B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Site)

After her last album in 2006, Lauren Hoffman traveled high and low for the inspiration for the songs on her forthcoming release, Interplanetary Traveler. “This album,” she explains, “is about searching, and finding something to appreciate in simple or unexpected places. It’s also about being an outsider”—a perspective Lauren became familiar with whilst wandering about and writing songs for nine months in far off places like India, Europe and Australia. “I was exploring a different side of myself; embracing innocence and naivety, in contrast to the world-weariness I had worn since adolescence.” The songs on Lauren’s previous three releases—Megiddo (1997), From The Blue House (2000) and Choreography (2006)—ranged from sardonic to melancholic, but were rarely as sweet, reverent, or hopeful as this profound and lovely new set.

Upon her return home from her travels, Hoffman was at a crossroads: she celebrated her thirtieth birthday and could see a well-known path ahead of her, one that included settling down, going back to school or something else sensible, such as having kids and growing old. “But I felt like I had one more big adventure in me,” she says. “So I let go of the lease on my apartment, gave away the majority of my possessions, and went in search of a place to live and record my new songs.”

Trusting her intuition, she went to Israel to work with musician and producer, Assaf Ayalon, whom she had met only once before. The two formed a quick bond, and it was the rich and fruitful musical union that Lauren needed to complete her vision for Interplanetary Traveler. “I was excited to have a collaborator who totally got the essence of the songs, but could bring an entirely different palette of sounds and influences to the arrangements.” They began to demo the songs and plan the album, assuming that Lauren would stay and the two would build a band in Israel to tour in support of the album.

“But during pre-production, I found out that I was pregnant,” she says. “My world changed. I took a break from working on the album to go home to Virginia, get through the first-trimester morning sickness and to re-envision my future… how would I be a mom and a singer/songwriter at the same time?” One thing she did know was that the album was worth completing and, three months later, she returned to work with Assaf Ayalon in his small private studio in Israel on the outskirts of Tel Aviv.

Most of the recordings started out with a live acoustic take with Ayalon and Hoffman playing in a room together. “We wanted the album to have a live, intimate feel. Then we would bring in local musicians to flesh out our ideas.” After six weeks of arranging and recording the songs, Lauren returned home from her “big adventure” to prepare to become a mother. As it happened, creating Interplanetary Traveler was just the vehicle that guided her way to the biggest adventure yet. “Which has been by far the best thing that has ever happened to me,” she says, “and a thousand times more fulfilling and meaningful than I could ever have expected.”

Creating life has infused a new and optimistic energy into the well-crafted, emotionally intense sound that Hoffman is best known for. Eastern musical influences mesh well with Lauren’s easy and impactful voice, which carries her melodies effortlessly from one song to the next. Focusing on the human experience, Lauren writes songs about love, loss and a worldview that pays equal attention to the beauty that is revealed by the sun without losing focus on the shadows that such beauty creates. But what makes Lauren Hoffman special is not that she has traveled around the world. Or that she’s been to places that many Americans will never see. It’s the wisdom, care and talent to share her life-changing journeys in her music, thus allowing everyone who hears those songs to feel as if they went along for the ride, too.




Megiddo
- 1997-06-20 -



Blood
Rock star
Lolita
Fall away
Cold and gray
Hope you don't mind
Strange man
Persephone
Alive
The cannibal Ed
Build a home
The ashram song


From The Blue House
- 1999-11-30 -

Heavy scene
Bring You Down
Dust Off Your Dreams
Rare New Disease
Song For A Boy
Sister
Fortune on my name
Whoever you are
Sugarpie
Magic stick
Look Like Shit
This addict


Choreography
- 2006-01-06 -

Broken
Crush
As the stars
Hiding in plain sight
Ghost you know
Solipsist
Another song about the darkness
Out of the sky, into the sea
Reasons to fall
Love gone wrong
Joshua


Interplanetary traveler
- 2010-01-12 -



Interplanetary traveler
Surrender
Pictures from america
Prove the moon
Let it go
The river takes me
Celebrate
Firefly
In this life
Sweet lazy day

Family Ghost
- 2017-01-21 -



Don't Look Back
Feel It All
Let The Waves Crash On Me
Sick With Love
In The Sun
I Just Broke Up With A Guy Who Kinda Looks Like You
Family Ghost
Fast Lane
Broken
The Dragon
Till It Lasts


Non albums tracks
- Misc -

Another song about the darkness
Don't wanna be your girl
Just be friends
Mechanical
My evil twin
My love this song is for you
Out of the sky, into the sea
Termite
The chemist said it would be alright


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Megiddo

Blood

She's got a window,
It's got a small frame,
She's got a view,
Of what she always sees,
What she believes is there,
But there's blood in the basement,
Blood in the alley,
There's blood on her hands,
She can't see.

He's got mirror,
A crack in his door,
He peers through to see,
The world is ugly,
But there's nothing he can do about it.

The hole in the roof,
These crumbling walls,
This house is falling apart,
There's nothing we can do,
Nothing we can do.

If there's blood in the basement,
Blood in the alley,
There's blood on our hand,
We can't see.

No I can't see,
No it's not safe,
And no I'm not proud of this blood.

There's heat in my mouth,
There's blood in my veins,
My love.

There's heat in my mouth,
Blood in my veins,
My love.

Oh there's heat in my mouth,
There's blood in my veins,
My love.

Oh there's heat in my mouth,
There's blood in my veins,
My love.

Rock star

They put a shrine for you in Rolling Stone,
And sixteen servants weeping at your throne,
Yeah and I love you ten times more dead than alive,
I want to hold your kid and make love to your wife.

I want to be a rock star too yeah,
I want to be a rock star just like you.

I'm never gonna see you old or see you wise,
Forever young as Jesus crucified,
I want to put my mouth on you and make you breathe,
Open up wide and sing for me,

I want to be a rock star too yeah,
I want to be a rock star just like,
I want to be a rock star too yeah,
I want to be a rock star just like you.

Fame, I'm gonna live forever,
Fame, I'm gonna live forever.

Lolita

Burning
Still faithful
And smoking cigarettes he falters
Yearning
For one taste full
Soft brown skin cool water

He said "I'll keep you clean"
He said "I'll feed you my sweet"
Lolita
He said "don't ever fear for
I'll be ever near my
Lolita"

Turning to danger
And taken in by lovely strangers
My thirsty little angel
Are you sleeping in the devil's manger

He said "I'll keep you clean"
He said "I'll feed you my sweet"
Lolita
He said "don't ever fear for
I'll be ever near my
Lolita"

She's sleeping, so peaceful
She's everything, she's everything
But she's awaking and my heart's breaking
She's taking all her pretty things away

He said "I'll keep you clean"
He said "I'll feed you my sweet"
Lolita
He said "don't ever fear for
I'll be ever near my
Lolita"

He said "I'll keep you clean"
He said "I'll feed you my sweet"
Lolita
He said "don't ever fear for
I'll be ever near my
Lolita"

Fall away

I feel and felt the wind outside,
And I didn't have a thing to say,
The moon and the stars released the sky,
And I watched them fall away.

I called on gods to light my way,
And they whispered softly in my mind,
And still I praise the dawn of day,
When they crawl and fall behind.

I heard the warning of the sun,
Remember all the days I strayed, I found you,
The moon fell down and made no sound,
Watch her fall away.

Where's my mind I lost it too,
And you put my love away,
I lifted all my thoughts and flew,
And you watched me fall away.

And you watched me fall away,
I heard the warning of the sun,
Remember all the days I strayed, I found you,
The moon fell down and made no sound,
Watch her fall away.

I heard the warning of the sun,
Remember all the days I strayed, I found you,
The moon fell down and made no sound,
Watch her fall away.

Cold and gray

Silver daisy,
Life drawn still,
Mister's gone crazy,
He's out on the windowsill.

Pick for him flowers,
Red as blood,
Mean as he scowls,
He's soft as mud.

This is the longest night,
And it's dark all day,
Like old cold and gray,
Well maybe I'll meet him one day.

Peaceful stone-man,
You terribly-alone-man,
Were you a bad-to-the-bone-man,
Or just never quite grown,
Man, you were no wonderful man to me,
Were you ever good ?,
You weren't a wonderful man to me.

This is the longest night,
And it's dark all day,
Like old cold and gray,
Well maybe I'll meet him one day.

Well Is it just a loss of will that makes it,
Better to be still, and rotten away,
Like old cold and gray,
Maybe I'll meet him one day.

Hope you don't mind

Not so long ago I was a little thing with dolls and stars and dreams,
Not so long ago I didn't know much of anything but love, love, love.

yeah, momma don't go away and daddy come home,
I'll be waiting in the backyard with my high-heels on,
Tell me a story about a girl and a shoe,
While I'm waiting for my dream to come true.

Yeah daddy won't you tell me what it means to be alive,
I've got blood and bones and love and guts and things I can't describe,
Daddy always shot it straight,
He said " Girl don't you know ?,
We've got to try and find ourselves some peace,
Before we all go and I hope you don't mind,
The world's fucked up and we're all gonna,
I hope you don't mind the world's fucked up and we're all gonna die ".

I love the way the sun goes round and lights up the moon,
I love a lazy morning when I sleep well past noon,
I love it when we kiss all day we roll around all night,
I love it when the moon peeks in and hits your eyes just right,
It's just right but I hope you don't mind,
The world's fucked up and we're all gonna,
I hope you don't mind the world's fucked up and we're all gonna die.

Strange man

The room is spinning,
And I feel dizzy like a rat trapped,
On one of those things that goes round and round and round.

All I can see are neon lights,
And the silhouette of man,
He's sitting to my right,
His hand is on my knee,
His hand is on my thigh,
His hand is on my arm,
His hands are covering my eyes.

The boom, boom of the bass drum,
Is like the thudding of my blood,
It's mixing with re wine and nicotine,
It's pumping through my heart like mud,
His eyes are closed,
His mouth is open,
His eyes are closed,
His mouth is open.

I don't remember what he looks like,
But he smells like a man and Marlboro reds,
His face is coming closer,
His fingers on my chin,
He smells like whiskey,
He smells like sin.

And now it's over,
And I know exactly where I am,
In a familiar bed,
With a strange, strange man,
I'd seen him around before,
And I said,
"I'll see you around Man"

Persephone

Man walk beside me,
In shadows side long glance,
Never dead on stare,
For your razor tease my arms bare,
Persephone.

Teeth sting sweet,
And eyes closed in the love of blood.

Stupor of a quaalude dream,
Ride tequila acid-wave,
Hold my hand in powder stream,
To get me through,
Mortality alone or eternity with you,
Mortality alone or eternity with you,
Persephone, persephone.

And if you kiss me forever,
If you kiss me with your forever lips,
If you kiss me forever,
I'll be forever yours,
Persephone.

Man walk beside me,
In shadows side long glance,
Never dead on stare,
For your razor tease my arms bare,
Persephone.

Teeth sting sweet,
Eyes closed in the love of blood.

And if you kiss me forever,
If you kiss me with your forever lips,
If you kiss me forever,
I'll be forever yours.

If you kiss me forever,
If you kiss me with your forever lips,
If you kiss me forever,
I'll be forever yours.

(If you kiss me) I'll be forever yours,
I'll be forever yours,
I'll be forever yours,
Be forever yours.

Alive

I came in bloody and screaming,
I came in bloody and screaming,
Not alone, I'm not alone.

I fell down dirty and bleeding,
I fell down dirty and bleeding,
Not alone, I'm not alone.

There's something behind my sight,
It's keeping me alive,
It's driving behind the light,
It's keeping me alive.

The devil in me,
The devil's in me,
I fling him to the ground and he moans,
Like a man.

So hey angel, hey angel, hey angel hey angel,
Lift me to your sky and teach me how to fly,

There's something behind my sight,
It's keeping me alive,
It's driving behind the light,
It's keeping me alive.

Oh, my gemini, Oh, my gemini, Oh, my gemini.

They said " girl be good ",
They said " girl do what we tell you you should ", should,
But I won't hide, I won't hide, I won't hide,
I wanna feel
Alive

There's something behind my sight,
It's keeping me alive,
It's driving behind the light,
It's keeping me a ...

There's something behind my sight,
It's keeping me alive,
It's driving behind the light,
It's keeping me alive.

The cannibal Ed

The cannibals are out long after good kids are in bed,
They're coming through the windows,
And they're coming for my head.

I'm fattened up for killing season,
Helping God to find a reason,
Just to feed me quickly to,
The cannibal named Ed.

The wintertime was long,
But the warm winds are a-blowin now,
And I'm looking to the sky,
Like an optimistic summer sow.

The walls here aren't sturdy,
And songs of freedom fill my head,
As I befriend,
The cannibal named Ed.

Feeding time is dangerous,
Don't touch the beast unless you must,
He's grinning through his shiny teeth,
He's dreaming of his bloody feast.

So try to find the safest distance,
Or the path of least resistance,
Lest you be fed to,
The cannibal named Ed,
The cannibal named Ed.

Build a home

I need to be alone tonight,
This city and her streets,
A cardboard sign reads help me
And I walk on,
And I run.

I touch you and you feel me,
I'm a river, I'm burning, I'm a thief,
I leave you and your skin and your beauty,
I leave you and your beauty and your teeth.

Can you see this blaze flared up,
From the spark of you,
Now this trick I've played makes me your slave,
I'll burn you out, I'll start again.

I saw my name in your hand,
I turned around and ran,
But to you or from you it's all the same,
To you or from you it's the same thing.

He says we're all alone,
He builds himself a home,
He builds it out of hair and teeth and fingernails and bones,
He hides it in his heart,
Then he tears it all apart,
He plasters all the pieces up with glue and calls it art,
He's a man with two left shoes,
He's a pretty cockatoo,
His song is full of sadness but he's beautiful in blue.

I need to be alone tonight,
Alone tonight.

The ashram song

Swami G lay your hands on me,
That I might be healed,
Bring your light up close to me,
So that I might see.

Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti Om,
Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti Om.

Swami G i'm your devotee,
Won't you come to my room,
I'll make sacrifices dear,
Get me in with God.

Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti Om,
Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti Om.

Preacher, prophet deliver me,
I'm a sinful girl,
Can I buy back my chastity,
With these rubies and pearls.

Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti Om,
Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti Om.

Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti Om,
Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti Om.

From the blue house

Heavy Scene

If I could tell you how I feel
Things wouldn't be this way
I'd say I love you all the time
I'd tell you everyday

If I could show you something real
And you could do the same,
I'd show you I'm not made of steel
I'm a shaky windowpane

Well it's a heavy scene
And all it brings is misery
Hey, pretty thing, I'm not the enemy
I'm not the enemy

You cover me with evil stares
Like I shouldn't care at all
You might as well be in Palermo
But you're just behind the wall

And everything I try to say
Comes out the wrong way
But you don't forgive and you don't forget
And we go our separate ways

Well it's a heavy scene
And all it brings is misery
Hey, pretty thing, I'm not the enemy
I'm not the enemy

It's a heavy scene
And all it brings is misery
Hey, little queen, I'm not the enemy
I'm not the enemy
(it's the heavy scene)
I'm not the enemy
I'm not the enemy

I'm on your side
It'll be alright
Just let me in

I'm on your side
It'll be alright
Just let me in
Let me in

I'm on your side
It'll be alright
Just let me in
Just let me in

It's a heavy scene
(Oh heavy)
And all it brings is misery

It's a heavy scene
(Oh heavy)
And all it brings is misery

It's a heavy scene
(Oh heavy)
And all it brings is misery

It's a heavy scene
(Oh heavy)
And all it brings is misery


Bring You Down

From the outside nothing looks out of place
I've got a superhero costume and a happy face
And if you ask you know what I'll say
“Everything is fine, it's great, I'm okay”

I'll throw a party for my fair-weather friends
Just don't look now there's a big, black cloud overhead
And if you ask you know what I'll say
“Everything is fine, it's great, I'm okay”

I don't want to bring you down
It's better you don't come around at all
No I don't want to bring you down
It's better you don't come around

I'll be taking comfort in strangers
Because the little lies we tell aren't really dangerous
You say “How ya doin” and I'm on trial
'Cause I've been caught red-handed in a stolen smile

I could be rude, I could be vague
I could be quiet
Or look you right in the face
As I lie, I say, “Everything is fine, it's great, I'm okay”

I don't want to bring you down
It's better you don't come around at all
No I don't want to bring you down
It's better you don't come around

I don't want to bring you down
It's better you don't come around at all
No I don't want to bring you down
It's better you don't come around

Dust Off Your Dreams

I'm in the middle of it
Taking orders from the man
But I'm ready to quit waiting tables if I can
So remember my name when you see it up in lights
You'll know it was the same girl you didn't tip tonight

Look at me when I'm talking
I'm not like the other girls with their heels and stockings
Matching noses, lips and breasts care of some old doc and
Yes, I am better than the rest so why aren't you watching?

Dust off your dreams, Emilie
Dust off your dreams, Emilie

Drop by my office at six, he says I'll get you in the flicks
Yeah, I'll make you a star, can't you see my fancy car
And my designer clothes, a harmless little kiss
Could get you in the picture shows

Yeah I'm in the middle of it
Taking orders from the man
But I'm ready to quit

Yeah I'm in the middle of it
Taking orders from the man
But I'm ready to quit

Dust off your dreams, Emilie
Dust off your dreams, Emilie

Dust off your dreams, Emilie
Dust off your dreams, Emilie


Rare New Disease

It's dead quiet here
But for my heart beating loud and clear
Under my breast bone going like mad
It's the loneliest heart that a girl ever had

I had a dream last night
A full house but not a friend in sight
That all changed when you came through the door
And you held me in a way you never held me before

I'm sorry my friend I can't see you tonight
I'm not feeling right; you'd better stay out of sight
No you won't hear me cough or sniffle or sneeze
But I think I'm coming down with a rare new disease

Lately I've been feeling strange
Everything's different but nothing's changed
I've been shivering but I'm far from cold
I try to stay calm, but I'm losing control

I'll keep my legs crossed
I'll let my body know my mind is the boss
But there's no telling if I'll really behave
So you'd better stay away for a couple of days

Is it hot in here or is it just me?
I've got a knot in my tummy and a tickle in my knees
No you won't hear me cough or sniffle or sneeze
But I think I'm coming down with a rare new disease

I'm sorry my friend I can't see you tonight
I'm not feeling right; you'd better stay out of sight
No you won't hear me cough or sniffle or sneeze
But I think I'm coming down with a rare new disease

It's dead quiet here
It's dead quiet here
It's dead quiet here


Song For A Boy

This is a song for a boy
Who I thought was a god
But he's dead, so I guess
He's not immortal after all

This is a song to remember
Every moment spent together
In the bath or under covers
This is a song for my lover

I'll be talking with my father
And you'll be walking into water
I'll be sitting down to dinner
And you'll be floating down the river

I'll be singing in the shower
And you'll be fertilizing flowers
I'll be sleeping at eleven
And you'll be looking down from heaven

And it's so lonely being in love with you
It's so lonely being in love with you
It's so lonely being in love with you

Did you ever say, “That'll be the day when I die”?
Did you ever say, “That'll be the day when I die”?
Did you ever say, “That'll be the day when I die”?
Did you ever say, “That'll be the day when I die”?

I'll be talking with my father
And you'll be walking into water
I'll be sitting down to dinner
And you'll be floating down the river

I'll be singing in the shower
And you'll be fertilizing flowers
I'll be sleeping at eleven
And you'll be looking down from heaven


Sister

She's in control now
It's gonna make her happy any day now
Can you see, she's
Getting smaller every day now
Her body seems to melt away
Smaller, every day now.

Open a magazine
Turn on the TV
Open a magazine
Turn on the TV
You'll see
What my sister's dying to be

I don't think I know her,
She's turning to stone but she don't know it
She can't see, she's
Getting smaller every year now
Her body seems to disappear
Smaller, every year now.

Open a magazine
Turn on the TV
Open a magazine
Turn on the TV
You'll see
What my sister's dying to be

I'll buy you a brand new dress
Sister please promise you'll keep what's left
Sister I'll buy you some brand new shoes
Sister I'll tell you that I love you
My sister

You ain't got nothing left to lose X4

Fortune On My Name

I've been accused of changing
You say I've gone astray
You say I'm not the same person
The person you loved yesterday

So you can bet on horses
You can wage it all on the game
But I'm not a steed with a winning streak
Don't place your fortune on my name
Don't place your fortune on my name

I'm not a rock so solid
You can hammer me and I won't bend
And I might never be your mountain
But if you'll let me I'll try to be your friend

So you can bet on horses
You can wage it all on the game
But I'm not a steed with a winning streak
Don't place your fortune on my name
Don't place your fortune on my name

Now I'm driving down the street
With your tear-stains on my cheek
And you know I think you're crazy
You say I'm the one who's flaky and it's something I should face
You just don't fucking faze me

I don't want to be your rock
And I don't want to be your mountain
I don't want to be your insurance policy
I don't want to be the one you count on

So you can take your chances
And you can wage it all on my game but
I'm not a steed with a winning streak don't
Place your fortune on my name
Don't place your fortune on my name

Whoever you are

I've been waiting a long, lonely lifetime for you
Hoping to find a love that is finally true
Whoever you are, I hope you don't have to travel far
And you'll love me forever
Whoever you are

As I ride down that long lonely highway without you
I can't keep myself from wondering about you
Whoever you are, I hope you drive a shining car
And you'll take me to heaven
Whoever you are

And I know heaven is in your eyes
Like a melody, ringing in the skies
And I've often wondered what you should say
When you walk in and find me

Now I know I've driven some lovers away
But they didn't have the power to stay
You're my only salvation in a world of isolation
You are my answer, whoever you are

And I know heaven is in your smile
Like a melody whispered to a child
And I've often wondered what you would say
When you walk in and need me

So give me somewhere to hide my fears
Just one reason to ride away from here
Give me something to change my life
You and I could be right

So give me somewhere to hide my fears
Just one reason to ride away from here
Give me something to change my life
You and I could be right
Whoever you are
Whoever, whoever you are


Sugarpie

You don't have to call me "Sugarpie"
Cuz I'm just coming along for the ride
You don't have to call me "Sweetheart"
Let's just get on to the good part

I don't wanna be a lonely girl
Waitin' for you to come home from the other side of the world
I just wanna see you once or twice a year
And get on your motorcycle and go drink some beer

Momma gave me a metal heart
Said "Honey, you've got more important body parts
Mouths are for talkin' and legs are for walkin'
Don't mess around with love 'less you wanna break that heart

So you don't have to call me “Honey” or “Darlin',”
Cuz I'm not gonna be here in the mornin'
I'm just sneakin' over late at night
And leavin' before I see your face in broad daylight

You don't have to call me "Sugarpie"
Cuz I'm just coming along for the ride
You don't have to call me "Sweetheart"
Let's just get on to the good part

Momma gave me a metal heart
Said "Honey, you've got more important body parts
Mouths are for talkin' and legs are for walkin'
Don't mess around with love 'less you wanna break that heart

Momma gave me a metal heart
Said "Honey, you've got more important body parts
Mouths are for talkin' and legs are for walkin'
Don't mess around with love 'less you wanna break that heart


Magic Stick

It was early in the evening
About ten o'clock I think
When you said "Barkeep, get the lady a drink"
You sidled up beside me and said "That's a nice dress
It would look great lying next to my bed!"
Then you handed me a quarter
You pointed to the phone
Said, "Call your boyfriend, tell him you ain't coming home"
Then you felt it in your cheekbone
As it turned a pretty pink
Barkeep whispered, "Man, that's gotta sting!"

No way I'm not falling, not falling for this
So put away, put away, put away your magic stick . . .

You could take me to Bermuda
You could take me skiing in the snow
You could take me any where I wanna go
You could spend a lot of money
But I wouldn't be impressed
And in the end you'd have to tell your friends I said

No way I'm not falling, not falling for this
So put away, put away, put away your magic stick

No way I'm not falling, not falling for this
So put away, put away, put away your magic stick

One day you might say that I'm special
And you've never felt this way before
You love the way my heel sounds when it hits the floor
You might tell me that you love me
But I'd know what that means
It means, "I'd love to see you out of those jeans"

No way I'm not falling, not falling for this
So put away, put away, put away your magic stick

No way I'm not falling, not falling for this
So put away, put away, put away your magic stick

I'm not falling, not falling
I'm not falling, not falling for this
I'm not falling, not falling
I'm not falling, not falling for this


Look Like Shit

Hunched over a microphone,
You're whispering and I moan,
Hardly moving, one toe tapping.

In a hushed tone and eyes turned low,
While the space you take up grows,
I grow weak and my heart's collapsing.

Yeah I look at you, you look like shit,
But that's got nothing to do with it,
You open your mouth and a god comes out.

I look at you, you look like shit,
But that's got nothing to do with it,
You open your mouth and a god comes out.

It's two forty-five in the morning,
Being lonely just gets boring,
It's too late now to get wasted.

Yeah It's two forty-five in the morning,
Being lonely just gets boring,
It's too late now to get wasted.

I look at you, you look like shit,
But that's got nothing to do with it,
You open your mouth and a god comes out.

I look at you, you look like shit,
But that's got nothing to do with it,
You open your mouth and a god comes out.

I'm in my room and all alone
You're turned up loud there's no-one home,
You're faceless and my eyes are closed.

I'm in my room and all alone
You're turned up loud there's no-one home,
You're faceless and my eyes are closed.

I look at you, you look like shit,
But that's got nothing to do with it,
You open your mouth and a god comes out.

Yeah I look at you, you look like shit,
But that's got nothing to do with it,
You open your mouth and a god comes out.


The addict

As a willowy tendril curls from my lip
I think to myself "This is it
Just one more breath of your fragrant death
Before I quit "

In the haze of your gaze I teeter and sway
Nothing compares with this
But I've quit you before and I'll do it again
My deadly friend

I come apart at the seams and very bone screams
But still I deny the call
After all, my will is strong
But not for long

'Cause I'm addicted to this
Your venomous kiss
I'm addicted to this

In the haze of your gaze I teeter and sway
Nothing compares with this
But I've quit you before and I'll do it again
My deadly friend

I'm addicted to this
Your venomous kiss
I'm addicted to this

Choreography

*** Thanx a lot to Lauren for these lyrics ***

Broken

You're a little bit damaged, I'm a sucker for that
Wanna take you in my hands, wanna bring you back

You're a little bit damaged, I'm a sucker for that
Wanna fill up the spaces, and be everything you lack

You're a little bit jaded, and you're closing the door
And all that you felt then, you don't feel it anymore

I'm the picture that's faded, I'm the love you don't trust
Take the girl out from under glass and she'll always want too much

I know you're just broken
I know you're just broken, you're just broken

You're a little bit damaged , I'm a sucker for that
So in the moment I lost you, I wanted you back

But that's a feeling that's fading, and I'm closing the door
And all that I felt then, I don't feel it anymore

I know you're just broken
I know you're just broken, you're just broken
You're just broken, you're just broken
You're just broken, you're just broken

Crush

White sheets, I can't believe I'm still asleep, still beneath
He's come to rest, head and heart, he's on my chest, he falls so hard
I'm crushed-it's what I asked for: some kind of weight to hold me down
I'm lost-I'm in his mouth, cradled by his sounds'

Soft light, a perfect dawn, a moment held a moment gone
And all day this will be my secret place where I can taste him
Long gone, it's what I asked for: some kind of space to float around and
Eyes wide, I am awake now, cursed by the freedom that I've found

I'll come when you least expect it,
Close your eyes you won't regret this
Love comes when you least expect it'.

Warm night, a silent breeze, and I'm up against the wall
Strong hands and hips to hold me, still I'm afraid that I will fall
I'm crushed-it's what I asked for: some kind of weight to hold me down
Eyes wide, I am awake now, cursed by the freedom that I've found

As the stars

Baby put a record on,
I've been waiting all night long to touch you,
Standing in my pretty dress,
If you asked me I'd say yes, so take it off

Love turn out the light,
And hold me like tomorrow might not come,
Fall upon my breast and let your fever
Find its death against my skin

Slowly as the summer breeze and silent as the stars,
This night is ours

Baby tell me everything, with your hands
You know we don't need words
You talk about forever with you fingers,
You know I'm already yours, already yours

Slowly as a summer breeze and silent as the stars,
This night is ours

Bridge And sometime when I'm asleep
You'll curl up next to me, thinking
I know what I'm doing here

Love the sun has come to part
The curtains of the night,

Hiding in plain sight

Like a master of disguise in a torn-up old dress,
I've been hiding in plain sight, and making a mess,
Bring me back my heart, put it on a stick
I am ready for the cure, I am sick of being sick

Come to my senses and feel the things I never felt
I can't pretend this is anything but love itself
So don't go tonight, stay make everything all right

Like a veteran of war, haunted by day
I've been trying to ignore what never goes away
Visions in my head, blind as I've been
Try to shut them out but they already got in

Something in my chest, a sound I've never heard
I've been living in my head, always the same words
Save me from my self, this is my disease
Ringing in my ears and body in deep-freeze.

Ghost you know

There's a room in my house where I stumble over a memory
There's a light in the night and I wonder if you've come back for me

Well it's a little too late to say sorry, but don't be so hard on me
Ghost, you know I can't go back

Come like a whisper in silence, a brush on my skin
A shadow that flies by door, I'm wanting more

Well it's a little too late to say sorry, but don't be so hard on me
Ghost, you know I can't go back
Like a song in my ear you are near me, here like a time machine
Ghost you keep pulling me back

Bridge If you've been here all the while, watching me drift by and by
Waiting for something to fill me up, ghost close your eyes

I can silence the voice in my head and hear you instead
Whisper and sing for me again, rise from the dead

Well it's a little too late to say sorry, but don't be so hard on me
Ghost, you know I can't go back
Like a song in my ear you are near me, here like a time machine
Ghost you keep pulling me back
Sometimes you lose everything, or gave it away well it's hard to say now

Solipsist

Here in the dark, dizzy from the stars that light your face'
The winter makes you shake, let me be the warm place'
Cuz I burn with the fire of a lifetime waiting for you

If nobody sees you, do you exist?
Don't ever fall in love with a solipsist.
If you're falling to pieces, can she make you whole?
If nobody sees you break will you fix it on your own?

You burn through the film in shades of the sunrise,
I am the moon, ablaze in the first light

I've been watching their faces, I've seen through their eyes
Wandered through places where the desperate tell their lies
They pass like an ocean, over my skin
I've been holding my breath for years so they won't get in

Another song about the darkness

Well you don't fit in, thank god.
But you don't know what you've got,
So you try to be like them, but you're not

And you're almost dead, almost dead, you're almost dead

And I wish I could hang out up in the sky and be the light to shine you home
So I write another fucking song about the darkness
And how you're not alone

You try to find a hole
Deep enough to lie in
There's comfort in the cold, I know
When you're almost dead, almost dead, you're almost dead

Out of the sky, into the sea

Don't want to go where they are cruel and cold
Turning me into stone, making me dry
Give me this warmth, a sunbeam to live in, a window to look out of'
Misery blooms on the stem of suppression
The world that you see is the one you believe
Sleeping in poppies, lost in the forest

Out of the sky, into the sea,
Disappear under here pulled by the tide
Give me an island; I am an island

Don't want to go where they pull out the mold,
Casting me out of clay, making me dry
Give me this warmth, a sunbeam to live in, a window to look out of'
Shut out the sights, pull tight the sheets,
They live in the dark and their faces you see
By the sliver of light through a cracked open door'

Castles and kings await you my sweet
Dragons will fly you far, far from here
Where the concrete enfolds you
And they mould you of steel

Out of the sky, into the sea

We're on a wire but it's better than drowning
And I don't care if I fall cuz I've never been higher
Everythings changing but I don't care for sameness
'Cause safety makes graves of the fearful I find

A ride on a wave, a home on a wind-blown cloud
Make your body loud for me

Could you be safe in my arms, and scared at the same time
Running towards and away 'til you're standing still

The mystery's calling, come if you dare
And find what is there when you tear down the walls
No you're gonna wait til the moment is certain
While I've been out searching for reasons to fall

Hard is the ground you're wrapping your arms around

Love gone wrong

Sleepwalking
I'm running
On automatic
Like Prozac-girl
Indifferent
Nothing much matters

What is this clinging
To images sacred
No longer making love
Just getting naked

Why am I still holding on
To a love gone wrong
Why am I still holding on
To a love gone wrong

As if it's all in you

Hand to hold
Raison d''tre
Romantic notion
Like beautiful
Swimming in love
Like an ocean

What is this clinging
To images sacred
No longer making love
Just getting naked

Why am I still holding on
To a love gone wrong
Why am I still holding on
To a love gone wrong

Why am I still holding on
To a love gone wrong
Why am I still holding on
To a love gone wrong

As if it's all in you

I've got to crawl out of this whole
I've got to crawl out of this whole
I've got to crawl out of this whole

What is love
I want to feel something real
Like a car crash
When I land
I will be shaken
Awakened to Now
Like a flash
In a dream of the waking world

Why am I still holding on
To a love gone wrong
Why am I still holding on
To a love gone wrong

Why am I still holding on
To a love gone wrong
Why am I still holding on
To a love gone wrong

Why am I still holding on

Joshua

Whenever I fall, taking all the chances I can
I put my world in your command
Back in the dark and far from taking that path
Again, to where we

Shine in the face of all that's to come saying
'My love, this song is for you'
I lie in the space of daydreams gone wrong thinking
'My love, what happened to you?'

And standing up tall, taller, learning my glow,
Living in light I made on my own
You do as you please, go be a slave to your mind
All of the while, I'll be
Bridge Holding this moment, remember me, when we'd

Love isn't thought, and it's not just a place to call home
Love isn't pain, or a face you can own
Love isn't touch, not the crutch of a shoulder to lean on
You're gone, but it's not

Interplanetary traveler

Interplanetary traveler

I'm an interplanetary traveler
When I took the job I was too young to know
What I would grow up to be
What it would be like to be
A woman in love
Well there's nothing quite like leaping star to star
In your interplanetary car
There's nothing like the ground beneath your feet rushing away
And everything you see is fresh and new, waiting for you
And everything you see is fresh and new
Well there's nothing like a beautiful new face
To fall in love with in each brand new place
There's nothing quite like learning how to love in a foreign tongue
And everything you do to each other is new, a revelation
And everything you do to each other is new
Well there's something to be said for staying still
But I don't know if I ever will
The traveler in me is just to strong, she's pulling me on
And everywhere I go I never know if I'll find my way home
And every time I leave you wouldn't believe how hard it can be
So now my heart is battered like a shield
Growing tougher every time it heals
The engine turns and so I dry my eyes and take to the skies, one more time
And every star I see is a love that I knew waiting for me
And every star I see is a love that I knew waiting for me

Surrender

It's a masquerade
Until you take a chance and show your face
We're all strangers here
But I want someone to know me
I want someone to show me who I am
Well you can't live your life in a golden cage
One is all you got you know, he said
Surrender to my love, surrender
It's a silly game
Hiding all your cards and hoping you'll be safe
I want to fall in love
No I don't want to fall in love
I want to fall in love
No I don't want to fall in love
Well you can't keep your heart in a golden cage
One is all you got you know, he said
Surrender to my love, surrender
And I will be the ship that sails you to land
And I will be the heat to warm your small hands
Yes my love I know, you can survive on your own
But tonight I'm yours alone, so' yeah

Pictures from America

From here your land it seems so far, like a distant star
And from here your ways they seem so strange
But yeah, face to face we could be friends, in another age
And yeah, face to face we could be lovers, in another age
I'll send you pictures of the view from my window in America
I'm making tea I'm breaking bread on a quiet day
And you're in your bed you try to sleep but your hands are shaking
They tell me war is justified, to forward all mankind
And peace only comes through sacrifice
Do you think they're right?
I'll send you pictures of the view from my window in America
My god, the television loves to say you're my enemy
I wonder what you've ever done to me?
'Cause yeah, face to face we could be lovers, in another age
And yeah, face to face we could be friends
I'll send you pictures of the view from my window in America

Prove the moon

When you really know how beautiful you are
You can rest inside that space
Relax and radiate
Flood the world in silence with your grace
When you really know how beautiful you are
The voice of love inside so loud
You'll forget to be so proud
Nothing more to prove to the restless crowd
I see you as a diamond in a shadow
Blind to your own light
Well you don't have to believe in the sun
You don't have to prove the moon
Let yourself shine
Beauty, I see you
When you really know how beautiful you are
You'll see yourself in every thing
In waterfalls, in fools and kings
And gods will shine upon us when you sing
But if you never know how beautiful you are
I will know it for you, I will see the truth
And love the light that shines behind
The Clouds you can't break through
I see you as a diamond in a shadow
Blind to your own light
Well you don't have to believe in the sun
You don't have to prove the moon
Let yourself shine
Beauty, I see you

Let it go

Rainclouds came into view
Let them pass, what else can we do
I know darlin', it's not easy sometimes
To open your heart, and quiet your mind
But whatever can be lost let's let it go
Leave the stars to rule the sky and let the rivers flow
In your heart I see a sunflower full in bloom
And all I want to do it be in love with you
Here we are between earth and blue sky
Falling and stumbling til somehow, our hearts collide
You know darlin', I feel so helpless sometimes
Yeah but we fly into the unknown together, and I know I'll be alright
So whatever can be lost let's let it go
Leave the stars to rule the sky and let the rivers flow
In your heart I see a sunflower full in bloom
And all I want to do it be in love with you

The river takes me

So the world changed
Or is it me
The crickets are a symphony
The channel changed on everything I knew
Where the clouds always so white
Was the sky always so blue
I don't know where I am when I'm with you
The river takes me there
Stars caught in my hair
And everything I see is your love staring back at me
Every sound becomes a song
And we sing it all night long
I feel a tingle on my skin
Is it from without, or from within
Like the night becoming day it's hard to tell
Where the line is between me and you
In the darkness of this room
I don't know who I am when I'm with you
The river takes me there
Stars caught in my hair
And everything I see is your love staring back at me
Every sound becomes a song
And we sing it all night long

Celebrate

He's not the kind of bird you can put in a cage
And I love to watch him fly
Even if he flies away
His heart is like a flower
It opens when I shine
Our bodies telling secrets as our love is multiplied
And I want to
Celebrate this day, celebrate this love
Celebrate your eyes when you shine on me from above
Looking down at me like an angel and straight into my soul
I forget the world outside and everything I think I know
This love has no tomorrow
This love has no mind
Your head is on my shoulder and our fingers intertwined
And I know I'm alive
And I want to
Celebrate this day, celebrate this love
Celebrate your eyes when you shine on me from above
Looking down at me like an angel and straight into my soul
I forget the world outside and everything I think I know
I'm not the kind of bird you can put in a cage
And he loves to watch me fly
Even if I fly away
My heart is like a flower
It opens when he shines
Our bodies telling secrets as our love is multiplied

Firefly

I'm a firefly, making light for you
I'm a bluebird singing and this is your song
I brought the sun for you on a chariot of gold
And I'll make rain for you, to kiss you when I'm gone
I'm a summer rose and I've grown for you
From the earth and sun to fit in your palm
I am the ocean waves and I break for you
On the shore I'm reaching, reaching for your arms
All the rivers flow from my love
All of this I made for you
All the mountains grow from my love
All of this I made for you
All of this I made, for you
In the autumn breeze remember my caress
And in the falling leaves, listen for my breath
I am the winter sky, I am a thousand starry eyes
And in the cold cold night I'm sleeping by your side

In this life

I thought my hands were tied
But I took them from behind my back
And made a thing of love you see
I made it for my enemy
Who hates because he's full of fear
And hurts whoever so comes near
Well I took a blow and turned my cheek
For faith is that which need not speak
Can we see
That love is only one
Can we heal
The damage we have done
In this life
I know you want to find the light
I know you want to do something right
Sometimes my faith wears thin
When I see the state we're in
When making peace is done with guns
The terror is for everyone
There is another way
There's got to be another way
If in our hearts we all want peace
Why can it not be in our reach
Can we see
That love is only one
Can we heal
The damage we have done
In this life

Sweet lazy day

Sandpaper cheek on mine
Smoke and cinder scent in my hair
Winter to spring, oh how it brings
A sweet lazy day in a southern breeze with you
I remember honeysuckle grew
Dragonflies landing all around our feet
Blessed are those who come to know this peace
On a sweet lazy day in a southern breeze with you
Scrambling over a fallen tree bridge
Brambles and thorns pickin' at my jeans
The sun overhead makes her way slowly to bed
On a sweet lazy day in a southern breeze with you

Family Ghost

Don't Look Back

When the doors are closed
What do they say
Are they plotting thick
Are they planning our fate

Baby brother
We've got to get away
Baby brother
Before it's too late

All you trust
All you've ever known
All your world is changing
I tried to keep these stones from your soft hands
Wrap you in dream
Sleep my sweet

When they come for us
How far we will be
Out the door and down the street
Over mountains, over seas

Don't look back
There's nothing for us now
That land is black
It's wasted

We leave
Today
With me
You're safe

We leave
Today
With me
You're safe

Sing a song
Hold your little head up high
Stay strong
Little man of mine

'Cause baby brother
We've got to get away
Baby brother
Before it's too late

Feel it All

We all take turns bursting in the room
Giving it adrenaline try to make it burn burn
This is my impression I want it in your head
Do you feel my outline press into you, press into you
Press into you, press into you

Before I go, I wanna feel it all
I want to make it last, the moments that pass
They speed up, they crash
I wanna be inside it, I wanna feel it all

We follow, they lead
Excuses, we plead
Give me just one chance
I'll show you, i mean it

I've got this little flame
Be gentle, be gentle with me
So it will grow, I need you to see

Before I go, I wanna feel it all
I want to make it last, the moments that pass
They speed up, they crash
I wanna be inside it, I wanna feel it all
It all, it all, it all

Inside me there's something
Unfinished, a painting
A feeling, a need
A country, it's waiting

A story, a seed
Inside me there's something
Unfinished

Before I go, I want to feel it all
I want to make it last, the moments that pass
They speed up, they crash
I wanna be inside it, I wanna feel it all

Before I go
I want to make it last
I wanna be inside it
I wanna feel it all

Let The Waves Crash On Me

I made a deal, you never agreed
To hold up your side
But still I believed

So I'd give what I gave
And you'd take and I'd wait
'Cause I knew that some day
You would change, you would change
Someday never came

When do you finally say "I've given up"
There's nothing I'm fighting for
Then how do you stay and drink from the cup
Of dreams you don't believe anymore

I let the waves crash on me
Stood firm to show that I love you
And I'm crawling to save myself
Cry the whole way 'cause I still do

I've got your back
I'm holding your gun
I'll hold them all off
And I'll let you run

But those demons they hover
All 'round your head
They won't be satisfied till you're

I let the waves crash on me
Stood firm to show that I love you
And I'm crawling to save myself
Cry the whole way 'cause I still do

I let the waves crash on me
Stood firm to show that I love you
I'm crawling to save myself
Cry the whole way 'cause I still do

I let the waves crash on me
Stood firm to show that I love you
I'm crawling to save myself
Cry the whole way 'cause I still do

Sick With Love

Why can't a pretty day
Take my lonesome blues away
Missing him is what I've come to do

Here in the afternoon
Singing melancholy tunes
Loving him has made of me a fool

Faces in the street are like
Foreign planets flying by
All these world I'll never know

What goes on inside their heads
Who will miss them when they're dead
I'm sure somebody loves their soul

So nw I'm cleaning up my room
And my heart's as full as the silver moon
But it's the little things that help the day go by

For when a girl is sick with love
There is nothing can be done
Oh, there is nothing can be done

In The Sun

And it's so hard to take
When you turn your light away
Even for a minute, even for a day

So bright, so right
The way you shine
Burns me from the inside

And I hate myself for shivering
For wanting more and more of how
You make me feel like I could live forever
In the sun, in the sun, in the sun, when you shine
You make me feel like I could live forever
In the sun, in the sun, in the sun

If wishes were answers
You'd be here
Even for a minute, even for a day

I feel in chains
The way you've got me
Begging for you in my mind

Please don't be done with me
I'm not finished with the way
You make me feel like I could live forever
In the sun, in the sun, in the sun, when you shine
You make me feel like I could live forever
In the sun, in the sun, in the sun

Sometimes I just want to hide
'Cause when you never see the light
You don't miss it, don't want it
Don't ache for another taste of it

If I could I'd turn away
Before you shut me out
Even for a minute, even for a day

I'm not that strong
But I'm strong enough to suffer
If that's the price I have to pay

To feel the light on my skin
When you let me in
You make me feel like I could live forever
In the sun, in the sun, in the sun, when you shine
You make me feel like I could live forever
In the sun, in the sun, in the sun

You make me feel like I could live forever
In the sun, in the sun, in the sun
You make me feel like I could live forever
In the sun, in the sun, in the sun

In the sun, in the sun, in the sun
In the sun, in the sun, in the sun

I Just Broke Up With A Guy Who Kinda Looks Like You

I just broke up with a guy who kinda looks like you
I remember that kiss outside my hotel room in L.A.
I was a little too young and you were too married
So I said "can you try that again someday

I'm a million miles frim the girl I was then
Living out a plot-line
She never could have written

The scars on my skin, the nights that twisted
My heart like an old house, the walls too thin

Well I'm out here still
Looking for a place to rest my heart
When I grow old
You know you can't believe
In all the things that you thought
When you were young

It's funny how things never go quite how you planned
We were one force withe power of the future in our hands
But I opened my arms I let it go
It turned around I was found on a different road

Well I'm out here still
Looking for a place to rest my heart
When I grow old
You know you can't believe
In all the things that you thought
When you were young

Well I'm out here still
Looking for a place to rest my heart
When I grow old
You know you can't believe
In all the things that you thought
When you were young

Family Ghost

He's alone in a dark place
Thinking thoughts that no one understands
He's at home in the darkness
I try to find him, I'm reaching out my hands

This world can be so cruel, I know
For I have been burned too
We dream of love to sail us through the storm
Just one place to be safe

Well if you need me, I will answer
In the end what else will matter
Take a flicker and grow the flame
Choose the light and call my name

They'll take you down
They'll teach you life is pain if you let them in
So I say rise up like the sun
Lift yourself up, be the one to choose

If I need you, will you answer
In that darkness, will you hear
In the end what else will matter
Choose the light and call me near

He's alone in a dark place
Thinking thoughts that no one understands
He's at home in the darkness
I try to find him, I'm reaching out my hands

Fast Lane

I'll let my body take the lead
I'll let my hands go where they please
My mouth has got an aching need to taste you

I'll give you power over me
I'll let your hands go where they please
I like it when you make me lean into you

I found myself in the fast lane with you
We're holding hands as the world flies by
I don't know where, you don't know where we're going
But we don't wanna slow down now, we wanna just fly
Just fly

And we know there's no better drug
Than running blindly into love
If there's no heaven up above, we got this

Taking your time to make me weak
Teaching my body how to speak
To yours like wind into the trees, it's like this

I found myself in the fast lane with you
We're holding hands as the world flies by
I don't know where, you don't know where we're going
But we don't wanna slow down now, we wanna just fly
Just fly

Broken

You're a little bit damaged
I'm a sucker for that
I wanna take you in my hands
Wanna bring you back

You're a little bit damaged
I'm a sucker for that
I wanna fill up the spaces
Be everything you lack

You're a little bit jaded
And you're closing the door
And all that you felt then
You don't feel it anymore

I'm the picture that's faded
I'm the love you don't trust
Take the girl out from under glass
And she'll always want too much

I know
You're just broken
I, I know
You're just broken
You're just broken

You're a little bit damaged
I'm a sucker for that
So in the moment I lost you
I wanted you back

But that's a feeling that's faded
And I'm closing the door
And all that I felt then
I don't feel it anymore

I know
You're just broken
I know
You're just broken

You're just broken
You're just broken
You're just broken
You're just broken
You're just broken

The Dragon

You breath fire
To burn the world
And such teeth
The better to eat you with, my girl

You can fly
Take me with you
Yeah you're wild
And you know not what you do

I'm in love with a dragon put my hand in the flame
I know I should have known better but I did it again
I'm in love with a dragon it's the curse of my life
To be the lover of a monster I'm his dutiful wife, yeah

Since I first saw you in the sky
I could feel you in my lungs
Since I was a child
I've had blisters on my tongue

Oh yeah, if you're so bad why don't you take it all
Why don't you do me in finally make me fall
You're a tease, I'm a flirt
Oh baby please, please make it hurt

I'm in love with a dragon put my hand in the flame
I know I should have known better but I did it again
I'm in love with a dragon it's the curse of my life
To be the lover of a monster I'm his dutiful wife

'Til It Lasts

Next time I won't be so quick
To say I'm in love when I shake like this
Every storm on my sea has passed
I won't call it love 'til it lasts

There are so many ways to love
You shiver, you ache or you're comforted by it
There are mistakes and there are the ones
You'd die for their love or die of it

I'm always taking wrong turns
Burning too bright and burning out quickly
I've had my lessons but I'll never learn
I keep hoping love will come fix me

But next time I won't be so quick
To say I'm in love when I shake like this
Every storm on my sea has passed
I won't call it love 'til it lasts

How do you measure whether it's love
When it calls at your door
All you know is what you've been told
You've never had your own before

So I'm turning out all of the lights
And I'm finding comfort in my own arms tonight
Taking the next train out of my head
Into my body instead

'Cause there are so many ways to leave
And I've witnessed them all from both sides of the street
I am world weary before my time
And I'm calloused from bodies colliding with mine

So next time I won't be so quick
To say I'm in love when It hurts like this
Every storm on my sea has passed
I won't call it love
I won't call it love
I won't call it love 'til it lasts

Non albums Tracks

Another song about the darkness

(The Lucknow Demos)

Well you don't fit in, thank God
But you don't know what you've got
So you try to be like them, but you're not

And you're almost dead
Almost dead
You're almost dead

And I wish I could hang out up in the sky
And be the light to shine you home
So I write another song about the darkness
And how you're not alone

So you try to find a hole
Deep enough to lie in
There's comfort in the cold, I know

When you're almost dead
Almost dead
You're almost dead

And I wish I could hang out up in the sky
And be the light to shine you home
So I write another fucking song about the darkness
And how you're not alone

Don't wanna be your girl

Now i've got
Your voice in my head
I've got
Your weight on my chest
Tear free
I don't wanna be
Your girl

Do you stay
Cuz i run away
do I look pretty
From so far away
Maybe if you
Don't look at me
Don't look at me
la-la-la-la la-la-la-la-la
la-la-la-la la-la-la-la-la
I don't wanna be
Your girl

We kissed but then we missed the point
I'm not here to sign something
if I leave tomorrow
if I leave next year
Would you still be here
Still be here

When you lie at my feet
Do you want me kick you
Or lie down beside you
oh-ho
You lie at my feet
And you want me to kiss you
You know I won't
No I won't

We kissed but then we missed the point
I'm not here to sign something
if I leave tomorrow
If I leave next year
Would you still be here
Still be here

You lie at my feet
And you want me to kiss you
You know I won't
No I won't
You lie at my feet
And you want me to kiss you
But i don't wanna be your girl

*** Thanx a lot to Lauren for this one! ***

Just be friends

(The Lucknow Demos)

I've lost my security
Can't call you on the phone now
And that old familiar fear's in me
I'm gonna be alone, now

I wish I could revise
All my vows of never ending fate has closed your eyes
And you said, "let's just be friends"

My face just doesn't feel the same
If you don't think it's beautiful anymore
And I don't want to hear my name
You're not going to say it, anymore

I wish I could revise
All my vows of never ending fate has closed your eyes
You said, "let's just be friends"
You said, "this is the end"

Watch as pieces of me hit the ground
Take your aim and shoot another round
Better go before you mow me down

Yes I guess I get the point
Yes I guess I get the point now

I wish I could revise
All my vows of never ending fate has closed your eyes
You said, "let's just be friends"

Yeah I wish I could rewind
Seven days and change the ending fate has closed your eyes
You said, "let's just be friends"
And you said, "let's just be friends"
And you said, "this is the end"

Mechanical

(The Lucknow Demos)

Heartbeat that's lost in the creaking of steel
Teaching and training yourself not to feel
Here is what I see
Human turning into machine

And you're safe in those places where no-one can go
Locked-up and shuttered in it's total control
And I know how it feels
'Cause I lived there for years
But you try and you'll see
It's beautiful to be free

I wasn't born with a metal breast plate
You grow your protection and you learn how to hate
And I'm calling the bluff
I know you better
You aren't so tough

Are you inanimate
Do you rely
On manipulation
So you'll look alive
Are you automatic
What turns you on
Buttons and switches
Or lovers and songs

Lover, I've been wasting my time
Riddling, puzzling, searching your eyes
When all I can see
It's turbines and pistons where a man used to be

Am I just not getting it
Is this evolution
A mechanical revolution
Are you dictating your final solution
A mechanical revolution

Am I just not getting it
Is this evolution
A mechanical revolution
Are you dictating your final solution
A mechanical revolution

My evil twin

(The Lucknow Demos)

She's never on my side
She competes just for fun
But I'll never win no matter how fast I run
She always seems so sure
But she's full of shit
And she's making me like her

No, it doesn't matter where I go
She's the one who's in control
And I'll never be alone I know

Oh, if you're looking for my soul
She traded that old thing in years ago

She doesn't let me speak to anyone else
She's forcing me to live out this life by myself
She's got a wicked tongue
She's a bitch and she'll turn me into one

No, it doesn't matter where I go
She's the one who's in control
I'll never be alone I know

Oh, if you're looking for my soul
She traded that old thing in years ago

No, it doesn't matter where I go
She's the one who's in control

But if I close my eyes she'll disappear
She'll still whisper in my ear
It's her voice i've come to fear
But she's still here
Taking count and keeping score
I'm the girl she can't adore

If I close my eyes she'll disappear
She'll still whisper in my ear
It's her voice i've come to fear
But she's still here
Taking count and keeping score
I'm the girl she can't adore

My love this song is for you

(The Lucknow Demos)

Whenever I fall
Taking all the chances I can
I put my world in your command

I'm back in the dark
And far from taking that path
Again, to where we shine in the face
Of all that's to come
Saying 'my love, this song is for you'

I lie in the space of daydreams gone wrong
Thinking 'my love, what happened to you?'

And standing up tall
Taller, learning my glow
Living in light I made on my own
You do as you please
Go be a slave to your mind
All of the while

I'll be bright with the light of ten thousand fires
That burn in a place that you can't analyze
High on a wave and far from that stage
Leaving the play and the madness behind

Love isn't thought
And it's not just a place to call home
Love isn't pain
Or a face you can own
Love isn't touch
Not the crutch of a shoulder to lean on
You're gone, but it's not

Out of the sky, into the sea

(The Lucknow Demos)

Don't want to go where they are cruel and cold
Turning me into stone, making me dry
Give me this warmth
A sunbeam to live in
A window to look out of

Misery blooms on the stem of suppression
The world that you see is the one you believe
Sleeping in poppies, lost in the forest

Out of the sky, into the sea
Disappear under here pulled by the tide
Give me an island
I am an island

Don't want to go where they pull out the mold
Casting me out of clay, making me dry
Give me this warmth
A sunbeam to live in
A window to look out of

Shut out the sights
Pull tight the sheets
Hey live in the dark and their faces you see
By the sliver of light through a cracked open door

Castles and kings await you my sweet
Dragons will fly you far, far from here
Where the concrete enfolds you
Here, where they mould you of steel

Out of the sky, into the sea
Disappear under here pulled by the tide
Give me an island
I am an island

Termite

This house is full
Of insects and rodents
I shiver in my sleep
I shiver as they creep

Hey sneaky, little friend
Come and chomp on me again
Come and eat me up again

Ba de la de la de la
Ba de la de la de la
Ba de la de la de la ha-ah ah

You're too tiny to see
But you're penetrating deep
You're infiltrating me

And to stay alive,
You've contrived a plan to confiscate my land
And fill it up with sand

Ba de la de la de la
Ba de la de la de la
Ba de la de la de la ha-ah ah

I'm tired of being food for the enemy and I'm
Fighting back with might
I'm coming for you Termite
I'm coming for you
Termite

*** Thanx a lot to Lauren for this one! ***

The Chemist Said it Would Be Alright

The Chemist said it would be alright
But I've never been the same
Oh the Chemist said it would be alright
But I've never been the same

Fiddled whisper music on those strings, mmmm-hmmmm
And with and alien people clutching their gods
I should be glad of another death

The Chemist said it would be alright
But I've never been the same
The Chemist said it would be alright
But I've never been the same

Everywhere an oink oink
Everywhere everywhere an oink oink
Everywhere, 'verywhere an oink oink

It would, the chemist said, (everywhere),
It would be alright (everywhere an oink oink)
But I've never been the same
Everywhere an oink oink

Oh the Chemist said (everywhere everywhere)
It would be alright ( an oink oink )
But i've never been (everywhere ) the same (everywhere an oink oink )
 
With a wicked pack of cards
'Where an oink oink
Everywhere, 'verywhere an oink oink
 Everywhere, 'verywhere an oink oink
(The) nymphs are all departed, they have left no addresses, oh no
And when the human taxi awaits like an engine
Throbbing and waiting

Oh the Chemist said it would be alright
But I've never been the same
The Chemist said it would be alright
But I've never been the same

Oh the Chemist said it would be alright
But I've never been the same

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