B i o g r a p h y
 (by Mark Deming)

St. Vincent became one of the unexpected success stories of indie rock with the release of her second album, Actor, in 2009; the literate, emotionally intricate songs and rich, beautifully crafted pop melodies made her an immediate hit with critics, but few expected her music to cross over to mainstream acceptance. However, St. Vincent's beguiling sounds helped Actor rise to number 90 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts, and its follow-up, Strange Mercy, confirmed her newfound stardom by debuting on Billboard at number 19 in the fall of 2011.

St. Vincent was born Annie Erin Clark on September 28, 1982; she was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and spent most of her childhood in Dallas, Texas. Clark began playing guitar at the age of 12, and she picked up some valuable lessons on the life of a touring musician as a teenager when she joined her uncle Tuck Andress on the road with his popular jazz duo Tuck & Patti. After graduating from high school in 2001, she studied at the prestigious Berklee School of Music, and recorded a self-released, three-song EP with fellow students in 2003, titled Ratsliveonnoevilstar. In 2004, Clark left Berklee and joined the extra-large Baroque pop group the Polyphonic Spree as a guitarist and a singer; she would tour with the band, and appeared on the sessions for their 2007 album, The Fragile Army. In 2004, Clark briefly worked with another unusually large group, performing with Glenn Branca's 100 Guitar Orchestra for a recording of one of his avant-garde symphonies. In 2006, Clark left the Polyphonic Spree and joined the backing band of like-minded pop composer Sufjan Stevens. She recorded a three-song EP to sell at her shows with Stevens, on which she adopted the name St. Vincent (inspired by her grandmother as well as the New York hospital where poet Dylan Thomas breathed his last.)

In 2007, Clark stepped out on her own and signed a deal with Beggars Banquet, which released St. Vincent's first full-length album, Marry Me. The album was well received by critics, and in 2009, Clark moved to the celebrated British independent label 4AD for her second album. Teaming with producer John Congleton, St. Vincent's sophomore effort, Actor, was a musical and lyrical step forward from her debut, and strong reviews coupled with St. Vincent's impressive live performances helped the album rise from the indie ranks to the mainstream charts. In addition to her busy touring schedule, Clark found time to make guest appearances on albums by the Mountain Goats and the New Pornographers, and in 2011, she appeared at a special concert paying homage to the pioneering indie rock bands chronicled in Michael Azerrad's book Our Band Could Be Your Life, where St. Vincent performed a striking version of Big Black's "Kerosene" that earned praise from group founder Steve Albini. In the spring of 2011, Clark was reunited in the studio with producer Congleton, and the third St. Vincent album, Strange Mercy, was released in September 2011.

The following year, Clark embarked on a collaboration with Talking Heads musician David Byrne after the two met at Radio City Hall in New York City for AIDS/HIV charity Dark Was the Night's benefit concert in 2009. The initial plan was to play a one-off show together; however, after the pair began to trade ideas, the project snowballed into a full album. They incorporated horns into the sound and traded lyrics via e-mail until Love This Giant was realized and released in 2012. Clark spent much of that year and 2013 touring in support of the project, which was a critical and commercial success. Late in 2013, Clark began work on her fourth album, once again working with Congleton. St. Vincent, which boasted some of Clark's most accessible songwriting and challenging sounds, appeared in early 2014.




Marry Me
- 2007-07-10 -



Now, Now
Jesus Saves, I Spend
Your Lips Are Red
Marry Me
Paris Is Burning
All My Stars Aligned
The Apocalypse Song
We Put a Pearl in the Ground (Instrumental)
Landmines
Human Racing
What Me Worry

Actor
- 2009-05-05 -

The Strangers
Save Me From What I Want
The Neighbors
Actor Out Of Work
Black Rainbow
Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood
Marrow
The Bed
The Party
Just The Same But Brand New
The Sequel


Strange Mercy
- 2011-09-12 -



Chloe in the Afternoon
Cruel
Cheerleader
Surgeon
Northern Lights
Strange Mercy
Neutered Fruit
Champagne Year
Dilettante
Hysterical Strength
Year of the Tiger

Love This Giant
- 2012-09-10 - With David Byrne



Who
Weekend in the Dust
Dinner for Two
Ice Age
I Am an Ape
The Forest Awakes
I Should Watch TV
Lazarus
Optimist
Lightning
The One Who Broke Your Heart
Outside of Space & Time
 

St. Vincent
- 2014-02-24 -



Rattlesnake
Birth in Reverse
Prince Johnny
Huey Newton
Digital Witness
I Prefer Your Love
Regret
Bring Me Your Loves
Psychopath
Every Tear Disappears
Severed Crossed Fingers
 

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Bad Believer
Bicycle
Big Black Mariah
Del Rio
Dig A Pony
Emotional Rescue
Every Drop Of Rain
Grot
Harvest Moon
Jolene
Krokodil
Lithium
Make Believe
Mistaken For Strangers
Need You Tonight
Never Tears Us Apart
Oh my God
Oh Sister
Pietà
Rosyln
She Is Beyond Good And Evil
Sleep All Summer
Sparrow
Tango Till They're Sore
Teenage Talk
The Antidote
These days

This Is The Last Time
Under Neon Lights
Yeah! Oh, Yeah!


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Marry Me

Now, Now

(I’m not) your mother’s favorite dog
(I’m not) the carpet you walk on
(I’m not) one small atomic bomb
(I’m not) any, any, any, any, any, any, anything at all

(I’m not) the feather at your feet

(I’m not) your yellow brick street

(I’m not) anyone you'll see

(I’m not) any, any, any, any, any, any, anything

Now, now
Now, now
Now, now

You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry
You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry
You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry
You don’t mean that, I’ll make you sorry

(I’m not) the pawn to your king
(I’m not) your world on a string
(I’m not) anyone you’ll beat
(I’m not) any, any, any, any, any, any, any, anything
Any, any, any, any, any, any, any, anything

Now, now
Now, now
Now, now

You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry
You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry
You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry
You don’t mean that, I’ll make you sorry

You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry
You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry
You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry
You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry
You don’t mean that, say you’re sorry

Jesus Saves, I Spend

While Jesus is saving
I'm spending all my days
In backgrounds and landscapes
With the languages of saints

While people are spinning
Like toys on Christmas day
I'm inside a still life
With the other absentee

While Jesus is saving
I'm spending all my days
In the garden-grey pallor
Of lines across your face

While people will cheer on
The spectacle we've made
I'm sitting and sculpting
Menageries of saints

Oh, my man my absentee
I'd do anything to please you
Come my love the stage is waiting
Be the one to save my saving grace

While Jesus is saving
I'm spending all my grace
on rosy-red pallor
Of lights on center stage

While people have cheered on
The awful mess we've made
Through storms of red roses
We've exited the stage

Your Lips Are Red

Your lips are red
My face is red from reading your red lips
My hands are black
My hands are black inside this downtown taxi cab

This city's red
This city's red from riding us into the ground
This city's black
This city's black from all the ashes in downtown
Ashes in downtown, ashes in downtown

My face is drawn
My face is drawn on with this number two pencil
Your face is drawn
Your face is drawn from drawing words right from my lips
Words right from my lips, words right from my lips

Your lips are red
My face is red from reading your red lips
My hands are red
My hands are red from sealing your red lips
Sealing your red lips, sealing your red lips

Your skin's so fair
Your skin's so fair it's not fair
Your skin's so fair
Your skin's so fair it's not fair
Your skin's so fair
You remind me
Your skin's so fair it's not fair
Your skin's so fair
You remind me
Your skin's so fair it's not fair
You remind me...

Marry Me

Marry me, John
Marry me, John I'll be so good to you
You won't realize I'm gone

Marry me, John
Marry me, John I'll be so sweet to you
You won't realize I'm gone
You won't realize I'm gone

Many people wanna make money make love
Make friends make peace with death
But most mainly want to win the game they came to win
They want to come out ahead
But you, you're a rock
With a heart like a socket
I can plug into at will
And will you guess when I come around next
I hope your open sign is blinking still

So marry me, John
Marry me, John I'll be so good to you
You won't realize I'm gone
You won't realize I'm gone

As for me I would have to agree
I'm as fickle as a paper doll
Been kicked by the wind
When I touch down again
I'll be in someone else's arms

Oh, John, come on
We'll do what married people do
Oh, John
I don't care
Come on
What you want
We'll do what Mary and Joseph did
I want to marry you
without the kid

I want to marry you
So Marry me, John
Marry me, John I'll be so good to you
You won't realize I'm gone
You won't realize I'm gone...

Many people wanna make money make love
Make friends make peace with death
Many people wanna make money make love
Make friends make peace with death
Many people wanna make money make love
Make friends make peace with death...

Paris Is Burning

I write to give word the war is over
Send my cinders home to mother
They gave me a medal for my valor
Leaden trumpets spit the soot of power they say

"I'm on your side when nobody is
'Cause nobody is
Come sit right here and sleep while I slip
Poison in your ear"

We are waiting on a telegram to give us news of the fall
I am sorry to report dear Paris is burning after all
We have taken to the streets in open rejoice revolting
We are dancing a black waltz fair Paris is burning after all
Oh no

Enclosed in this letter there's a picture
Black and white for your refrigerator
Sticks and stones have made me smarter
It's words that cut me under my armor they say

"I'm on your side when nobody is
'Cause nobody is
Come sit right here and sleep while I slip
Poison in your ear"

We are waiting on a telegram to give us news of the fall
I am sorry to report dear Paris is burning after all
We have taken to the streets in open rejoice revolting
We are dancing a black waltz fair Paris is burning after all
Oh no

Dance poor people dance and drown
Dance fair Paris to the ground
Dance poor people dance and drown
Dance fair Paris ashes now

Dance poor people dance and drown
Dance fair Paris to the ground
Dance poor people dance and drown
Dance fair Paris ashes now...

All My Stars Aligned

I read the signs
I got all my stars aligned
My amulets, my charms
I set all my false alarms
So I'll be someone
Who won't be forgotten
I've got a question
And you've got the answer

I do a dance to make the rain come
Smile to keep the sky from falling down, down, down, down
Collect the love that I've been given
Build a nest for us to sleep in here
You know it's real

I check my palms
The cracks in teh sidewalk
My visions and my dreams
I cross all my fingers
That you'll be someone
Who won't be forgotten
What was your question
I've got the answer

I do a dance to make the rain come
Smile to keep the sky from falling down, down, down, down
Collect the love that I've been given
Build a nest for us to sleep in here
You know it's real

There are no signs
There are no stars aligned
No amulets no charms
To bring you back to my arms

There's just this human heart
That's built with this human flaw
What was your question
Love is the answer

I do a dance to make the rain come
Smile to keep the sky from falling down, down, down, down
Collect the love that I've been given
Build a nest for us to sleep in here
You know it's real

The Apocalypse Song

Wait
I'll be swifter
Than the speed of light
Carbon all my body
A billion years of time

You wake
With the stitches
Over both your eyes
And deny me, my body
And all earthly delights

It's time
You are light
I guess you are afraid of
What everyone is made of
Time and light
I guess you are afraid of
What everyone is made of

All of your praying
Amount to just one breath
Please keep your victory
But give me little death

It's time
You are light
I guess you are afraid of
What everyone is made of
Time and light
I guess you are afraid of
What everyone is made of

It's time
You are light
I guess you are afraid of
What everyone is made of
Time and light
I guess you are afraid of
What everyone is made of
What everyone is made of

So take to the streets
With apocalypse refrain
Your devotion has the look of
A lunatic's gaze

Landmines

I'm crawling through landmines
Just to know where you are
There's smoke in my eyes
'Cause you're burning the ground

I'm crawling through landmines
Just to feel where you are
Under cover of night
I put a pearl in the ground

Where'd you go
Not so far
Please don't go
Not too far
Where'd you go
Not so far
Please don't go
Not too far

I found your ring with the feather on
One arm in and one arm gone
Save this ring let's bring Paris right here

Oh, my dear
My love
Do you know, my love
Do you know

I'm crawling through landmines
Just to feel where you've been
There's gauze over my eyes
But you're leaving this trail

I'm crawling through landmines
I know cause I planted them
Under cover of night
I put my heart in the ground

Oh where'd you go
Not so far
Please don't go
Not too far
Where'd you go
Not so far
Please don't go
Not too far

I found your glove with the leather torn
Five fingers that I'm counting on
Smoke signals to call you right here

Oh, my love
My dear
My love
My dear...

Human Racing

Romeo
Where'd you go
It's been years and still no sign
But I'm keeping hope alive

Juliet
How you've been
You look like death
Like you sure could use some rest

From this place
Human racing
And the faces of people who pound at your door
They always want more, they want more

Hummingbird
What's the word
Are you still your mothers child
Or have you found yourself a flower

Flowerchild
You're still wild
Under a harvest moon
Can we eat of all the fruits of our youth

Tell the truth now
Your heart is a strange little orange to peel
What's the deal
What's the deal

Mary, dear
How you feel
Are you lost without your lamb
You know I think I understand

Little lamb
What's your plan
Greener pastures in the sky?
It's a shame you want to die know why

Just to find
You've been blinded
To the greenest of pastures they're right here on Earth
For what it's worth
You're not the first to break my heart
You're not the first to break my heart...

What Me Worry

What me worry
I never do
I'm always amused and amusing you
Sans le fear of impending doom
Life is like banquet food
Pleasure to peruse

Do I amuse you, dear
Would you think me queer
If while standing beside you
I opted instead to
Disappear, disappear

In no hurry I'll sing my tune
All my skies the hue of a ruddy bruise
In my finest threads couture
I'll call up my favorite muse
For a drink - half full - or two

Have I abused you, dear
You have had it to here
You say, "Love is just a bloodmatch
To see who endures lash after last with panache"

In the spring I'll dust off my lute
Stuff my suitcase full of blues
And I stir the dust underneath the thrust
Of my clicking heels
C'est la vie

What me worry
I never do
Life is one charming ruse
For us lucky few

Have I fooled you, dear
The time is coming near
When I'll give you my hand and I'll say
"It's been grand, but I'm out of here
I'm out of here"

Actor

The strangers

Lover, I don't play to win
But for the thrill until I’m spent
Paint the black hole blacker
Paint the black hole blacker

I threw flowers in your face
On my sister's wedding day
Paint the black hole blacker
Paint the black hole blacker

You show up with a black eye
Looking to go start a fight
Paint the black hole blacker
Paint the black hole blacker

Playboys under the mattress
Like I wouldn't notice
Paint the black hole blacker
Paint the black hole blacker

What do I share
What do I keep
From all the strangers who sleep where i sleep

Desperate don't look good on you
Neither does your virtue
Paint the black hole blacker
Paint the black hole blacker

Good souls have born better sons
Better souls born worse ones
Paint the black hole blacker
Paint the black hole blacker

What do I share
What do I keep
From all the strangers who sleep where I sleep

You show up with a black eye
Looking to finish a fight

But lover I don't play to win
But for the thrill until I’m spent
Paint the black hole blacker
Paint the black hole blacker

Save me from what I want

The keys are in my pocket
And they rattle you awake
Seventh floor apartment
And a fiery escape

But I’m a wife in watercolors
I can wash away
What seventeen cold showers
Couldn't wash away

Save me, save me
Save me from what I want
Save me, save me
Save me from what I want
Save me, save me
Save me from what I want

Honey, what reveals you
Is what you try and hide away
And you can tell the planets
Or your pillowcase

But I’m a wife in watercolors
I can wash away
What seventeen cold showers
Couldn’t wash away

Save me save me save me from what I want
Save me save me save me from what I want
Save me save me save me from what I want
Save me save me save me from what I want
Save me save me save me from what I want
Save me save me save me from what I want

The neighbors

Sister say a prayer for us
Ones we learned from nuns and such
I won't believe not a word you speak
Just make it sweet to hear

Let's pour wine in coffee cups
And drive around the neighborhood
And shine the headlights on houses
Until all the news is good

Oh no! What would your mother say
Oh no! What would your father do
Oh no! What would the neighbors think
Oh no!

How am I supposed to sleep
Roaming blackouts on the streets
Oh not a word not another speech
We'll run the headlights down

These kids are foaming at the mouth
Psychotropic capricorns
Tomorrow's some kind of strangerland
Where all the news is good

Oh no! What would your mother say
Oh no! What would your father do
Oh no! What would the neighbors think
Oh no! If they only knew

How can Monday be alright
Then on Tuesday lose my mind
Tomorrow's some kind of stranger
Who I’m not supposed to see

Oh no! What would your mother say
Oh no! What would your father do
Oh no! What would the neighbors think
Oh no! If they only knew, knew

Actor out of work

You're a supplement you're a salve
You're a bandage pull it off
I can quit you cut it out
You're a patient iron lung

You're a cast signed broken arm
You're an actor out of work
You're a liar and that's the truth
You're an extra lost in the scene

You're a boxer in the ring
With brass knuckles underneath
You're the curses through my teeth
You're the laughter you're the obscene

You're a supplement you're a salve
You're a bandage pull it off
I think I love you I think I’m mad

You're a cast signed broken arm
You're an actor out of work
I think I love you I think I’m mad

You're a boxer in the ring
With brass knuckles underneath
I think I love you I think I’m mad

Black rainbow

There's a black rainbow above my house
Match the curtains and the floor
I think I’m glass I think I’m breaking it
Wrecking ball outside the door

Let the children act like furniture
For the ladies of the lawn
But I can't see them I can't see at all
Here it's nighttime all the time

Bird outside the kitchen fighting his reflection
Tell him I got nothing for him
Bird outside the kitchen fighting his reflection
What's he gonna win when he wins

The unkissed boys and girls of paradise
Are lining up around the block
Back pockets full of dynamite
While the neighbors talk and talk and talk

Bird outside the kitchen fighting his reflection
Tell him I got nothing for him
Bird outside the kitchen fighting his reflection
What's he gonna win when he wins

Throw the phone out the window
If you want the neighbors woke
You'll have to shout out loud
And set the bed alight and slow

If you want the neighbors woke
You'll have to shout even louder

Laughing with a mouth of blood

Just like an amnesiac
Trying to get my senses back
Oh where did they go

Laughing with a mouth of blood
From a little spill I took
What are you laughing at

See I traded my plot of land
For a plane to anywhere
Oh where did you go

And I can't see the future
But I know it's got big plans for me
Oh what does it see

All my old friends aren't so friendly
And all my old haunts are now haunting me

Holed up at the motel Ritz
With a televangelist
Oh what did he say

At the bottom of a swimming pool
With all the water out of it
How'd you get in there

I'm sending consolation prizes to my next of kin, allies
Oh they'll be so thrilled

And I can't see the future
But I know it's watching me
Wonder what it sees

All my old friends aren't so friendly
And all my old haunts are now haunting me

Tell my sister that I miss her
Tell my brother that it gets much easier
Tell my sister that I miss her
Tell my brother that it gets much easier

All my old friends aren't so friendly
And all my old haunts are now haunting me
All my old friends aren't so friendly
And all my old haunts are now haunting me

Marrow

Muscle connects to the bone
And bone to the ire and the marrow
I wish I had a gentle mind and a spine made up of iron

Mouth connects to the teeth
And teeth to the loves and the curses
Honey can you reach the spots that need oiling and fixing

H e l p
Help me, help me
H e l p
Help me, help me

Muscle connects to the bone
And bone to the ire and the marrow
I wish I had a gentle mind and a spine made up of iron
So I pretend there aren't ten strings tied to all ten of my fingers

H e l p
Help me, help me
If you want we could go somewhere else

H e l p
Help me, help me…

The bed

We're sleeping underneath the bed
To scare the monsters out
With our dear daddy's Smith and Wesson
We've got to teach them all a lesson

Don't move
Don't scream
Or we will have to shoot

Stop right where you stand
We need a chalk outline if you can
Put your hands where we can see them please

We're holding up the lids of our eyes
And showing just the whites
Mary no one has such small hands
No not the wind not even that

Don't move
Don't scream
Or we will have to shoot

Stop right where you stand
We need a chalk outline if you can
Put your hands where we can see them please

Stop right where you stand
We need a chalk outline if you can
Put your hands where we can see them
Please

The party

Honey the party it went away quickly
But oh that's the trouble with ticking and talking
I lick the ice cubes from your empty glass
Oh we've stayed much too late till they're cleaning the ashtrays

Do you have change or a button or cash
Oh my pockets hang out like two surrender flags
Oh but I’d pay anything to keep my conscience clean
I’m keeping my eyes on the exit sign steady now

How did we get here with creaks in these chairs
Oh there aren't enough hands to point all the fingers
But I sit transfixed by a hole in your tee shirt
Oh I’ve said much too much and they're trying to sweep up

Just the same but brand new

The people in the street had overtaken you
By the time you rounded second avenue
So I walked away all perfumed
I'm just the same but brand new

And anything you wrote I checked for codes and clues
The letters stopped unceremoniously in June
So I changed my I's and A's to yours
I'm just the same but brand new

And I do my best impression of weightlessness now too
And I might be wrong, I might be wrong, I might be wrong
But honey I believed I could
Float away dangling
I'm just the same but brand new to you

The sequel

Oh honey, I was there in the dark where you lay
And I saw you with a scent on your hands
Going out to get you something

Oh honey, I was there in the dark where you lay
And I saw you with a scent on your hands
Going out to get you something

One, two, three flight apartment street-side
Bodies like wrecking balls fuck, fuck with dynamite

Strange Mercy

Chloe in the Afternoon

You're all legs
I'm all nerves
Black lacquered
Horse hair whip

By your heels
Heal my hurt
Horse hair whip
Be your floor

Chloe in the afternoon
Chloe in the afternoon
Chloe in the afternoon
Chloe in the afternoon
Chloe in the afternoon
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
No kisses
No real names
No kisses
No real names

Who will hear
Hear your word
Ring ring phone
Send you home

Find my heels
Heal my hurt
White white shirt
Back to work

Chloe in the afternoon
Chloe in the afternoon
Chloe in the afternoon
Chloe in the afternoon
Chloe in the afternoon

Cruel

Bodies
Can't you see what everybody wants from me

Forgive the kids
For they don't know how to live
Run the alleys
Casually
Cruel, cruel

Bodies
Can't you see what everybody wants from you
If you could want that too
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
They could take or leave you
So they took you
And they left you
How could they be
Casually
Cruel, cruel
Cruel, cruel

Bodies
Can't you see what everybody wants from you
If you could want that too
Then you'd be happy

You were the one
Waving flares in the air
So they could see you
And they were the zephyr
Blowing past you
Blowing fastly
So they can't see you

Cruel, cruel, cruel, cruel
Cruel, cruel, cruel, cruel

Cheerleader

I've had good times
With some bad guys
I've told whole lies
With a half smile

Held your bare bones
With my clothes on
I've thrown rocks
Then hid both my arms

I don't know what good it serves
Pouring my purse in the dirt

But I-I-I-I
I don't wanna be your cheerleader no more
I-I-I-I
I don't wanna be your cheerleader no more
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I've played dumb
When I knew better
Tried so hard
Just to be clever
I know honest thieves
I call family
I've seen America
With no clothes on

But I-I-I-I
I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more
I-I-I-I
I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more

I don't know what I deserve
But for you I could work

'Cause I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more
I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more
I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more
I don't wanna be a dirt eater no more
I don't wanna be a dirt eater no more
I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more

Surgeon

I spent the summer on my back
Another attack
Stay in just to get along
Get along, get along

Turn off the TV
Wade in bed
A blue and a red
A little something to get along
Get along, get along
Get along, get along, get along

Best finest surgeon
Come cut me open
Best finest surgeon
Come cut me open

Dressing undressing for the wall
If mother calls
She knows well we don't get along
Get along, get along
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I tell the mailman "never you mind
I'll sift through the piles"
And for him to just get along, get along, get along,
Get along, get along, get along

Best finest surgeon
Come cut me open
Best finest surgeon
Come cut me open...

Northern Lights

If you say it is, then I guess it is
What you say it is, but I don't feel anything
'Cause your pendulum is in swing again
Yeah, your pendulum hasn't swung back in

It's a champagne year full of sober months
Through my maudlin days, through my dry moments
I saw the northern northern lights
Convinced it was the end of times
I saw the north the northern lights
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Gotta get young fast
Gotta get young quick
Gotta make this last
If it makes me sick

I saw the northern northern lights
Convinced it was the end of times
I saw the northern northern lights
Convinces it was the end of times

I saw the northern northern lights
I saw the northern northern lights
I saw the northern northern lights
I saw the northern northern lights

Strange Mercy

Oh little one
I know you've been tired
For a long, long time
And oh little one
I ain't been around for a little while
But when you see me, wave

Oh little one
Your Hemingway jawline looks just like his
Our father in exile
For God only knows how many years
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
But when you see him, wave
Through double pane
I'll be with you lost boys
Sneaking out where the shivers won't find you

Oh little one
I'll tell you good news
That I don't believe
If it would help you sleep
Strange mercy

If I ever meet the dirty police man who roughed you up
No I don't know what
If I ever meet the dirty police man who roughed you up

I'll be with you lost boys
Sneaking out where the shivers won't find you

Neutered Fruit

Did you ever really stare at me
Did you ever really stare at me
Like I stared at you

I ate flowers in the backyard
A finely neutered fruit
Shot a hundred arrows at a doe
A hundred sparrows booed

Did you ever really stare at me
Did you ever really stare
Did you ever really stare at me
Like I stared at you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Don't run
Don't run little rabbit run
Don't run
Don't run little bunny run

Did you ever really stare at me
Did you ever really stare
Like I stared at you

Did you ever write a prayer for me
Did you ever really care
Did you ever really care for me
Like I cared for you

Don't run
Don't run
Don't run
Don't run

Champagne Year

So I thought I learned my lesson
But I secretly expected
A choir at the shore
And confetti through the falling air

I make a living telling people what they want to hear
It's not a killing, but it's enough to keep the cobwebs clear
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
'Cause it's not a perfect plan
It's not a perfect plan
But it's the one we got

It's not a perfect plan
But it's the one we got

'Cause I make a living telling people what they want to hear
But I tell you, it's gonna be a champagne year

Dilettante

Oh Elijah, don't make me wait
Nobody's winning
The sharks are swimming in the red

Oh Elijah, don't make me wait
While you are sleeping
My mind goes creaking down the wall

Slow down, dilettante
So I can limp beside you
And following your houndstooth

Hang on, street savant
My bank in my back pocket
How far you think it'd take us

You're like a party I heard through a wall
I'm always watching you through a keyhole
But let's not forget, let's not forget
Let's not forget, why we crawled here

Oh Elijah, don't make me wait
I got no patience for an estrangement, anyway
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Wake up, Avenue C
Your hometown is still sleeping

You're like a party I heard through a wall
Invite me
But I'm always watching you through a keyhole
Let's not forget, let's not forget
Let's not forget, where we crawled from

Oh Elijah, don't make me wait
What is so pressing
That you can undress me, anyway

Hysterical Strength

Hey it's your blood
That makes my veins run
It's true
So I tried to give it back to you

Young one, look at me
It's not your beast to leash
Oh don't hold more than you can stand to carry

Must have been a case of
Hysterical strength
To stand up while the room moved off its axis

Old man look at me
Through the teeth of your grief
Oh don't grab more than you can stand to carry
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
'Cause you went off to seize
What no one else could see
Oh and left more than we could stand to bury

But it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t on you
No, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t on you
No, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t on you
No, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t on you
No, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t, it ain’t on you

Year of the Tiger

When I was young
Coach called me the tiger
(Oh America, can I owe you one)

I always had
A knack with the danger
(Oh America, can I owe you one)

Living in fear in the year of the tiger
Living in fear in the year of the tiger
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Italian shoes
Like these rubes know the difference
Suitcase of cash
In the back of my stick shift
I had to be the best of the bourgeoisie
Now my kingdom for a cup of coffee

Living in fear in the year of the tiger
Living in fear in the year of the tiger
Living in fear in the year of the tiger
Living in fear in the year of the tiger

Oh America
Can I owe you one
Oh America
Can I owe you one
Oh America
Can I owe you one
Oh America
Can I owe you one

Living in fear in the year of the tiger
Living in fear in the year of the tiger
Living in fear in the year of the tiger
Living in fear in the year of the tiger

Love This Giant

Who

Who’ll be my Valentine
Who’ll lift this heavy load
Who’ll share this taxicab
Who wants to climb aboard

Who is an honest man
Who is an honest man

Who’ll help a tired soldier
Far from his own home town
Carry these men and women
Who get lost when the sun goes down

Who is an honest man
Who is an honest man

Who walks this dusty road
Who always pulls their weight
Who’s this, inside-a me
Who made a big mistake
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Who sees these constellations
See them go spinning round
Carry these men and women
Who get lost when the sun goes down

Who is an honest man
Who is an honest man

With a graceful motion she sat down slowly
Drank a cup of co ee and she’ll fold her laundry
She begins to tell us all her life story
All around the table, everybody staring

Who shouts out hallelujah
Who’s gonna sing out loud
Carry these men and women
Who get lost when the sun goes down

Who’s getting out-a here
Who thinks they’re wide-awake
Who’s gonna be my friend
All around the table, everybody staring

Weekend In The Dust

Once so mysterious
Now decoded and used
Now according to you, you
What's so mysterious

Once so mysterious
Now decoded and used
Now according to you, you
What's so mysterious

Wear it well, well you have worn it out
Give it all, well could you give it up
Where's the fun in holding all the cards
Everyone gets up when you sit down

I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t
I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t

I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t
I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t

I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t
I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t

When the party's over we can call the dogs
Dare to keep our shirts on rolling in the muck
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Weekend in the dust
Weekend full of blood

If you're real I'll be a hologram
Why have none when you can have it all

I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t
I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t

I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t
I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t

 don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t
I don't get it, just don't get it
I don’t get it, just don’t

Dinner For Two

By the time the guests arrive
Oh, already it was dark outside
Table’s set with china dishes
We’re welcomed in with tiny kisses

What’s her name
I don’t remember
Isn’t that the famous author

Harry’s gonna get some appetizers
Now he’s keeping out of range of small arms ?re
Vera has a phone she says is workin’
Now she’s crawling on the floor across the kitchen
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Something I should tell you
But we are never alone

Tanks outside the bedroom window
We’ll be okay with the curtain closed
The guests are fine behind the sofa
It’s much too late they should not go home

Something I should tell you
But we are never alone

Up by dawn, already morning
I ask myself what is goin’ on
Some tender words and sidelong glances
Are you okay, have you lived here long

Underneath the stairway
Somebody’s changing her clothes
Sweatpants and a t-shirt
Silk dresses cover the floor

Sit down by my side
Take my overcoat
When will we get out
Maybe a week or so

Some of us losing it
Some of us breaking down
Some of us stick it out
Used to it now

Something I should tell you,
But we are never alone
There’s something I should tell you
But I’ve been waiting so long

When it’s over with
Going our separate ways
How about you and me
Dinner for two

Ice Age

Oh diamond, how have you been
Oh diamond, it's such a shame
To see you this way, freezing it out
Your own little ice age

Ice age
Ice age

Oh diamond, get outta bed
All unbuttoned, seams are showing
It's freaking me out, freezing it out
Your own little ice age

Ice age
Ice age
Ice age
Ice age

We won't know how much we lost
Until the winter thaws
We won't know just what we lost
Until your winter thaws
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Oh diamond, where have you been
What's close to your bones is far from your shell
So feel it away, reason it out
Your own little ice age

Thaw me out
Thaw me out
Thaw me out
Thaw me out
Thaw me out
Thaw me out

I Am An Ape

In a garden, stands a statue
Of the man who won the war
His expression, tender yearning
Every nation near and far

Oh sad and ancient father
Sweet as honey, tough as leather
Running down the hill on Christmas day

I am an ape, I stand and wait
A masterpiece, a hairy beast
I move so fast, but take a chance
And come up close, I’m not a ghost

Navigator, when you wake up
And you step outside your door
Shoes and panties, washed and folded
Taking o your dirty clothes

This garden tells a story
Amber close up, faded glory
Running through the streets on Christmas day
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I am an ape, I stand and wait
A masterpiece, a hairy beast
Try not to laugh, just take a chance
I visited, inside your head

If you trespass, in this garden
To a place you should not go
If you step out, from the shadows
See the city far below

I am an ape, I stand and wait
A masterpiece, a hairy beast
No need to hide, come on inside
I will not last, I too shall pass

The Forest Awakes

The Forest awakes
A desert at dawn
A mountain at night
And the river moves on

The people awake
They’re marching along
The streets are alive
With a terrible song

Forwards and backwards in every direction
The atom’s perpetual motion
The shifting of light on the banks of the river
I’m free but I’m keeping my clothes on
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
We’re marching along
The street where you live
I’m calling your name
The song is a gift

A song is a road
A road is a face
A face is a time
And a time is a place

A place of belief and a time of confusion
The heart is a simple equation
With beautiful words and with beautiful people
A song is a face is a mountain

A fruit that falls before it’s grown
I heard a sound and bird has flown
It breaks pieces above the forest
A million particles born today

Out beyond the blue horizon
Air cannot escape
Underneath the weeping willow
I can see your face

Free form, climbing all over me
Creatures great and small
Doctors, pulling them out of you
Hideous, virtuous, both of us

Come, in my kitchen
When it rains outside
Sweet inspiration
Sneaks up from behind

The forest is true
I know for a fact
That the bigger the front
The bigger the back

My heart beating still
Through the perilous night
The bombs burst in air
But my hair is all right

The shifting of light on the trees and the houses
I drown in an ocean of perfume
The strangeness of words, how the meaning keeps changing
But somehow the beauty will find you

I Should Watch TV

I used to think that I should watch TV
I used to think that it was good for me
Wanted to know what folks were thinking
To understand the land I live in
And I would lose myself and it would set me free

This is the place where common people go
A global franchise, one department store
Yes there were many awkward moments
I had to do some self-atonement
Well if I opened up well it might set me free
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I know, I like
Behold and love this giant
Big soul, big lips
That’s me and I am this

Everybody gets a touched up hairdo
Everybody’s in the passing lane
Adoration makes you touch dark shadows
Weird things that live in there

I took a walk down to the park today
I wrote song called, “Just Like You and Me”
I heard the jokes from the sports reporter
The rival teams when they faced each other
The more I lost myself the more it set me free

How am I not your brother
How are you not like me
Ev’rybody’s in the hotel lobby
I’m blending in here, yes I am
I feel it movin’ in my arms and fingers
Touch me and feel my pain

It’s good to lose and it’s good to win sometimes
It’s good to die and it’s good to be alive
Maybe someday we can stand together
Not afraid of what our eyes might see
Maybe someday understand them better
The weird things inside of me

Lazarus

Hey, hey, Lazarus
Workin’ your backbone, swingin’ your shovel
Hey, hey, Lazarus
Gold in your river, there forever

One of these days I’m gonna bring that hammer down (cool water)
I’m workin’ hard but my heart is wearing out (cool water)

Hey, hey, Lazarus
Workin’ your backbone, swingin’ that axe home
Hey, hey, Lazarus
Gold in your river, there forever

The captain’s bell it swings from side to side (cool water)
High on this hill I’m working all the time (cool water)
My hammer comes down hard on everyone (cool water)
I’ll bring it down until my work is done (cool water)
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Hey, hey, Lazarus
Water won't do, too deep was the stain

Paleolithic hunters sang this song (cool water)
To give them strength to work the whole day long (cool water)

I am the tramp slumped in your doorway
I didn’t come to set you free

One of these days when all my work is done (cool water)
I’m gonna rest in the lap of Abraham (cool water)

You will not see my face come morning
I didn’t come to set you free

Optimist

Waiting, but I don’t mind
I’m all bus stops and heat
I’m neon, in your daylight

I’m the optimist of 30th Street
How it is is how it oughta be

I got anything but moneyed esteem
Drinks on Condè Nast
I’m the optimist of 30th Street
How it is is how it oughta be

I spy Vivian Girls on the Up, Upper East
There's no reason to be upset
There's no reason to not expect
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
There's no room for emptiness
No tea or sympathy
There's no room for emptiness
On a never empty street

Lightning

There's a funny lightning
Threatening with striking
But it moves too quick for a picture

There's a funny lightning
‘Round the corner hiding
But I'm too smart just to catch it
With gloves and rubber

So I stay put right here
Watching the sky for tears
Let the fools and cowboys roar to wrecks

But if I should wake up and find my home's in half
Who is it, blame nature, I guess I have to laugh
And if I should wake up and find my bed has moved
Six inches, six closer to the west
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
But this funny lightning
I wanna invite in
If I could learn how to teach it

I salt the corners of
My room because, because
A ghost can never be too careful

And if I should wake up and find my home's in half
Who did it, oh nature, I hope you have a laugh
And if I should wake up and find my bed has moved
Twelve inches, twelve closer to my god

Whip crash there's a flash and I'm back to wanting more
The crack is movin’ up the wall
Whip crash there's flash and I'm back to wanting more
I can't help thinking this is war

Whip crash there's a flash and I'm back to wanting more
The crack is movin’ up the wall
Whip crash there's flash and I'm back to wanting more
I can't help thinking this is war

The One Who Broke Your Heart

(ft. Dap-Kings & Antibalas)

All the beautiful people
They did some work on your face
And in that struggle for freedom
Everyone looks the same (that’s right)

And everybody is pregnant
And everybody’s in pain
We’re all pushin’ and shoving
To make those human beings

Although they say you’re aristocracy (that’s what they say)
We all deserve to wear that crown
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Sing-along
With the one who broke your heart (you know you do)
Sing-aloud
It will keep you safe and warm (that’s right)

In the Garden of Eden, on a hot summer day
We were totally naked, outside that small café
Am I the one you imagined, am I heaven or hell
But no one else can compare to, the way you love yourself (you know you do)

I came to tell you on this bicycle
The trees and houses say hello

Sing-along
With the one who broke your heart (you know you do)
Sing-aloud
It will keep you safe and warm (that’s right)

I dreamed a dream
In the middle of the night (I guess I did)
I sing-along
To open up those teary eyes

Faster and faster, and no one’s holdin’ the wheel
Interstate highway, through those cities and fields
Your friends and family, they tell your secrets to me
S’not so impressive, until they all disappear

Sing-along
With the one who broke your heart (you know you do)
I dreamed a dream
Wake up and there you are

Outside of Space and Time

My love, your house has many rooms
The kitchen’s filled with food
I’ll find a place inside

The dreams that pass across your face
Come from a secret place
Everyone close your eyes

It’s true, I am a shaky ladder
Intergalactic matter
Outside of space and time

But who is standing on your street
These buildings are not real
My tricks are useless here
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
It’s true that’s what a lover hears
It’s what a fool believes
It’s not too late to try

Someday I’ll step out from the shadow
Intergalactic matter
Outside of space and time

Dirty feet crooked teeth
Somewhere out beyond the stars
A funny face so lost in space are we

Everyone’s enlightened everyday
You may reach Nirvana when you comb your hair

I know we’ll join this cosmic saga
Intergalactic matter
Where we will meet tonight
Spiraling out of sight
Outside of space and time

St. Vincent

Rattlesnake

Follow the power lines back from the road
No one around so I take off my clothes
Am I the only one in the only world

I see the snake holes dotted in the sand
As if Seurat painted the Rio Grande
Am I the only one in the only world

Sweating, sweating
No wind whipping behind me
Sweating,' sweating
No one will ever find me

The only sound out here is my own breath
And my feet stuttering to make a path
Am I the only one in the only world
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Is that the wind finally picking up
Is that a rattle sounding from the brush
I'm not the only one in the only world

Running, running
Running rattle behind me
Running, running
No one will ever find me
Running, running
Running rattle behind me
Running, running
No one will ever find me
Sweating, sweating
Sweating rattle behind me
Running, running
No one will ever find me
Sweating, sweating
Sweating rattle behind me
Running, running
No one will ever find me

Birth In Reverse

Oh, what an ordinary day
Take out the garbage, masturbate
I'm still holding for the laugh

The dogs will bark so let them bark
The birds will cry I'll let them cry
Here's my report from the edge

Like a birth in reverse
What I saw through the blinds
You could say that I'm saying phenomenal lies
On the cosmic eternity party line
Was a birth in reverse in America
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
This tune will haunt me through the war
Laugh all you want but I want more
'Cause what I'm swearing, I've never sworn before

Like a birth in reverse
What I saw through the blinds
You could say that I'm saying phenomenal lies
On the cosmic eternity party line
Like a birth in reverse in America

Like a birth in reverse
What I saw through the blinds
You could say that I'm saying phenomenal lies
On the cosmic eternity party line
Was a birth in reverse in America

Prince Johnny

Prince Johnny, you're kind but you're not simple
By now I think I know the difference
You wanna be a son of someone

Remember the time we went and snorted
That piece of the Berlin Wall that you'd extorted
And we had such a laugh of it
Prostrate on my carpet

You traced the Andes with your index
And bragged when and where and who
And who you gonna bed next
All with sons of someone's
All with sons of someone's

Saw you pray to all
To make you a real boy
Saw you pray to all
To make you a real boy

Prince Johnny, you're kind but do be careful
By now I know just when to stand clear
When all your friends and acolytes
Holding court in bathroom stalls
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Where you pray to all
To make you a real boy
Saw you pray to all
To make you a real boy

But honey don't mistake my affection
For another spit and penny-style redemption
'Cause we're all sons of someone's
We're all sons of someone's
I wanna mean more than I mean to you
I wanna mean more than I meant to him

So I pray to all
To make me a real girl
So I pray to all
To make me a real girl
So I pray to all
All
All
All

Huey Newton

Feelings
Flash cards
Fake knife
Real ketchup

Cardboard
Cutthroats
Cowboys of information

Pleasure
Dot loathing
Dt Huey
Dot Newton
Oh, it was a lonely, lonely winter

Fuckless
Porn sharks
Toothless
But got a big bark

Live children
Blind psychics
Turned online assassins

So Hale-Bopp
Hail Mary
Hail Hagia Sophia
Oh it was a lonely, lonely winter
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Entombed in the shrine
Of zeros and ones
You know, you know

With fatherless features
You motherless creatures
You know

In perpetual night
Oh it's terribly frightening
You know, you know

You got the pop and the hiss
In the city of misfits
You know

Safe safe and safest
Faith for the faithless

Oh dim dim and dimmer
Sucker for sinners

I'm entombed in the shrine
Of zeros and ones
You know, you know

With fatherless features
You motherless creatures
You know

In perpetual night
Oh it's terribly frightening
You know, you know

You got the pop and the hiss
In the city of misfits

Oh safe safe and safest
Faith for the faithless

Digital Witness

Get back, to your seat
Get back, gnashing teeth
Oh, I want all of your mind

People turn the TV on
It looks just like a window, yeah
People turn the TV on
It looks just like a window, yeah

Digital witnesses
What's the point of even sleeping
If I can't show it, if you can't see me
What's the point of doing anything
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
This is no time for confessing
I want all of your mind

People turn the TV on
It looks just like a window, yeah
People turn the TV on
It looks just like a window, yeah

Digital witnesses
What's the point of even sleeping
If I can't show it, if you can't see me
Watch me jump right off the London Bridge

This is no time for confessing

People turn the TV on
And throw it out the window, yeah
Get back to your stare
I care, but I don't care
Oh oh, I
I want all of your mind
Give me all of your mind
I want all of your mind
Give me all of it

Digital witnesses
What's the point of even sleeping
If I can't show it, if you can't see me
What's the point of doing anything

What's the point of even sleeping
So I stopped sleeping, yeah I stopped sleeping
Won't somebody sell me back to me

I Prefer Your Love

I, I prefer your love
To Jesus

Little baby on your knees
'Cause the world has got you down

Name-tagged tourists, sick at the sight of them
Tight-walking the sidewalk in spite of them
As my headache moves from east to west
Mother, won't you open your arms and
Forgive me of all these bad thoughts
I'm blinded to the faces in the fog
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
But all the good in me is because of you
It's true

I, I prefer your love
To Jesus
I, I prefer your love
To Jesus

Little baby on your knees
'Cause the world has got you down

King-sized country wearing your worries out
Headless heroes heaped by the pylons
As a careless sun sets on the West
Sure as mother licking her finger to
Wipe the blush and smudge from my cheek and
Wonder what will become of your little one

But all the good in me is because of you
It's true

I, I prefer your love
To Jesus
I, I prefer your love
To Jesus

Little baby on your knees
'Cause the world has got you down

Regret

Morning pry the windows open
Let in what's so terrifying
Summer is as faded as a lone cicada call
Memories so bright I gotta squint just to recall
Regret the words I've bitten
More than the ones I ever said

Who's the one animal
All by yourself, all of us
All of us
All of us

Who's the one animal
All by yourself, all of us
Who's the one animal
All by yourself, all of us

I'm afraid of heaven because I can't stand the heights
I'm afraid of you because I can't be left behind
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Oh well, there's a red moon rising
The door slammed and it felt like a cannonball

Who's the one animal
All by yourself, all of us
Who's the one animal
All by yourself, all of us
All of us
All of us

Bring Me Your Loves

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

I thought you were like a dog
I thought you were like a dog
But you made a pet of me
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

I, I took you off your leash
I, I took you off your leash
But I can't, no I can't make you heel
Bring me your loves
Bring me your loves

We both have our rabid hearts
Feral from the very start

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

Bring me your loves
All your loves, your loves
I wanna love them too, you know

Psychopath

Running down the highway like a psychopath
All the flames and fury honey at my back
Wanna make a bet whether I make it back cause
I'm on the edge of a heart attack

You said "Honey quit your worrying
Distance is exactly like a blowing wind
Putting out the embers and the tiny flames and
Keeping the big ones burning"
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
So I am standing in the sand where we said
"It's the best day of my life" and meant all of it

Keep me in your soft sights
When all of the rest have moved on
And I'll keep you in my soft sights
When all of the crowd has gone home

Keep me in your soft sights
When all of the rest have moved on
And I'll keep you in my soft sights
When all of the crowd has gone home

Every Tear Disappears

Oh, a smile is more than showing teeth
Oh, it's not the potion, it's the magic that I seek

Every tear disappears
Every tear disappears

Oh, the more that I struggle the deeper in the pit
If I can show a hand then I can show a fist
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Call the twenty-first century, tell her give us a break

Every tear disappears
Every tear disappears

Oh and what about the pain?
Don't ask me how, I just know that it fades
Every tear disappeared
Every eye is a seer

Yeah, I live on wire
Yeah, I been born twice
Yeah, I live on wire
Yeah, I been born twice

Yeah, I live on wire
Yeah, I been born twice
Yeah, I live on wire
Yeah, I been born twice

Yeah, I live on wire
Yeah, I been born twice

Severed Crossed Fingers

When your calling ain't calling back to you
I'll be side-stage mouthing lines for you
Humiliated by age, terrified of youth
I got hope but my hope isn't helping you

Spitting our guts from their gears
Draining our spleen over years
Found my severed crossed fingers in the rubble there
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Wake up puddle-eyed, sleeping in the suit
The truth is ugly, well, I feel ugly too
We'll be heroes on every bar stool when
Seeing double beats not seeing one of you

Spitting our guts from their gears
Draining our spleen over years
Find my severed crossed fingers in the rubble there

Well you stole the heart right out my chest
Changed the words that I know best
Find my severed crossed fingers in the rubble there

Holding on and on and on
Enough, enough, enough

Spitting our guts from their gears
Draining our spleen over years
Find my severed crossed fingers in the rubble there

Well you stole the heart right out my chest
Changed the words that I know best
Find my severed crossed fingers in the rubble there

Non Albums Tracks

Bad Believer

( St Vincent Deluxe Ed. )

What do you know
I'm just a bad believer
What do you know
What do you know

From the nave and down into the altar
I left my momma sitting in the pew
Knelt before the trembling pastor
Fainted as he touched my trembling hand

What do you know
I'm just a bad believer
What do you know
What do you know
Show me your stones
I'm just a bad believer
What do you know
What do you know

Momma held me up through the rapture
Dragged me through the eyes and the whispers
Lost the spirit out the car window
Bad by righteous, righteous hands
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
What do you know
I'm just a bad believer
What do you know
What do you know
Show me your stones
I'm just a bad believer
What do you know
What do you know

But now I'm not afraid
I know that love is stranger
Held up and arriving in the light
No, I'm not ashamed
There really is no danger
Give me life
Give me life
Give me life

What do you know
I'm just a bad believer
What do you know
What do you know
Show me your stones
I'm just a bad believer
What do you know
What do you know

What do you know
I'm just a bad believer
What do you know
What do you know
Show me your stones
I'm just a bad believer
What do you know
What do you know

Bicycle

You stole my bicycle so i had to walk 20 city blocks in the rain
You took my tennis shoes so I took the train to avoid the rain
You saw me on the street you offered me a seat then when i blinked you were

Big Black Mariah

(Tom Waits cover / Live at Rain Dogs Revisited Show, London, 13-07-2011)


Well, cutting through the cane break, rattling the sill
Thunder that the rain makes when the shadow tops the hill
Big light on the back street, hill to ever more
Cracking down the ladder with the hammer to the floor

Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Mariah
I've seen the big black Ford

Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Ford
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Well, he's all boxed up on a red belle dame
Hunted black johnny with a blind man's cane
A yellow bullet with a rag out in the wind

Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Ford

Sent to the skies on a benny jag blue
Off to bed without his supper like a linda brides do
He got to do the story with the old widow jones
He got a wooden coat, this boy is never coming home
This boy is never coming home
This boy is never coming home

Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Mariah
I've seen that big black Ford

Well, he's all boxed up on a red belle dame
Flat blue johnny with a blind man's cane
A hundred yellow bullets shook a rag out in the wind
An old blind tiger, on a bell you win

Here come the big black Mariah
here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Mariah
I've seen that big black Ford

Here come the big black Mariah
here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Mariah
Here come the big black Ford

Del Rio

( St Vincent Deluxe Ed. )


We were down on 10th
You told me I looked spent
Gave that look you give
And rushed me to the river

Del, Del Rio
Del, Del Rio

We filled our cups
Drank to drinken up
Then when we were done
We threw ourselves in the river
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Del, Del Rio
Del, Del Rio

Getting some strange looks back from the shore

And you, you pinched my arm
Said, "Look who's lucky now"
And you, you saved my life
Too many times to count

Del, Del Rio
Del, Del Rio

Dig A Pony

(Beatles cover / Live at Great American Music Hall, 2009)

I, I, I
I dig a pony
You can celebrate anything you want
Yeah, you can celebrate anything you want

I, I, I
I pick a moon hog
You can penetrate any place you go
Yeah, you can penetrate any place you go
I told you so, all I want is you
Everything has got to be just like you want it to
Because
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I, I, I
I pick a moon dog
You can radiate everything you are
Yeah, you can radiate everything you are

I, I, I
I roll a stoney
You can imitate everyone you know
Yeah, you can imitate everyone you know
I told you so, all I want is you
Everything has got to be just like you want it to
Because

I, I, I
I feel the wind blow
You can indicate everything you see
Yeah, you can indicate everything you see

I, I, I
I dug a pony
You can syndicate any boat you row
Yeahm you can syndicate any boat you row
I told you so, all I want is you
Everything has got to be just like you want it to
Because

Emotional Rescue

(The Rolling Stones Cover / A Bigger Splash OST)

Is there nothing I can say, nothing I can do
To change your mind, I'm so in love with you
You're too deep in, you can't get out
You're just a poor girl in a rich man's house

Yeah, baby
Yeah I'm crying over you

Don't you know promises were never meant to keep
Just like the night, they dissolve off in sleep
I'll be your savior, steadfast and true
I'll come to your emotional rescue
I'll come to your emotional rescue
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Yeah, baby, yeah I'm crying
Oh baby, I'm your child baby

Yeah I'm crying, crying, crying
Oh, baby
Like a child, child, child
Oh, crying baby
Like a child, child
Crying baby
Yeah, I'm crying, crying, crying

You think you're one of a special breed
You think that you're his pet Pekinese
I'll be your savior, steadfast and true
I'll come to your emotional rescue
I'll come to your emotional rescue

Yeah, I was dreamin' last night
I was dreamin', dreamin' you'd be mine

I was cryin', crying
Like a child, baby
Yeah I was cryin', cryin'
Like a child, baby
You could be mine, mine, mine
Mine, all mine baby
You could be mine, mine, mine
You could be mine, baby

I'll come to you, so silent in the night
So stealthy, so animal quiet
I'll be your savior, steadfast and true
I'll come to your emotional rescue
I'll come to your emotional rescue

Yeah, you should be mine, oh mine

Every Drop Of Rain

(David Byrne & Fatboy Slim feat. Candie Payne and St. Vincent / Here Lies Love LP)

Candie Payne:
I was just a young girl
A girl with curly hair
Your mother called me family
I became quite close to her

I handled all the money
Washed the clothes and made the meals
In the night she'd wake up screaming
So you children slept with me

Candie Payne & St. Vincent:
They called us garage people
Where we lived there, you and me
When you're poor - it's like you're naked
And every drop of rain you feel

Candie Payne:
When it rained we slept on boxes
There was water all around

St. Vincent:
But the people in the big house
Never bothered to find out
No clothes, no bed, no jewelry
Sometimes I had no shoes

Candie Payne:
A typhoon came - the house collapsed
And the neighbors passed us food

Candie Payne & St. Vincent:
They called us garage people
Where we lived there, you and me
When you're poor - it's like you're naked
And every drop of rain you feel

St. Vincent:
Every little tiny drop of rain you feel - every drop of rain
Every little tiny drop of rain you feel - every drop of rain

Candie Payne:
I handled our finances
I myself was never paid

St. Vincent:
My teachers paid a visit
I felt, felt so ashamed

But I had kept my dignity
Some things cannot be killed

I smiled and kept my head up
A Romualdez I was still

Candie Payne:
They called us garage people
Where we lived there, you and me

St. Vincent:
When you're poor - it's like you're naked
And every drop of rain you feel

Candie Payne:
Every little tiny drop of rain you feel - every drop of rain

St. Vincent:
Every little tiny drop of rain you feel - every drop of rain

Candie Payne:
Every little tiny drop

St. Vincent:
Every little tiny drop - every drop of rain

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

Grot

( Krokodil EP )

Power doesn't care what you want
Power just wants to watch
And power doesn't care what you need
As long as you're on your knees
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Power pigs
Power pigs
Power kills
Power pigs

Power pigs
Power pigs
Power kills
Power pigs

Power doesn't care what you think
Power just wants the real peace
And power doesn't care how you feel
As long as you learn how to kneel

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

Lithium

(Nirvana & St. Vincent / Live on HBO Rock Hall of Fame 2014)

I'm so happy
'Cause today I've found my friends
They're in my head
I'm so ugly
That's okay, 'cause so are you
We broke our mirrors
Sunday morning
It's everyday for all I care
And I'm not scared
Light my candles in a daze
'Cause I've found God

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah

I'm so lonely
That's okay, I shaved my head
And I'm not sad
And just maybe
I'm to blame for all I've heard
But I'm not sure
I'm so excited
I can't wait to meet you there
But I don't care
I'm so horny
That's okay, my will is good

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah

I like it - I'm not gonna crack
I miss you - I'm not gonna crack
I love you - I'm not gonna crack
I killed you - I'm not gonna crack
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I like it - I'm not gonna crack
I miss you - I'm not gonna crack
I love you - I'm not gonna crack
I killed you - I'm not gonna crack

I'm so happy
'Cause today I've found my friends
They're in my head
I'm so ugly
That's okay, 'cause so are you
We've broken our mirrors
Sunday morning
It's everyday for all I care
I'm not scared
Light my candles in a daze
'Cause I've found God

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah

I like it - I'm not gonna crack
I miss you - I'm not gonna crack
I love you - I'm not gonna crack
I killed you - I'm not gonna crack

I like it - I'm not gonna crack
I miss you - I'm not gonna crack
I love you - I'm not gonna crack
I killed you - I'm not gonna crack

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

Harvest Moon

(Neil Young cover / St. Vincent & Justin Vernon / Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, 23-01-2010)

St. Vincent:
Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleeping
We could dream this night away

But there's a full moon rising
Let's go dancing in the light
We know where the music's playing
Let's go out and feel the night

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon

Justin Vernon:
When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
And when we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart

But now it's getting late
And the moon is climbing high
I want to celebrate
See it shining in your eye

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon

Justin Vernon & St. Vincent:
Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon

Jolene

(Dolly Parton cover / St. Vincent & Justin Vernon / Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, 23-01-2010)

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you, please, don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please, don't take him just because you can

Your beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Your smile is like a breath of spring
Your voice is soft like summer rain
And I cannot compete with you, Jolene

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you, please, don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please, don't take him just because you can

You could have your choice of men
But I could never love again
He's the only only only one for me, Jolene

I had to have this talk with you
My happiness depends on you
And whatever you do, Jolene

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you, please, don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Don't take him just because you can

Krokodil

( Krokodil EP )

I need to bite
Sweet krokodil, dil, dil, dil

Never had gums for much
Never had fun
Never was much for lives
But you're mine, by the sharp
Of my fucking teeth

I need to bite
Sweet krokodil, dil, dil, dil
I need to bite
Sweet krokodil, dil, dil, dil
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Shut up so I can think
Of damn nerves, damn everything
Never was much for love
But you're mine, by the shine
Of my bloody teeth

I need to bite
Sweet krokodil, dil, dil, dil
I need to bite
Sweet krokodil, dil, dil, dil

And when it starts to sting
Don't worry, got to be clean
Never was much for sing
But you're mine, by the sharp
Of my fucking teeth

I need to bite
Sweet krokodil, dil, dil, dil
I need to bite
Sweet krokodil, dil, dil, dil

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

Oh Sister

(Bob Dylan cover / Andrew Bird & St. Vincent / Live in Columbus, Ohio, 19-10-2009)

Oh sister, when I come to lie in your arms
Please, do not treat me like a stranger
Our Father would not like the way that you act
And you must realize the danger

Oh sister, am I not a brother to you
And one deserving of affection
And is our purpose not the same on this Earth
To love and follow His direction

We grew up together
From the cradle to the grave
Died and reborn
And then mysteriously saved
Oh sister
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Oh sister, when I come to knock on your door
Don't turn away, you'll create sorrow
Time is an ocean and it ends at the shore
You may not see me tomorrow

Never fear anymore
Fear anymore
Fear anymore
Fear anymore

Now are you coming to shore
Coming to shore
Coming to shore

You never know any doubt
Know any doubt
Know any doubt
Know any doubt

We who breathe in and out
Breathe in and out
Breathe in and out
Breathe in and out

We who breathe in and out
Breathe in and out
Breathe in and out
Breathe in and out

We who breathe in and out
Breathe in and out
Breathe in and out...

Pietà

Baptized in the shallow end
Of a Holiday Inn
Limbs dangled over my Pa
Like an inverse Pietà

Mother Nature cried
"You are Leviathan, my child
You are Leviathan inside"

And my lungs runneth over
With chlorinated water
And I pleaded with my Pa
But he said, "I can't carry you no more"
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Mother Nature cried
"You are Leviathan, my child
You are Leviathan Inside"

Mother Nature sighed
"What hell is this I made this time
You are Leviathan inside"

Can I make a pet of you
Dress you up for all the girls
Will I keep you begging now
Or touch you with my gentle words

Mother Nature cried
"You are leviathan, my child
You are Leviathan inside"

Mother Nature sighed
"What hell is this I made this time
You are Leviathan inside"

Make Believe

( Jack Shilkret/Benny Davis / feat. Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks - Boardwalk Empire OST )

There are times when you feel sad and blue
Something's wrong, you don't know what to do
When you feel that way stop and think awhile
Just make believe and smile

Make believe you are glad when you're sorry
Sunshine will follow the rain
When things go wrong, it won't be long
Soon they'll be right again

Though your love dreams have gone, make believe don't let on
Smile though your heart may be broken
For when bad luck have departs, you will find good luck starts
Don't grieve, just make believe

When you think your luck is bad
And you're feeling mighty sad
With all your cares and trouble far behind
Keep on smiling that's the way
And remember what I say
Perfect happiness is just a state of mind

Though your love dreams have gone, make believe don't let on
Smile though your heart is still broken
For when bad luck have departs, you will find good luck starts
Don't grieve, just make believe

Though your love dreams have gone, make believe don't let on
Smile though your heart may be broken
For when bad luck have departs, you will find good luck starts
Don't grieve, just make believe

Mistaken For Strangers

(The National cover / Live at The Allen Room, New York)

You have to do it running
But you do everything that they ask you to
'Cause you don't mind seeing yourself in a picture
As long as you look faraway
As long as you look removed

Showered and blue-blazered
Fill yourself with quarters
Showered and blue-blazered
Fill yourself with quarters

You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night
Under the silvery, silvery Citibank lights
Arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes, glazing under

Oh you wouldn't want an angel watching you
Surprise, surprise, they wouldn't wanna watch
Another un-innocent, elegant fall
Into the un-magnificent lives of adults

Make up something to believe in your heart of hearts
You got something to wear on your sleeve of sleeves
So you swear, you just saw a feathery woman
Carry a blindfolded man through the trees

Showered and blue-blazered
Fill yourself with quarters
Showered and blue-blazered
Fill yourself with quarters

You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night
Under the silvery, silvery Citibank lights
Arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes, glazing under

Oh you wouldn't want an angel watching you
Surprise, surprise, they wouldn't wanna watch
Another un-innocent, elegant fall
Into the un-magnificent lives of adults

You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night
Under the silvery, silvery Citibank lights
Arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes, glazing under

Oh you wouldn't want an angel watching you
Surprise, surprise, they wouldn't wanna watch
Another un-innocent, elegant fall
Into the un-magnificent lives of adults

Need You Tonight

(INXS cover / Beck feat. St. Vincent / Record Club)

Come on in
I need you tonight
'Cause I'm not sleeping
There's something about you, girl
That makes me sweat

How do you feel
I'm lonely
What do you think
Can't take it all
Whatcha gonna do
Gonna live my life

All you got is this moment
Ttwenty-first century's yesterday
You can care all you want
Everybody does, yeah, that's okay

So slide over here
And give me a moment
Your moves are so raw
I've got to let you know
I've got to let you know
You're one of my kind
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I need you tonight
'Cause I'm not sleeping
There's something about you, girl
That makes me sweat

How do you feel
I'm lonely
What do you think
Can't take it all
Whatcha gonna do
Gonna live my life

So slide over here
And give me a moment
Your moves are so raw
I've got to let you know
I've got to let you know
You're one of my kind

I need you tonight
'Cause I'm not sleeping
There's something about you, girl
That makes me sweat

How do you feel
I'm lonely
What do you think
Can't take it all
Whatcha gonna do
Gonna live my life

So slide over here
And give me a moment
Your moves are so raw
I've got to let you know
I've got to let you know
You're one of my kind

Never Tears Us Apart

(INXS cover / Beck feat. St. Vincent / Record Club)

Don't ask me
What you know is true
Don't have to tell you
I love your precious heart

I
I was standing
And you were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never tear us apart

We could live
For a thousand years
But if I hurt you
I'd make wine from your tears
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I told you
That we could fly
'Cause we all have wings
But some of us don't know why

I
I was standing
And you were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never ever tear us apart

I
I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never ever tear us apart

I
I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never ever tear us apart

Oh My God

The dishes in the sink don't care if i wake late
Or soak till the bath runs cold, leave the bed unmade

But when the drink goes in the devil comes out
Days go by still the past don't seem so far
But when the drink goes in the devil comes out
Days go by still the past don't seem so far

Oh my god
Oh my god

The plants in both the windows aren't listening for the door
Or counting all the footsteps, keeping the bath warm

But when the drink goes in the devil comes out
Days go by still the past don't seem so far
But when the drink goes in the devil comes out
Days go by still the past don't seem so far

Oh my god
Oh my god

Oh my god
Oh my god
Oh my god
Oh my god

Rosyln

( With Bon Iver )

Up with your turret
Aren't we just terrified
Shale, screen your worry from what you won't ever find

Don't let it fool you
Don't let it fool you...down
Down's sitting round, folds in the gown

Sea and the rock below
Cocked to the undertow
Bones blood and teeth erode, with every crashing node

Wings wouldn't help you
Wings wouldn't help you down
Down fills the ground, gravity's proud

You barely are blinking
Wagging your face around
When'd this just become a mortal home

Won't, won't, won't, won't

Won't let you talk me
Won't let you talk me down
Will pull it taut, nothing let out

She Is Beyond Good And Evil

( The Pop Group cover / Live on Jimmy Fallon )

My love was born on a ray of sound

Sleeps on water, walks on ice, ice
Sleeps on water, walks on ice
Got no father, immortal wife
I would give my life for her
There's no antidote for her
My love was born on a ray of sound
Oh my love was born on a ray of sound

Like a dancing flame on a bed of nails
She is one thing that you cannot buy
With zero reasons for living
With zero reasons for living
My love was born on a ray of sound
Oh my love was born on a ray of sound
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Our only defense is together as an army
Our only defense is together as an army
I'll hold you like a gun
Our only defense is together as an army
I'll hold you like a gun

My love was born on a ray of sound
Oh my love was born on a ray of sound

Western values mean nothing to her, nothing to her
Western values mean nothing to her, nothing to her
Western values mean nothing to her, nothing to her
She is beyond good and evil
She is beyond good and evil

Sleep All Summer

( St. Vincent with The National / Crooked Fingers Cover )

Weary sun, sleep tonight, go crashing into the ocean
Cut the line that ties the tide and moon, ancient and blue
We take our empty hearts and fill them up with broken things
To hang on humming wire like cheap lamps down a dead end street
Close your weary eyes
And every time we turn away
Until the wintertime
It hits me like a tidal wave
I would change for you but, babe, that doesn't mean I'm gonna be a better man
Give the ocean what I took from you so one day you could find it in the sand
And hold it in your hands again

Cold ways kill cool lovers
Strange ways we used each other
Why won't you fall back in love with me
There ain't no way we're gonna find another
The way we sleep all summer
So why won't you fall back in love with me

Combing over Broken Cross I held on you
Haunted by the ghost of something new

Curtains fall, fashions fade, an endless summer over
Another tide to launch an autumn moon over the dunes
There must be a better way to pull a whole apart
To keep a world from caving in
Another way to while away from you, frozen and blue
Close your weary eyes
But everytime we turn away
Until the wintertime
It surges like a tidal wave
I would change but, babe, that doesn't mean I'm gonna be a better man
Give the ocean what I took from you so one day you could find it in the sand
And hold it in your hands again

Cold ways kill cool lovers
Strange way we use each other
Why won't you fall back in love with me
There ain't no way we're gonna find another
The way we sleep all summer
So why won't you fall back in love with me

Why won't you fall back in love with me
Why won't you fall back in love with me
Why won't you fall back in love with me

Sparrow

No eyes are on the sparrow, eyes are on the sparrow
He is singing anyway
The lark keeps whistling his number, silly little number
Although he’s being chased
And no eyes are on the sparrow, eyes are on the sparrow
How could that be the case
The lark keeps whistling his number, silly little number
As if he isn't prey
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And they're calling Maria
Momma, Momma Maria
They're calling Maria

No eyes are on the sparrow, eyes are on the sparrow
I could've told you that
The finch keeps gathering all the branches
Ignoring all the chances the wind will blow it flat

And they're calling Maria
Momma, Momma Maria
They're calling Maria

Tango Till They're Sore

(Tom Waits cover / SPIN cover shoot, 07-2011)

Well, you play that tarantella all the hounds will start to roar
The boys all go to hell and then the Cubans hit the floor
They call along the pipeline, they tango 'til they're sore
They take apart their nightmares and they leave them by the door
Let me fall out of the window with confetti in my hair
Deal out jacks or better on a blanket by the stairs
I'll tell you all my secrets, but I lie about my past
So send me off to bed for evermore
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Yeah, make sure they play my theme song, I guess daisies will have to do
Just get me to New Orleans and paint shadows on the pews
Spit on that shit and kick the drum and let me down
Keep my clarinet beneath your bed 'til I get back in town
Let me fall out of the window with confetti in my hair
Deal out jacks or better on a blanket by the stairs
I'll tell you all my secrets, you know, but I lie about my past
So send me off to bed for evermore

Make sure she's all in calico and the color of a doll
Wave the flag on cadillac ?, and a skillet on the wall
Find me a switch, hold your breath 'til the sun goes down
Write my name on the hood, and send me off to another town
And let me fall out of the window with confetti in my hair
Deal out jacks or better on a blanket by the stairs
I'll tell you all my secrets, you know, but I lie about my past
So send me off to bed for evermore

And let me fall out of the window with confetti in my hair
Deal out jacks or better on a blanket by the stairs
I'll tell you all my secrets, but I lie about my past
Send me off to bed for evermore

Teenage Talk

Katie kept the list of times
Now that she had really done it, done it
So we swarmed like flies
Pretending that we weren't terrified

'Til we snuck out that night
Rolled the Chrysler down the driveway
But once we were inside
Couldn't figure out where we were off to

That was before we had made any terrible mistakes

Well, that's just teenage talk
Pink swear that you won't go changing
Drank so much that night
Carved the state of Texas in our forearms

You know I never loved you more
Than when we were hiding from those sirens, sirens
Oh we laughed so hard
Threw up in your mom's azaleas
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
That was before we had made any terrible mistakes
That was before we had made any terrible mistakes

That's just teenage talk
I don't think the past is better, better
Just 'cause it's cased in glass
Protecting us from our now and later

You know I never loved you more
Than when we were hiding from those sirens, sirens
Drank so much that night
Carved the state of Texas in our forearms

How do you see me now
Now that I'm a little bit older, older
Nevermind the albatross
Smoldering on my shoulder, shoulder, shoulder, shoulder

The Antidote

( The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn Part 2 OST )

I am the antidote
I’ll suck your venom out
Show me where it really hurts
I’ll show you where it really hurts

Should’ve stopped for the wind
Should’ve stopped for love
Should’ve stopped for the wind
Should’ve stopped for love

Honey, your clothes are soaked
Mom leaves my daddy’s trapes
Show me where it really hurts
I’ll show you where it really hurts
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Should’ve stopped for the wind
Should’ve stopped for love
Should’ve stopped for the wind
Should’ve stopped for love

Should’ve stopped for the wind
Should’ve stopped for love
Should’ve stopped for the wind
Should’ve stopped for love

Should’ve stopped for the wind
Should’ve stopped for love
Should’ve stopped for the wind
Should’ve stopped for love

Should’ve stopped for the wind
Should’ve stopped for love
Should’ve stopped for the wind
Should’ve stopped for love

These Days

( Jackson Browne Cover )

I've been out walking
I don't do too much talking these days
These days...

These days I simply think a lot
About the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had the chance to

I've stopped my rambling
I won't do too much gambling these days
These days...

These days I simply think about
How all the changes came about my way
And I wonder if I'll see another highway

I had a lover
I don't think I'll risk another these days
These days...

These days I seem to be afraid
To live the life that I have made in song
It's just that I've been losing so long

I've stopped my dreaming
I won't do too much scheming these days
These days...

These days I sit on cornerstones
And count the time in quartertones to ten
Please don't confront me with my failures
I have not forgotten them

 This Is The Last Time

(The National feat. St. Vincent / Live at Bonnaroo Festival 2013)

Oh when I lift you up
You feel like a hundred times yourself
I wish everybody knew
What's so great about you

Oh but your love is such a swamp
You don't think before you jump
And I said I wouldn't get sucked in
I

This is the last time

Oh don't tell anyone I'm here
I got Tylenol and beer
I was thinking that you'd call somebody
Closer to you
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Oh but your love is such a swamp
You're the only thing I want
And I said I wouldn't cry about it
I

This is the last time
This is the last time

We were so under the brine
We were so vacant and kind
We were so under the brine
We were so vacant

We were so under the brine
We were so out of our minds
We were so under the brine
We were so vacant

Oh when I lift you up
You feel like a hundred times yourself
I wish everybody knew
What's so great about you

Oh but your love is such a swamp
You don't think before you jump
And I said I wouldn't get sucked in
I

I won't be vacant anymore
I won't be waiting anymore
I won't be vacant anymore
I won't be waiting anymore
I won't be vacant anymore
I won't be waiting anymore
I won't be vacant anymore
I won't be waiting anymore

Jenny, I am in trouble
Can't get these thoughts out of me
Jenny, I'm seeing double
I know this changes everything

Jenny, I am in trouble
Can't get these thoughts out of me
Jenny, I'm seeing double
I know this changes everything

It takes a lot of pain to pick me up
It takes a lot of rain in my cup
It takes a lot of pain to pick me up
(Baby, you gave me bad ideas)
It takes a lot of rain in my cup
(Baby, you left me sad and high)
It takes a lot of pain to pick me up
(Baby, you gave me bad ideas)
It takes a lot of rain in my cup
(Baby, you left me sad and high)

Under Neon Lights

( The Chemical Brothers feat. St. Vincent )

Under neon lights
Under neon lights
Got no husband
Got no wife
All I want
All I want
All I want
Is this really all I want

Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go

And she moves to suicide
In and under neon lights
Got no husband, got no wife
All I want's a view tonight
All I want's a view tonight
All I want's a view tonight
All I want's a view tonight
All I want's a view tonight

Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go

Eye to eye, face to face
I guess this is Heaven
Got no pride, got no name
I guess this is Heaven
I guess I'm in Heaven
Oh I guess I'm in Heaven

And she moves to suicide
In and under neon lights
Got no husband, got no wife
All I want's a view tonight
All I want's a view tonight
All I want's a view tonight
All I want's a view tonight
All I want's a view tonight
Got no husband, got no wife
All I want's a view tonight
All I want's a view tonight
All I want's a view tonight

As she moves to suicide
Under neon lights
Got no husband
Got no wife
All I want
All I want
All I want
Is this really all I want

Yeah! Oh, Yeah!

(The Magnetic Fields cover / St. Vincent & John Vanderslice / Live in Los Angeles, CA, 10-05-2007)

Are you out of love with me
Are you longing to be free
Do I drive you up a tree
Oh yeah, Oh yeah

Do I drive you up the wall
Do you dread every phone call
Can you not stand me at all
Oh yeah, Oh yeah

Though I need you more than air
Is it true you just don't care
Are you having an affair
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
When we met I thought
Money was everything
So I let you buy the house
The car, the ring
But I can't take your perpetual whining
And you can't sing

Oh yeah, oh yeah

I though if we live apart
We could made a brand-new start
Do you want to break my heart
Oh yeah, oh yeah

I've enjoyed making you miserable for years
Found peace of mind in playing on your fears
How I loved to catch your gold and silver tears
But now my dear

What a dark and dreary life
Are you reaching for a knife
Do you want to kill your wife
Yeah, oh yeah

Oh I die, I die, I die
So it's over, you and I
Was my whole life just a lie
Yeah, oh yeah

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