B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Press)

Marissa Nadler grew up in a small town in Massachusetts, where perhaps the brutal winters bred into her a chilly disposition and an early propensity for the darker and more melancholy side of things. After spending her childhood painting, she began to play guitar and write songs around the age of 14. Entirely self taught, after home recording two full length records, Marissa Nadler released a cover of a Pearls Before Swine song on a compilation put out by a friend of hers, Jeffrey Alexander (The Iditarod, Black Forest/Black Sea). He was and still is a major figure in the Providence, Rhode Island music scene, which also birthed one of the loudest bands in history, Lightening Bolt. The compilation was Marissa's first release, put out while Marissa was attending the Rhode Island School of Design for painting. Thurston Moore, among other notable Tom Rapp fans, graced the compilation CD with their experimental interpretations. (For the Dead in Space, vol II) Nadler's cover of Ballad to An Amber Lady, was the first of many atmospheric and melancholy songs Marissa would record in the years to follow. It was then that she decided to pursue music full time. After quitting a job teaching painting to children in Harlem, Marissa left New York and has been touring various countries and recording ever since.

Marissa's music is very dreamy and atmospheric: an amalgam of traditional folk, paisley underground, shoe gaze, and dream pop. Almost all of the songs are very sad, about broken hearts, death, or simple burdens. Her voice is what most people immediately respond to, often described as spectral and beautiful. She plays many stringed instruments (including banjo, ukulele, autoharp, guitar, 12 string guitar, and dobro) but is often noted as an excellent, often experimental, guitar player, and is now working on explorations into the twelve string guitar. She sings songs of the sea, the haunting chansons of maidens, the cowboy ditties of ranchers, and the funerary processions of mourners. The eerie quality of her atmospheric music gives her songs a timelessness and sadness that is often described as other worldly.

She has released five full-length albums, including Ballads of Living and Dying (2004, Eclipse), The Saga of Mayflower May (2005, Eclipse), Songs III: Bird on the Water (2007, Peacefrog, Kemado), Little Hells (2009, Kemado), and Marissa Nadler (2011, Box of Cedar Records). She has garnered worldwide acclaim for her songwriting and performing. In 2010, she threw fans a curve ball by appearing as the vocal choir on Portal of Sorrow, the eighth and final album from California's Xasthur, Malefic's (aka Scott Conner) one-man black metal band. Unfortunately for her, the year also signaled temporary misfortune: she was dropped by Kemado/Mexican Summer (Mexican Summer is a vinyl imprint named for a Nadler song). Undaunted, she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her next recording. In the early spring of 2011, Nadler released "Baby I Will Leave You in the Morning," the first single and video from her fan-funded, self-titled album that was released in June on her own label, Box of Cedar Records. Nadler released a follow-up to her critically lauded eponymous album, entitled The Sister, in the spring of 2012. Signing with Sacred Bones (distributed by Bella Union), Nadler released the album July in February of 2014.




Ballads of Living and Dying
- 2004 -



Fifty Five Falls
Hay Tantos Muertos
Stallions
Undertaker
Box of Cedar
Bird Song
Mayflower May
Days of Rum
Virginia
Annabelle Lee

The Saga of Mayflower May
- 2005 -



Under an Old Umbrella
The Little Famous Song
Mr. John Lee (the velveteen rose)
Damsels in the Dark
Lily, Henry, and the Willow Trees
Yellow Lights
Old Love Haunts Me in the Morning
My Little Lark
In the time of the lorry low
Calico
Horses and Their Kin

Ivy and the Clovers
- 2006-06-06 -



Daisy And Violet
Farewell Heartbreak
Air inside my lungs
Salutations in the Dark
Black hole (Instrumental)
Summer of love is over
Conjuring Spirit Worlds
Silver Sunshine
All love must die
 

Songs III: Bird on the Water
- 2007-02-07 -



Diamond Heart
Dying Breed
Mexican Summer
Thinking of You
Silvia
Bird on Your Grave
Rachel
Feathers
Famous Blue Raincoat
My Love & I
Leather Made Shoes

Little Hells
- 2009-03-03 -



Heart Paper Lover
Rosary
Mary Come Alive
Little Hells
Ghosts & Lovers
Brittle, Crushed & Torn
The Hole Is Wide
River of Dirt
Loner
Mistress

VARIOUS COvers OVER THE YEARS
- 2010 - Self released -



No Surprises
True Love Will Find You In The End
Battle Earth
Jealous Guy
For The Good Times
Trouble
Drug Buddy
Our Mother The Mountain
Strange
Cactus Tree
Colorado Girl
Saunders Ferry Lane
So Long Theresa
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Hickory Wind
Clowne Towne
Pancho And Lefty

Covers - Volume II
- 2011 - Self released -



Winter Lady
Learning to Fly
Birds
Farewell Angelina
You Don’t Miss Your Water
The River
Motel Blues
Distortions
Sara
The Book of Love
Avalanche
All My Trials
Close Your Eyes I’ll Be Here in the Morning
 


Marissa Nadler
- 2011-06-14 -



In Your Lair, Bear
Alabaster Queen
The Sun Always Reminds Me Of You
Mr. John Lee Revisited
Baby I Will Leave You In The Morning
Puppet Master
Wind Up Doll
Wedding
Little King
In A Magazine
Daisy, Where Did You Go


The Sister
- 2012-05-29 -



The Wrecking Ball Company
Love Again, There Is A Fire
Christine
Apostle
Constantine
To A Road, Love
In A Little Town
Your Heart Is A Twisted Vine

July
- 2014-02-04 -



Drive
1923
Firecrackers
We Are Coming Back
Dead City Emily
Was It a Dream
I've Got Your Name
Desire
Anyone Else
Holiday In
Nothing in My Heart

Strangers
- 2016-05-20 -



Divers of the Dust
Katie I Know
Skyscraper
Hungry Is the Ghost
All the Colors of the Dark
Strangers
Janie In Love
Waking
Shadow Show Diane
Nothing Feels the Same
Dissolve


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Blood And Tears
Chelsea Hotel #2
Cortez the killer
Devil Town
Flora Barone
Frisco Depot
Goodbye Heartache
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
It'
s Easier Now
Judgement Day
Lonesome Suzie
New Year Of Grace
Ordinary World
Pitseleh
Save Me A Place
Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
Solitude

The Rake
Withered And Died

 


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Ballads of Living and Dying

*** Thanx a lot to Marissa herself for these lyrics ***

Fifty Five Falls

And I say to the day
Why'd you drop down to die
With fifty five falls
And seventy skies?
And I say to the day
Why this ballad of brine?
With Mayflower May and here monocle'd eye

Where she lies
Gently close her eyes
Where she lies
Gently close her eyes
Oh, Damn July!

Oh, I had a friend
I remember her well
With sad little hands
A sad sickle cell..
Oh, I had a friend
Her ship sailed away
T'was fifty five falls
ago to this day

Where she lies
Gently close her eyes
Where she lies
Gently close her eyes
Oh, Damn July!

And I say to the day
Why'd you drop down to die
With fifty five falls
And seventy skies
And I say to the day
Why this Ballad of Brine?
With Mayflower May and her monocle'd eye

When she dies
Slowly close her eyes
Where she lies
Gently close her eyes
Oh, Damn July

Hay Tantos Muertos

(words by Pablo Neruda)

Hay tantos muertos
Y tantos malecones que el sol rojo partia
Hay tantos muertos
Y tantas cabezas que golpean los buques
Hay tantos muertos
Y tantas manos que han encerrado besos
Hay tantos muertos
Y tantas cosas que quiero olvidar


Stallions

Mother, the stallions are running wild
Save me your evil thoughts of mind
Lord, I tried my best to save you from your mind
Lord, I tried my best to save you from your mind

Mother, the table's dressed in white
Save me your evil thoughts of mind
I tried my best to save you from your mind
Lord, I tried my best to save you from your mind

Mother, the stallions are running wild
Save me your evil thoughts of time
Lord, I tried my best to save you from your mind
Lord, I tried my best to save you from your mind


Undertaker

I was your undertaker
And I was your highway girl
I was your bitter taste
Of every other world

You wake in the maddening morning
You wake in the firelight world
You wait for your find a dancer
From every other world

I was your undertaker
And I was your ivory girl
And I was your bitter taste
Of every other world

I wait for the trains
To ride me back
To some highway world
I wait for the trains
To ride me back
To some other world


Box Of Cedar

Seven winters past and gone
I once was young and I once was strong
Shannadee- ah dee ah dee

Six fine times I felt my knees
Buckle to your sweet release
Shannadee- ah dee ah dee

Five times tried to conjure you
Another letter or a note or clue
Shannadee ah dee ah dee

And I'm going to tell everybody
I'm know that I'm glad to see you
And I'm going to tell everybody
I'm know that I'm glad to see you
Even though you're coming home
In a box of cedar

For four years you courted I
Your raven hair, your brittle bride
Shannadee ah dee ah dee

Three more times I tried to find it
A lover to match your sweet kind
Shannadee ah dee a dee

And I'm going to tell everybody
I'm know that I'm glad to see you
And I'm going to tell everybody
I'm know that I'm glad to see you
Even though you're coming home
In a box of cedar

[sing-song]

One am I to fill these rooms
And wake each morn to the drone of doom
Shannadee ah dee a dee

Seven winters past and gone
I once was young and I once was strong
Shannadee ah dee a dee


Bird Song

If I call your name at midnight
You would not be there
If I call your name at midnight
Oh, you would not be there

You said my name so sweetly
Oh, the one time that you called
Oh, you said my name so sweetly
That I took my clothes all off

Oh, the birds are calling
And I do not believe for me
Oh, the birds are calling
And I do not believe for me
Yes, I do not believe for me

I thought I saw you walking
With your trenchcoat in the rain
Yes, I thought I saw you driving
Down those streets past me again
Yes, I drank the table under
And I drank your bitter wine
Yes, I drank the table under
And I drank your bitter wine

Oh, the bells are ringing
And I do not believe for me
Oh, the bells are ringing
And I do not believe for me
Yes, I do not believe for me

I walk on every Monday
With your memories so clear
Yes, I walk on vagrant runways
I think of how you're near

Mayflower May

Without a lover
Without a friend
Without a saviour
Without a friend
Without a lover
Without a friend
Mayflower walked away
Away towards the air
And if you see her
Call out her name
And if you hear her
Out in the rain
Mayflower Maybelle
May was her name

Without a lover
Without a friend
Without a saviour
Without a friend
Without a lover
Without a care
Mayflower walked away
Away towards the air
And if you see her
Call out her name
And if you hear her
Out in the rain
Mayflower Maybelle
May was her name


Days Of Rum

You knew her in the time
She was young
And yearned to die
She'd gaze at the light
In the corner in the night

And the men would come to her
In the dead of old winter
In the doldrums it was fine
To touch her body and her mind

Singing: Dum-diddy dum
Days of fun, days of rum!
Singing, Dum-diddy-dum
Days of fun, days of rum!

Scarlet in the wine
Raise the bloody vine
Oh, she knew you in the time
She was young
And yearned to die
But the roses never came
She was just some winters dame
And in her bed she lay
As she dreamt oof a dying day

Singing, Dum-diddy-dum
Days of fun, days of rum
Singing, Dum-diddy-dum
Days of fun, days of rum


Virginia

The waves rush against the folds of my face
As I start to drown
The waves rush against the folds of my face
As I start to drown

Oh, Virginia
Virgina, Virginia
Die

In winter the water
will wash up above the waterside
In winter the water
will wash up above the waterside

Oh, Virginia
Virgina, Virginia
Die

With the rocks in your pockets
You walk up above the waterside
With the rocks in your pockets
You walk up above the waterside

Oh, Virginia
Virgina, Virginia
Die

The waves rush against the full of my face
As I start to fall
The waves rush against the folds of my face
As I start to fall

Oh, Virginia
Virgina, Virginia
Falls


Annabelle Lee

(words by Edgar Allan Poe)

It was many and many a year ago
In a kingdom by the sea
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabelle Lee
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me

I was a child and she was a child
In this kingdom by the sea
But we loved with a love that was more than love
I and my Annabelle Lee
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me
And this was the reason that, long ago
In this kingdom by the sea
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabelle Lee
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me
To shut her up in a sepulcher
In this kingdom by the sea

It was many and many a year ago
In a kingdom by the sea
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabelle Lee

The Saga of Mayflower May

*** Thanx a lot to Marissa herself for these lyrics ***

Under An Old Umbrella

Say hello to the sea
Or to the holy water
Say hello to the sea
Under the skies of azure

And I met him yesterday
Under my old umbrella
And I met him yesterday
Under the skies of azure
And turquoise was the colour of his eyes
And bitter wine the colour of my high

He was tall, gracefully
he held my empty fingers
He was tall, gracefully
He filled my cold hard body

And I met him yesterday
Under the skies of azure
And I met him yesterday
Under my old umbrella
And turquoise was the colour of his eyes
And bitter wine the colour of my high

The Little Famous Song

Will you play your famous song
Your little song
Your lovely song
Will you play your famous song
For me

I loved all the things he saw
The little war birds in the dark
I loved all the things he saw
The ways in which the water fall

Will you play your famous song
Your little song
Your lovely song
Will you play your famous song
For me

I loved all the things you saw
Your little war birds in the dark
I loved all the things you saw
The ways in which your water fall

Mr. John Lee (The Velveteen Rose)

Mr. John Lee I knew about your family
But you came when I was lonesome
In the fairest of the spring
And I did not care for your wedding ring
But I did care for Marie

Farewell, my sweet
Oh you often told me
How my hair was a raven
And my eyes were shining bright
But I did not love you quite as well
As your darling loving wife

But every time that you see
A Velveteen Rose
you think of how you once called me
Your Velveteen Rose

Mr. John Lee
'Twas the nite that you told me
The burning thoughts you harboured me
That sheriff found your sweet Marie
Floating by the river weeds
In the fields of green

But every time that you see
A Velveteen Rose
I think of how you once called me
Your Velveteen Rose

Damsels In The Dark

Photographs of your face
Against the wind
Against the rain
I'm gonna burn them all
And bury your name

All your damsels in the dark
And sea-shell branches in the park
I'm gonna burn them all
And bury your name

Photographs of your face
Against the wind
Against the rain
I'm gonna burn them all
And bury your name


Lily, Henry, And The Willow Trees

Lily was a maiden in the castle sea
They found her in the forest
Where the wild willows be
Lily was a maiden in the castle sea
They found her in the forest
Where the wild willows be

RAPE scene:

Singing, Don't Plead me no!!
For I will seize you in the snow
Singing, Don't plead me no!!
For I will seize you in the snow

Henry first saw Liliane
Girl of coloured hair
Sitting by the river
With the willows in her hair
Lily hummed a tune she knew
A shanty from the sea
He seized her by her little waist
Against the willow tree

Singing fair thee Oh well
Where you gone, no one can tell
Singing fair thee oh well
Where you gone, no one can tell

Oh, you are worth a million silver pennies
Henry said to Liliane
Oh, you are worth a million silver pennies
Henry said to Liliane

Yellow Lights

Yellow lights are free and climbing
up the sad old grey behind me
Can you help her walk away again
Blue the colour of the water
Mary and her devil-daughter
Drinking rubies in the rain again

Oh Mary
Don't you die
Oh Mary
Don't you die
Cause of the colour of her eye

Green the colour of the grasses
Mary and her new blue lassies
Come a-riding in the fall with me
Grey the shades of all nights past me
Red the blood inside the old tree
Come a-riding in the fall with me

Oh Mary
Don't you die
Oh Mary
Don't you die
Cause of the colour of her eye

Old Love Haunts Me In The Morning

Old love haunts me in the morning
La da da da da da da da di
Old love haunts in the evening
And the remnants of pictures come alive

I told you that I loved you
By the lake with the summer done
Come all your careless wanderers
By the lake with the days of rum

When I first saw you in the sunshine
With the speckles and flaxen in your eyes
When I first saw you in the moonlight
It is true that I thought that I might die

I told you that I loved you
By the lake with the summer done
Come all your careless wanderers
By the lake with the days of rum

La da da da da da da da di

My Little Lark

Sooner or later
I will see you or something
we talked in the night
To the sound of the broken swing
In the beginning
Stars I would fancy
And we'd rock in the night
To the sound of the surf crashing

Further and further
Are you growing now
Further and further
Is the spark
Further and further
Are you growing now
futher and further
My little lark

Ode, to my sweet one
In the days of the long run
In the fall looking among
The fields of green and blue
Where did you fly to
Little blue

Sooner or later
I'll be seeing you
In all the markings on the wall
Sooner or later
Will you come to me
Incarnate in the body of a willow tree

In the Time Of The Lorry Low

Gladly to your home again
Forgive me to the rain
It's true that I willed
And wished for you
Each night upon my bed
Driving down your road again
A winding road of green
Your face a distant memory
An autumn leaf in spring

It was a long time ago
In the time of the lorry low
It was a long time ago
Twas a claw in the days of old

Following these signs of you
As sparrows flock around
I will always drink to you
When entering this town
Grievous angels laugh at you
For leaving me to be
I see your face in every blueish
Sky and road and sea

It was a long time ago
In the time of the lorry low
It was a long time ago
With a claw in the days of old

Calico

Take her to the river
Call her a river-child
Take her to the forest
Call her a little wild
Sell her to the gypsy
For a jar of metal coins
Take her to the mountain
And thrust yourself
Into her loins

Calico
Calico
Calico
Her lips are white as snow

She moved to the mountains
With a box all chisels sharp
She moved to the highlands
With a box of books so dark
I knew her in the city
She and I would dance the night
Drink the wine of dripping berries
Toast the moon and count the lights

Calico
Calico
Calico
Her skin is soft as snow

Take her to the river
Call her a river-child
Take her to the forest
Call her a little wild

Horses And Their Kin

Every night without the light
Or brightly shining love
Silver trees and darkened leaves
Blot the sky above
As the yellow moon to the darkest night
Turns to raging fire
The road it bends and the darkness spins
To voices in the choir

I dream of horses and their kin
Against the lovely night
I dream of sand and sky and sin
Against the pale blue light
And everyone that feels at all
Has got something to say
About the way of southern ways
Of every wild day

Ivy and the Clovers

Daisy And Violet

Daisy and Violet work at the market
I hear they used to live on the road
Somebody told me, singing in sideshows
Joined at the hips of the songs that they wrote

Daisy and Violet come in a vision
Double the dresses, double the fun
Sing in a harmony only a sister
Could sing of the times and the freedom they want
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Daisy fell ill and was followed by Violet
A neighbor boy found them dead on the ground
Somewhere inside the mind of a child
Are harmonies only a sister could sing

Elephant man died in his own bed
The neck that he had had a heart of its own
Said that his mother was crushed by a monster
When he was inside her, an elephant gnome

Penny for the sisters and a penny for the man
I’ll give it back to you when I can
Penny for the sisters and a penny for the man
They’ll make a killing if I cannot

(distant vocals are excerpts from the elephant man's journals)

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

Farewell Heartbreak

When I was young, he was the king of my poor heart
When I was young, he was the king of my poor heart
Oh my poor heart

And diamonds and rain they fell on me
When you said goodbye, you see I’m over your watery eyes
Yes I’m over your watery eyes
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
But farewell heartache that you gave to me when I was seventeen
But farewell heartache that you gave to me when I was twenty-three
When I was twenty-three

When I was young, he was the king of everything
And I thought I would die from crying
But farewell to the darkness
So long
Farewell to the darkness
I loved for so long

But goodbye heartache that you gave to me when I was seventeen
But goodbye heartache that you gave to me when I was seventeen

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

Air Inside My Lungs

I’ve seen your face before when I was young
And all the paint I’ve had has not undone
So many lines to draw
So many lines to draw
Your air inside my lungs

Girls to bleed and girls to paint, I see
Find the body young and fancy-free
Songs of the younger days
Songs of the younger days

Your air inside my lungs
Your air inside my lungs

Take off all your clothes
Take off all your clothes
And dance for me
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I’ve seen your hair before when I was young
And all the paint I’ve had has not undone
So many lines to draw
So many lines to draw
Your air inside my lungs

Take off all your clothes
Take off all your clothes
And dance for me

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

Salutations in the Dark

Salutations in the dark when I was a colder
I once held you in my arms, now I’m growing older
And I’m growing older
And I’m growing older
And I’m growing older
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Salutations in the dark when we were older
I once held you in my arms, now I’m growing older
And I’m growing older
And I’m growing older
And I’m growing older

Salutations in the dark, and I’m growing older
I fear I’m growing older
Yes I’m growing older

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

Summer Of Love Is Over

Summer of love is over
And I drew your name on a piece of paper
And I froze it away
And I washed you away like a net of clover
Yeah I washed you away and I truly felt we were over
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Summer of love is over
And I’m sick of crying for love that’s dying, lonely for the sun that set
And I’m sick of crying, ah all the dying that I ever met
And I’m sick of dying for love that is crying on the floor, I met

Summer of love is over
And I drew your name on a piece of paper
And I froze it away
And the water washed you away like a bed of clover
And it washed you away and I truly felt we were over

Summer of love is over
Summer of love is over

*** Thanx a lot to Alice & Alanna for this one ***

Conjuring Spirit Worlds

So they say I’m breaking like a little girl
Softly breaking petals off the flower to unfurl
I used to be your girl
Now I sit and conjure spirit worlds
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
April fades to May and I see that our days are gone
All those summers sweeping up the dust to early dawn
I used to be your girl
Now I sit and conjure spirit worlds

So they say I’m breaking like a little girl
Softly breaking petals off the flower to unfurl
I used to be your girl
Now I sit and conjure spirit worlds

April fades to May and I see that our days are gone
All those summers sweeping up the dust to early dawn
I used to be your girl
Now I sit and conjure spirit worlds

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

Silver Sunshine

When I had you as a lover, silver summer glistened in my eye
Summer in the long forgotten time you were mine
Summer in the long-forgotten time you were mine

You were married to a con, married to a concubine
When I had you as a lover, silver summer glistened in my eyes
Summer in the long-forgotten time you were mine
Summer in the long-forgotten time you were mine
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Lover, it’s been a long time, been a long time
Lover, it’s been a long time, been a long time
Lover, it’s been a long time, been a long time
Since you were mine

Lover, it’s been a long time, been a long time
Lover, it’s been a long time, been a long time
Lover, it’s been a long time since you were mine

When I had you as a lover, golden summer sparkle in my eye
Summer in the long-forsaken time you were mine

You were married to a con, you are married to a concubine
When I had you as my lover, silver summer sparkled in my eye
Summer in the long-forgotten time you were mine

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

All Love Must Die

I spent the summer breathing in the scent of your arms again
But I was not your woman those times
I was merely a lost, lonesome concubine, my friend

So long, my love
So long, my love
I’ve forgotten your, your
Your animated smile
And bitter bile
And your wanted child
Your hieroglyphic code
And summer odes to the sea
And my body weeps from missing thee
And I’d rather be your mistress than your nobody
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
We met in parking lots for years
And I would bite back all the tears
As you’d run your hands over my body, cold and wanting you
And the colors of the sky would turn
From red to green to blue to green
And I’d rather be your mistress than your nobody

And I spend my autumn picking flowers
??? was paper flowers
Covering my home with charms and candles
Lit with brittle, little scandals
Seventeen, the men I had
And not a single little lad
Could open jars of love I had for you
But I’d rather be your mistress than your way to blue

So long, my love
So long, my love
I’ve forgotten your, your
Your animated smile and bitter bile and your wanted child
Your hieroglyphic codes and summer odes to the sea
And my body weeps from missing thee

Mary, he loved you
I could see it in his eyes
The color of his eyes
Was real

Mary, you haven’t smiled for a year
You’ve been burning candles
And dying your hair

And it is time, it is time
All love must die!
You must remember the signs
And never cry

And it is time, it is time
All love must die!
You must remember the signs
And never cry anymore

Mary, he loved you
I can see you in his eyes
The color of his eyes
Is real

And it is time, it is time
All love must die
You must remember the signs
And never cry

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

Songs III: Bird on the Water

*** Thanx a lot to Marissa herself for these lyrics ***

Diamond heart

So do you know I’m a dancer now
With red painted lips, and a jezebel crown
So have you heard, I’m a singer now
With reliquary eyes, and a diadem frown

But I look for you
In the diamond trees
And the highway divine
Deliver me
Your father died
A month ago
And he scattered his ashes
In the snow

But oh my lonely diamond heart
It misses you so well
Oh my lonely diamond heart
It misses you oh well

I had a man in every town
And I thought of you each time
I tore off my gown
Changes have come
And I cannot recall
The shape of your face
Through the winters and falls

But I look for you
In the traffic seas
And the bars I’m always frequenting
Your father died
Some months ago
And we scattered his ashes
In the snow

Holidays are the hardest hours of the year
Holidays are the hardest hours of the year
Holidays are the hardest hours of the year

And oh my lonely diamond heart
It misses you my dear

She gave me a bird
Made out of clay
So I never will forget her
And he gave me a book
Made out of wood
To fasten all
The emblems
She gave me a bird
Made out of clay
So I never will forget her

But oh my lonely diamond heart
It misses you so well
And oh my lonely diamond heart
It misses you oh well

Dying breed

Red is the color of memory
Blue is the way to green
And darling you did gamble
‘cause you were a dying breed
Yes you were a dying breed

Yellow the color of your skin
Black was the color of your hair
Your earthly days have passed you by
Where oh where oh where did you go
When they took your bones
Did you go when they took your bones and ran

Red is the color of memory
Blue is a way to green
And darling you did gamble
‘Cause you were a dying breed
Yes you were a dying breed

Frank this song is for you love
And for your curly hair
Your earthly days have passed you by
Where oh where oh where did you go
When they took your bones
Did you go when they took your bones and ran

Mexican summer

Oh to find
Another lover
Oh to lie
In the bed of another
Breaking the bread
And raising the silver there
With you

And I dreamed your face
In the Mexican summer
With Texas above
To die with my brother
Breaking the bread
And raising the silver there
With you

And I dreamed your face a million times
And I vowed to get you out
And I dreamed your face a million times
And I vowed to get you out
And I dreamed your face a million times
And I vowed to get you out
Of here

Oh to find
Another lover
Oh to lie in the
Bed of another
Breaking the bread
And raising the silver there
With you

Thinking of you

Thinking of you
All through the morning
I’m thinking of you
All through the evening
I’m thinking of you
And the way that your holy water grew

I met a girl under the water
It made me recall how I wanted a daughter
But you never gave me nothing that I could hold on to

But I wrote you letters by the phone
And I wrote you every night alone
But who are you walking around with
Buttercup

He was my lord
And I was his lady
But I soon grew tired of the lazy days
When I moved away and I thought of him often
He came to me nights in my rose colored dreams

Thinking of you
All through the morning
I’m thinking of you
All through the evening
I’m thinking of you
And the way that your holy water grew

But I wrote you letters by the phone
And I wrote you every night alone
But who are you walking around with
Buttercup

Silvia

Silvia, Silvia, Silvia,
I met you in the belly of a whale
Silvia, Silvia, Silvia
Oh where did you fail

Time passes slowly in the daylight
But I do not want to die
I met you in the belly of a wicked rhyme
And I read all your letters I could find

And the water is your friend
The water is your friend
And down and down and down you go
Gonna buy you a red dress,
And put feathers in your hair
And resurrect the finer things
I lost when you disappeared

Breaking on the daylight
They put flowers round your grave
And I sang a silly song for you
Hey hey hey hey hey
Silvia, Silvia

Silvia, Silvia, Silvia
I met you in the belly of a whale
Silvia, Silvia, Silvia,
Oh where did you fail

And the water is your friend
The water is your friend
And down and down and down you go
Gonna buy you a red dress
And put feathers in your hair
And resurrect the finer things
I lost when you disappeared

Breaking on the daylight
They put flowers round your grave
And I sang a silly song for you
Hey hey hey hey hey
Silvia, Silvia

Bird on your grave

Tomorrow I’m gonna leave a bird on your grave
And say a little prayer for you

Kyle says you’ve been dead for a couple of months
And I’ve been thinking your still here my friend
And I still have your songs in my head
And your face engraved into the glass of me

Tomorrow I’m gonna leave a bird on your grave
And say a little prayer for thee

And he misses you when you’re gone
When you’re gone, you’re gone

Tomorrow I’m gonna leave a bird on your grave
With a note and I’m hoping it will last for days
Faded from flesh they put flowers on your grave
With a great box of cedar where they buried you

Rachel

Oh what a day to dance with you
Oh what a day to die
I held you once in the palm of my hand
And a fine old time it was
Rachel I fear your death will come
And leave me alone to die
Rachel I fear your death will come
And gone to the dogs and the dimes
The men would come to you and me
We’d freeze them like a light
The men would come to you and me
We’d freeze them like a light
Say farewell Maria dear
Your bones and teeth and skin
Say farewell Maria dear
My you’ve grown so thin
Oh what a day to dance with you
Oh what a day to die
I had you once in the palm of my hand
And a fine old time it was
The men would come to you and me
We’d freeze them like a light
The men would come to you and me
We’d freeze them like a light
Say farewell Maria dear
Your bones and teeth and skin
Say farewell Maria dear
My you’ve grown so thin!

Feathers

Feathered failures on my knees
I broke my back from missing thee
I turned to brittle barren worlds
I hear you’re living with the girl
Sara Sara eyes of blue
Sara Sara in love you
She knows you had a woman fine
With eyes as deep as brandy wine
Flora flora, flora flora , flora flora,
Flora flora, flora flora, flora
Flora, flora, la da dum
Flora flora you knew her then
You plucked her from her fields of men
And all at once it came to me
Under my favorite lonesome tree
Sara Sara eyes of blue
Sara Sara in love with you
She knows you had a woman fine
With eyes as deep as brandy wine
Flora flora, flora flora , flora flora,
Flora flora, flora flora, flora
Flora, flora, la da dum
Feathered failures on my knees
I broke my back from missing thee
I turned to brittle barren worlds
I hear you’re living with girl
Sara Sara eyes so blue
Sara Sara in love with you
She knows I was your woman fine
With eyes as deep as brandy wine

Famous Blue Raincoat

( Leonard Cohen Cover )

It's four in the morning, the end of December
I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
New York is cold, but I like where I'm living
There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening
I hear that you're building your little house deep in the desert
You're living for nothing now, I hope you're keeping some kind of record

Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear

Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
You'd been to the station to meet every train
And you came home without Lili Marlene

And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
And when she came back she was nobody's wife

Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy thief
Well I see Jane's awake

She sends her regards.

And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
I'm glad you stood in my way

If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free

Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried

And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear

My love and I

My love and I
Were walking down the road
In a dream that I had not so many years ago
And if my red blood will cease to flow
Your ghost may come where I will go
See you’re as good as dead to me
My holy ghost my savior tree
And if my red blood will cease to flow
Your ghost may come where I will go
Your dreary days
Your damsel days
Your water days
Are dying
Your dreary days
Your damsel day
Your desperate days are dead
Oh where will you go
When I , I loved you ever since
The day we slept in fields of poppies
Oh where will you go,
When I , I loved you ever since
The day, we dreamt in fields of poppies
Your dreary days
Your damsel days
Your water days are dying
Your dreary days
Your damsel days
Your water days are dead

Leather made shoes

Mayflower was a girl
Who came from my room
With a box of faded feathers
And her leather made shoes
But you know when she goes
She’ll be crying
Cause she died all alone
With her feathers and bows
I was just a lonely thing
When I met Mr. Bear
And he loved his sleeping next to me
And in his eyes I stared
But you know when he goes
He’ll be crying
Cause he died all alone
With his feather and bows
Mary Mary Mayflower
And John Lee all came
On the day that I died
Upon the spring
The day his wedding came
But you know
When I go I’ll be crying
Cause I died all alone with my feathers and bows
Don’t you know when she goes she’ll be crying
Cause a love that has died is a sad sad thing
Mayflower way a girl
Who came from my room
With a box of faded feathers and
Her leather made shoes
But you know when she goes
She’ll by crying
Cause a love that has died
Is a sad sad thing

Little Hells

Heart paper lover

You were gone and I was gone
And all of the flowers were dead and gone

And all of the things that I had, were songs again
Weaving the scent of the loss of your heart
From they are to meant
Life seems so empty
Without you, my friend

Heart paper lover
Are you gone again
Heart paper lover
Are you gone again
Are you mine again

Grass is green all along
Sun is filtering, yellow strong
I ripped and I burned all the papers
To the dust with them
Weaving the scent of the loss of your heart
From they are to meant

Life seems so empty
Without you, my friend

Heart paper lover
Are you mine again
Heart paper lover
Are you gone again
Heart paper lover
Are you gone again

Rosary

Every night that I spend alone
Alone
You don't know
You don't know me at all

And in my life of a girl
And their troubles in love
I'm a troubled, troubled heart

Thought I'd sing at the boats
"Trouble, away!"
But they swam back to me today
My troubles are never gonna leave me alone

April is lonely
But the rosary that I wear on my neck
And stare out to sea
Gulls overhead burn in the tree
I feel numb and cold
Rosary

Numb, cold and free
Rosary
Rosary
Rosary

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

Mary Come Alive

Mary, come alive
I brought water and food for your life

I don't want to come alive
Life was hard when I was your bride
And I know we had a beautiful life
But things changed like the leaves on the vine

Mary, come alive
I brought water and food for your life

And I know they had a beautiful life
But things changed like the leaves on the vine

Mary, come alive
I brought water and food for your life

I don't want to come alive
Life was hard when I was your bride
And I know we had a beautiful life
But things changed like the leaves on the vine

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

Little Hells

Mama I have
Nothing but cobwebs
And dust in the lock
Blood runs thick
In the veins
But I live like a fish in the water again

She says
Soft to a fault
She believes the hardest things of all
True love
Never did exist at all

She lives in a dark cloud
Of little hells
When she meant something
To somebody else

But now it's dark
And cobwebs and rose petals
Defy her
Into the web
To go back
To the days of color

Into the web
To go back
To the days of color

Ghosts and Lovers

Winter was an island, child
Some of the friends
You had been gone a while
It's a dark twisted line across
You sear into the wild

People are looking down you say
You can feel the beat of yesterday
On the street there was a big parade
And a family of four

Ghosts and lovers
They'll haunt you for a while
Ghosts and lovers
They'll haunt you for a while
Ghosts and lovers
They will haunt you for a while
From the stars and from the sheets and ground
From the ground

You drank the days away you say
Today is the same as any other day
On the street there was a big parade
And a family of four
Victorian gentlemen

They rap on the walls
When you're trying to sleep
And there's nothing you can say
To make them go away
To make them go away
To make them go
Oh-oh-oh-oh away

Ghosts and lovers
They'll haunt you for a while
Ghosts and lovers
They'll haunt you for a while
Ghosts and lovers
They will haunt you for a while
From the stars and from the sheets and ground
From the ground
From the ground
From the ground
From the ground

Brittle, Crushed and Torn

Many were the years I was brittle, crushed
And tore your name from leaf hearts
And blades of grass that were lost in the haze

And it's funny he still loves me
And it's funny he still loves me

Call her name, she dreams of you
Send her your regards
In the flesh is what I want
But no, you're a weak man now
Where did you go, fantasy
Were you lost in the haze
Were you free

Life is a rambling end
When you are gone
When you are gone
When you are gone

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

The hole is wide

Flowers died a long
Time ago my friend
And they're hanging on the wall
With wax and thread

When you were young
Did you think it would ever end
When you were young
Did you think it would ever end

Sylvia was a girl
That I knew best
And she wore the finest eyelid dress
And she sits in her room
Painting golden moons
And she sits in her room
Painting golden runes

Oh, what am I to do
Without a man to see me through
Oh, what am I to do
Without a man to see me through
I'm more than blue
I'm violet

Lyla met a man
That she loved best
And he died in a fiery crash

And the hole is wide
The hole is wide
The hole is wide

And the hole is wide
The hole is wide
The hole is wide

Oh, what am I to do
Without a man to see me through
Oh, what am I to do
Without a man to see me through
I'm more than blue
I'm violet

Sylvia was a girl that I knew best

River of Dirt

I was your lover, you were my plan
I told you that you were my sun and my sand
We would ride away and get a circus job
And I'd fly away, become a bird of song

El camino, take me home
El camino, take me home

You are a jester and I am an elf
And I'm sad to the bones that are stocked upon my shelf

Take me back to the river of dirt
Take me back to the river of dirt

Built of the veins
And the flesh and the bones
We're oh so painfully alone
Burdened by rivers of dirt and fire
We return to the ground when we retire
Back to the river of dirt and fire

Summer is coming, I can't believe it's true
Where are you, where is she
I'm turning into you
Take me back to the place of the golden slumbers
Where I was happy and you were my middle name

Take me back to the river of dirt
Take me back to the river of dirt

And I grew up in the houses made of lead
The walls were white, the stairs were sharp
The scent of summer land

Take me back to the river of dirt
Take me back to the river of dirt

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

Loner

In the year of the angels
You were famous for your kiss
In the year of the robins
You were lost in the midst of your bleeding heart

In the time of loners
Twenty lies beyond
It's been years since you left me
It's been hard living without you

You're alone, one last loner
And I'm a loner too
And I believe you're filled with sin
Like me loner blue

In the year of angels
You were lonely for a kiss
In the time of sunshine
You were lost in the midst of your beating heart

You're a loner dust loner
And I'm a loner too
I believe you're filled with sin
Like me loner blue

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

Mistress

Sometimes you bring me flowers
A misery it seems to me
I don't want to live a day without you
Haunting my memory

Goodbye misery
Letters on the line
Goodbye misery
Letters on the line

Come in now, you know I won't desert you
It's been four years waiting for the day
That you would leave your girl and take me somewhere away

Summertime was hard
And I knew it on the spot
I would marry you some sunny day
But baby I know it’s strange
To end up this way
A mistress on a sunny day

One thousand bottles of why
And the days of rum
Turn to years of swine

I'm leaving you for good this time
Dreams and scars and letters on the line

Goodbye misery
Letters on the line

Summertime was hard
And I knew it on the spot
I would marry you some sunny day
Baby I know it’s strange
To end up this way
A mistress on a sunny day

Goodbye misery
Letters on the line

 

Various Covers Over The Years

No Surprises

( Stereogum Presents OKX, A Tribute To OK Computer )

A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal
You look so tired, unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us
I'll take the quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises

Silent
Silent

This is my final fit
My final belly-ache with
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises, please

Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises, please

True Love Will Find You In the End

( Daniel Johnston )

True love will find you in the end
You'll find out just who was your friend
Don't be sad, I know you will
But don't give up until
True love finds you in the end

This is a promise with a catch
Only if you're looking will it find you
'Cause true love is searching too
But how can it recognize you
Unless you step out into the light, the light

Don't be sad, I know you will
Don't give up until
True love finds you in the end

Battle Earth

( Based on a poem by Shel Silverstein -  Battle in the Sky )

It wasn’t quite day and it wasn’t quite night
Cause the sun and the moon where both in sight
A situation quite alright
With everyone else but them

There really is something about you
There really is something about you

So they both made remarks about who gave more light
Who was the brightest and prettiest sight
And the sun gave a bump and the moon gave a bite
And the terrible sky fight began

There really is something about you
There really is something about you

With a scorch and a sizzle, a screech and a shout
Across the great heavens they tumbled about
And the moon had a piece of the sun in its mouth
While the sun burned the face of the moon

There really is something about you
There really is
There really is something about you

And when it was over the moon was rubbed red
And the sun had a very bad lump on its head
And all the next night the moon stayed home in bed
And the sun didn’t come out ‘til noon

There really is something about you
Oh there really is something about you
There really is something about you
There really is something about you

Jealous Guy

( John Lennon )

I was dreaming of the past
And my heart was beating fast
I began to lose control
I began to lose control

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

I was feeling insecure
You night not love me any more
I was shivering inside
I was shivering inside

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

I was trying to catch your eyes
Thought that you were trying to hide
I was swallowing my pain
I was swallowing my pain

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

For the Good Times

( Kris Kristofferson )

Don't look so sad, I know it's over
But life goes on, and this old world will keep on turning
Let's just be glad we had some time to spend together
There's no need to watch the bridges that we're burning

Lay your head upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowing soft against the window
And make believe you love me one more time
For the good times

I'll get along, you'll find another
And I'll be here if you should find you ever need me
Don't say a word about tomorrow or forever
There'll be time enough for sadness when you leave me

Lay your head upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowin' soft against the window
And make believe you love me one more time
For the good times

Trouble

( Cat Stevens )


Trouble
Oh trouble set me free
I have seen your face
And it's too much too much for me

Trouble
Oh trouble can't you see
You're eating my heart away
And there's nothing much left of me

I've drunk your wine
You have made your world mine
So won't you be fair
So won't you be fair

I don't want no more of you
So won't you be kind to me
Just let me go where
I'll have to go there

Trouble
Oh trouble move away
I have seen your face
And it's too much for me today

Trouble
Oh trouble can't you see
You have made me a wreck
Now won't you leave me in my misery

I've seen your eyes
I can see death's disguise
Hangin' on me
Hangin' on me

I'm beat, I'm torn
Shattered and tossed and worn
Too shocking to see
Too shocking to see

Trouble
Oh trouble move away from me
I have paid my debt
Now won't you leave me in my misery

Trouble
Oh trouble please be kind
I don't want no fight
And I haven't got a lot of time

My drug buddy

( The Lemonheads Cover )


She's coming over,
We'll go out walking,
Make a call on the way.

She's in the phone booth now,
I'm looking in.
There comes a smile on her face.

There's still some of the same stuff we got yesterday
There's still some of the same stuff we got yesterday, yeah

I'm too much with myself
I wanna be someone else
I'm too much with myself
I wanna be someone else
I'm too much with myself
I wanna be someone else

So we take off out Fiona's door
Walk until it's light outside
Like before when we were on the phone

We have to laugh to look at each other
We have to laugh 'cause we're not alone

As the cars fly up King St.
It's enough to startle us
It's enough to startle us

I love my drug buddy
My drug, my drug buddy
I love my drug buddy
My drug, my drug buddy

Our Mother The Mountain

( Townes Van Zandt )


My lover comes to me with a rose on her bosom
The moon's dancin' purple, all through her black hair
A ladies-in-waiting she stands 'neath my window
The sun will rise soon on the false and the fair
Singing tu-lur-a-lei

She tells me she comes from my mother the mountain
Her skin fits her tightly, her lips do not lie
She silently slips from her throat a medallion
Slowly she twirls it in front of my eyes

I watch her, I love her, I long for to touch her
The satin she's wearing is shimmering blue
Outside my window her ladies are sleeping
My dogs have gone hunting, the howling is through
Singing tu-lur-a-lei

So I reach for her hand and her eyes turns to poison
Her hair turns to splinters, her flesh turns to brine
She leaps cross the room, she stands in the window
Screams that my first-born will surely be blind
Singing tu-lur-a-lei

She throws herself out to the black of the nightfall
She's parted her lips but she makes not a sound
I fly down the stairway, and I run to the garden
No trace of my true love is there to be found

So walk these hills lightly and watch who you're loving
By mother the mountain I swear that it's true
Love not a woman with hair black as midnight
Her dress made of satin all shimmering blue
Singing tu-lur-a-lei-oh

Strange

( Patsy Cline )

Strange, how you stopped loving me
How you stopped needing me
When she came along
Oh, how strange

Strange, you changed like night and day
Just up and went away
When she came along
Oh, how strange

Well, I guess that I was just your puppet
You held on a string
And to think I thought you really loved me
But look what thoughts can bring
How strange

Strange, you're still in all my dreams
Oh what a funny thing
I still care for you
Oh, how strange

Well, I guess that I was just your puppet
You held on a string
And to think I thought you really loved me
But look what thoughts can bring
How strange

Strange, you're still in all my dreams
Oh what a funny thing
I still care for you
Oh

Cactus Tree

( Joni Mitchell )

There's a man who's been out sailing
In a decade full of dreams
And he takes her to a schooner
He treats her like a queen
Bearing beads from California
With their amber stones and green
He has called her from the harbor
He has kissed her with his freedom
He has heard her off to starboard
In the breaking and the breathing
Of the water weeds
While she was busy being free

There's a man who's climbed a mountain
And he's calling out her name
And he hopes her heart can hear
Three thousand miles he calls again
He can think her there beside him
He can miss her just the same
He has missed her in the forest
While he showed her all the flowers
And the branches sang the chorus
As he climbed the scaley towers
Of a forest tree
While she was somewhere being free

There's a man who's sent a letter
And he's waiting for reply
He has asked her of her travels
Since the day they said goodbye
He writes, "Wish you were beside me
We can make it if we try"
He has seen her at the office
With her name on all his papers
Through the sharing of the profits
He will find it hard to shake her
From his memory
While she's so busy being free

There's a lady in the city
And she thinks she loves them all
There's the one who's thinking of her
There's the one who sometimes calls
There's the one who writes her letters
With his facts and figures scrawl
She has brought them to her senses
They have laughed inside her laughter
Now she rallies her defenses
For she fears that one will ask her
For eternity
While she's so busy being free

There's a man who sends her medals
And he's bleeding from the war
There's a jouster and a jester and a man who owns a store
There's a drummer and a dreamer
And you know there may be more
She will love them when she sees them
They will lose her if they follow
And she only means to please them
And her heart is full and hollow
Like a cactus tree
While she's so busy being free
Like a cactus tree
Being free

Colorado Girl

( Van Zandt Townes )


I'm going out to Denver
See if I can't find
I'm going out to Denver
See if I can't find
That loving Colorado girl of mine

Oh the promise in her smile
Shames the mountains tall
The promise in her smile
Shames the mountains tall
She bring the sun to shining
Tell the rain to fall

It's been a long time, mama,
Since I heard you call my name
It's been a long time, mama
Since I heard you call my name
I got to see my Colorado girl again

Be there tomorrow
Mama, don't you cry
Be there tomorrow
Now, mama, don't you cry
I got to kiss these lonesome
Texas blues good-bye

I'm going out to to Denver
See if I can't find
I'm going out to to Denver
See if I can't find
That loving Colorado girl of mine
That loving Colorado girl of mine

Saunders Ferry Lane

( Sammi Smith )


It's 66 and cloudy here this mornin'
I'll make a bet those clouds will turn to rain
The weather's rusted out the sign
And I almost missed the turn
That'll take me down to Saunders Ferry Lane

The creekin' boards of the empty dock
Are the only sounds I hear
The sign on the catfish stand says
"closed till spring"

Summer drown in the frozen lake
As the winter came to life
And nothing moves in Saunders Ferry Lane
Nothing moves in Saunders Ferry Lane

Raindrops mingle with the leaves
That tumble to the ground
As I find my way to the spot
Where we once lay

But the grass is dead
The life is gone
And the birds have flown away
It's awful cold in Saunders Ferry Lane
Awful cold in Saunders Ferry Lane
The gentle arms that held me
And made me want tomorrow now are, are gone

We found so much comfort
In the way we loved eachother
Then the angels came
As quietly as the dawn

Standing by the water
In an icy winter wind
I find no present comfort for my pain

No gentle arms to hold me now
I know there's nothin' worse
Than a day alone in Saunders Ferry Lane
A day alone in Saunders Ferry Lane

It's 32, and raining here this evening
I'll make a bet that rain will turn to snow
It's hard to see through the tears
And I almost missed the turn
The easy way from Saunders Ferry Lane
The easy way from Saunders Ferry Lane

So long Theresa

( Dave Godowsky )

So long Theresa
I'll give you til easter
To see you coming round the bend
I'm on the road again

So long Theresa
I left you a piece of my heart
And I wrote you a song
And I know it's hard to love me
For so long

So long Theresa
Up in the trees
The birds perch
To escape from the snow
I think it's time that you go

So long Theresa
I gave you the keys to my car
The transmission felt wrong
It's something I've been
Familiar with for so long

So long, Theresa
I'm begging you please
I can change if you give me a chance
I'll settle for a glance

So long Theresa
I'm down on my knees
Again why couldn't we get along
It's hard to be brave
When I've been at your grave for so long

So long Theresa
I left you a piece of my heart
And I wrote you a song
I knew it was hard
To love me for so long

Sunday Morning Coming Down

( Kris Kristofferson )


Well I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad
So I had one more for dessert

Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes
And found my cleanest dirty shirt
And I shaved my face and combed my hair
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day

Well I'd smoked my brain the night before
On cigarettes and songs I had been picking
But I lit my first and watched a small kid
Cussing at a can that he was kicking

Then I crossed the empty street
And caught the Sunday smell of someone frying chicken
And it took me back to something
That I'd lost somewhere, somehow along the way

On the Sunday morning sidewalk
Wishing, Lord, that I was stoned
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone

And there's nothing short of dying
Half as lonesome as the sound
On the sleeping city sidewalks
Sunday morning coming down

In the park I saw a daddy
With a laughing little girl who he was swinging
And I stopped beside a Sunday school
And listened to the song that they were singing

Then I headed back for home
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringing
And it echoed through the canyons
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday

On the Sunday morning sidewalk
Wishing, Lord, that I was stoned
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
Makes a body feel alone

And there's nothing short of dying
Half as lonesome as the sound
On the sleeping city sidewalks
Sunday morning coming down


On the Sunday morning sidewalk
Wishing, Lord, that I was stoned
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
Makes a body feel alone

And there's nothing short of dying
Half as lonesome as the sound
On the sleeping city sidewalks
Sunday morning coming down

Hickory Wind

( Parsons/Buchanan )

In South Carolina
There're many tall pines
I remember the oak tree
That we used to climb

But now when I'm lonesome
I always pretend
That I'm getting the feel of
Hickory wind

I started out younger
Had most everything
All the riches and pleasures
What else can life bring

But it makes me feel better
Each time it begins
Calling me home
Hickory wind

It's a hard way to find out
That trouble is real
In a faraway city
With a faraway feel

But it makes me feel better
Each time it begins
Calling me home
Hickory wind
Keeps calling me home
Hickory wind

Clowne Towne

(Xiu Xiu cover / Xiu Xiu Remixed & Covered LP)

Up and down through what you thought would be your future
Became the dark reminder of
What a rash and inconsistent faith you had
In loving your true self and your true love

Clowne towne, no shelter
Clowne towne, no anything
Clowne towne, a single angel
Clowne towne, no exit

Your true father smashed his hands through the glass
And failed out of the priviledged dreams
Your true love has drunk herself into not being able
Or keeping her own word to her own self
Your true brother has betrayed you over and over
And looked you in the eye
Your true self has become weak and alone and alone
And alone and alone

Clowne towne, revealing nothing
Clowne towne, a flock of coots
Clowne towne, a single beauty
Clowne towne, a big dumb kid

Clowne towne, no shelter
Clowne towne, no anything
Clowne towne, a single angel
Clowne towne, no exit

Clowne towne, no shelter
Clowne towne, no anything
Clowne towne, a single angel
Clowne towne, no exit

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

Pancho And Lefty

( Van Zandt Townes )


Living on the road my friend
Was gonna keep you free and clean
Now you wear your skin like iron
Your breath's as hard as kerosene

You weren't your mama's only boy
But her favorite one it seems
She began to cry when you said goodbye
And sank into your dreams

Pancho was a bandit boys
His horse was fast as polished steel
Wore his gun outside his pants
For all the honest world to feel

Pancho met his match you know
On the deserts down in Mexico
Nobody heard his dying words
That's the way it goes

All the federales say
They could have had him any day
They only let him sleep away
Out of kindness I suppose

Lefty he can't sing the blues
All night long like he used to
The dust that Pancho bit down south
Ended up in Lefty's mouth

The day they laid poor Pancho low
Lefty split for Ohio
Where he got the bread to go
There ain't nobody knows

All the federales say
They could have had him any day
They only let him slip away
Out of kindness I suppose

The poets tell how Pancho fell
Lefty's livin' in a cheap hotel
The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold
So the story ends we're told

Pancho needs your prayers it's true
But save a few for Lefty too
He just did what he had to do
Now he's growing old

All the federales say
They could have had him any day
They only let him slip away
Out of kindness I suppose

All the federales say
They could have had him any day
They only let him slip away
Out of kindness I suppose

Living on the road my friend
Was gonna keep you free and clean
Now you wear your skin like iron
Your breath's as hard as kerosene

You weren't your mama's only boy
But her favorite one it seems
She began to cry when you said goodbye
And sank into your dreams

Covers - Volume Two

Winter Lady

(Leonard Cohen cover)


Travelling lady, stay awhile
Until the night is over
I'm just a station on your way
I know I'm not your lover
Well, I lived with a child of snow
When I was a soldier
And I fought every man for her
Until the nights grew colder

She used to wear her hair like you
Except when she was sleeping
And then she'd weave it on a loom
Of smoke and gold and breathing

And why are you so quiet now
Standing there in the doorway
You chose your journey long before
You came upon this highway

Travelling lady, stay awhile
Until the night is over
I'm just a station on your way
I know I'm not your lover

Learning to Fly

(Tom Petty cover / Feat. Faces On Film and Amelia Emmet)

Started out
Down a dirty road
I started out
All alone
And the sun went down
As I crossed the hill
And the town lit up
And the world got still

I'm learning to fly
But I ain't got wings
Coming down
Is a hardest thing

But the good ol' days
They may not return
And the rocks might melt
And the sea may burn

And I'm learning to fly
But I ain't got wings
Coming down
Is a hardest thing

Some say life
It will beat you down
Break your heart
Steal your crown
So I've started out
For God knows where
I guess I'll know
When I get there

I'm learning to fly
Around the clouds
What goes up
Must come down

Started out
Down a dirty road
I started out
All alone

Birds

(Neil Young cover)

Lover, there will be another one
Who'll hover over you beneath the sun
Tomorrow see the things that never come
Today

When you see me
Fly away without you
Shadow on the things you know
Feathers fall around you
And show you the way to go
It's over
It's over

Nestled in your wings, my little one
This special morning brings another sun
Tomorrow see the things that never come
Today

When you see me
Fly away without you
Shadow on the things you know
Feathers fall around you
And show you the way to go
It's over
It's over

Farewell Angelina

(Bob Dylan cover / Feat. Red Heroine)

Farewell Angelina
The bells on the crown
Are being stolen by bandits
I must follow the sound

The triangle tingles
And the music plays slow
But farewell Angelina
The night is on fire
And I must go

There's no use in talking
There's no need for blame
There is nothing to prove
Everything still is the same

A table stands empty
By the edge of the stream
But farewell Angelina
The sky is changing colours
And I must leave

The jacks and the queens
They forsake the courtyard
Fifty-two gypsies
Now file past the guard

In the space where the deuce
And the ace once ran wild
Farewell Angelina
The sky is folding
I'll see you after a while

See the cross-eyed pirates
Sit perched in the sun
Shooting tin cans
With a sawed off shot gun

And the corporals and the neighbours
Clap and cheer with each blast
Farewell Angelina
The sky is trembling
And I must leave fast

King Kong, little elves
And the rooftops, they dance
Valentino-type tangos
While the heroes clean hands

Shut the eyes of the dead
Not to embarrass anyone
Farewell Angelina
The sky is flooding over
And I must be gone

The camouflaged parrot
He flutters from fear
When something he doesn't know about
Suddenly appears

What cannot be imitated
Perfect must die
Farewell Angelina
The sky is flooding over
And I must go where it is dry

Machine guns are roaring
The puppets heave rocks
At misunderstood visions
And at the faces of clocks

Call me any name you like
I will never deny it
Farewell Angelina
The sky is erupting
And I must go where it is quiet

You Don’t Miss Your Water

(William Bell cover)

In the beginning
You really loved me
But I was blind
And I could not see

But when you left me
Oh how I cried
You don't miss your water
Till your well runs dry

I was a playboy
I could not be true
I didn’t believe
I really loved you

But when you left me
Oh how I cried
You don't miss your water
Till your well runs dry

In the beginning
You really loved me
But I was blind
And I could not see

But when you left me
Oh how I cried
You don't miss your water
Till your well runs dry

You don't miss your water
Till your well runs dry

The River

(Bruce Springsteen cover / Feat. Faces On Film and Amelia Emmet)

I come from down in the valley where mister when you're young
They bring you up to do like your daddy done
Me and Mary, we met in high school, when she was just seventeen
We'd ride out of that valley down to where the fields were green

We'd go down to the river
And into the river we'd dive
Oh down to the river we'd ride

Then I got Mary pregnant and man that was all she wrote
And for my nineteenth birthday, I got a union card and a wedding coat
We went down to the courthouse and the judge put it all to rest
No wedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle
No flowers, no wedding dress
That night we went down to the river
And into the river we'd dive
On down to the river we did ride

I got a job working construction for the Johnstown company
But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy
Now all them things that seemed so important
Well, mister, they vanished right into the air
Now I act like I don't remember, Mary acts like she don't care

But I remember us riding in my brother's car
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
At night on them banks I'd lie awake
And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take

Now those memories come back to haunt me
They haunt me like a curse
Is a dream, a lie, if it don't come true
Or is it something worse that sends me down to the river
I know the river is dry
Sends me down to the river tonight
Down to the river
My baby and I
Oh down to the river we'd ride

Motel Blues

(Loudon Wainwright III cover)

In this town television shuts off at two
What can a lonely rock and roller do
The bed's so big and the sheets are clean
And your girlfriend said that you were nineteen
The Styrofoam ice bucket is full of ice
Come up to my motel room, treat me nice
Treat me nice

And I don't wanna make no late night New York calls
And I don't wanna stare at them ugly grass matt walls
Chronologically I know you're young
But when you kissed me in the club, you bit my tongue
I'll write a song for you, I'll put it on my next LP
Come up to my motel room, sleep with me
Sleep with me

There's a bible in the drawer, don't be afraid
I'll put up the sign to warn the cleanup maid
Yeah there's lots of soap end there's lots of towels
Never mind them desk clerk's scowls
I buy you breakfast, they'll think you're my wife
Come up to my motel room, save my life
Save my life
Come up to my motel room, save my life
Save my life

Distortions

(Clinic cover)

I'd like to know completely
What others so discreetly
Talk about when they leave me
Not that I notice when they're gone

It's eerie and so scary
I don't know who to marry
Your sister came to bait me
I love it when you blink your eyes

I want to know my body
I want this out not in me
I want to know no secrets here
I leave, I leave with care

I've saved me once to often
You'd never know how often
I've pictured you in coffins
My baby in a coffin
I love it when you blink your eyes

I want to know my body
I want this out not in me
I want no other leakage
I want to know no secrets here
I leave, I leave with care

Free of distortions
Free of distortions
Free of distortions

Sara

(Bob Dylan cover / Feat. Red Heroine)

I laid on a dune, I looked at the sky
When the children were babies and played on the beach
You came up behind me, I saw you go by
You were always so close and still within reach

Sara, oh Sara
Whatever made you want to change your mind
Sara, oh Sara
So easy to look at, so hard to define

I can still see them playing with their pails in the sand
They run to the water, their buckets to fill
I can still see the shells falling out of their hands
As they follow each other back up the hill

Sara, oh Sara
Sweet virgin angel, sweet love of my life
Sara, oh Sara
Radiant jewel, mystical wife

Sleeping in the woods by a fire in the night
I was drinking white rum in a Portugal bar
Them playing leapfrog and hearing about Snow White
You were in the marketplace in Savanna-la-Mar

Sara, oh Sara
It’s all so clear, I could never forget
Sara, oh Sara
Loving you is the one thing I’ll never regret

I can still hear the sounds of those Methodist bells
I’d taken the cure and had just gotten through
Staying up for days in the Chelsea Hotel
Writing "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" for you

Sara, oh Sara
Wherever we travel, we're never apart
Sara, oh Sara
Beautiful lady, so dear to my heart

How did I meet you? I don’t know
A messenger sent me in a tropical storm
You were there in the winter, moonlight on the snow
And on Lily Pond Lane when the weather was warm

Sara, oh Sara
Scorpio Sphinx in a calico dress
Sara, oh Sara
You must forgive me my unworthiness

Now the beach is deserted except for some kelp
And a piece of an old ship that lies on the shore
You always responded when I needed your help
You give me a map and a key to your door

Sara, oh Sara
Glamorous nymph with an arrow and bow
Sara, oh Sara
Don’t ever leave me, don’t ever go

The Book Of Love

(The Magnetic Fields cover)

The book of love is long and boring
No one can lift the damn thing
It's full of charts and facts and figures
And instructions for dancing but

I
I love it when you read to me
You
You can read me anything

The book of love has music in it
In fact, that's where music comes from
Some of it is just transcendental
Some of it is just really dumb but

I
I love it when you sing to me
You
You can sing me anything

The book of love is long and boring
And written very long ago
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes
And things we're all too young to know but

I
I love it when you give me things
You
You ought to give me wedding rings

I
I love it when you give me things
You
You ought to give me wedding rings

Avalanche

(Leonard Cohen cover)

I stepped into an avalanche
It covered up my soul
When I am not this hunchback that you see
I sleep beneath the golden hill
You who wish to conquer pain
You must learn, learn to serve me well

You strike my side by accident
As you go down for your gold
The cripple here that you clothe and feed
Is neither starved nor cold
He does not ask for your company
Not at the center, the center of the world

I am on a pedestal
You did not raise me there
Your laws do not compel me
To kneel grotesque and bare
I myself am the pedestal
For this ugly hump at which you stare

You who wish to conquer pain
You must learn what makes me kind
The crumbs of love that you offer me
They're the crumbs I've left behind
Your pain is no credential here
It's just the shadow, the shadow of my wound
My wound

I have begun to long for you
I who have no greed
I have begun to ask for you
I who have no need
You say you've gone away from me
But I can feel you, feel you when you breathe

Do not dress in those rags for me
I know you are not poor
You don't love me quite so fiercely now
When I know that you are not sure
It is your turn, beloved
It is your flesh, the flesh that I wear
That I wear

All My Trials

(Traditional song)

Hush little baby, don't you cry
You know your daddy’s born to die
That all my trials, Lord, will soon be over

The river of Jordan is muddy and cold
Well, it chills the body but not the soul
That all my trials, Lord, will soon be over

I've got a little book with pages three
And every page spells liberty
That all my trials, Lord, will soon be over

Too late, my brothers
Too late, but never mind
‘Cause all my trials, Lord, will soon be over

Close Your Eyes I'll Be Here In The Morning

(Townes Van Zandt cover / Feat. Faces On Film)

There's no stronger wind
Than the one that blows
Down a lonesome railroad line
There’s no prettier sight
Than looking back
On a town you left behind
There is nothing, that's as real
As a love that's in my mind

Close your eyes
I'll be here in the morning
Close your eyes
I'll be here for a while

There's lots of things along the road
I'd surely like to see
I'd like to lean into the wind
And tell myself I'm free
But your softest whisper's louder
Than the highways call to me

Close your eyes
I'll be here in the morning
Close your eyes
I'll be here for a while

All the mountains and the rivers
And the valleys can't compare
To your blue lit dancing eyes
And yellow shining hair
But I could never hit the open road
And leave you laying there

Close your eyes
I'll be here in the morning
Close your eyes
I'll be here for a while

Oh lay your head back easy, love
And close your crying eyes
I'll be laying here beside you
When the sun comes on the rise
And I'll stay as long as the cuckoo wails
And the lonesome bluejay cries

Close your eyes
I'll be here in the morning
Close your eyes
I'll be here for a while

Marissa Nadler

In Your Lair, Bear

Oh where did you go
When the snow fell that year
You were inside these wooden walls
Like a bear
Eager child for the end in your lair
For the end of the year

And that old familiar fear
Creeps up your little arms
And runs through your veins
Like blood through your songs
Like blood through your songs
Like blood through your songs

And then summer came
And he wore you like a charm
And you knew yourself
That what had come
Would soon be gone

Well sometimes in your burrowed hole
You love to be the pawn
Always moving on

Oh where did I go
When the rains fell that year
We were inside that wooden house
Like a bear
Eager child for the end to be near
For the end of the year

And then winter came
And I wore him
Like a charm
And we knew that what had come
Would soon be gone
Well sometimes in my burrowed hole
I feel it coming on
Always moving on

An island is always alone
And you were breaking yours with a stone
So I took you home to a bastion
A hurricane by any other name
So I took you home and I crashed you
A hurricane in your veins

Alabaster Queen

When you came to town
I fell for you it seems
To a house with twisted branches
And a candle dream
I'll be your Alabaster Queen
Your Alabaster Queen

When I hear you play
I think of water and sunshine
And I never really mind
All your women wistful wanting
You all the time
I'll be your Alabaster Queen
Your Alabaster Queen

Your Alabaster Queen
And Sunshine King

The Sun Always Reminds Me Of You

It's a beautiful day
And I went for a walk
But I saw that old dirt path
Where we used to talk
Where is the rain
'Cause some spring lovers
Are bringing me down again

The years have come
And your hands have gone
But your land is something
Lost in a song

Why does the sun always remind me of you
Yes it does
I hope a new day will come
And cover up what I done

Why does the sun always remind me of you
I would know
That there ain't nothing but love songs
On the radio

Turn on the colored days
To peel away the skin
The sun will turn my hands to gold
More than any alchemist

Sea water it rounds the edge of shard and turns to sand
I heard you bought a house
And light it up with glass and second hand

Why does the sun always remind me of you
Yes it does
I hope a new day will come
And cover up what I have done

Why does the sun always remind me of you
I would know
That there ain't nothing but love songs
On the radio

Always reminds me of you
Yes it does
It always reminds me of you
Yes it does
Yes it does
Yes it does

Why does the sun always remind me of you
I hope a new day will come
And cover up what I have done

Why does the sun always remind me of you
I hope a new day will come
And cover up what I have done

Why does the sun always remind of you
I would know
That there ain't nothing but love songs
On the radio

Mr. John Lee Revisited

Mr. John Lee what is happening to me
Last time I saw you
Bringing fire wood into your house
From a tree

But I didn't love you
Quite as much
As sweet Marie
The sheriff he never
Had to come
To wade through the water
Swamps
And some strange mystery
To find Marie

Me clad in Velveteen
Red lips and high heeled shoes
I carried you
Your weight for a long time
Through years and towns and took refuge
And I carried your weight upon mine

Marie got married
To a man
And I found your footsteps
In summer lands
To your lady

Marie has a daughter
And a new city now
And your skin is soft and tired
From the years
But you're happy now

Me clad in Velveteen
Red lips and high heeled shoes
I carried you
Your weight for a long time
Through years and towns and took refuge
And I carried your weight upon mine

Mr. John Lee
What is happening to me
Last time I saw you
Bringing firewood into your house
From a tree

Baby I Will Leave You In The Morning

Baby I will leave you in the morning
Sunny day I won't know what to say
Ray of sun and days of running stage lights
I don't really know another way

Baby you will need to set me free
Baby you will need to set me free

California drank till I could sleep right
Some were strange and that I cannot lie
Evil was the man that I did live by
No drink no one could make me come alive

Honey I don't want to go away
Honey I don't want to go away

Baby will you love me when I return
Promise I will hold you in my palm
Every night I dream you sleeping next to me
Sing a song and keep you like a balm

Baby you will need to forgive me
Been a sinner all my life you see

New York City drank till I could sleep right
Next to one I truly though I loved
Funny how the time can turn your head lights
Shining like a fire from above

Baby you will need to forgive me
Been a sinner all my life you see

I am getting higher by the moment
Days too long and nights too cold in song
I am getting higher by the moment
I was wrong to leave you I was wrong

Puppet Master

Once your eyes were the master
Muse to all my songs
Cobalt and sea come back to me
I'll never do wrong

Winter would come
And nothing would move
Summer's undone with all did I choose
Cobalt and sea come back to me
I'll never do you wrong

I was your pearl
And I knew that you lied
I was your pearl
And I knew that you lied

Lately all I want is you
Sometimes I believe I do
Fifty strings of yarn and glue
Puppet master see me through
Lately all I want is you
Puppet master see me through

Scissors in hand a knife at my strings
An odd way to go but I seen stranger things
Oh I grew the finest wings
Over the water

And on my old menagerie
A bottle that you made stood me
Cobalt and sea
Come back to me
I'll never do you wrong

I was your pearl
And I knew that you lied
I was your pearl
And I knew that you lied

Lately all I want is you
Sometimes I believe I do
Fifty strings of yarn and glue
Puppet master see me through
Lately all I want is you
Puppet master see me through

Wind Up Doll

Wind her up, wind her up
It's been years since she came
Over on the green plains to you

She calls his name
Shannaddee a dee a dee a dee
Over rock and sea
To her baby

When the box went in the ground
Cedar trees were all around
A war did take him from her town
And she ain't nothing but a ghost now

Wind up doll
In the back
Wind up doll
Click and clack
Click and clack

She will never be what you want her to be

She has dreams
Every night
That the box of cedar where
Where you went to lay
Will come to life
Hold her on the greens
Hold her on the green plains
Like you used to do
But she ain't nothing but a ghost

You wind her up
In the back
Wind up doll
Click and clack
Click and clack

She will never be what you want her to be
Wind her up to walk and wind her up to speak

Hold her on the greens
Hold her on the green plains
Like you used to do
But she ain't nothing but a ghost

Wedding

When you land I’ll be around
I'll wait for you to come around
When you land I’ll be around
I'll wait for you to come around

Give me a chance I’ll make you a ring
And we'll fly to our wedding
Give me a chance I’ll make you see
And fly to our wedding

When you rise
I'll be around
I'll wait for you
To come around
And when you land
I'll be around
I'll wait for you
To come around

Give me a chance I’ll make you a ring
And we'll fly to our wedding
Give me a chance I’ll make you a ring
And we'll fly to our wedding

Little King

Little King
You grew up a mile from my town
And I never thought to write it down
Raking the autumn leaves
And hoping for some pretty company

I was always packing a suitcase in the dark
In my mind a highway to the western spark
Only an overpass
Over the hills of dusty grass

And I would have taken all your rifles
And I would have taken all your bibles
And I would have taken all your rifles
For a ride

Little King I swear
That this is not a dream
I read that this is what it should be
In a magazine
Sun of the broken down
Daughter of a love and prison town
And I would have taken all your rifles
And I would have taken all your bibles
And I would have taken all your rifles
For a ride
For a ride
For a ride

We can drink whiskey or sit inside the car
And listen to the silence of the stars
Only an overpass
Sprung from hills of broken glass
Many lands of sorrow
And wishing for tomorrow
Make me your sweethearted lady

In A Magazine

In a magazine
I saw you breaking down
I saw you breaking down
And I recognized your face
You looked like someone that I used to know

My hands are tied
And the rain falls
My hands are tied
And the rain falls

You look like someone that I used to know
You looked like someone that I used know

Underneath the stairs
Remember all those worlds
We waves the sky to white
As the light rays flickered in
But the time it drained the color from your skin

My hands are tied and the rain falls
My hands are tied and the rain falls
You look like someone that I used to know
You look like someone that I used to know

In a magazine
I saw you breaking down
And I recognized your face
You looked like someone that I used know
You looked like someone that I used know
You looked like someone that I used know
You looked like someone that I used know

Daisy, Where Did You Go

There are days that I feel
Something is really
Next to me on my arms
And inside the room
A cold wind does blow
There are two of us here that I know

Daisy where did you go
You left first and I didn't know
How to unfold the gatekeepers light
I am stuck here in this plight of woe

I had a sister
And I had a home
With many chairs
And we earned our keep
In the circus deep and deflected all the stares
Daisy nothing could scare you
As you'd enter into the room
So why did they take you first
And leave me too soon

Daisy where did you go
Daisy where did you go
With my phantom limbs and eerie hymns
There are two of us here that I know
Daisy where did you go
Daisy where did you go
With my phantom limbs and eerier hymns
There are two of us here that I know

Daisy where did you go
Daisy where did you go
With my phantom limbs and eerie hymns
There are two of us here that I know
Daisy where did you go
Daisy where did you go
With my phantom limbs and eerie hymns
There are two of us here that I know

The Sister

The Wrecking Ball Company

You said you'd need a wrecking ball to break the
Cement 'round the heart
A company of mad machines would take the
Walls, crumble them apart

Oh the dance will let you batter barricades
I have tried to keep you
Banned from the blockades
Wait, one more day
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Flirty with the failed and fleeting fusion
Body after body to entice
Till you came into my sad seclusion
I let you waste my vice and be your wife

Oh the dance will let you batter barricades
I have tried to keep you
Banned from the blockades
Wait, one more day

Love Again, There Is A Fire

Mary Mary never died like we thought she would
She did like the summertime too much and knew she could
Love again, love again, love again, love again

In the shopkeeper's parade, who would've thought that she would make it rain (?)
Arrangement of her memories for all the world to see

Love again, there is a fire, love again, there is a fire
Love again, there is a fire on your chest and minds and wiry arms
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Mary Mary remember when yellow lights and amber
Clouded over greedy skies
Amber after amber, the months did drag yes they did

Love again, there is a fire, love again, there is a fire
Love again, there is a fire on your chest and minds and wiry arms

Christine

When way back you were silver strung
And your eyes would gleam
Now you're gray in the daytime
Afraid in the falling pristine

They found you deep inside your den
They hoped to your bones and then
They scorched you to court you
But you're firmly dying instead
What has become of you now that you fled

By trading the serene
Where your earings used to be
And you're dancing like a beautiful figurine
Some say although it stuck in the sands of the time in between
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Get out of the knife clubs
And into the light

The sea will surround you
The sea will surround you
The sea will surround you
The sea which surrounds you
The sea will surround you
The sea will surround you

Get out of the knife clubs
And into the light

The sea will surround you
The sea which surrounds you
The sea which surrounds you
The sea which surrounds you
The sea which surrounds you

What has become of you now Christine

Apostle

You say it's time to put away the bottle
I don't remember what you said
I will take you in as my apostle
'Cause I love us in our bed

I'm hold
I'm hold
I'm holding on to you

Threw the door in your face again
You're closer to me than my own skin
You know this cold is so ingrained
And the words are wearing thin

I'm hold
I'm hold
I'm holding on to you
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
I know it's time to put away the bottle
I remember what you said
I will take you in as my apostle
I don't want to end up dead

I'm hold
I'm hold
I'm holding on to you

I'm hold
I'm hold
I'm holding on to you...

Constantine

Constantine's in his limousine
Does he recall the codeine daze
Tambourines with the water clean
A sad silver screen at his cabarets
But he joined a band to play rock and roll
A sad city center on a summer stroll
He set his deck on the land here
Festered and drove and disappeared
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Constantine, was it all a dream
I was there with my nicotine
A scene had not been waned and weaned
And town after town thought we were a team
Then we met up again on the river green
But you joined a band to play rock and roll
A sad city center for I didn't know
You said it's dead here on the land
And festered and drove, you disappeared

You lie, you miss the mannered chains
That hung from your neck like golden rain
Always in mind, always in mind
Constantine, Constantine
But you joined a band to play rock and roll
A sad city center on the summer's hole
You said it's dead here on the land here
Festered and drove and disappeared

As time goes by, I hear your voices near
Though we met up again on a river green

To A Road, Love

Oh I will fly to a road
And a house nearby
No your sovereign kind
A key in my mind

There are many hours in the day
And not a thing to say, you say
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Oh I will fly to a road
And a house nearby
Oh you're so very kind
A key in my mind

There are many hours in the day
And not a thing to say, you say

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

In A Little Town

In the woods up on the rocks
With your cameraman
You're both stopped inside a clock
With your doberman

This picture that I have
In this picture that I have
In a cul de sac we grew
Around the blocks like trees

Maple, elm, and blues, I knew
And studied to appease
At the school they bring you down
At the school they bring you down
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Maybe that's just what you get
In a little town

You put a brush inside my hand
And color on the hair
Went to deserts where the air
I was able to withstand

And you brought me to this song
And these strings I brim along

Maybe that's just what you get
In a little town
Maybe that's just what you get
In a little town

It's hard to see the years progress
Tied to our bodies
You are nowhere, can't relax
Within your surroundings

In this picture that I found
You are standing on the ground

Maybe that's just what you get
In a little town
Maybe that's just what you get
In a little town

Maybe that's just what you get
In a little town

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

Your Heart Is A Twisted Vine

Many a life I've tried
Many tear I've cried
Your heart is a twisted vine
That loves but none at a time
You see, none at a time

I see you have a lady
She brings you your bread and your wine
And your heart is a twisted vine
That comes but once in a while to me
Once in a while

Where are you, sweet Marie
I'm floating on an apple tree
And I'm telling all the world
That I once knew
That I'm in love with you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Where are you, sweet honey
I'm floating on an apple tree
And I'm telling all the world
That I once knew
That I'm in love with you

Many a life I've tried
Many tear I've cried
Your heart is a twisted vine
That loves but none at a time
You see, none at a time

Where am I, sweet Marie
I'm floating on an apple tree
And I'm telling all the world
That I once knew
That I'm in love with you

Where are you, sweet honey
I'm floating on an apple tree
And I'm telling all the world
That I once knew
That I'm in love with you

 

July

Drive

If you hadn't made it now, you're never gonna make it
Seventeen people in the dark tonight
You see some familiar faces
Behind the cellular lights

Chi-town in the winter, then we saw the Hollywood sign
You used to drink more than your man could
Waiting for the light, waiting for the light
Waiting for the light

Nothing like the way it feels
Nothing like the way it feels to drive
Still remember all the words
To every song you ever heard, drive
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
All the things are still in the car, let it freeze, let 'em crack
You slept through the day and the night and the day
You're never coming back, you're never coming back
You're never coming back

Nothing like the way it feels
Nothing like the way it feels to drive
Still remember all the words
To every song you ever heard, drive

Nothing like the way it feels
Nothing like the way it feels to drive
Still remember all the words
To every song you ever heard, drive

1923

Nineteen twenty three
He sent a letter and it reached me
Some things never change
Be it a river or be it your name

I call to you from another century
To see it, the world had been kind and sweet
And it really seems that the shadows
Have stopped following your every beat
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Baby come back to me
Baby come back to me
Baby come back to me

Oh the strangest things are happening
To everyone around here
But some things never change
You're still missing from my dreams

I call to you from another century
To see you, the world had been kind and sweet
And it really seems that the shadows
Have stopped following your every beat

Baby come back to me
Baby come back to me
Baby come back to me

Firecrackers

Firecrackers burned into heaven on the floor
My attackers, it's me it's me it's me you're looking for

July Fourth of last year, we spilled all the blood
How'd you spend your summer days
I know better now I don't call you up at night
'Cause baby your ghost and I have changed
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
I saw your face everywhere I looked, you sat across from me
Baby I'm a ghost when you're away
I told you all about my days, you told me where you lived
And we have drunk all our summers away
We have drunk our summers away

Firecrackers burned into heaven on the floor
My attackers, it's me it's me it's me you're looking for

Saturday, maybe you'll come down to see me, we'll walk around
I know better now I don't get as high
That I can't see the leaves turn from green to brown

Firecrackers burned into heaven on the floor
My attackers, it's me it's me it's me you're looking for
Firecrackers burned into heaven on the floor
My attackers, it's me it's me it's me you're looking for

We Are Coming Back

I died when you left
Everyone said you were the righteous one
Down the streets that I walk along
Down in the house where I love the walls
Down to the basement with my childhood charms

You came running
We are coming back
'Cause everything is here
We are coming back
'Cause everything is here
Oh here, oh

Seasons, they pass
Everyone says you were a righteous path
Still I live many miles away
So I can miss you a little every day
Back to the house where we lost our way
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
You came running
We are coming back
'Cause everything is here
We are coming back
'Cause everything is here
Oh here, oh

We are coming back
'Cause everything is here
We are coming back
'Cause everything is here
Oh here, oh

Dead City Emily

I was coming apart those days
I don't give a damn about the way
Colors on the trees change from red to green
It's a dead city Emily
Oh I was a-blaze, still I had to stay
With that bad Emily

Oh I saw the light today
Opened up the door
Any other man would've run run away
Em was stuck inside the moor
Any other man would've run run away
Emily is something more

I was coming apart those days
I don't give a damn about the way
Birds fly in the breeze, things you say to me
It's a dead city Emily
I cannot recall loving this at all
It's a dead city in between
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Oh I saw the light today
Opened up the door
Any other man would've run run away
Em was stuck inside the war
Oh it looks so bright today
Opened up the door
Any other man would've run run away
Emily is something more
Any other man would've run run away
From the house and to the shore

Dead city Emily
Dead city Emily
Dead city Emily
Dead city Emily

Was It A Dream

I keep thinking it was a dream that I hit you when you were down
I keep changing everything from the river to the town

Was it a dream or something sinister
Was it a dream or something sinister
I got a better half, it's sad I know I know
I got a better half, it's sad I know I know

I keep thinking it was a dream that you never come around
All the time we spent in a box in my hotel

Was it a dream or something sinister
Was it a dream or something sinister
I got a better half, it's sad I know I know
I got a better half, it's sad I know I know

It's true that I lost a year stumbling from room to room
Hoping I'd wake up somehow next to you
It's true that I lost a year stumbling from room to room
Hoping I'd wake up somehow next to you
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Was it a mirror looking through
It's the same world but everything is new
It's the same world but everything is new
It's the same world but everything is new

I've Got Your Name

Changed in a rest stop into my dress
Be sure not to touch the floor
I've done that kind of thing before
Drove down 95, put on my eyes
In the rearviewmirror as I enter New York

You stopped calling my out my way
You stopped calling all together
I may be another feather
But I've got your name

You stopped calling my out my way
You stopped calling all together
I may be another feather
But I've got your name
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Riding back to Massachusetts
Couldn't even see from snow
The road was studded with Christmas trees
I saw fire, I saw fire then
I saw fire then, I saw fire
I saw fire then, I saw fire then

Desire

I sent my song too soon
You didn't free me at all
And I barely made it here
You're driving through the towns
And you start to missing me
Through Tennessee

I had it all wrong
I was about to believe
That I could fall for you
And you had eyes for me
You've got it all wrong
I was about to believe
That you had desire for me
That you had desire for me

You've got no lights on your face
Mine are mapping out
The sparks where we laid
Not coming to see you in a film like you said
As you cross L.A.
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
I had it all wrong
Was about to believe
That I could fall for you
You had eyes for me
You've got it all wrong
I was about to believe
That you had strong eyes for me
That you had desire for me

I had it all wrong
Was about to believe
That you had desire for me

Anyone Else

I hardly think about you anymore
Except when I see the water and the sand on the ocean floor
All the years that I've held you close
You should've been anyone else, I know
All the years that I've held you close
You should've been anyone else, I know
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Sometimes the night brings me back to you
And I look at the time spent wasted on you
What a lie you were living then
You could've been somebody's better side
What a lie you were living then
You could've been somebody's better side

Holiday In

I called you when I was drunk all the time
Stuck on the mountain in winter's prime
Laying on the floor
I knew you were never mine

Holed up at the Holiday Inn
I'd rather watch crime TV then see you again
Peeled off the bed, I heard what you said
In the white scream clear

You see me and you want to walk away
You got a girl waiting on a rock by the bay
Your fantasies go on forever
And you've got nothing left to say
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
I stood on the pier waiting for you
After the show, the ships went by
Said hello but knew
It was finally goodbye

You see me and you got nothing to say
You have a girl in every state and no one in L.A.
My fantasies go on forever
And I've got nothing left to say

You see me and you want to walk away
You have a girl waiting on a rock by the bay
Your fantasies go on forever
And you've got nothing left to say

Nothing In My Heart

Oh building a love song
I can't bear to see you go
I know things aren't the best for us
And it's starting to show

Take a plane and a promise
To put honey in your jar
Maybe it's the weather
But I got nothing in my heart
Maybe it's the weather
But I got nothing in my heart

Got into the car today
But didn't go outside
Maybe we're too far gone
To try

Take a plane and a promise
To put honey in your jar
Maybe it's the weather
But I got nothing in my heart
Maybe it's the weather
But I got nothing in my heart
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Take a plane and a promise
To put honey in your jar
Maybe it's the weather
But I got nothing in my heart
Maybe it's the weather
But I got nothing in my heart

Strangers

Divers Of The Dust

Divers of the dust
You can help me if you must
Divers of the dust
You copy you paste you lose
Lying here on the rocks
With the cliffs disintegrating
Last I heard in the end
The waves were scraping city streets

You look out the window to see
Seven lines of stunted trees
How did we end up here
And how do we meet

I hear silence
Fish are flowing through my veins

Divers of the dust
You couldn't understand
You were the bullet in my gun
I was your man

Divers of the dust
It's putty in your hand
You were the bullet fired
Into the ravaged land

Katie I Know

People leaving faster than they come
In my life I remember none
Better than you in the woods
In my second neighborhood

So strange to be in that backyard
Again, same pictures on the walls
It's hard to know
When to let go

'Cause I can't bury this heart of mine
And I can't bury all the times
They say you'll come back to me
But I won't count on anything
You copy you paste you lose
World grows smaller down here
And I know we're not the same
Katie I know
When to walk away
'Cause Katie I know
When to walk away

So many fairweather friends
Problem is when the weather ends
And I know I'll always be this way
Take a number
So many down today

'Cause I can't bury this heart of mine
And I can't bury all the times
They say you'll come back to me
But I won't count on anything

World grows smaller down here
And I know we're not the same
Katie I know
When to walk away
'Cause Katie I know
When to walk away

Skyscraper

Way on down to your home
I unravel like a bow
Saw your face in the wind
And I'll never go there again

Way on down, down
I am a river
Coming over your head
Coming over your head

Did I change your mind
I was a floater on the ground
Singing a lover's song
I was higher than a skyscraper

Way on down to your home
I unravel like a bow
Saw your face in the wind
And I'll never go there again
You copy you paste you lose
Way on down, down
I am a river
Coming over your head
Coming over your head

Did I change your mind
I was a floater on the ground
Singing a lover's song
I was higher than a skyscraper

Hungry Is The Ghost

Over time I've come to see
That I'm no better off
Hungry is the ghost inside
And nothing seems to stop

I am a night breaker
And air slings back to you
Looking through the windows
To other people's rooms

Thought I saw you in a store
Just a sign of wanting more

Hungry is the ghost
Breathe
Hungry is the ghost
Inside of me
Inside of me
Inside, inside, inside of me
You copy you paste you lose
I can never be satisfied
When the sun drops
See the time moving slow
I want it to stop

I am a night breaker
And air slings back to you
Looking through the windows
To other people's rooms

Thought I saw you in a store
Just a sign of wanting more
It's the beginning of June
And I don't know what to do

Hungry is the ghost
Breathe
Hungry is the ghost
Inside of me
Inside of me
Inside, inside, inside of me

All The Colors Of The Dark

You look the same
Nothing round you ever changed
Behind tall trees, plenty of grass
And white pine leaves
This is not your world anymore

I sat in the car in the shadowed topiary gardens
I had long imagined where you lived
The skin of your palms
And some strange pardon

All the colors of the dark
Of all the colors of the heart
All the colors of the dark
Of all the colors
You had left your mark
Change, change
I got married on a Sunday afternoon
You copy you paste you lose
Summer's singing I am not the same
Still marking X for days
It's not that things go away
Took you on a subterranean ride

Columbine and clover
Grapes grow on the vine
I must have made years of surrender
You see it all the time

All the colors of the dark
Of all the colors of the heart
All the colors of the dark
Of all the colors you had left your mark
Change, change
I got married on a Sunday afternoon

Strangers

Strangers lit the fire
Strangers came
In and out all the same

And I saw them coming
Saw the way
Danger came around
With their heavy gait

I am a stranger now
I am a stranger now
I am a stranger now
Playing in the dark
You copy you paste you lose
They stood silhouetted as sky changed
Through the roots that I now retrace

Strangers lit the fire
Strangers came
In and out
All the same

I am alone now
I am alone now
I am alone now
Playing in the dark

Janie In Love

I used to be like you
The first to walk away
I never thought that I'd see the day
That I'd start a new
I was insane, but not like you

You're a natural disaster
And I am watching you blow up everything
You touch and the earth will crumble
You speak and hurricanes attack

I am pulling out the windows to prepare for you
When I hear your name
Some great deluge
You copy you paste you lose
Janie in love
Janie in love
Janie in love

Janie in love
Janie in love
Janie in love

I have a dancer in the vault
Seeing you fall
I miss it all
I have dreamt of you
Some portrait of the way
I'd command the colors
Stop counting the days

You're a natural disaster
And I am watching you blow up everything
You touch and the earth will crumble
You speak and hurricanes attack

I am pulling out the windows to prepare for you
When I hear your name
Some great deluge

Janie in love
Janie in love
Janie in love

Janie in love
Janie in love
Janie in love

Janie in love
Janie in love
Janie in love

Another time, another place
Another time, another place
Another time, another place
We would have been golden

Another time, another place
Another time, another place
Another time, another place
We would have been golden

Janie in love
Janie in love
Janie in love

Janie in love
Janie in love
Janie in love

Janie in love
Janie in love
Janie in love

Janie in love
Janie in love
Janie in love

Janie in love
Janie in love
Janie in love

Waking

Fell asleep
I fell asleep
I fell asleep
And nothing had changed
(I thought I saw)
Fell asleep
I fell asleep
I fell asleep
(Birds falling from the sky)
And nothing had changed
You copy you paste you lose
The filigree of you and I
And you will always be
Young and alive
Oh my God, it's been so long
More than I can stand
Fell asleep dreaming
And nothing had changed
But I was still a man
And things were just the same

Fell asleep
I fell asleep
I fell asleep
And nothing had changed
(I thought I saw)
Fell asleep
I fell asleep
I fell asleep
(Birds falling from the sky)
And nothing had changed

Shadow Show Diane

I was bored of watching TV
Sat out on the porch nightly
Taking pictures on the phone
Of people passing by

Then I saw the kind of show
I could never tell my man
Waiting for Shadow Shows Diane
Waiting for Shadow Shows Diane

I look into windows
See the people well
I want to be someone sane
Sometimes somebody else
I want to be someone sane
Sometimes somebody else

I am looking through and playing
Window roulette for days
Thought I saw them seeing me across the way
I know it's crazy to keep this from my man
Waiting for Shadow Shows Diane
Waiting for Shadow Shows Diane
You copy you paste you lose
I look into windows
See the people well
I want to be someone sane
Sometimes somebody else
I want to be someone sane
Sometimes somebody else
Someone sane
Sometimes somebody else
Someone sane

Nothing Feels The Same

I am alive
I can't see you
With the clouds of dust
And the dim light of the muted moon

Lying on the ground
Where our house used to be
The birds are walking round
Codes washing over me

Nothing feels the same
Nothing feels the same
Nothing feels the same
I don't know where we are
I don't know my own name

I remember loving you
I recall the times
How we passed the winters
Watching as the snow climbed
You copy you paste you lose
Lying on the ground
Where our town used to be
Some strange particles
Float by my periphery

Nothing feels the same
Nothing feels the same
Nothing feels the same
I don't know where we are
I don't know my own name

I have the light
I have the light
I saw you in the next
We were cosmos in the afterlife

I have the light
I have the light
I saw you in the next
We were cosmos in the afterlife

Nothing feels the same
Nothing feels the same
Nothing feels the same
I don't know where we are
I don't know my own name

Dissolve

Flowers bloom and I saw you standing
I know it's safe to come out of the woods
God knows what brought us together
But we grew better, we grew better

Dissolve into the air
I am another body in this town
I don't care about anybody
Except a few around
And you never bring me down
You never bring me down
You copy you paste you lose
Wait for you to come home
And the nights become a drone
I ought to know
How to pass the time alone

Dissolve into the air
I am another body in this town
And I don't care about anybody
Except a few around
And you never bring me down
You never bring me down
You never bring me down

Non Albums Tracks

Blood And Tears

(Danzig cover)

Blood and tears
Blood and tears
Since you've been gone
I hear you've been crying
Blood and tears

All alone
In your misery
So alone
Could you have
Been deceived
Since I've been gone
I hear you've been crying

You cry a thousand tears
Darling, don't despair
I know your heart still bleeds
Darling, don't you care
There's blood in your tears

All alone
In your misery
So alone
You are lost
Endlessly
Since you've been gone
I hear you've been crying

You cry a thousand tears
Darling, don't despair
I know your heart still bleeds
Darling, don't you care
There's blood in your tears

Chelsea Hotel #2

( Live / Leonard Cohen cover )

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
You were talking so brave and so sweet
Giving me head on the unmade bed
While the limousines wait in the street
Those were the reasons and that was New York
We were running for the money and the flesh
And that was called love for the workers in song
Probably still is for those of them left
Ah but you got away, didn't you babe
You just turned your back on the crowd
You got away, I never once heard you say
I need you, I don't need you
I need you, I don't need you
And all of that jiving around

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
You were famous, your heart was a legend
You told me again you preferred handsome men
But for me you would make an exception
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
Who are oppressed by the figures of beauty
You fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind
We are ugly but we have the music"

And then you got away, didn't you babe...

I don't mean to suggest that I loved you the best
I can't keep track of each fallen robin
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
That's all, I don't even think of you that often

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

Cortez the killer

( Neil Young - Zuma LP - 1975 )

He came dancing across the water
With his galleons and guns
Looking for the new world
In that palace in the sun

On the shore lay Montezuma
With his coca leaves and pearls
In his halls he often wondered
With the secrets of the worlds

And his subjects gathered 'round him
Like the leaves around a tree
In their clothes of many colors
For the angry gods to see

And the women all were beautiful
And the men stood straight and strong
They offered life in sacrifice
So that others could go on

Hate was just a legend
And war was never known
The people worked together
And they lifted many stones

They carried them to the flatlands
But they died along the way
But they built up with their bare hands
What we still can't do today

And I know she's living there
And she loves me to this day
I still can't remember when
Or how I lost my way

He came dancing across the water
Cortez, Cortez
What a killer

Devil Town

(Daniel Johnston cover)

I was living in a devil town
I didn't know it was a devil town
Oh Lord, it really brings me down
About the devil town

All my friends were vampires
I didn't know that they were vampires
It turns out that I was a vampire myself
In the devil town

I was living in a devil town
I didn't know it was a devil town
Oh Lord, it really brings me down
About the devil town

All my friends were vampires
I didn't know that they were vampires
It turns out that I was a vampire myself
In the devil town

Flora Barone, Queen of the Vaudeville Throne

(Four Track Recordings, Outtakes / 2006)

Flora Barone hates to see how old she's grown
Coloured the window, shattered the glass
Covered her body with objects from the past

Her mother starred in a vaudeville show
Her hair was famous, as white as snow
Men gave her gifts, all for a curl
She passed them on to her little girl

Flora walking down the street
Flora Barone, I'm with you my sweet
Flora walking down the street
Flora Barone, I'm with you my sweet

Her wedding day to her husband, Bill
Was the happiest day, her heart was filled
He gave her a slip, the colour of the sky
The same as her majestic eyes
When she died Flora's hair was rich
With silk flowing ribbons, and diamond encrusted clips

Flora's daughter was constantly ill
Instead of toys, she has brightly colored pills
A patchwork quilt, it covered her bed
And whenever Flora washed it, the water bled red

Flora walking down the street
Flora Barone, I'm with you my sweet
Flora walking down the street
Flora Barone, I'm with you my sweet

Flora Barone hates to see how old she's grown
Coloured the window, shattered the glass
Covered her body with objects from the past

Flora walking down the street
Flora Barone, I'm with you my sweet
Flora walking down the street
Flora Barone, I'm with you my sweet

Frisco Depot

(Mickey Newbury cover / Angel Olsen & Marissa Nadler)

Frisco's a full day from home
When you can afford to fly
But it might as well be the moon
When you're as broke as I

Here I sit with my head in my hands
And watch the trains roll by
Lord, the helping hand mission man warned me
That the nights here got cold

When you're cold
There's nothing as welcome as sunshine
When you're dry
There's nothing as welcome as rain

When you're alone
There's nothing no slower than passing time
When you're afoot
There's nothing as fast as a train

Guess Frisco's a mighty rich town
Now that ain't no lie
What they've got some buildings
That reach a mile into the sky

Yet no one can even afford
The time just to tell me why
There's this world full of people
And so many people alone

'Cause when you're alone
You ain't got much reason for living
But while you're alive
You just gotta live with your pain

Unless you've been wrong for so long
There's no one left forgiving
Then you find yourself searching your past
For the links to the chain

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

Goodbye Heartache

( Marissa with her band 'Ivy And The Clovers' )

When I was young
He was the king
Of my poor heart
When I was young
He was the king
Of my poor heart
Of my poor heart
Diamonds and Rain
They fell on me
When you said goodbye you see
I'm over your watery eyes
Yes, I'm over your watery eyes
And goodbye heartache, that you gave to me
When I was seventeen
And goodbye heartache, that you gave to me
When I was twenty three
When I was young
He was the king
Of everything
And I thought I would die
From crying
But farewell to the darkness
So long
Farewell to the darkness
I've loved for so long
And goodbye heartache
That you gave to me
When I was seventeen
And goodbye heartache
That you gave to me
When I was
Twenty three

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

(Father John Misty cover)

Jesus Christ, girl
What are people gonna think
When I show up to one of several funerals
I've attended for grandpa this week
With you
With me

Someone's got to help me dig
Someone's got to help me dig

Jesus Christ, girl
It hasn't been long, so it seems
Since I was picking out an island and a tomb for you
At the Hollywood Cemetery
You kiss
On me

We should let this dead guy sleep
We should let this dead guy sleep

Jesus Christ, girl
I laid up for hours in a daze
Retracing the expanse of your American back
With Adderall and weed in my veins
You came
I think

'Cause the marble made my cheeks look pink
But I'm unsure of so many things

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

It's Easier Now

(Jason Molina cover / Through The Static And Distance: The Songs Of Jason Molina LP)

Behind these eyes
A desert spirit
Sea serpent heart
Inside a sunken ship

I finally got it
All parts wrong
I didn't know how long
It would take to do it

Behind these eyes
Dead grey mule
Torn apart moon
In an empty room

It's easier now
And I just say
I got better

It's easier now
That I just say
I got better

It's easier when
I just admit
Death comes now
And the next minute
The next minute
The next minute

Behind these eyes
Behind these eyes
Behind these eyes

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

Judgement Day

(a.k.a. "As I Lay In Death My Son" / Not Alone LP)

As I lay in death my son
Comfort me today
Once I made a sin so strong
Repentance true, I pray
My lady, she is strong and fair
And in her bed I lay
But lies I told, my lust was bored
And here comes judgment day

But here comes the time
But I feel my conscience cry
Forsaking her on the forest floor
And here I come to die

I told her she was beauty true
Her clothes/gloves and ???
I loved her music mournfully
But by her graceful lines
And I when I lusted after her
My woman slept at home
An infidel, a faithlessness
I let my mistress roam

But here comes the time
I hear the clock bells chime
Forsaking her on the forest floor
And here I come to die

Oh as I lay in death my son
A bed of solid stone
Do not walk the lines of lust
The vices that I've roamed
And if you see the ghost of her
Kiss her once for me
Kiss her for the moon so white
And kiss her for the sea

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

Lonesome Suzie

(The Band cover)

Lonesome Suzie never got the breaks
She's always losing so she sits and cries and shakes
It's hard just to watch her and if I touch her
Oh, poor Suzie, I'm wondering what to do

She just sits there, hoping for a friend
I don't fit here, but I may have a friend to lend
Maybe I mistook her, but I can't overlook her
Must be someone who can pull her through

Anyone who's felt that bad could tell me what to say
Even if she'd just get mad, she might be better off that way
And where is all the understanding
Her problems can't be that demanding
Why is it she looks that way
Every time she starts to cry

Lonesome Suzie, I can't watch you cry no longer
If you can use me until you feel a little stronger
I guess just watching you has made me lonesome too
Why don't we get together
What else can we do

And anyone who's felt that bad could tell me what to say
Even if she'd just get mad, she might be better off that way
And where is all the understanding
Her problems can't be that demanding
Why is it she looks that way
Every time she starts to cry

New Year Of Grace

(Ben Watt feat. Marissa Nadler / Fever Dream LP)

Years roll by, some fast and some go slow
Versions of us come and go
I see myself, I see a lived-in face
If one that's in search of grace
A new year of grace

All this valley is my gaping heart
Thunder splits the sky apart
I think our love should live in this space
Precious momentary grace
A new year of grace

Oh my love, it's easy to forget
All of the love we have known
Oh my love, now please do not forget
All of the years we have known

You tell me secrets that I never knew
And it pulls me close to you
Love hides itself in the weirdest place
Emerging with grace
A new year of grace

Oh my love, it's easy to forget
All of the love we have known
Oh my love, now please do not forget
All of the years we have known

The distant mountains are covered with snow
You're still the one I think I know
Love hides itself in the weirdest place
Emerging with grace
With steps to retrace
In a new year of grace
A new year of grace
 

Ordinary World

(Duran Duran cover)

Came in from a rainy Thursday
On the avenue
Thought I heard you talking softly
I turned on the lights, the TV
And the radio
Still I can't escape the ghost of you

What has happened to it all
Crazy, some are saying
Where is the life that I recognize
Gone away

But I won't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Passion or coincidence
Once prompted you to say
"Pride will tear us both apart"
Pride's gone out the window
Cross the rooftops, run away
Left me in the vacuum of my heart

What is happening to me
Crazy, some'd say
Where is my friend when I need you most
Gone away

But I won't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Papers in the roadside
Tell of suffering and greed
Here today, forgot tomorrow
Here besides the news
Of holy war and holy need
Ours is just a little sorrowed talk

And I don't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

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

Pitseleh

(Elliott Smith cover / Before July: Demos & Unreleased Songs EP)

I'll tell you why I don't want to know where you are
I got a joke I been dying to tell you
A silent kid is looking down the barrel
To make the noise that I kept so quiet
I kept it from you, Pitseleh

I'm not what's missing from your life now
I could never be the puzzle pieces
They say that God makes problems
Just to see what you can stand
Before you do as the devil pleases
And give up the thing you love
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
No one deserves it

The first time I saw you
I knew it would never last
I'm not half what I wish I was
I'm so angry
I don't think it will ever pass
And I was bad news for you just because
I never meant to hurt you

Save Me A Place

(Fleetwood Mac cover)

Don't know why I have to work
I don't know why I can't play
Turn me off, turn me out
But don't turn me away

Save me a place
I'll come running
If you love me today

Don't know why I have to go
I don't know why I can't stay
I guess I want to be alone
And I guess I need to be amazed

Save me a place
I'll come running
If you love me today
I'll come running
If you love me today

Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

(Leonard Cohen cover)

It seems so long ago
Nancy was alone
Looking at the Late Late show
Through a semi-precious stone

In the House of Honesty
Her father was on trial
In the House of Mystery
There was no one at all
There was no one at all

It seems so long ago
None of us were strong
Nancy wore green stockings
And she slept with everyone

She never said she'd wait for us
Although she was alone
I think she fell in love for us
In nineteen sixty one
In nineteen sixty one

It seems so long ago
Nancy was alone
A forty-five beside her head
An open telephone

We told her she was beautiful
We told her she was free
But none of us would meet her in
The House of Mystery
The House of Mystery

And now you look around you
See her everywhere
Many use her body
Many comb her hair

In the hollow of the night
When you are cold and numb
You hear her talking freely then
She's happy that you've come
She's happy that you've come

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

Solitude

(Black Sabbath cover)

My name, it means nothing
My fortune is less
My future is shrouded in dark wilderness
Sunshine is far away, clouds linger on
Everything I posessed, now they are gone
They are gone
They are gone

Where can I go to and what can I do
Nothing can please me, only thoughts are of you
You just laughed when I begged you to stay
I've not stopped crying since you went away
You went away
You went away

The world is a lonely place, you're on your own
Guess I will go home, sit down and moan
Crying and thinking is all that I do
Memories I have remind me of you
Of you
Of you

The Rake

(Townes Van Zandt cover)

Well, I used to wake and run with the moon
I lived like a rake and a young man
I covered my lovers with flowers and wounds
My laughter, the devil would frighten
The sun, she would come and beat me back down
But every cruel day had its nightfall
I'd welcome the stars with wine and guitars
Full of fire and forgetful

The body was sharp, the dark hair clean
And outrage my joyful companion
Whispering women, how sweet they did seem
Kneeling for me to command them
And time was like water but I was the sea
I wouldn't notice it passing
Except for the turning of night into day
And the turning of day into cursing

You look at me now and don't think I don't know
What all your eyes are saying
Does he want us to believe these ravings and lies
They're just tricks that his brain's been a playing
A lover of women, he can't hardly stand
He trembles, he's bent and he's broken
I've fallen, it's true, but I say unto you
Hold your tongues until after I've spoken

I was taking my pride in the pleasures I'd known
I laughed and said I'd be forgiven
But my laughter turned 'round eyes blazing
And said, "My friend, we're holding a wedding"
I buried my face, it spoke once again
The night to the day we're a binding
And now the dark air is like fire on my skin
And even the moonlight is blinding
And even the moonlight is blinding

Withered And Died

(Richard & Linda Thompson cover / Angel Olsen & Marissa Nadler)

This cruel country has driven me down
Teased me and lied, teased me and lied
I've only sad stories to tell to this town
My dreams have withered and died

Once I was bending the tops of the trees
Kind words in my ear, kind faces to see
Then I struck up with a boy from the West
Played run and hide, played run and hide
Count one to ten and he's gone with the rest
My dreams have withered and died

Silver moon sail up and silver moon shine
On the waters so wide, waters so wide
Steal from the bed of some good friend of mine
My dreams have withered and died
If I was a butterfly live for a day
Then I could be free just blowing away

This cruel country has driven me down
Teased me and lied, teased me and lied
And I've only sad stories to tell to this town
My dreams have withered and died

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

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