Little girl, it's all so new
Girl, little girl, you need to learn, little girl
Not to take what is mine

And I'm not dead yet
I could be soon
And all I want to do
Is put my arms around you

Little girl, it's all so new
Girl, little girl, you need to learn, little girl
What it is to be a woman

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Typical

( My Manic & I EP )

Again I let jealousy blind me today
My oldest friend and I blew her away
Just a few kind words and all I could say
Was "I've known you, what, ten years
It feels like a day”
And I watched her cry
Torn apart at the hands of a child

And again I used arrogance as something to depend
And condemned all religion to a pitiless end
And a politician's resonance ran through my mind
Patriotic in one sense, the other just blind

And oh so many die
Torn apart at the hands of a child
And I keep on going, I've got nothing to lose
I gave up morals when I took up you
And it's boring to hear of another young truth
What a typically shit thing to do

And I was so shallow to the one man that stuck around
Sunk so low that I nearly drowned
And I screamed of his heart when he wasn't around
Consoled him recklessly, I knew you were down
And I watched him cry
A broken heart at the hands of a child

And I'll keep on going, I've got nothing to lose
And I gave up morals when I took up you
And it's boring to hear of another young truth
What a typically shit thing to do

Now I have felt heartbreak too and I know what it feels like
Now I have felt heartbreak now you can leave me alone, right
And I have felt loneliness and I know what it feels like

But I kept on going, I had nothing to lose
And I gave up morals when I took up booze
And it's boring to hear of another young truth
What a typically shit thing to do

What Have You Done

We expect dawn around morning
I trust the rise of the sun
But I've been out late with the night birds
Begging the dawn not to come

Although I don't want to leave you
So much I can hardly bear
I have some things I must tend to
Would you stay as you are lying there

Kissing the rain off your shoulders
Answering questions with stares
Holding my chest like I'm a wild horse
Running my hands through your hair

The sun kept the moon off the mountain
And there goes my cue to leave
The long tears of women are silent
So they don't wake those who sleep

I know that you don't know
how to say goodbye
It keeps you on my mind
I try with all I can try
to keep you off my mind
There's nowhere to hide
There's nowhere I can hide

I'll die it's been said
with a kiss from God
What a way to go
What a way to go

Do you see what I see?
I know you do
You look at me each time
We're the ones who know
We're the only ones who know
What can be done
What can be done
You don't know what you're doing little one

I'm in love with your son
and there's nothing nothing
nothing nothing nothing to be done
What can I do
with some absolute truth
And it makes me want to run
Makes me want to run

What have you done
What have you done
I don't know what I'm doing
I'm still young

What have you done
What have you done
I don't know what I'm doing
I'm still young

I don't know what I'm doing
I'm still young

Who Am I

( Live )

Never felt a solid hand
'Till I found a man
'Till I found a man
Of mine, doubting you
I was looking at you
Thinking, who am I

Never knew the sky was white
'Till I took that flight
'Till I took that flight
Doubting you
You were looking at me
Thinking, who is she

I was just a card
Looking at the stars
Looking them from Mars
And you know - you know
I know - I know
Something about you
That you don't want me to know

Could've sworn I had that man
When he took my hand
When he took my hand
Doubting you
You were looking at me
Thinking, who is she

Didn't even see the night
'till I said goodbye
'till I said goodbye to him tonight

I was just a card
Caught up in the stars
Looking them from Mars
And he knows - he knows
We know - we know
Something about me
That I don't want you to know

Thought I felt a solid hand
When I found a man
When I found a man
Of mine, doubting you
I was looking at you,
Thinking, who am I

Young Love

( With Mystery Jets )

If I only knew your name
I'd go from door to door
Searching all the crowded streets
For the place that I once saw

If I only knew your name
I'd go from door to door
Tell me have you seen the girl
I've met just once before

One night of Love
Nothing more nothing less
One night of Love
To put my head in a mess
Is that you on the bus
Is that you on the train
You wrote your number on my hand
And it came off in the rain

One night of Love
Nothing more nothing less
One night of Love
Has put my bed in a mess
Is that you on the bus
Is that you on the train
You wrote your number on my hand
And it came off in the rain

If I only knew your name
I'd go from door to door
Searching all the crowded streets
For the place that I once saw

If I only knew your name
I'd go from door to door
Tell me have you seen the girl
I've met just once before

Young Love
Never seems to last
Far too young
Until they have a past
Playing games
People move so fast
You don't need eyes to see
If someones got a heart of glass

Young Love
Never seems to last
Far too young
Until they have a past
One night of love
Nothing more nothing less
One night of love
Has left my heart in a mess

If I only knew your name
I'd go from door to door
Searching all the crowded streets
For the place that I once saw

If I only knew your name
I'd go from door to door
Tell me have you seen the boy
I've met just once before

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