B i o g r a p h y
 (by Andrew Leahey)

Although she was born and raised in suburban New Jersey, Sharon Van Etten's folk music evokes the open landscapes of a more expansive America. A dedicated choir student during her childhood, she studied clarinet, violin, and piano before moving on to guitar. She began writing songs as high school student and sang in a choir group, the Madrigals. She credits her choral experiences as indispensable in learning to musically notate, as well as to sing harmonies.

Upon graduation, Van Etten moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to attend Middle Tennessee State University. There she studied recording until she dropped out a year later. She remained in the city for over four years, working at Red Rose, a combination coffee house, record shop, and music venue. She wrote songs during the entire period, but never performed. After a personal crisis, she briefly moved back home to New Jersey, where she worked as a sommelier in a wine and dining establishment. After finally making a move to Brooklyn, she began to play in small public spaces, and to record her songs on individually hand-painted CD-R's. She sold them at shows and via her website. At one show, she handed one to Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio. (She had known his brother in high school.) After hearing it, he enthusiastically encouraged her to pursue a musical career.

Van Etten continued to perform, but was determined to learn about the business of music. To that end, she secured an internship with Ba Da Bing Records through a college friend. (She would later earn a role as a full-time publicist.) While working there she continued to write, play publicly, and record privately. Van Etten's first nationally released album was 2009's sparsely orchestrated Because I Was in Love, recorded for Language of Stone, a label manufactured and distributed by Chicago-based Drag City. Reviews were almost universally positive and helped secure her opening slots on other artist's tours, as well as headline her first shows outside of the East Coast. This effort was followed by the lush, more band-oriented Epic in 2010, which was greeted by more praise.

Signed to Jagjaguwar late in 2010, Van Etten began opening for the National on tour and working with the band's Aaron Dessner as a producer in the studio. Their collaboration resulted in her third album, Tramp, issued in early 2012. In support of the album, she toured the United States as a headliner and also played clubs and festivals in Europe. In 2013, she sang on the National's Trouble Will Find Me.

Van Etten returned to the studio to record her fourth album, and co-produced it with Stewart Lerman. Are We There was released in May of 2014 to some of the higest critical acclaim of any album that year. She followed it in 2015 with the five-track EP I Don't Want to Let You Down.




Because I Was In Love
- 2009-05-25 -



I Wish I Knew
Consolation Prize
For You
I Fold
Have You Seen
Tornado
Much More Than That
Same Dream
Keep
It'
s Not Like
Holding Out

Epic
- 2010-09-21 -



A Crime
Peace Signs
Save Yourself
Dsharpg
Don'
t Do It
One Day
Love More

Tramp
- 2012-02-07 -



Warsaw
Give Out
Serpents
Kevin'
s
Leonard
In line
All I Can
We Are Fine
Magic Chords
Ask
I'
m Wrong
Joke or a Lie

Are We There
- 2014-05-26 -



Afraid Of Nothing
Taking Chances
Your Love Is Killing Me
Our Love
Tarifa
I Love You But I'
m Lost
You Know Me Well
Break Me
Nothing Will Change
I Know
Every Time The Sun Comes Up

REMIND ME OF TOMORROW
- 2019-01-18 -



I Told You Everything
No One'
s Easy To Love
Memorial Day
Comeback Kid
Jupiter 4
Seventeen
Malibu
You Shadow
Hands
Stay

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

A Candle's Fire
A Wake for the Minotaur
Baby, It'
s Cold Outside
Beaten Down
Best I can
Blue Christmas
Blue Skies
Come On Back This Way
Cuddle Alone
Do You Realize
Evan
First Cares
Hurt
I Always Fall Apart
I Don'
t Want to Let You Down
If My Love Could Kill
Impossible Weight
In My Room
Just Like Blood
Lady Luck
Last Looks
Lemon
Let Go
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Life Of His Own
Like A Diamond
Never Grow Old
New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Not Myself
Omnion
On Your Way Now
Passion And Love
Pay My Debts
Peace, Love And Understanding
People Ain't No Good
Prisoners
Radio Cure
Remembering Mountains
She Drives Me Crazy
Silent Night
Squidbillies
Staring At A Mountain
Strange Fascination
Sunshine on My Back
Sweep
Teen Angel
Tell Me
(Live)
The End Of The World
The Pull Of You
Think You Can Wait
Thirteen
To Keep & To Be Kept
To Lay Me Down
Trials, Troubles, Tribulations
What A Wonderful World
You Didn'
t Really Do That

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Because I Was In Love

I Wish I Knew

I wish I knew what to do with you
But the truth is I ain't got a clue
Do you, do You

I wish I had an idea of what I need
But we oh we can't know and that's okay
That's okay
Another copy paste from aotr
I wish you'd understand
I wish that I could know
The truth is I have no idea

I wish we could just run around
And only worry about right now
I hate to admit it, but I don't know shit
And neither do you, do you, do you

And that is good enough
For me, for you, for now
As long as we can talk about it

Consolation Prize

I came to you
My conscience clean
Blood on my knees

The moral of the story
Is don't walk away again
Another copy paste from aotr
I called you out
To see my bow
Our final scene

The moral of the story
Is don't look away again
To find a better conversation

I saw you there
Your friends aware
Without a care

The moral of the story
Is don't lie to me again
To find a better conversation
So I can be your consolation prize

You ran away
To stand your ground
Look what I found

The moral of the story
Is don't walk away again
To find a better conversation
So I can be your consolation prize
To find a better conversation
No, I'll never be your consolation prize

For You

I was walking up the street
I was thinking 'bout my dreams that might come true
With you

I was whispering in my sleep
All the secrets that I keep I told to you
I do, I do, I do, I do
I do, I do, I do, I do
Another copy paste from aotr
I was running home to you
I was hoping that you knew I wait for you
I do, I do, I wait for you
I do, I do, I wait for you
I do, I do, I wait for you
But you knew
You knew, you knew, you knew

I Fold

Lately I've seen
Confidence and grace
Crawl in a ball
And fear I've lost my faith

Broken down
Thought I was fine, fine, fine
Broken down

Caught in a rut
Foot hard to find hold
For granted your haven
The basement where I sang
Another copy paste from aotr
Broken down
Thought I was fine, fine, fine
Broken down

Are you losing touch
Or can't I just find my face
Wrinkling up
I know time can't be erased

Broken down
Thought I was fine, fine, fine
Broken down
Broken down I fold

Have You Seen

Have you seen what I once called my heart
Have you seen my life that's now falling apart
Oooh my life that's now falling apart

Have you been to what I once called my home
States away, how could I not feel alone
Oooh how could I not feel alone
Another copy paste from aotr
Have you heard a heart flies away like a bird
Runs from the cold into the arms that will hold
Oooh into the arms that will hold
Into the arms that will hold

Tornado

You never saw me as a reward
You didn't know he did
And then you tried to win the bet
You tripped and fell upon the sword
That I'd given to you though you never carried

I'm a tornado, you are the dust
You're all around and you're inside

My eyes get dusty, cloudy
Just like you wanted
You were the child
And I'm the fault
Why do I fawn upon you
You are the reason I'm a force
And when you knew you were you to feel worse
Another copy paste from aotr
I'm a tornado, you are the dust
You're all around and you're inside

I cannot make you leave your source
'Cause you make yourself feel like you've got grounding

I'm a tornado, you are the dust
You're all around and you're inside
You are the nature, I'm the roar that comes from you

I'm a tornado, you are the dust
You're all around and you're inside
I'm a tornado, you are the fences that will fall
But still surround me
I'm a tornado
I'm a tornado
I'm a tornado

Much More Than That

Please, don't take me lightly
I mean every word
Whichever way you'd like to place them

One day I'll be a better writer
I'll make every face
That I'll never perfectly phrase
Ooh that I'll never perfectly phrase
Another copy paste from aotr
You reached for my hand slowly
I didn't pull away
We did not have to be lips to face

My toe hit your toe lightly
You toe met my heel right back
And I don't think I need much more than that
Ooh and I don't think I need much more than that

You look at me so slyly
But only when I'm smiling
Every other time your head looks down

I sigh and then I frown
I write this moment down
'Cause I cannot paint pictures with my tongue
Ooh no, I cannot paint pictures with my tongue

Same Dream

Bet you don't remember how we met
That's okay it hasn't happened yet
Although we had the same dream
Although we had the same dream

I think I met you when I was sleeping
'Cause I shook myself awake
Although we had the same dream
I know when I go to sleep
We'll have the same dream
We'll have the same dream
Another copy paste from aotr
Bet you don't remember how we met
That's okay it hasn't happened yet
Although we had the same dream
I know when I go to sleep
We'll have the same dream
'Cause we can still dream

Keep

Keep still
So I can find you at your whim
Breathe slowly
So I can breathe with you
Ooh ooh

Leave me alone
We all want to feel at home
Find me sleeping
My inner dialogue's a drone
Keep
Another copy paste from aotr
Don't cry for me
I can't either
No, I can't weep

Remember these moments
They're all we have
And all I can keep

Caught in a lie
I want you to keep me to yourself

Keep running
Deep under my skin I want to shed
Don't keep it in (don't keep it in)
Keep it on the thinnest of all threads
No, I won't break you, no, no
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

It's Not Like

Take both my feet
Tie them, throw me over
Will I still float
Will my heart sink
Why have I held on so long
I still don't know

And it's not like I have anyone to show por do I want to

These arms, this heart, these eyes
Have seen almost everything
But not you, but not you
But I want to

Take both my hands
Tie them behind my back
To keep me from holding, from holding, from holding
But that's so unlike myself
Another copy paste from aotr
And it's not like I have anyone to hold or do I want to

These eyes, this heart, these arms
Have held almost anything
But not you, but not you
But I want to
Oooh

Why do I need to love someone
It's like I was born not out of legs
But I was born of arms

And it's not like I have anyone to love, do I want to

These eyes, these arms, this heart
Has loved almost everything
But not you, but not you
But I want to
Oooh

Holding Out

I was floored
By your humble outlook on the world around you
Who and all you are

I was floored
By the way you take me seriously
Even when I'm joking

Damn, damn, damn, damn
I'm not tired and I'm tired
Of not calling out
Another copy paste from aotr
On the street I was holding out
Holding out
Cross the table I was holding out

Trying to find a lover like that holding out
Like the wind I was holding out

Staying still
Hoping no one else would see me
Hoping calm
Replacing silent, trying tongues

Do I need a reason to hold you now
'Cause I'd hold you now
Yeah I would hold you now

One night
And all I need is one more day
Holding out
Something that feels okay

And the right thing to do is wait
Holding out, holding out
Holding out for you

I am strange
Believed in fairy tales at a young age
Circumstance
Now I kick myself in the pants

And then you came to me
In a faraway way
And I'm bringing you
Something I want you to have
It's the biggest part
Of my heart that I still got

Hoping arms
No, I'll be holding out
I'll be holding out
Holding out
I'll be holding out
Holding out, holding out
Holding out for you

Epic

A Crime

To say the things I want to say to you would be a crime
To admit i'm still in love with you, after all this time
I'd rather let you touch my arm until you die
Seduce me with your charms until I'm drunk on them
Go home and drink in bed and never let myself be in love like that again

Light a cigarette and think of you and walk away
Turning all the words around in my head I won't say
Because of all these triangles and squares
The memory we seem to share replays a distant love that plays my records on

Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again

To say the words I want to say to you would be a lie
By the time I get the courage I am drunk and you are tired
Alone in this basement where I will write these songs
Of things I'll never say to you again and you know why

Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again

Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again

Peace Signs

I woke up I was already me
I was somewhat afraid I was something
Peace signs
I told you I could no longer see
I was right in the fire I was on my knees
Peace signs
Take it back I felt no longer used
I had nothing to do I was so you
Peace sign I was already you
Peace sign I was already you
Peace sign I was already you
No lie I was no longer wrong
I had questions in mind why you were strong
Hit back it was already too
Hit back it was already soon
Hit back it was already too
I still dream that I think of you
In the calm of the night and I don't know what to do
Peace Signs
When I woke up I was already me
And I am not afraid I am something
Peace Signs

Save Yourself

I want every town, I need you to know
There's nothing left to sell me, I'm broke

I just want these holes for when I try to run
For no reason, or so I'm told

Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself
Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself

Ancient in one long, incidental month
You had a bad day, I want home

You still make me smile, as much as I am reeling
It has been a while, please don't make me show I'm not your gal

Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself
Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself
Just like everyone else

Try and make me feel like I'm your number one
Every other one, well, shit, get real

Know you're balding still, you're older than you feel
Think a little harder, a little modest and humble be
I won't wait around

Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself
Don't you think I know you're only trying to save yourself
Just like everyone else
You're just like everyone else
You're just like everyone else
You're just like everyone else

Dsharpg

Everyone think I'm a liar
Wading on the edge of fire with you
In the hour of questions I wonder who, who
Why do they want, who are we all
What do we do, what do we do

Everyone says I'm a fool to believe in that
Everyone says I'm a fool to believe in that
Following blind, following blind
Following who, who

Why do they mind, why do they mind
What do they do, what do they do

Everyone says you're a fool to believe in that
Everyone says you're a fool to believe in that
Covering eyes, covering eyes, covering who, who
Following blind, covering eyes

What do they do
What do they do

So what if we care we're all fools who believe in that
So what if we care we're all fools who believe in that
Believing truth, believing truth, believing who, who
Following blind, following blind

What if I do, what if I do
What if I do, what if I do
What if I do, what if I do
What if I do, what if I do

Don't Do It

Said you need to do it 'cause you can't feel it tonight
Well you can if you want to
Want to take you outside, want to show you the sky
To remind you why you shouldn't
Do your worst if you can, do your worst if you can do it
You can if you want, you can take it, yeah, you want to run
Said you wanted to then kissed the gun
You can if you want to do it
And you want to do it, and you want to do it
If you want to do it, you are going to do it
Even if I don't want you to
Say it outright that you don't want to see me tonight
And you won't if you don't want to
Hide it from me if you must hide it from me
If you don't trust anything I say right to you
And you want to do it, if you want to do it
You will if you want to
And you want to do it, if you want to do it
You will if you want to
And you want to do it, and you want to do it
If you want to do it, you are going to do it
Even if I don't want you to
I was inside painting your name on the window
I was somewhere in sight
And I wanted to find out why you're hiding
I was tired of the fight
Look me in the eyes say you can't do it
Look me in the eyes say you can't do it
But you will if you want to
Look me in the eyes say you can't do it
Look me in the eyes say you can't do it
But you will if you want to
And you want to do it, and you want to do it
If you want to do it, you are going to do it
Even if I don't want you to

Shake it down. So much better
Tell me that you don't know what you do

And you want to do it, if you want to do it
You will if you want to
And you want to do it, if you want to do it
You will if you want to
And you want to do it, if you want to do it
You will if you want to

I wish I could make you right

One Day

Sister don't mind that I'm not on time
She knows that I'm through with that
Sick of trying, don't let mine
Mama's still loving and daddy still loves
They know that I'm here like that
I'm like mine, true and kind

Call me aside and I will now be
And I will be fine with that
Don't leave me now, you might love me back
Distance is fine, I know you can't care
And nothing is big like that
You don't see me now, I don't see you back

One day I'll be fine with that
You don't leave me now
Do you love me back

Just to remind you I'm a mistake
How come you don't want to know
You don't wanna see, you don't wanna show
Kicking myself, I know that you're tough
Yeah we can pretend we're that
Gotta see how, you gotta leave that

One day I'll be fine with that
You don't leave me now
Do you love me back

Snow is outside but I'm by your fire
I feel all the love you'll bring
You gotta see how we can see this out
Summer in mind and spring by your side
You'll see all the love we'll keep
Gotta see that we couldn't be there

One day I'll be fine with that
You don't leave me now
Do you love me back

Love More

Chained to the wall of our room
Yeah, you chained me like a dog in our
I thought that's how it was
I thought that we were fine
Then the day was night
You were high, you were high
While I was doomed
And dying for
With no life
With no light

Tied to my bed
I was younger then
I had nothing to spend
But time on you
But it made me love
It made me love
It made me love more

It made me love
It made me love
It made me love more

Do what you said, the words she said "left out"
Over into the sky where I'll soon fly
And she took the time
To believe in, to believe in
What she said

She made me love
She made me love
She made me love more

She made me love
She made me love
She made me love more

TRAMP

Warsaw

You
When you listen
In a color of sorrow
You're over me

You
With eyes through me
Leaning towards, but not giving in wholly

You, you're something
You mean something
Genuinely showing me
Genuinely open to you

Here
Sing me yourself
Tell me you want to be shown or
You'll only listen
To an endless sea you want to be over
Another copy paste from aotr
He is over you
He is over you

I want to be over you
I want to show you

Pull me over you
Arms are over you
I want to show you
I love you silently

Give Out

There were your eyes in the dark of the room
The only ones shining
The only set I had met in years
It's not because I always look down
It might be I always look out
It might be I always look out

I am biting my lip
As confidence is speaking to me
I loosen my grip from my palm
Put it on your knee
In my way
I say
Another copy paste from aotr
You're the reason why I'll move to the city or
Why I'll need to leave
You're the reason why I'll move to the city or
Why I'll need to leave

There was your breath on the back of my neck
The only one holding
The only one I had felt in years
It's not because I always hold on
It might be I always hold out
It might be I always hold out

I am biting my lip
As confidence is speaking to me
I loosen my grip from my palm
Put it on your knee
In my way
I say

You're the reason why I'll move to the city or
Why I'll need to leave
You're the reason why I'll move to the city or
Why I'll need to leave

So what's with the eyes in the back of the room
The only ones trying
The only ones I have let in years
It's not because I always give up
It might be I always give out
It might be I always give out
It might be I always give out
It might be I always give out

Serpent

It was a close call
Sitting in the back of the room
With a bowl you had owned
But they didn't know
Close in on my black eye
I feel safe at times
Certain emblems
Tell me it's time

Serpents in my mind
Looking for your crimes
Everything changes
I don't want mine to this time
Another copy paste from aotr
You enjoy sucking on dreams
So I will fall asleep with someone other than you
I had a thought you would take me seriously
And listen on

Serpents in my mind
I am searching for your crimes
Everything changes
In time

You'll stay frozen in time
Collaging girls
Controlling minds
You hold the mirror well
To everybody else

Serpents in my mind
Trying to forgive your crimes
Everyone changes in time
I hope he changes this time

Kevin's

True
Tell everyone you know
It's all we ask
If it were all up to me, I would say
Come up with these truths instead

You dig your own grave
You dig your own grave

Buried in masculine pain all the time
Envy all less, we know
Crazy, basic
In your own breath, you cough

Oh in your own breath
Oh in your own breath
Another copy paste from aotr
Take on yourself
It's the only way I will breathe
Temples, temples
In your own breath

Oh in your own breath
Oh in your own breath for me

Leonard

There he goes
He finally closed the door
I turn the lock feeling more confused than before
What gives
I thought that you would love more
Now you're a coward, sure
Then he rings
Look in his eyes
He loves you
Another copy paste from aotr
Well, well
I am bad
Well, well, hell
I am bad

He's smart
He leaves me wanting more
Knowing that I gave less
And knowing why

Time
Time is what I would need
Full of myself, indeed
Just walk away
Surprised
He loved you

Well, well
I am bad
Well, well, hell
I am bad at loving

Trust
You know that I trusted you
But I could not let you do
To just fall in
Try
I wanted to try for you
Wanted to die for you
Dramatic things
The lies
I loved you

Well, well
I am bad
Well, well, hell
I am bad at loving you

Surprised
Just look in my eyes

In Line

I was a child, I wasn't worried
Tempted in dark, waiting for love
I was late
Don't let love wait
And don't let love weigh anything

When you were on my side
The world was shitty then
All gray
To my right I look to you
Telling me what to do
Another copy paste from aotr
Tumbling right into ghosts
It's not such a sin
Thought you should know
I was just a child then
Standing in my own line

In line, in line, in line
In line, in line, in line
See the light in line
Distant light in line

And now it's coming through
It's coming through
It's coming through
It's coming through

Even in line I wait for another, don't you

All I Can

The sun is at stake
And I'm at your window
Beyond all sleep
And I can't speak

In all Tokyo
Translate memories
That I cannot free
But what will it take
Another copy paste from aotr
We all make mistakes
We all try to free
The sighs of the past
We don't want to last

Need love erase
To let out my mind
Wanting to love
As new as I can

Wanting to show
I want my scars to help and heal
How much you wanted
So much you found

Try not to beg
Too much to be
Calling my heart
And know you are real

But my memory steals
Every moment I can feel
What will it take
We all make mistakes

Even though I try to stand
Even though it's slowly
I do all I can
But who is my man

The memory of you
The love or the due
To carry a face
I cannot retrace
I do all I can
We all make mistakes

We Are Fine

Trying hard to breathe
Head between my knees
Take my hand and squeeze
Say I'm alright

Whisper in my ear
"Happy you are here"
Everything seems clear
And we're alright
We're alright

Tell me not to trip or to lose sight
You are walking in my guided light
Take my hand and help me not to shake
Say I'm alright, I'm alright
Say I'm alright, I'm alright
Another copy paste from aotr
It's okay to fear
Everything is real
Nothing left to steal
'Cause we're alright
We're alright

Tell me not to trip or to lose sight
You are walking in my guided light
Take my hand and help me not to shake
Say I'm alright, I'm alright
Say I'm alright, I'm alright
Say I'm alright, I'm alright

Magic Chords

You're talking too loud
Won't you walk over, whisper
Motion hands or bat a lash
You gotta see there's too many eyes

You're walking too fast
Why the hurry, let me pace myself
No need to run a lap
You gotta lead
You gotta lead

You got to lose, you got to lose
You got to lose sometime
You got to lose, you got to lose
You got to lose sometime
Another copy paste from aotr
Hear what I say
When you waltz over, whistle
And you try to have your way
You got to see you felt the same

You come in today
With a hop in your step
You kind of marvel at yourself
You gotta breathe
You gotta breathe

You got to lose, you got to lose
You got to lose sometime
You got to lose, you got to lose
You got to lose sometime

Cowardice
You felt it yourself
You're telling lies
You said too much

You got nothing to lose, nothing to lose
Nothing to lose this time
You got nothing to lose, nothing to lose
Nothing to lose this time
You got nothing to lose, nothing to lose
Nothing to lose

Ask

Let's find something that can last
Like cigarette ash
The world is collapsing around me
Let's try to do the best we can
I think I need more than the flowers and letters, man

It's not that I don't try, it's that you won't again
And it hurts too much to laugh about it
Yes, it hurts too much to laugh about it

Hey, please think about it, friend
I know you're lonely, I'm here writing in the dark
Just trying to get the balls
But it hurts too much to ask
Another copy paste from aotr
Dear, I need someone's who lost
Tell me how not to stop all these tears and fears
So nothing else will drop
So all this pain will stop
But if it hurts too much to ask
If it hurts too much to ask

It's not that I don't cry
It's that I have to hide
Yeah it's that I have to hide
So I won't be there to ask
So I won't be there to ask
So I won't be there to ask
No, I won't be the one to ask
And it hurts too much to laugh about it
Yes, it hurts too much to laugh about it
Yes, it hurts too much to laugh about it, man

I'm Wrong

Come home in the morning
Drive me to work
Tell me I'm worth all the miles that you put on your car
I'll tell you I'm fine
Without you for a little while and then I'll work inside

Tell me I'm wrong
Tell me it hasn't been that long
"It's bad, it's bad, it's bad
To believe in any song you sing"
Tell me this even though you can't believe it
Tell me I'm wrong to make it feel right again
Another copy paste from aotr
Stay home
At night and read a book and finish songs
That I hum along through all the time with you
But I don't have words to say

Tell me I'm right
Tell me I'm funny
Even when I'm not
It rings and I feel your sum in the odds

"It's bad, it's bad, it's bad
To believe in any song you sing"
Tell me this even though you can't believe it

Tell me I'm wrong
Tell me you're lonely
Tell me this song is not about you only
And I'm a lie

You know you've been gone long
"It's bad, it's bad, it's bad
To believe in any song you sing"
Tell me this even though you can't believe it

Tell me I'm wrong
Please, tell me I'm wrong
Tell me I'm wrong
Please, tell me I'm wrong

Joke Or A Lie

What should I do
I am lost
Tell me to leave the next time
I'm in front of you

I can't relate
Chip on your shoulder
How do you deal with that weight
My hands are getting tired

Call it a joke or a lie
Call it a joke or a lie
Put your coat on
Then believe me
I try
Another copy paste from aotr
Let us escape for a night
Breathe the silence
I am alone
But I am alone in this room with you

Call it a joke or a lie
Call it a joke or a lie
Put your coat on
Then believe me
I tried

ARE WE THERE

Afraid Of Nothing

You told me the day
That you show me your face
We'd be in trouble
For a long time
Another copy paste from aotr
I can't wait
'Til we're afraid of nothing
I can't wait
'Til we hide from nothing
Nothing

And you decide
You throw me a lame
"Wait shit out"
You're a little late
I need you
To be afraid of nothing

Turning my way
You show me your face
We've known each other
For a long time

I can't wait
'Til we're afraid of nothing
I can't wait
'Til we hide from nothing
Nothing

And you decide
You throw me a lame
"Wait shit out"
You're a little late
I need you
To be afraid of nothing
I need you
To be afraid of nothing

Taking Chances

Turn on the charm
Call to response now
Sitting on the porch, looking for a way out

Touched on me deep
That's why I'm still here
Why do we think that we've no plight

Even I've taken my chances
Even I've taken my chances
On you and I know
Another copy paste from aotr
In the dark
On the way out
It's even in old songs
It's the combination that takes emotions
Why don't we go now
No need to think on our own now about it

Even I've taken my chances
Even I've taken my chances
On you

When you love, all of you, they know
All of you, be alone and take
And you break for whose sake
About to leave
About to leave

Even I've taken my chances
Even I've taken my chances
On you

Your Love Is Killing Me

It's understood
You'll be a man by the time I'll see you
We've been through better days
And you've tasted all my pain
Another copy paste from aotr
Break my legs so I won't walk to you
Cut my tongue so I can't talk to you
Burn my skin so I can't feel you
Stab my eyes so I can't see

You like it
When I let you walk over me
You tell me that you like it
Your love is killing me

Try to tell you this when I'm sober
How I feel about loving you
Try to remember all the turn of events
Being led by our own fantasies, fantasies

Break my legs so I won't walk to you
Cut my tongue so I can't talk to you
Burn my skin so I can't feel you
Stab my eyes so I can't see

You like it
When I let you walk all over me
You tell me that you like it
When our minds become diseased

There, he let it go, his temper
Standing there
See her with his gun
And he steals love, so he can feel alive
Everyone's knees knocking at the fear of love
Taste blood
Everybody needs to feel

Break my legs so I won't run to you
Steal my soul so I am one with you
From a distance, I am on to you
But I'll stab my eyes out so I can't see

You like it
When I let you walk over me
You tell me that you like it
You love me as you torture me
You tell me that you like it
But I won't let you see

All that I can do is what I can
With this pain you've given me
With this pain you've given me
Your love is killing me
Yes, all your pain is killing me

Our Love

You say I am genuine
I see your backhand again
I'm a sinner, I have sinned
We're a half-mast flag in wind
It's our love

It's our love
It's our love
It's our love
It's our love

It's our love
It's our love
It's our love
It's our love

At the bottom of a well
I'm reliving my own hell
Someone throws the ladder down
Still don't know what I have found
In our love
Another copy paste from aotr
In our love
In our love
In our love
In our love

In our love
In our love
In our love
In our love

Our love

It's all love
It's all love
It's all love
It's all love

It's all love
It's all love
It's all love
It's all love

Tarifa

Hit the ground
The yard, I found something
I could taste your mouth
Shut the door
Now in the sun tanning

You were so just
Looking across the sky
Can't remember
I can't recall
No, I can't remember anything at all
Another copy paste from aotr
We skipped the sunrise
Looking across the grass
Said he wanted
And not that I'm "every"
It's the same, I could mean, you were right

Everyone else
Hasn't a chance
Don't fail me now
Open arms rest

Let's run under
Cursing myself at night
Slow, it was seven
I wish it was seven all night

Tell me when
Tell me when is this over
Chewed you out
Chew me out when I'm stupid

I don't wanna
Everyone else pales
Send in the owl
Tell me I'm not a child

You summon
Forget about everyone else
Fall away somehow
To figure it out

I Love You But I'm Lost

You read the answers by the shadows on the wall
We could be great

Drive myself crazy with mistakes
You know I'm better every day

Tell me there's something I can change
Recall I know what a sanctuary is

Help me deserve you, sing me praise
You love me but you'll change
Another copy paste from aotr
Disappointed in a lover
Because they're the only way

To know somebody in and out after a while
It's a real challenge

Come in here and be yourself again
I love you but I'm not somebody who takes shots

See me after I recoil
I'm better than I know
There is room to grow

Tear stains on the last page
Better leave 'em
Time will tell and I'll be back

Tear stains, I believe it
I'm in Houston, I can't read my lines
Most of all I find it strange, I believed them

Turn me into something great
You know that that's the only way

Promises that we forgot
I suppose that we were lost

Let's turn it into something we can change
I love you but I'm lost
Between the pain and cost
I hold myself a lot

I love you but I'm lost
I love you but I'm lost
I love you but I'm lost
I love you but I'm lost

I love you but I'm lost
A love that bears no cross

You Know Me Well

Everyone will go with you
Listen for a way out
As you cut me to the chase
'Til I'm on the other side
And when it all comes out
We're as empty as a brick house
That we built without the sides
Another copy paste from aotr
Everyone is crazy with their own life, lies in existential
You ever want to find your way out
Turn into yourself again
And reach on out to become your true self

You know me well
You show me hell when I'm looking
And here you are looking

All the skies are falling
And the sun is moving up and down
Even when you're in a dark way
Some decisions shield you from
The positivity until
You reach out to me

You say why you hate it
As you pry your way in
I need another investigative mind
Tell me that you're injured
Yourself and you've been healing
And I will see this through

You know me well
You show me hell when I'm looking
And here you are looking

I told you then
I'd hold you when you need it
And there you are looking away

You know me well
You know me well
You know me well
You know me well
You know me well

Break Me

No show
Isn't that how it goes
No show

He makes
He's making room for me in the city
He makes

He can break me
With one hand to my head
Go in dark, dear
Dissipate my fears
Letting me in
He lets me in

He knows
That I love him
I know he is home
He knows

Sirens
Sirens are far from me
Safe and alone

He can make me (break me)
Move into a city on my knees (break me)
He can take in everything (break me)
Hoping he lets me in (break me)
I, I let you in (break me)
Another copy paste from aotr
I am
Writing about him home
I am
I am writing a song for him

He can break me (break me)
With one hand to my head (break me)
He can make me (break me)
Move into a city (breake me)
Taking me as I am (break me)
As he lets me in (break me)

Nothing Will Change

Maybe something will change
Maybe something will change

Remember when you saw me on the street
And then you looked in my eyes
You helped me with the tire change
It had been a while and I had thought you'd forgotten 'bout me
I never could have forgotten you
Another copy paste from aotr
I will reach you (I will reach you)
I will meet you (I will meet you)
I will meet you (I will meet you)
On your street
I won't let you down

Maybe something will change
Maybe something will change

A couple years later
When I saw you making Western moves
And paling 'round while I still saw in you
You always believed in me and I always believe in you
Let's not turn the page

I will reach you (I will reach you)
I will reach you (I will reach you)
I will meet you (I will meet you)
On your street
I won't let you down

I will meet you (I will meet you)
I will meet you (I will meet you)
I will meet you (I will meet you)
On your street
I don't want to let you down

Nothing will change
Nothing will change
Nothing will change
Nothing will change

I Know

Now I turn into a lover on the side
I cannot tell the poet eye apart from mine
And now you see me with a tear fall on my right
I know, you know

You see me turn around and try to hide my sigh
I know the ancient melodies will come at night
I sing about my fear and love and what it brings
I know, I know
Another copy paste from aotr
And then you push me out
And then you push me out
I know, I know

And then you disappear
Because you can't fight fear
I know, I know

I sit inside a box and try to find my thoughts
With cups upon my ears so I can shut it out
I see you listen to my body and say
"I know, I know
I know it's hard to find out what I'm not
I know, I know"

And here we are apart but here together are
Our hearts that now beat for each other although far
I hear your voice and I know what it calls
I know, I know

Hold on, hold on
I want you
Hold on, hold on
All I ever wanted was you

Every Time The Sun Comes Up

Pace mine for you, hold my horses, patience
Hey man, tricks can't wait to hear my emotions

Every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble
Every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble

People say I'm a one-hit wonder
But what happens when I have two
I washed your dishes
But I shit in your bathroom
Another copy paste from aotr
Even when the sun comes up I'm in trouble
Even when the sun comes up I'm in trouble

We broke your glasses but covered our asses
Take time silently, feel real room, high five

When every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble
Every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble
Yeah, every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble
Imagine when
Every time the sun comes up I see double


Yes, she is

Maybe something will change
Sorry, my headphones fell off

 

Remind Me Tomorrow

I Told You Everything

Sitting at the bar, I told you everything
You said, "Holy shit, you almost died"
Sharing a shot, you held my hand
Knowing everything, knowing everything, we cried
I told you everything about everything

I had no idea, I had no idea
We held hands, we held hands
We held hands as we parted
We knocked knees, we knocked knees as it started

I told you everything
Aout my first time
I told you everything
No change in your eyes
I told you everything
No changing my mind

You said "Holy shit, we almost died"
I had no idea, I had no idea

No One's Easy to Love

Yes, there were jerks recalling the years of love's past
As you opened the door and told me how you loved me so much
The resistance to feeling something that you put down before
But keep quiet of it as you could not feel fit anymore

Too much has changed, I can’t let you walk in in the night
I wish away my love, leave with the dawn
Acting as if all the pain in the world was my fault
Leave me here, my love, don't say goodbye

No one's easy to love
Don’t look down, my dear
Don't be surprised

No one's easy to love
Don't look back, my dear
Just say you tried

There was a question you asked, "Is your father a man?"
Know what I think you should do, ask of yourself the same
What is the difference between now and then? I'm not sure
Prove me wrong, my dear, don't say I lied

No one's easy to love
Don’t look down, my dear
Don't be surprised

No one's easy to love
Don't look back, my dear
Just say you tried

Memorial Day

Where do you always stay
Where do you stare
When you look
What do you see there

Come back
With your head up
When you barely stand
When you couldn't ask

You, you will run (You will run)
You will run (You will run)
You will (You will)

You, you will run (You will run)
You will run (You will run)
You will (You will)

Back
You will stay
You will learn
Or you will do it again
Will you ever hold your ground
Will I ever pull your teeth
If you barely stand
How do I let you leave

You, you will run (You will run)
You will run (You will run)
You will (You will)

You, you will run (You will run)
You will run (You will run)
You will (You will)

Standing
I can see
You will learn
You will run

Comeback Kid

"Hey, you're the comeback kid"
See me look away

I'm the runaway
I'm the stay out late
I'm recovering

Kid at the top of our street
I was somewhat like him
I was somebody

Comeback, kid
Comeback, kid
Come back, kid
Let me look at you

"Yeah, you're the comeback kid
Let me look at you"
Then look away
Yeah, I'm the runaway
I'm the hardly stay
Let slip away

Don't look back
Don't look back
Don't look back
Watch me run away

"Kid came back a real turn around"
Please believe that I want to stay
"Got a job now that my brother found
Working nights just a mile away"

Don't let me slip away
I'm not a runaway
It just feels that way

Comeback, kid
Comeback, kid
Come back, kid
Let me look at you

Comeback, kid
Comeback, kid
Come back

Jupiter 4

Our love's for real
How'd it take a long, long time
To let us feel
Try to relate in my state
And the aura around me says
My love is for real

Touching your face
How'd it take a long, long time
To be here
Turning the wheel on my street
My heart still skips a beat
It's echoing, echoing, echoing, echoing, echoing, echoing

Baby, baby, baby
I've been searching for you
I wanted to be in love
Baby, baby, baby
I've been waiting, waiting, waiting my whole life
For someone like you
It's true that everyone would like to have met
A love so real
A love so real

Baby, baby, baby
I've been searching for you
I wanted to be in love
Baby, baby, baby
I've been waiting, waiting, waiting my whole life
For someone like you
It's true that everyone would like to have met
A love so real
A love so real
A love so real
A love so real

Seventeen

I know what you wanna say
I think that you're all the same
Constantly being led astray
You think you know something you don't

Downtown hotspot halfway up the street
I used to be free, I used to be seventeen
Follow my shadow around your corner
I used to be seventeen, now you're just like me

Down beneath the ashes and stone
Sure of what I've lived and have known
I see you so uncomfortably alone
I wish I could show you how much you've grown

Downtown hotspot used to be on this street
I used to be seventeen, I used to be seventeen
Now you're a hotshot hanging on my block
Sun coming up, who's my shadow

La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la

I know what you're gonna be
I know that you're gonna be
You'll crumble it up just to see
Afraid that you'll be just like me

Downtown hotspot halfway through this life
I used to feel free, or was it just a dream
Now you're a hotshot, think you're so carefree
But you're just seventeen, so much like me
You're just seventeen, you're just seventeen
Seventeen

Malibu

We held hands as we passed the truck
Just a couple of dudes who don't give a fuck
Tap the brakes and we slow down
Just a couple of jokers on the edge of town
In Malibu

In the little red car that don't belong to you
Yeah, that little red number
Driving down the one

I walked in the door
The Black Crowes playing as he cleaned the floor
I thought I couldn't love him any more
In that little red number
Driving down the one

Yeah, that little red number
Driving down the one
In the little red car that don't belong to you
Yeah, that little red number
Driving down the one
In the little red car that don't belong to you
Yeah, that little red number
Driving down the one

You Shadow

Follow me until you don't know where you are
Follow me until you don't know where you are
Closing your eyes when you're reaching with hands
Falling down flat when you don't understand who I am

You ain't nothing, you never won
You ain't nothing, you never done nothing wrong
You don't do nothing I don't do, you shadow

Listen until you know what to say
Listen until you know what to say
Use loving words and be gentle and kind
Open your mind and it's easy to find where I am

You ain't nothing, you never won
You ain't nothing, you never done nothing wrong
You don't do nothing I don't do, you shadow

You ain't nothing, you never won
You ain't nothing, you never done nothing wrong
You don't do nothing I don't do, you shadow

You say that you've changed your mind
Yeah, I let you
Your side isn't on my side
Walking east now

You ain't nothing, you never won
You ain't nothing, you never done nothing wrong
You don't do nothing I don't do, you shadow

You ain't nothing, you never won
You ain't nothing, you never done nothing wrong
You don't do nothing I don't do, you shadow

You don't do nothing I don't do, you shadow
You don't do nothing I don't do, you shadow
You don't do nothing I don't do, you shadow

Hands

Putting my hands up
I'm following you
I know what I've done, dear
I promise you

Put your hands on your lover
I've got my hands up
Mean no harm to one another
Put your hands up

I'm feeling the changes
I know it's just like me to say
I wanna make sense of it all
We could handle anything when we were young

Put your hands on your lover
I've got my hands up
Mean no harm to one another
Put your hands up

Put your hands on your lover
I've got my hands up
Mean no harm to each other
I've got my hands up

The way he describes you
I'm hearing your sighs sneaking out
And I wanted to tell you what you wanted to hear
But you told me to let it all out, dear

Put your hands on your lover
I've got my hands up
Mean no harm to each other
I've got my hands up

Stay

Have you all of my lifetime
Kinda hard to make light
Imagining when you're inside
When you made those kicks at night

Don't wanna hurt you
Don't wanna run away from myself
Want your whole star to shine on in
One star, one light
The meaning of life

You won't let me go astray
You will let me find my way

Find a way to stand
And a time to walk away
Letting go to let you lead
I don't know how it ends

Comes a time when you answer
Do it with heart
Want you to express yourself
Not let it get to your head

You won't let me go astray
You will let me find my way
You, you love me either way
You stay

NON ALBUMS TRACKS

A Candle's Fire

(Beirut feat. Sharon Van Etten / The Rip Tide LP)

Oh light a candle's fire
Carries our good name
What would you ask a campfire
That scares me just the same

And you, you've had it all along
An endless need for games
Just don't forget a candle's fire
Is only just a flame

I, it's certain from afar
Failed to pull my weight
But you and I, we traveled through the fog
To arrive at our front gate

Tonight we rest beside the fire
A smile upon your face
Just don't forget a candle's fire
Is only just a flame

If I had known
Not to carry on that way
It wouldn't show
In the creases on your face

If you should go
But you carry on my name
Just let it blow
In the fog of Bishop's Lane

A Wake For The Minotaur

(Shearwater Feat. Sharon Van Etten on Fellow Travelers LP)

A glorious light
A ladder along the clouds
A spy in the sun
A shout in the street below
Climb down the white road
Into the dark mud
Another copy paste from aotr
Paper (?) and dusk
A river below the lake
I ride in the flood
A dog with the chain removed
Till the morning rides
Till my memory lies clear
As a tear in the darkness
A hole in the light
And I know where you are

I ride in the blood
I ride on the warming rails (?)
Through canyons of sunlight
And waters across the road
Could I have loved you enough
If I fell in the right way
The world turns and turns
A tear in the darkness
A hole in the light
I'll breathe in the silence
I'll laugh till I die

Baby, It's Cold Outside

(Rufus Wainwright Feat. Sharon Van Etten - Holidays Rule LP)

I really can't stay (Baby, it's cold outside)
I've got to go 'way (Baby, it's cold outside)
This evening has been (I've been hopin' that you'd drop in)
So very nice (I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice)

My mother will start to worry (Hey beautiful, what's your hurry)
And father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar)
So really, I'd better scurry (Beautiful, please don't hurry)
Well, maybe just a half a drink more (Put some records on while I pour)

The neighbors might think (Baby, it's bad out there)
Say, what's in this drink (No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
Another copy paste from aotr
I oughtta say no, no, no sir (You mind if I move in closer)
At least I'm gonna say that I tried (What's the sense in hurting my pride)
I really can't stay (Oh baby, don't hold out)
Oh, but it's cold outside

I simply must go (It's cold outside)
The answer is no (Baby, it's cold outside)
The welcome has been (So lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)

My sister will be suspicious (Your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (I ain't worried about you brother)
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious (That ol' biddy, she ain't gonna bother me)
Well maybe just a cigarette more (You don't need no cigarette, it's smokin' plenty up in here)

I've got to get home (Baby, you'll freeze out there)
Say darlin', can you lend me your comb (It's up to your knees out there)
You've really been grand (I thrill when you touch my hand)
Oh, but don't you see (How can you do this thing to me)

There's bound to be talk tomorrow (Well, think of my lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died)
I really can't stay (Get over that hold out)
Oh, but baby it's cold outside

Beaten Down

Your big ol' heart takes a lot on
Shoulders the world
It takes a lot to unfold
And you compromise so
Don't try to understand

Your big ol' heart gets beaten down

It ain't beaten down
It ain't beaten down
It ain't beaten down
It ain't beaten down
Don't you hear it beating now

We're dig on life
You try to see her but she wants you back
And you see it all over her face
Our freedom
We breathe in
We have a good life
Then you see her like that

Your big ol' heart gets beaten down

It ain't beaten down
It ain't beaten down
It ain't beaten down
It ain't beaten down

Don't get shot down in the dark alley
Where the air's smoke
And we're so misunderstood

Your big ol' heart gets beaten down

It ain't beaten down
It ain't beaten down
It ain't beaten down
It ain't beaten down

Don't mean you're beaten now

Best I Can

(Michael Cera feat. Sharon Van Etten)

Was it a dream we shared
Or was I half awake
Once in the night you took my hand
I know you're still with me

Listen to how the trees
Tap on our windowpane
No matter what the case may be
I'll always be right here

All I needed was your love
I'll be with you through and through
Tell me that you love me so
I will always do the best I can for you

Sometimes it's like a plane
Passing the golden sun
Rains wash away the afterglow
Puddles evaporate

All I needed was your love
I'll be with you through and through
I know that you love me so
I will always do the best I can for you

Blue Christmas

(Christmas song)

I'll have a blue Christmas without you
I'll be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red on our green Christmas tree
Won't be the same dear if you're not here with me

And when those blue snowflakes start falling
That's when those blue memories start calling
You'll be doing all right with your Christmas of white
But I'll have a blue, blue, blue Christmas

You'll be doing all right with your Christmas of white
But I'll have a blue, blue Christmas
But I'll have a blue, blue Christmas
But I'll have a blue, blue Christmas

Blue Skies

(Irving Berlin cover / A.k.a. Ray Of Light / Corona Extra commercial)

Blue skies smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies do I see
And I never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my, how they fly

Come On Back This Way

(Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders feat. Sharon Van Etten / Playmates LP)

It's when we leave the bar
That we're feeling the effects
Under magnesium moon
The streets are full of piss
And the pigs walk by on stilts
And the cabs all lock their doors
If tomorrow never comes
I wouldn't care at all

Then she tells me I don't need her
That she's going home alone
But we don't live in this city
And the next train's not 'til dawn
I tell her it's not true
You see we've played this game before
I love her, I need her
I couldn't love her more

I say, come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way

I call across the street
She doesn't turn around
One hundred other people do
All thinking they've been found
And when I catch her up
You know I grab her by the arm
But she's screaming let me go
I'm going back to the farm

No! Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way

She pulls a glass from her coat
That she's borrowed from the bar
And she throws it at the wall
And her leg's cut by a shard
Now she's trying to walk away
But she's bleeding pretty bad
So she backs against the wall
And pulls the lipstick from her bag

And I say, come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way

She says there's a million girls out there
They're all prettier than me
With all your so called charm
Why the hell did you pick me
And she's running down the reservoir
I'm trailing behind
And she leads me through the backstreets
To the dark parts of her mind
And it's here among the shadows
That her dreams are lost and found
Now she's heading for the station
To get the next train out of town

I say, come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way

We're laying in the grass
In a park when we wake
Looking like the candles
Thrown off a wedding cake
And the flowers that she picked
Lay broken beside us
The all and nothing of our love
Is purring deep inside us

I say, come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way
Come on back this way

Cuddle Alone

(She Keeps Bees & Sharon Van Etten / Let's Kiss & Make Up OST)

There where questions in his eyes
That I answered in silence
And his eyes rolled slowly as I rolled away

We were sleeping in silence
We were laughing at our faith
And we always stanished to keep turning heads

And you told me not to fear
As you asked me to come here
And the nearer I became you pushed away

And you told me not to go
But you left me all alone
And the questions go and start to hurt my head
Cuddle alone
Cuddle alone

And you told me please to stay
But no words still came
And I never written to your side

As the fear within me dies
It's hard to find my pride
Where I left it there over a year ago
Suffer alone
Suffer alone
Suffer alone

Do You Realize

(The Flaming Lips cover / Gortimer Gibbon's Life On Normal Street OST)

Do you realize
That you have the most beautiful face
Do you realize
We're floating in space
Do you realize
That happiness makes you cry
Do you realize
That everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes, let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun don't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do you realize
Do you realize
That everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes, let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun don't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do you realize
That you have the most beautiful face
Do you realize

Evan

(Little Scream feat. Sharon Van Etten / Cult Following LP)

Love's shy, the devil smiles
Come to see me again
He said, "Look, child, steady while I take you in with my eyes"
Well, he read my little mind and he replied
You're as vengeful as pretty
Now beg your little heaven from the skies
I'm sure it is willing

And I said, Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayer
I said, Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayer

Hello, sweet smile
Worlds are broken on you
But if you don't wake the angels
You won't wake the bells
You won't wake the people inside

Well, I brought you here to my bedroom
What a view
I've got nothing
Can we take what's left of this madness
And start again
Then I'll have something

Drawn by the carriage of tension
Making me furious and divine
Held by the captain of pleasure
He takes no prisoners but my mind

And he takes me further and further
Further and further
And the waves are crashing
And they're coming in splashing

And the waves keep falling, falling in faster
And the ship has no master
Here comes disaster

Till we all fall over and the waves keep crashing
And the ship will sink
I said, "The ship will sink"

I said, Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers
I said, Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers
Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers
Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers

Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers
I said, Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers
I said, Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers
With your voice and eyes, my love and your charms
(Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers)

Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers
I said, Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers
With your voice and eyes, my love and your charms
(Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers)
Hello, Evan, I'll be hearing your prayers
Just keep on walking
Your feet will not stop
Your feet will not stop
Your feet will not stop
Just keep on walking
Just keep on walking
Just keep on walking
Just keep on walking

First Caress

(Spoon feat. Sharon Van Etten / Hot Thoughts LP)

Ex-lover, where you staying
Every time that I come back again
I know you're just the same

And when you say and when you say the wrong thing
I know I hear the right thing
I know it's just the same

Angel, my love, my first caress
I come back and I find you never changed
Then I think all the years from your love
I've been dispossessed
From your love, my first caress

All your friends have come and went
Found a way to make a certain change

Coconut milk, coconut water
You still like to tell me they're the same
And who am I to say

Angel, my love, my first caress
I come back and I find you never changed
Then I think all the years from your love
I've been dispossessed
From your love, my first caress

From your love, oh yes
From your love, my first caress

Hurt

(Nine Inch Nails cover)

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear my crown of shit
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feeling disappears
You are someone else
I am still right here

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

I Always Fall Apart

(I Don't Want to Let You Down EP)

Where have you been
Where have you been
I've covered the streets
Recovered into everlasting leaps

You know it's always been my heart
You know I always fall apart
It's not my fault, it's just my flaw
It's who I am
You know it's always been my heart
You know I always fall apart
It's not my fault, it's just my flaw
It's who I am
Another copy paste from aotr
You turn me in to a museum
You kept me from the growing weeds
When all you wanted was the best
From me, that is the test
Can you keep me from
You can't explain me

You know it's always been my heart
You know I always fall apart
It's not my fault, it's just my flaw
It's who I am

I can't believe the way I've been
I've been resentful and I've sinned
I need you now just as a friend
I need a hand held, not a pushing
I need a way to help me to stand only to crash
I know who I am and what I've done
Don't know what I'd do but when
I look to my side I'll be a friend
Where have you been

I Don't Want to Let You Down

(I Don't Want to Let You Down EP)

When dreams grew black
I didn't want to see the light
Cross through hell in snow
Dreams were gone within yourself
Taught me to know what it's like

Don't shout it, stay
I don't want to let you down
Plead your cause
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down

Decompress and calm your head
Teach you not to rush
Turn them out, to see your words
Trust me, stay and stay
Another copy paste from aotr
Overboard
I don't want to let you down
Overboard
I don't want to let you down
Crazy hell
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down
I don't want to let you down

If My Love Could Kill

(Lucinda Williams cover / Music Moments LP)

If my love could kill, If my love could kill
I would kill this, I would kill this
Slayer of wonder, slayer of words
Murderer of poets, murderer of songs

Who robbed me of your memory
Robbed me of your time
Made her way into the symphony
Of your beautiful mind, of your beautiful mind

If my love could kill, if my love could kill
I would kill this, I would kill this
Destroyer of brilliance, destroyer of hope
Invader of skin, invader of bone

Who robbed me of your memory
Robbed me of your time
Made her way into the symphony
Of your beautiful mind, of your beautiful mind

If my love could kill, if my love could kill
I would kill this, I would kill this
I would kill this, I would kill this

If my love could kill, if my love could kill
If my love could kill, if my love could kill

Impossible Weight

(Deep Sea Diver feat. Sharon Van Etten)

This is what it feels like walking in a straight line
Stray talk clicking in my ear
This is what it feels like
Cliff dive broken mind
Wondering how I got here

A million times tongue tied
Spit it out, never mind
I think I'm addicted to the fear
Stutter in my heart
From the hurry up
Stop dragging my heels around
Dragging my heels around

But that was then
And this is now
I tried so hard
Not to let you all down
It's an impossible weight
So I'll just let you down now

Steady as the wheel turns
On my way it's okay
Picking up the pieces, put 'em down
Stutter in my heart
From the hurry up
Stop dragging my heels around
Dragging my heels around
Dragging my heels around

But that was then
And this is now
I tried so hard
Not to let you all down

But that was then
And this is now
I tried so hard
Not to let you all down
It's an impossible weight
So I'll just let you down now

It's an impossible weight
It's an impossible weight

But that was then
And this is now
I tried so hard
Not to let you all down
It's an impossible weight
So I'll just let you down now

In My Room

(Beach Boys cover / Shovels & Rope feat. Sharon Van Etten / Busted Jukebox Volume 3)

There's a world where I can go
And tell my secrets to
In my room
In my room
In my room

In this world I lock out
All my worries and my fears
In my room
In my room
In my room

Do my dreaming and my scheming
Lie awake and pray
Do my crying and my sighing
Laugh at yesterday

Now it's dark and I'm alone
But I won't be afraid
In my room...

Just Like Blood

(I Don't Want to Let You Down EP)

In the ocean
Waves all around
And they're smashing down
Take my hand, shut your eyes
And hope you remember

You like the position
Watch that change 'fore we drown
We ask ourselves, where we are now
Who we are, what that means
Another copy paste from aotr
You shut me off, just like a gun
Then you run, just like blood
Shut me off, just like a gun
Then you run, just like blood
Just like blood
Just like blood

Disappear when the sun goes down
Acid spills as you breathe
Turn around, stare at the wall
Bone to my mouth, and read it out

You shut me off, just like a gun
Then you run, just like blood
Shut me off, just like a gun
Then you run, just like blood
Just like blood
Just like blood
Just like blood

Lady Luck

(Richard Swift cover / Pickwick feat. Sharon Van Etten / Can't Talk Medicine LP)

Lady luck, she is lovely
Lady luck, she is free
But I wish sometimes that lady luck
She would find some time to spend with me

Lady luck, she is lovely
Lady luck, she is free
But I wish sometimes that lady luck
She would find some time to spend with me

Why do I worry
Why do I fear
It's just the beginning
But I feel the end is near

I look around
And I don't feel like myself
Tell me, please, tell me, please
Is it my mind or is it my health

Lady luck, she is lovely
Lady luck, she is free
But I wish sometimes that lady luck
She would find some time to spend with me

No need to worry
There is no need to fear
It's just the beginning
And I feel the end is near

Lady luck, she is lovely
Lady luck, she is free
But I wish sometimes that lady luck
She would find some time to spend with me

Lady luck, she is lovely
Lady luck, she is free
But I wish sometimes that lady luck
She would find some time to spend with me

Lady luck, she is lovely
Lady luck, she is free
But I wish sometimes that lady luck
She would find some time to spend with me

Last Looks

(Lee Ranaldo feat. Sharon Van Etten / Electric Trim LP)

Live today and sail away into the trees
There's sunlight in your eyes
So sleep on through the grey skies
Don't wait for me

Brainstorm last while
So sleep on through the turnstiles
And creeps slowly

There's sunlight on the wall
And music down the hall
So we'll believe

Escape the turn on first floor
And step out through the bone door
Creeps slowly

Live today and sail away into the trees, trees
Find a way to get away and leave today

We were talking about something spoken between us
We were smoking and joking out of our heads
We were running around the corners
Laying out in the street
And raising some hell in town

So run downtown
Leave your shoes behind
Step out on the wet grass into a new state of mind
You're gonna open up off the cuff
Open up and say hello

The next time that you walk downtown
Your eyes are gonna open up
And you're gonna see what you've found
You're gonna run to the fence
You're gonna hop over the fence
And you're gonna run away off through the fields

Don't right this down just come on now
Let's meet under the flashing lights downtown
You're gonna lift your head up to meet my eyes and lose that doubt
You really leave this time to tell me what you see

Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, it's time to leave, it's time to go

Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, it's time and now what I've found

Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, it's time I'm leaving in time you go

Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello

Lemon

(Local Natives feat. Sharon Van Etten / Sour Lemon LP)

Sour lemon eyes
Staring down the daylight
And the L.A. River makes you laugh
You say, "Why's a gutter got a name like that"

You're toweling up your wet hair
I hear your coffee grind
The credits rolling on last night's late night
We're always somewhere between
Leaving and arrived
I just wanna be here at the same time

Slouching when you walk
Just like Hillhurst palms
A penny and a lotto ticket to scratch
You win enough to keep you coming back

A cross above the freeway
Holy neon light
Everybody crawling for their lives
You're watching your reflection
In a TV turned off
How long you gonna pay more than it costs

Lemon eyes, trying to let the light in
Lemon eyes, all our streets are violet
Lemon eyes, trying to let the light in
Lemon eyes, all our streets are violet

Let Go

(Feels Good Moon OST)

Brother's smile
Taking on its own identity
Only to then leave it behind
Foreign light in the afternoon

Held by what-be-nots
Stay until remembered
Here I'm standing
Ripped apart by albatross
Hanging by a thread

What's in a name
What's in a name

Down on the other side
I'm almost out of sight
Looking up to let go
Now I'm letting go
Now I'm letting go
Now I'm letting go
Now I'm letting go

Let him go, let him gom, let him go...

Let's Face the Music and Dance

(Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra / feat. Sharon Van Etten)

There may be trouble ahead
But while there's music and moonlight
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance

Before the fiddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill
And while we still have the chance
Let's face the music and dance

Soon
We'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune
And then...

There may be teardrops to shed
So while there's music and moonlight
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance

Soon
We'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune
And then...

There may be teardrops to shed
So while there's music and moonlight
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance, dance
Let's face the music
Let's face the music
Let's face the music and dance

Life Of His Own

(B-side / Leonard single)

One, two, three
One, two, three

I want a man with a life of his own
With a job that he loves and his own home
And a smile that is his and a room that he gives his own time

I need a man who can give what he takes
And he smiles in my eyes
And he loves what he makes
Darling, be my new ride
I swear I won't take all your time
And what I do take, I'll give to you

I want a man with a world of his own
With the friends that he needs, on his own he succeeds
Nothing is better than him
He'll shine every light and make everyone else 'round me dim
Nothing feels better than that
Believe in what you got and keep what you have
It's right, I'll make it right
I'll make it right

'Cause I got my own life
'Cause I got my own life
'Cause I got my own life
'Cause I got my own life

Like A Diamond

(Glass Ghost feat. Sharon Van Etten)

I don't really know why
But I have this sense I'm not feeling
I don't really know why
But I have this sense I'm not feeling
Like a diamond
Like a diamond

I don't really know why
But I have this sense I'm not feeling
Like a silent song
Like a silent song

I don't really know why
But I have this sense I'm not feeling
Like a field of wolf
Like a sea of eyes
Like a hurricane

I don't really know why
But I have this sense I'm not feeling
Like a tiger's look
Like an open heart
Like a wall of arms

I don't really know why
But I have this sense I'm not feeling
Like a silent song
Like a field of wolf
Like a hurricane
Like a tiger's look
Like an open heart
Like a wall of arms

Like a diamond
Like a diamond
Like a diamond
Like a diamond
Like a diamond
Like a diamond
Like a diamond
Like a diamond
Like a diamond

Never Grow Old

(Gospel song / The Gospel Of Eureka OST)

I have heard of a land on the faraway strand
This a beautiful home of the soul
Built by Jesus on high
There we never shall die
This the land where we'll never grow old

Never grow old, never grow old
In the land where we'll never grow old
Never grow old, never grow old
In the land where we'll never grow old

When our work here is done
And the life's crown is won
And our troubles and trials are over
All our sorrow will end
And our voices will blend
With the loved ones who've gone on before

Never grow old, never grow old
In the land where we'll never grow old
Never grow old, never grow old
In the land where we'll never grow old

New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

(LCD Soundsystem cover / Live at BBC Proms, 2018)

New York, I love you, but you're bringing me down
New York, I love you, but you're bringing me down
Like a rat in a cage, pulling minimum wage
New York, I love you, but you're bringing me down

New York, you're safer and you're wasting my time
Our records all show you were filthy but fine
But they shuttered your stores when you opened the doors
To the cops who were bored once they'd run out of crime

New York, you're perfect, oh please, don't change a thing
Your mild billionaire mayor's now convinced he's a king
So the boring collect, I mean all disrespect
In the neighborhood bars I'd once dreamt I would drink

New York, I love you, but you're freaking me out
There's a ton of the twist, but we're fresh out of shout
Like a death in the hall that you hear through your wall
New York, I love you, but you're freaking me out

New York, I love you, but you're bringing me down
New York, I love you, but you're bringing me down
Like a death of the heart, Jesus, where do I start
But you're still the one pool where I'd happily drown

And oh take me off your mailing list
For kids who think it still exists
Yes, for those who think it still exists
Maybe I'm wrong and maybe you're right
Maybe I'm wrong and maybe you're right
Maybe you're right, maybe I'm wrong
And just maybe you're right

And oh maybe mother told you true
And there'll always be somebody there for you
And you'll never be alone
But maybe she's wrong and maybe I'm right
And just maybe she's wrong
Maybe she's wrong and maybe I'm right
And if so here's this song

Not Myself

Run away with me in July
To the same place and be ourselves
In the ashes of the aftermath, pray

Call me, say you wash away your worry
It's the call that you made out to me
In the ashes of the aftermath, pray

Hey
Tell me something
Is there anything you wouldn't do for me
I will walk with you
Show my heart believes in something, pray
Courageous and light

Please, darling
Believe in something
I want you to be yourself around me
I know it's too much to take
There's too much at stake
And I want you to be yourself around me

Please
Please

Please, darling
Believe in something
I want you to be yourself around me
I know it's too much to take
There's too much at stake
But I want you to be yourself around me

Praise
Praise
Praise
Take me to the night

Omnion

(Hercules and Love Affair featuring Sharon Van Etten)

Omnion
Are you there
Can you hear my voice tonight

If I am your child
Why have you put so much in my life
To fight

Over the years my heart has hardened
The pain has been grey
I'm not the man people used to see

Omnion
Are you there
I want to be the best man
That I can be

So can you help
Can you help from beyond
Can you help
Can you help from beyond

Omnion
When will I smile
Ran out of time to see my ride
To joy

Do you have a place for me
It's what I wanted since I was
A boy
Now it's more than ever
Now I need love

Omnion
Are you there
I need to know
There's nothing to be scared of

So can you help
Can you help from beyond
Can you help
Can you help from beyond

So can you help
Can you help from beyond
Can you help
Can you help from beyond

On Your Way Now

(Made In Boise OST)

She's not heavy
She's your little everything
On our way to the daylight
And all it brings

And I don't mind at all
And I don't mind at all

Well, okay, just a little bit
On your way now
On your way now

She's not trouble
She can travel here with me
I'll share all that I am
And that's a guarantee

And I don't mind at all
And I don't mind at all

Well, okay, just a little bit
On your way now
On your way now

Go and hit the ground running
Hit the ground running

Passion And Love

(7-Inches For Planned Parenthood LP)

If you were to say
Run away with me
What does that mean
Shoud I go

As I decide
I rub my eyes
Am I awake
Is this a dream
Without passion and love, passion and love
Passion and love, passion and love
Passion and love, passion and love
Passion and love, passion and love

In all our lives
The time moves slow
Extend a hand out to grow

Love will retun
Above, below
And in the end it's all we know
Without passion and love, passion and love
Passion and love, passion and love
Passion and love, passion and love
Passion and love, passion and love
It's all we know

Pay My Debts

(I Don't Want to Let You Down EP)

It took me years to find
True mind at peace
And now you treat me like
They approve me
You're my poem, yes you know
Yet you stole my way
Just to know this, you told me
You were late
When you would call, I would hold
And I still remain
Then you led me to believe that's what you wanted
Another copy paste from aotr
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away

True love, but I'd see you
Treat me more like you
And I'd try to heal it
But I feel so thrown back
Take my hand, in the cold
In the snow, but you do not break
But they told you, convinced you
Think I'd play
But I know myself better than you do

Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away

May, May calling slow
Finally in a dress that meant money in the bank
Drinking hard so you can't feel the warmth of the arms
So you dreamt, fade away
Take my hand, I paid my fine
In the park, in the dark, when you said my name
On the bench, when I felt that you smiled
And you said there, that child

Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away
Pay my debts away, pay my debts
Pay my debts away

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?

(Brinsley Schwarz cover / Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme)

As I walk through
This wicked world
Searching for light in the darkness of insanity
I ask myself
Is all hope lost
Is there only pain and hatred and misery

And each time I feel like this inside
There's one thing I wanna know
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding

And as I walked on
Through troubled times
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
So where are the strong
And who are the trusted
And where is the harmony
Sweet harmony

'Cause each time I feel it slipping away, just makes me wanna cry
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding

So where are the strong
And who are the trusted
And where is the harmony
Sweet harmony

'Cause each time I feel it slipping away, just makes me wanna cry
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding

People Ain't No Good

(Nick Cave cover / Triple J Like A Version / The Good Songs: Mojo Presents A Tribute To Nick Cave LP)

People just ain't no good
I think that's well understood
You can see it everywhere you look
People just ain't no good

We were married under cherry trees
Under blossom we made our vows
All the blossoms come sailing down
Through the streets and through the playgrounds

The sun would stream on the sheets
Awoken by the morning bird
We'd buy the Sunday newspapers
And never read a single word

People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good

Seasons came, seasons went
The winter stripped the blossoms bare
A different tree now lines the streets
Shaking its fists in the air

The winter slammed us like a fist
The windows rattling in the gales
To which she drew the curtains
Made out of her wedding veil

People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good at all

To our love send a dozen white lilies
To our love send a coffin of wood
To our love let all the pink-eyed pigeons coo
That people just they ain't no good

To our love send back all the letters
To our love a valentine of blood
To our love let all the jilted lovers cry
That people they just ain't no good

It ain't that in their hearts they're bad
They can comfort you, some even try
They nurse you when you're ill of health
They bury you when you go and die
It ain't that in their hearts they're bad
They'll stick by you if they could
But that's just bullshit, baby
People just ain't no good

People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good at all

Prisoners

(With J. Mascis / The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver LP)

Josie works the counter at the downtown five and dime
Anything at all to help her pass the time
Her mama keeps the baby and grandpa rambles
On about the good times playing in his mind
It's a hard life living when you're lonely
It's a long night sleeping alone
It's a hard time waiting for tomorrow
It's a long, long way home
Another copy paste from aotr
Josie spends the evening with the people in the pages of the paperback
She picked up at the store
Or sometimes it's the TV, or she'll try to write a letter, oh
They don't come too often anymore
It's a hard life living when you're lonely, it's a long night sleeping alone
It's a hard time waiting for tomorrow, it's a long, long way home

I stare at the gray walls before me, I see her face in the stone
I try to imagine our baby, I wish they would let me go home
I wish they would let me go home

(I wish they would let me go home) It's a hard life living when you're lonely
(I wish they would let me go home) It's a long night sleeping alone
(I wish they would let me go home) It's a hard time waiting for tomorrow
(I wish they would let me go home) It's a long, long way home
(I wish they would let me go home) It's a long, long way home
(I wish they would let me go home) Bringing me and the other boys home
(I wish they would let me go home) Bringing me and the other boys home

Radio Cure

(Wilco cover / Wilco Covered LP)

Cheer up, honey, I hope you can
There is something wrong with me
My mind is filled with silvery stars
Honey, kisses, clouds of fluff
Shoulders shrugging off

Cheer up, honey, I hope you can
There is something wrong with me
My mind is filled with radio cures
Electronic surgical words

Picking apples for the kings and queens
Of things I've never seen
Oh distance has no way
Of making love understandable

Cheer up, honey, I hope you can
There is something wrong with me
My mind is filled with silvery stars
Honey, kisses, clouds of fluff

Picking apples for the kings and queens
Of things I've never seen
Oh distance has no way
Of making love understandable

Distance has no way
Of making love understandable

Remembering Mountains

(Written by Karen Dalton / Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton LP)

Sun will fall
Across the canyon wall
My prayer on every stone and tree
Let the last be beauty
All in beauty
All in beauty

Now your time is your own
You'll be alone
And sit in your room
Remembering mountains
Do you think the seasons changed
Without your heart
Are you dreaming
Every day and night will come to your mind
Undeceiving
You will know
There's no parting without sorrow

So you sit by the window
Watching the days go
Alone in your room
Remembering mountains
Do you think of all the ways
You didn't follow
Are you dreaming
Every way will lead you on
To find tomorrow
I'm believing
You'll find tomorrow
Brings you to return

She Drives Me Crazy

(Fine Young Cannibals cover / Live at AV Club's Undercover Series)

I can't stop
The way I feel
Things you do
Don't seem real

Tell me what you've got in mind
'Cause we're running out of time
Won't you ever set me free
The waiting 'round is killing me

She drives me crazy
Like no one else
She drives me crazy
And I can't help myself

I can't get any rest
People say I'm obsessed
Everything you say is lies
But to me that's no surprise
What I had for you was true
Things go wrong, they always do

She drives me crazy
Like no one else
She drives me crazy
And I can't help myself

She drives me crazy
Like no one else
She drives me crazy
And I can't help myself

Silent Night

(Christmas song)

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Squidbillies

(Squidbillies Theme Song)

My dreams are all dead and buried
Sometimes I wish the sun would just explode
When God comes and calls me to his Kingdom
I'll take all you sons of bitches when I go
Let 'er blow

Staring At A Mountain

(Never Rarely Sometimes Always OST)

It hasn't rained for days
Staring at a mountain out of rage
Hear a bird calling, someone's here
To reach inside my pain
Pain

The leaves are turning in my mind
They haven't fallen and I can't feel time
The wind is capturing me
Hair is falling covering my eyes
Rise
The wind is turning into movement
And then falling out of time
Time

I am so tired I fell right through
I looked into a darkness no one knew
I'm falling further into something
That I cannot understand

But you understand
You understand
You understand
You understand
You understand
You understand
You understand
You understand

Strange Fascination

(Chatham County Line feat. Sharon Van Etten / Strange Fascination LP)

Strange fascination
Reach for a shooting star
Don't know how lucky
Don't know how lucky you are

Strange fascination
It's gonna leave a mark
Don't know how lucky
Don't know how lucky you are

I want peace on Earth
I want to be sedated
I want a lover's touch
Don't keep me waiting

Strange fascination
You had me from the start
Don't know how lucky
Don't know how lucky you are

Strange fascination
Reach out and trace that scar
Don't know how lucky
Don't know how lucky you are

I want a hand to hold
Chase away these blues
I want a lover's kiss
Soft and loose

Strange fascination
Reach in and touch my heart
Don't know how lucky
Don't know how lucky you are

Strange fascination
How did we get this far
Don't know how lucky
Don't know how lucky you are

I want a secret tone
Undiscovered
I want an ending now
Let's be lovers

Strange fascination
Reach for a shooting star
Don't know how lucky
Don't know how lucky you are

Strange fascination

Sunshine On My Back

(The National Feat. Sharon Van Etten on Sunshine On My Back EP)

Tina lies on the ground
She lies there forever
She likes the sound
Tina knows the devil

Tina loves the violence
Of living in the country
She likes that it's
So far from me

Tina has her story down
I really thought I knew it
Then it changed around
When I was almost through it
Another copy paste from aotr
Sunshine on my back
Is the only kind I lack
Sunshine in my brain
Is the lonely kind of pain
It's the sunshine
Of a lonely mind

She says "After today then there's nothing you owe me
And I'm so glad that you came, I needed someone who loves me
But just don't try to talk yourself into this love
And sleep like a baby while I'm staying up
It's as much what you say as it is what you don't
You can't try to stay, you either will or you won't"

Sunshine on my back
Is the only kind I lack
Sunshine in my brain
Is the lonely kind of pain
It's the sunshine
Of a lonely mind

Sweep

(Leverage Models feat. Sharon Van Etten / Leverage Models LP)

Well, I don't want to hear
Or I don't want to be
But the drug set you free
And I'm here to recognize

I know a lot of heroes who never stop singing
But you already know
You asked for this
You made me compromise

It's not like this will be the last time he beats on you
And on the god inside
His cigarette
Carries your medicine

It's what I want to know
It's what I had to do for me
(You might change)
Those words are written
On a tiny megaphone aimed at me

How long before they sweep us out of this place
If you cooperate I think you will change

How will your architecture stand in this storm
Without the means to let me carry you off

It's like they never stop singing
Never stop, never stop, never ever stop singing
Never stop, never stop...

I know a lot of heroes who never stop singing
But you already know
You asked for this
You made me compromise

Well, I don't want to heal
Or I don't want to be
Stay with me
Stay to recognize

These facts I want to know
Why won't you carry on for me
(You might change)
If we are not our blood
In fact the opposite
Why don't you take it out on me

How long before they sweep us out of this place
If you cooperate I think you will change

How will your architecture stand in this storm
Without the means to let me carry you off

While I'm not into this
I will do what I'm told to do
How you ask me to
Although I'm not in
I will do
Ask me to

Teen Angel

(Donovan cover / Gazing With Tranquility : A Tribute To Donovan LP)

All the boys in the neighbourhood
Would love you if they could
But I'm easy
But I'm easy
But I'm easy

Now that you're in demand
Handle it if you can
'Cause it's easy
'Cause it's easy
'Cause it's easy

I'll take you anywhere
Buy ribbons for your hair
You need me anyway
And you know what I'm going to do

Now the boys as you look about
May be funny to work out
But I'm easy
But I'm easy
But I'm easy

Tell Me

(Live / I Don't Want to Let You Down EP)

Woke in a sweat
What I can't forget, and what I'll never ask to you
Tell me that I'm something that you just don't know
Tell me that I'm somewhere you don't want to go
Tell me that I'm someone you don't want to know
Like the back of your hand
I don't understand
Undone, disarmed
Well I don't know and you don't mind
This time there's no time
Well I don't know and you don't mind
Another copy paste from aotr
Deep inside of the day, anyone else would fall in your arms
But I do not
Do I, do I, do I want that
I was something that you just couldn't feel
I was something that you couldn't feel that was real
I believed you when you shut your eyes and dreamed a dream without me
Sometimes I don't think about you
Sometimes I don't think about it

Tears are falling in the underground
Falling into thoughts that turn to colors
The colors are the colors of my thoughts and they're painting you
Sometimes I live my own life, my own life

The End Of The World

(Skeeter Davis / Resistance Radio The Man In The High Castle LP)

Why does the sun go on shining
Why does the sea rush to shore
Don't they know it's the end of the world
Cause you don't love me any more

Why do the birds go on singing
Why do the stars glow above
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when I lost your love

I wake up in the morning and I wonder
Why everything's the same as it was
I can't understand, no, I can't understand
How life goes on the way it does

Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye

Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye

The Pull Of You

(The National feat. Lisa Hannigan & Sharon Van Etten / I Am Easy To Find LP)

Something's leaving me behind
It's just a feeling in my mind
What was it you always said
We're connected by a thread
If we're ever far apart
I'll still feel the pull of you

I know, I get it
I'm either at the bottom of a well or spinning into somebody's outdoor glass furniture
Is this how I lose it, everything at once, carried to space by a dolphin balloon
Whatever magical thinking you need to hang around your neck, right
Maybe we'll end up the ones eating chocolate chip pancakes next to a charity swimming pool
The next time I see you will probably be in some pool or upscale tropical funeral
I dream that's what Nina Simone said to her lover John when he left

Maybe we'll talk it out inside a car
With rain falling around us
We all know this rain is hard to take
I know I can get attached and then unattached
To my own versions of others
My view of you comes back and drops away

It's just that I'm still here
And there's still everything you don't know
Oh how often I dream about you
You don't know how I need you
You got me all wrong
If I said I was sorry for always being underwater, would you stay
You can take me
There's no difference between you and me

Tell me what you would say if I said that to you
I get you, you're not like anything
Do you hear me, just be here
Don't let me get in the way of you finding everything
What was it the story you told me
Why am I so hard to be around
Here at the approach of the end of everything

Sometimes I don't think I'm really around here half the time
Sometimes I don't think I'm really around here at all
Sometimes I don't think I'm really around here half the time
Sometimes I don't think I'm really around here at all

Something's leaving me behind
It's just a feeling in my mind
What was it you always said
We're connected by a thread
If we ever get far apart
I'll still feel the pull of you

Think You Can Wait

(The National Feat. Sharon Van Etten)

I was driftin'
Cryin'
I was looking for another
And I was slippin' under
I pulled the devil down with me
One way or another

I'm out of my mind
Think you can wait
I'm way off the line
Think you can wait
Another copy paste from aotr
We've been running a sleepless run
Been away from the baby way too long
We've been holding a good night gun
We've been losing our exits one by one

I'm out of my mind
Think you can wait
I'm way off the line
Think you can wait..It out

All I have is loss
Think you can wait..It out
All I have is loss
Think you can wait

What I'm thinking is simple
I'll sell apples and ice water at the temple
And I won't make trouble
I'll pull the devil down with me one way or another

We've been running a sleepless run
Been away from the baby way too long
We've been holding a good night gun
We've been losing our exits one by one

I'll try
I'll try
But I couldn't be better
All I have is loss
I'll try
But I couldn't be better
All I have is loss
I'll try
But I couldn't be better
All I have is loss

Thirteen

(The Antlers Feat. Sharon Van Etten on Hospice LP)

Pull me out
Pull me out
Can't you stop this all from happening
Close the doors and keep them out
Another copy paste from aotr
Dig me out, oh
Dig me out
Couldn't you have kept this all from happening
Dig me out from under our house

To Keep & To Be Kept

(Jack Ladder And The Dreamlanders feat. Sharon Van Etten / Playmates LP)

If you take me, I'll take you
It's all so simple
I spent so long being fooled
I'm going to hold you 'til the end
You have to hold me too
But you don't need to pretend

That it's real, so real
And it's true, oh it's true
I've tried every option
Crawled through hell just to get to you

To keep and to be kept
To keep and to be kept

To make a promise doesn't cost a thing
And if you break your word
You risk losing everything
Me, I've always been a country of one
But since we met border control's all come undone

What you see is what I see
What you feel is what I feel
Every night we share
I'm more settled on the deal

To keep and to be kept
To keep and to be kept
When all you give is all you get
To keep and to be kept

What if you say wait, I'll wait
If you say go, I'll say no
I'm through with picking locks
Now it's you that I call home

To keep and to be kept
To keep and to be kept

To Lay Me Down

(Perfume Genius & Sharon Van Etten / Day Of The Dead LP)

To lay me down once more
To lay me down with my head all sparkling clover
Let the world go by, like the clouds a'streaming

To lay me down, one last time, to lay me down
To lay me down, to lay me down
To lay me down one last time
To lay me down

To be with you once more, to be with you
With our bodies entwined together
Let the world go by, all lost in dreaming

To lay me down one last time, to lay me down
To lay me down, to lay me down
To lay me down one last time
To lay me down

To lie with you once more, to lie with you
With our dreams so close together
To wake beside you, my love still sleeping
To tell sweet lies, one last time and say good night

To lay me down, to lay me down
To lay me down one last time

Trials, Troubles, Tribulations

(Estil C. Ball / Live / Sounds Of The South feat. Justin Vernon & Sharon Van Etten / MusicNOW: 10 Years compilation)

Trials, troubles, tribulations
Success has never been before
When the angels pour upon us
Their vows of wrath forever more

When the fire comes down from heaven
And the blood shall fill the sea
I'll be carried home by Jesus
And forever with him be

The beast with horns will come upon you
One with seven, on with ten
Men will cry unto the mountains
They'll pray to die but cannot win

When the fire comes down from heaven
And the blood shall fill the sea
I'll be carried home by Jesus
And forever with him be

The mark must be upon your forehead
These worldly goods you can then buy
"Depart from me, I never knew you"
You'll hear our blessed savior cry

When the fire comes down from heaven
And the blood shall fill the sea
I'll be carried home by Jesus
And forever with him be
And forever with him be
And forever with him be

What A Wonderful World

(Louis Armstrong cover / Sharon Van Etten & Juggernaut Kid / Geostorm trailer)

I see skies of blue
Clouds of white
The bright blessed day
The dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
What a wonderful world

You Didn't Really Do That

(I'm Giving Up On You EP)

The sun above your head, I am home
The day was looking good, but I guess I spoke too soon
You couldn't shut your eyes while I was dreaming inside
You didn't even knock upon my door

But you didn't really do that, did you
You could've had it back, but I held you
You had it pretty good until the end
You didn't really do that, did you
Another copy paste from aotr
The stars were in your eyes and mine, too
You couldn't trust the moon over my head
You said you had it better back then, did you
But you didn't really mean that, did you
You could've said anything else
You could've had it back, but I held you
You had it pretty good, until the end
You didn't really mean that, did you

Your hair is falling out as mine grays
The time is passing right before our eyes
The stars are dead, but they still shed light

You didn't really do that, did you
You could've had it back, but I held you
You had it pretty good, until the end
But you didn't really do that...
You didn't really do that...
You didn't really do that, did you

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