B i o g r a p h y
 (by Jason Ankeny)

A founding member of three of the most successful bands of the post-punk era, singer/songwriter Tanya Donelly was born July 14, 1966 in Newport, Rhode Island. At the age of 16, she and stepsister Kristin Hersh formed Throwing Muses, which in 1985 became the first American band ever signed to the influential British label 4AD; not only did the Muses' dreamy, swirling guitar sound prove highly influential on many of the alternative acts to emerge in their wake, but they also made any number of unprecedented advances into the male-dominated world of underground rock. The group was primarily Hersh's project, however, and in 1989 Donelly sidelined with Pixies bassist Kim Deal in the Breeders, appearing on their debut LP Pod. While originally designed as a forum for both Donelly and Deal, the latter soon assumed control of the group, and by 1991 Donelly had exited both the Breeders and Throwing Muses to form her own band, Belly. After issuing a pair of well-received EPs, Belly released their 1993 full-length debut Star - a superb collection of luminous, fairy tale-like guitar-pop songs - and for the first time in her career Donelly earned commercial success commensurate to her usual critical accolades; not only did the record go gold on the strength of the hit single "Feed the Tree," but the band even garnered a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. However, when 1995's King failed to live up to high expectations, Donelly disbanded Belly to pursue a career as a solo artist; Lovesongs for Underdogs, her debut LP, appeared in 1997. After a tour in support of the album, she and husband Dean Fisher took a break and traveled to Central America. Two years later, she and Fisher welcomed a daughter whom they named Gracie. Motherhood was now Donelly's focus, but she still found time for music. In between raising a child and weekend trips to the studio, she issued the Storm EP in 2002. A month later, her long-awaited sophomore effort, Beautysleep, was released. Whiskey Tango Ghosts followed in 2004.




Lovesongs for Underdogs
- 1997-08-09 -

Pretty deep
The bright light
Landspeed song
Mysteries of the unexplained
Lantern
Acrobat
Breathe around you
Bum
Clipped
Goat girl
Manna
Swoon


Beautysleep
- 2002-02-18 -



Life Is But A Dream
The Storm
The Night You Saved My Life
Keeping You
Moonbeam Monkey
Wrap-Around Skirt
Another Moment
Darkside
So Much Song
The Wave
The Shadow
Head for math
(Hidden track)

Whiskey tango ghosts
- 2004-07-26 -

Divine Sweet Divide
Every Devil
Whiskey Tango
Just In Case You Quit Me
Butterfly Thing
My Life As A Ghost
The Center
Golden Mean
The Promise
Story High
Fallout
Dona Nobis Pacem
 


This Hungry Life
- 2006-10-17 -



New England
World On Fire
Kundalini Slide
This Hungry Life
Littlewing
To The Lighthouse
Invisible One
Days Of Grace
Long Long Long
River Girls


Swan Song Series
- 2016-05-20 - CD1



Mass Ave
Christopher Street
Let Fall the Sky
Blame the Muse
Meteor Shower
Still
Mary Magdelene in the Great Sky
Why So Sad
Making Light
Miranda
(Pacifically)


Swan Song Series
- 2016-05-20 - CD2

Written/Unread
VivaKaraoke
Far Away and Hard to See
Hidalgo Street
Cygnet Song
Salt
Worry Doll
Cape Ann
Flying at Night


Swan Song Series
- 2016-05-20 - CD3

Snow Goose and Me
Tu y Yo
Lucky Love
O Me of Little Faith
The End to the Dawn
Silver in Your Palm
Mr. Swan
Send Me Your Next Nightmare
Wild Love
Storm Blown Bird
In Your Name
Tooraloo


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

After Your Party
Bury my heart
Girl With The Black Tights
How can you sleep
Human
Influenza
I Would Like To Call It Beauty
Last Rain
Life on sirius
Midnight Flower
Morna
Moon Over Boston
Restless
Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Spaghetti
The Law
The Lovecats
These days
Vanilla


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Lovesongs for Underdogs

Pretty deep

Do i look like a liar
Do i look like a liar to you
Fighting crime in this time brings a girl down
Makes a body sink so low
And i sink pretty deep, pretty deep, pretty deep
I sink pretty deep, pretty deep, pretty deep
I wish i carried a camera
I'd have proof that you're never where you say
I wish i could fly up in a helicopter
I'd shine a blinding light on your escape
Better to show you
That i'll sink pretty deep, pretty deep, pretty deep
I'll sink pretty deep, pretty deep, pretty deep
Do i look like a crier
Do i look like a cry baby to you
Fighting fire in this town wears a man out
Makes a body break so slow
Remember when we all went out to fire island
You thought you saw a body on the beach
When we got closer it was just a tire
And you were disappointed i could see
So i pretended
And now i'm in pretty deep, pretty deep, pretty deep
I'm in pretty deep, pretty deep, pretty deep
Everything i ever learned is wrong so long so what
Pretty deep, pretty deep, pretty deep

The bright light

Stone cold in this warm bed again
Wide awake and waiting for them
I send my shadow running on ahead again
I wait and wait and.......
I'm waving in my beautiful friends over there on the end of the
The bright light the bright light begins it
The grass is high and the sky is low tonight
I wanna be here i wanna be gone
And this time i won't cry i won't
I'm waving in my beautiful friends over there on the end of the
The bright light the bright light begins it and i get sucked into it again
Wild and high on the summer wind
I'm in for a love so tough i could break my teeth if i bit down hard upon it
And a voice so rich just the sound of it is forever nauseating
And i get sucked into it again
Wild and high on the summer wind

Landspeed song

I've sunk a lot into this venture i expect returns
I've suffered all the slings and arrows i know where it hurts
I'm unstable you seem able
Organize me start with anything you want
Wide awake and sleepwalking in don't you want me don't you
We could break the landspeed record don't you want to don't you
I've planted all these firecrackers around me like a shield
You penetrate you immolate do you understand the deal
I'm a living doll disaster
Renovate me start with anything you want
Don't know why he won't come home
Don't know why he won't come home
Don't know why he won't come home
Don't know why he won't come home
Don't you want to live forever
I could hook you up
We could break the landspeed record
Don't you want to don't you
Don't you baby don't you baby
Want to shine and burn
Don't you want to be remembered
I do I do I do

Mysteries of the unexplained

I heard a song
I heard the saddest song on WSUK
They play it every other hour of every other day
'Cause the greaser sent them t's and toys for regular airplay
All your heroes are whores
all your heroes
'Cause it's a tinkertoy world
Wouldn't buy a chance to leave it
'Cause sometimes
It rains fish from the sky and the statues all start to cry
And someone writes another beautiful song
And anyway i predict the next meteor to hit will be a monster
And I for one am looking forward to it
I saw a movie
I saw the saddest film
Where everyone got killed
And the crowd went wild
I didn't understand the end i couldn't spot the good guy
All your heroes are whores
All your heroes
I had a dream a shining bright city perfect and clean
I made a wish for a sky full of fish

Lantern

Come on what's-your-name
I've got a good game
I've got a story
Hope you like 'em gory
And it's much too late for bed
Come on tiger why so tired
I've got good game plus i'll let you win again
And it's much too late for bed
So shi-shine on me
Shi-shine on me
I crave your company
And fall in the dark so be my lantern
Never have i seen that face on one so young
So shi-shine on me
Shi-shine on me
I crave your company
And fall in the dark so by my lantern
Be my lantern

Acrobat

You'd have to be an acrobat to touch her
Where she can feel a thing
You'd have to be a racecar diver
To catch up with him
You'd have to be an astronaut you'd have to be a shrink
You'd have to be an acrobat
'Cause where they go
Nobody knows
She throws out her feet he holds them
He stands on her hands she trips him
You'd have to be an acrobat
You'd have to a saint
You'd have to be racecar diver
'Cause where they go where they go
Nobody knows

Breathe around you

I live underwater and you live on the moon
You can't breathe around me and i can't breathe around you
We start and my heart's in traction
I'm living i'm living i'm dying for you
4-3-2-1 breathe
Your love is dark inside of me
Everything in here is all wrong
I don't know some unidentifiable stink
And everything you say is satin-lined
I don't know is that the way you animals think
I am underwater howling at the moon
You can't breathe around me and i can't breathe around you
Your love is dark inside of me
4-3-2-1 breathe
So get back in your ride and drive drive drive

Bum

Some lucky bum
Took away my right to some
Sweet honey love
Look what's been done to me look what i've become
In for the fight fo your life today
I'm giving you a head start
You better run bum
Look what you've done what you've become
One unlucky bum
Coo coo coo coo quitter
Coo coo coo coo quitter
Run for cover or run to win
What will end your suffering

Clipped

Winter is on us
Winter is watching us
Cutting and quiet
Winter is all over me
I got caught on the wing
Now I spin
I look down for my feet and i see
I'm much higher than i thought i'd be
Don't look down don't look down
Words about winter
Pull you inside the cold
But the sun's never brighter than when it's shining off snow
I got caught on the wing now i spin
I look down for my feet and i see
I'm much higher than i thought i'd be
Don't look down don't look down
I've believed in one magic word
For so long now it must be true
But the soldier's god isn't what i wanted
And i think i could drown i this drink
And i think you don't know what i think

Goat girl

See my child my past
Hoping yours is a blast
I park my heart in your driveway now i'm healing hell
I wanted a lion but i ended up with a man who wanted a gazelle
But i am a goat girl i am a goat girl i am a goat girl i am a goat girl
And i do my brutish best
See my child my past
Hoping yours will last
I park my heart in your driveway now i'm healing hell
I wanted a liom but i ended up with a man who wanted a gazelle
But I am a goat girl i am a goat girl i am goat girl i am a goat girl
Thinking goatish thoughts
Dreaming goatish dreams
Digging up tin cans
Chewing on your sleeve
And i do my brutish best

Manna

Look inside this milky whiteness
No power of the hand to dry
I'm swimming in it i'm swimming out to you
For reasons, my reasons
So photograph it the milky way
It spills into the hand and dries
I am here now and i'm staying put
For reasons, my reasons
And so to bed to bed
My soul to share
An island of the brave my soul to save
In hopes that god's awake my soul to take
I'm swimming in it i'm swimming out to you
For reasons to be home
So photograph me in milky white dreams
Spill into my head
And when i hold you like to tomorrow you might die
Well that's because you might
But i am here now
And i am staying put for reasons my heart knows

Swoon

Look at him looking
Everybody see how he looks at me
Like to set me on fire like to burn
Like to set me on fire like to burn
But i'll always get out i'm not afraid
With these hips these lips these getaway sticks
I've got it made
There's always a greenn door and green gets you out
Green is sliding and diving and proteins colliding
It's your hipness your fitness your undying witness
Leave the lock on the door
I can find my own way home
For tomorrow i'm sure tomorrow i'll find the green door
Everyone out now it's just you and me
And i warned you i warned you i warned you i warned you i warned you
You look at me like to set me on fire like to burn
But i'll always get out i'm not afraid
I'll always get out i've got it made

Beautysleep

Life Is But A Dream

And a shadow fell
Bringing sleep to all
Life is but a dream
Ours

When you disappear
You are everywhere
Life is but a dream
Ours

In our beauty sleep
In big sleep together
Nothing ever ends
Nothing lasts forever

You'll come back again
I am waiting then
Life is but a dream
It's ours

Life is but a dream

The Storm

Look i can't watch you
Sleep-walking through this
Should we find another party
I'm not shining tonight just radioactive
You have carbonated my bloodstream

When i stumble
It will be under your spell, at your command
And when i stumble
It will be into your hand

Too much passion we waste
In just trying to get it right one time
With our clothes on we're brave
And mummified and out of sight

When i stumble...

Can it be
Can it be the storm has passed

I'm not finished yet, i'm under construction
You can peek behind the curtain if you want
You watch, don't stop
My reputation's shot
I just wanted to get it right

Can it be
Can it be the storm has passed

The Night You Saved My Life

In the beginning my love was fierce
One heart stopped and another started
I flashed my eyes, cracked wise and left them dry
Now i sit with my babe at my breast
I was never this good at my best
Never higher

The moon was paper white the night you saved my life
When my spirit guide left me behind
The wood was closing in, foggy was the night
The night you saved my life
When my spirit guide left me behind

I spy with my third eye
Something volatile and vital
So say goodnight, sleep tight, don't let them bite
Now i stand with the wind at my back
Every day brings a new breed of jackass
I was never good at monkey-in-the-middle
Never a fighter

The moon was paper white the night you saved my life
When my spirit guide left me behind
The wood was closing in, foggy was the night
The night you saved my life
When my spirit guide left me behind
The moon was paper white the night you saved my life
When my spirit guide left me behind

Keeping You

I'm keeping you i'm keeping you
I'm keeping you so realize your fate
I'm keeping you i'm keeping you
I'm keeping you so settle down now

You landed here from inner space
You landed with that screwed-up look on your face
I wanted you from way back when
I wanted you for years, then years again

I'm keeping you i'm keeping you
I'm keeping you so settle in now

My return to wildlife by satellite
By beautiful moon-shining girl
Whether by hard ground or splashdown
We're safely back in the world

My heart's not new
I'm not like you
I've loved and been loved well and badly too
My body's been through everything
I've used and been used
I got over it
There's something that you learn on a tightrope
Just outside the spotlight there's a big net waiting for...

My return to wildlife by satellite
By beautiful moon-shining girl
Whether by hard ground or splashdown
We're safely back in the world

I'm keeping you

Moonbeam Monkey

I'm an angel dark, darker than loam
Come to steer your runaway home
I'm a moonbeam monkey on spec
Come to bring your strange kid back

No one saw him gimpy going round the bend
And no one but me knows the stuff it takes to mend him
I will get him back on the right track
I will bring your strange kid back

He saw something there, something in the ice
Sees it still when he closes his eyes
He's not talking, just taking it alone
I will bring his story home

He's not talking, just taking it alone
He's a good boy, your good son
I'm an angel dark, darker than loam
I will bring your strange kid home

Wrap-Around Skirt

This world is a wrap-around skirt
This world is a wrap-around skirt
And i'm gonna throw it off
I'm gonna throw it off
I'm rising up rising up
Maybe i worry cause i know how things work
I know how things can work out
Maybe they don't
Maybe that's how

This world is a fickle young girl
This world is a fickle young girl
It's high time we married her off
How about to gassy old jupiter
Maybe i worry cause i know how things work
I know how things can work out
Maybe they don't
Maybe that's how

Someone draw me a map so i can get back
To the edge of the world
And make my place in negative space
Among my kin
That's the only way to begin

Another Moment

All your friends have changed
Another moment too soon for you
The angle shifts again
Another moment too soon
Now it's time to take a walk
Now it's time to take the walk you've been side-slipping

Time to move your sorry bones up off the floor
Time to rise above your situation
Time to make sure the current pauses at your door
Time to seek your own level baby

Amazing things have strayed within your reach
Are you unfazed and unimpressed by all you could have had with ease
Amazing things have strayed within your reach
Another moment too soon for you
Now it's time to take the walk you've been side-slipping

Time to move your sorry bones...

So what if you come undone on your way to the sun
Your home-made kite melts down and out of sight
You'll find that your arms are fine and strong and move you along
And not a moment too soon

Time to move your sorry bones...

Darkside

From the dark side of the sun
My supernatural one
You fell into grace
Move slowly if not carefully
Then in silence sometimes

Blighted and solo
This is where i come in reeling
Our future waits on the field of fair play
I will meet you there someday

You come on like a sunburn baby
My runaway old flame
I know you come in peace
But i'm still afraid

From the dark side of the sun
My supernatural one
You fell into my grace
Suffer me if not gladly
Then in silence sometimes
Our future waits on the field of fair play
I will meet you there someday

You come on like a sunburn baby
My runaway old flame
I know you come in peace
But i'm still afraid

Blighted and solo
This is where i come in

So Much Song

So much to lose
Anyway so much to prove
Step away from the wreck
But leave a match for my last cigarette

Someone's got to pay
Someone's got to pay for this

I know my name has not been easy on your lips
And i know that smile is evidence of this
And i know my picture will not be carried with you
Now someone's got to stay and clean up this mess

So much to leave
Anyway so much for me
Have you held your breath
Through this tragic display of my last laugh

Someone's got to pay for this

I know my name...

So much to do
Anyway, i'm done with you

The Wave

My face has never been one to betray me
It lies when i need it to
It sends out a white blinding light in your eyes
'Till i figure out what i'm gonna do

We meet in the kitchen and roll on the floor
And i look in your face for something restoring
And take from you barely enough for a lifetime of
Holding out on you
Holding out on you

I see my storyline within you
And i see the river rise to meet you
'Cause you started you started
Harnessing the wave

My face has never been one to betray me
It lies when i need it to
But lately it seems you been laughing at me
So i guess you're the one i can't fool

I see my storyline within you
And i see the river rise to meet you
And i see my angel kneel to kiss you
Cause you started you started
Harnessing the wave

You started
You started honey

The Shadow

Walk with me awhile
I've got something to say to you or ask you
I don't know
It's been a long day

If the dove falls in the sea
Never bringing us a leaf
Will you come into the shadow with me
Will you follow me under

If i wash up on the beach
And i've lost all memory
Will you come into the shadow with me
Will you follow me under

If i decide to bring it all down
Will you stay and help me figure it out
Will you come into the shadow with me
Will you follow me under

Walk awhile with me
I've got something to say to you or ask you
Will you come into the shadow with me
Will you follow me under

I know it stinks
Spinning on my fingertips

Head for Math

I wish I had a head for math
So I could talk to you
And hear the song behind the sign
And maybe dance there too.
Lose my license, lose my breath
And lose my precious cool.
And fall asleep in the spiral arms of the Milky way with you.

Blessed be, your work through me
Blessed be, you will be done

Found an ancient photograph
It looks a lot like you.
Wild eyes, and crazy hair reaching out to god knows who
I'll be your compass, I'll be your graph,
Aand your Rosetta [i.e., Stone] too.
I spy, with my third eye, your hippie-dippy ingenue.
I can learn, that's all I can do,
And fall asleep in the spiral arms of the Milky Way with you.

Blessed be, your work through me
Blessed be, you will be done

Blessed be, your work through me
Blessed be, you will be done

*** Thanx a lot to S.H. & Steve for this one ***

Whiskey tango ghosts

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

Divine sweet divide

I have lost something
On the way
And i can't explain
What you wouldn't
Want to hear then anyway
Our divine
Sweet divide

So let's just gaze
In the space
Between your face and mine
Our divine
Sweet divide

Divine sweet divide
Fingers touching toes tipped on the wire
Across our great divide
Are we shadows on the wall
And that's all

And should we be as one
I'm sorry
I'm sorry baby
That's not how it works
But don't worry
You worry too much

I love
I love you

Divine sweet divide
Fingers touching toes tipped on the wire
Across our great divide
Divine sweet divide
Divine sweet divide
Divine sweet divide

Only dreams do us part
Only dreams

Only dreams do us part
Only dreams

Every devil

What it comes down to
What could ever take your place
What it comes down to
Honey what could take your place

Not a song
Not a thousand strong
You will not be turned away
Will it come soon
The voice in the corner of the room
The hissing head by the bed
I spit back but it just laughs
And then attacks
And I reach for you

Every devil in this house
Wants to have it out
But i can reach for you
Not in song but with real arms warm
And not be turned away

I can turn and turn i can turn
And still be facing the wrong way
And you grab me by the belt
And spin me you spin me
And we're dancing again
Dancing again

Every devil in this house
Wants to have it out
But i can reach for you
Every devil in this house
Tries to call me out
But i can reach for you

I can reach for you
I can reach for you
I can reach for you

I can reach for you
I can reach for you
I can reach for you
And not be turned away

Whiskey tango

You accuse me of fancy talk
When i'm just trying to find my words
You've got a funny way of saying my name
Like i just ripped it off

These whiskey tango ghosts
Won't leave us alone
But you are too polite to complain
Of the art of speaking plain
I haven't gathered a thing

While I know we're dug in deep here
Why can't we live high with the wind
You're just a freckle away from changing everything
I'll make this easy
By calling on my gypsy pedigree

These whiskey tango ghosts
Won't leave us alone
Of the art of speaking plain
I haven't gathered a thing

While i know we're dug in deep here
Why can't we live high with the wind
Can't we live

Of the art of making waves
I had my lesson in spades
And these ghosts they make it plain
They're never going away

And my ghost she makes it plain
I haven't gathered a thing
Though I know we're dug in deep here
Why can't we live high with the wind
Can't we live

Just in case you quit me

There i said it i've done you wrong
The miles i ran away to call you on the phone
And whisper uglinesses sweetly down the line
I believed your heart was mine

I'm unspeakably full of it
I keep my heart on hinges just in case you quit me
When we were diving gold and pearling in the waves
I pretended I was brave

But weren't we were we magic and dizzy
And weren't we were we deadly and blue
And weren't we riding high crossing a thousand fine lines
When I was young and ballsy and true, to you

Is it hot out there
Is it hard to breathe
And do you need me
I can do this thing
I can make it rain
I will make sure it finds you

There I said it I've done you wrong
You say i'm here and i say what took you so long
When we were finally free I stumbled in your room
Telling stories telling stories

But weren't we were magic and dizzy
And weren't we were we blinding and blue
And weren't we riding high spinning a thousand fine lies
When I was young and ballsy and true to you
When i was young and ballsy and true to you

Butterfly thing

What's that thing
About a butterfly wing causing a typhoon
If it's true a wire runs through each thing we do
Then I better stay in my room
Better stay in my room
Better stay in my room

A dressing man will choose the white
By this he saves a life
I don't see her there 'till he comes up behind the sun shines on white
I see the light i hit the brakes the dead girl walks away
And I better stay in my room
Better stay in my room
Better stay in my room
Better stay in my room

Better stay in my room
Better stay in my
Better stay in my room

You go for a ride a girl won't come home
Or maybe that's not the way it goes
Maybe she's fine
Maybe you see a light in time
People are born blaze and collide
We go outside
My hand pushes air
I don't care
I don't think
About the butterfly thing

Honey come outside
And don't think about
The butterfly thing

My life as a ghost

This perfect day
We make our way to the end of it
With perfect grace
I lay my head in your lap and walk away
These days are sweet and strange
We're happy in our star-scattered way
Always

In this my life
In this my life as a ghost
In this my life
My happy life as a ghost

I've been lifting out the stains from the stones
Planting flowers where you'll never find my bones
Seven sisters seven stars shooting home
Shouts and whispers of a better fight in better times
A day for the sweet and strange
Or happy in some star-shattered way
Our way

In this my life
In this my life as a ghost
In this my life
My happy life as a ghost

This perfect day
I lay my shield at your feet and beg to stay

The center

You're in the room I can feel you
I don't want to then I do
I hear the voices of the graces in here
Swimming around
Up in the corners of our room

You hold the center and I sing forever
And you won't hear the same song twice
We're shorter of breath maybe longer in tooth lately
You are the love of my life

I'm on your side
Believe it or not
Just don't sneak up on me
And we'll do just fine hold out your arm
And i will fly you
To bring your leather
And i will sink my pins in

You hold the center and i sing forever
And you won't hear the same song twice
We're shorter of breath maybe longer in tooth lately
You are the love of my life

You are the mountain i'm the low-flying bi-plane
We come together in the most calamitous ways
You're the tsunami i am the fisher in the bay
We come together
In the most glamorous ways
You hold the center
I ride the satellite
We come together
You are the love of my life

Golden mean

I'm not afraid
Of a voice I hear
Calling me strong
Calling me on

I hold these pretty dreams of mine
Struggling between my teeth
Like a cat I let you go free
Only to drag you back home with me
I know
I might go crazy from love
And probably I won't snap out of it
But for now I hold myself back
Just out of reach like a cat

And suddenly
I feel the sun on me
Born to strange sight
Still i make it through the night
And suddenly
I'm in a sea of honey pouring down on me
And I won't be the freak
When I come clean

In the golden mean
In the golden mean
Deep from my heart I know it I feel it i'm about
To finally to start moving clearing cleaning the bad luck out
But for now i hold myself back

And suddenly I feel the sun on me
Born to strange sight
Still I make it through the night
And suddenly I'm in a sea of honey pouring down on me
Won't it be a scream
When I come clean

In the golden mean
It starts here
I hear the voice calling strong and clear
Calling me forward and it starts here
And i'm not afraid

The promise

Hey, what i meant to say
Let's get lost and find our way
And chance might shine on us, today

We fight we win we fight we lose we fight
We get lost and call it a night
Our mouths will tire before our devils do
There's a promise hidden in my blood
In the name of everything I love

I will draw the crescent down
And set it in your crown

Remember what you said
Better to run than play dead
Here's our chance to prove it
Let's just do it
I have a dream and we are looking back and laughing
And there's a promise hidden in my blood
In the name of everything I love
I will draw the crescent down
And set it in your crown

Story high

Wait
Wait I'm on the edge of my chair
And it's you who put me there
You keep me there

Wait, wait, wait
I'm not complaining
I haven't lost anything
I can't recover

I want to throw our story high
But too many words to sky-write
Of acrobats and liars
Paper moons in mackerel skies

Ten years fly stand at your window tonight
I'm coming by
I'm coming back for you

And tonight
Honey we ride
Hey who let the psycho in
He's messing up everything
Doesn't anyone see him

Wait wait wait
I'm not complaining
He can't take anything
I can't recover

I want to throw our story high
But too many words to sky-write
Of acrobats and liars paper moons in mackerel skies

Ten years fly
Stand at your window tonight
I'm coming by
I'm coming back for you

And tonight
It's alright when we ride
When we ride
When we ride
It's alright when we ride
When we ride
It's alright
I'm coming back for you
And tonight
Honey we ride
Tonight
Honey we ride

Fallout

Honey won't you let yourself speak free
Honey won't you let yourself speak freely
'Cause you're scaring me now
You're scaring me

Everything is pouring out of me now
I spread my hands to catch it but there's too much and there it goes
And we thought we'd fool them all
We thought we'd fool them all
And ha ha ha
But there's too much and there it goes

And I can't stop the fallout
After all

Honey
I want you
I still want you
I always do
I always will
Is that enough
'Cause here we go

And I can't stop the fallout
And I can't stop the fallout
After all

Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem Pacem
Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem
Dona Nobis Pacem

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

 

This Hungry Life

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

New England

It's June and I'm still wearing my boots
Come soon, back to New England
With its outspread arms
And lost charms
I do understand New England.

Brutal old witch
You near had us this year
Trapped us inside past the point
Of all human behaviour
We got out with our lives
And also this
A secret to take to the grave
And a houseful of mad bliss

It's June and I'm still wearing my boots
Come soon, back to New England
With its outspread arms
And lost charms
I do understand New England.

She's the law,
She's around by above me
She's like a bug in me

She can read my mind
That's the last time I lie
She's like a bug in me

Beautiful witch
Going to seed
Mother to us who just want to be
Left alone in peace

It's June and I'm still wearing my boots
Come soon, back to New England
With its outspread arms
And lost charms
Outspread arms and lost charms
Outspread arms and lost charms
Outspread arms and lost charms

World on fire

How am I still in the dark when the world is on fire
Lit by the passing of sparks I crouch low in my shadow

When the world is on fire
How am I still in the dark
A puppet, a toy
I am safe in my shadow
Backlit by the passing of sparks

I wake up from a media blackout
Feed my child and we head outside
Here be monsters --
How do I tell her about them
You know for now I'll just let that one slide

I want in on Lucinda's sweet old world
If it's there
I swear to god there are days that
Song's what gets me out of bed

The world is on fire
So how am I still in the dark
I see you there too
You're low in your shadow
But lit by the passing of sparks

I wake up from a deep winter blackout
And I see all the summer creeps crawling out

I swear to god there are days
That thought's what sends me back to bed

The world I son fire
So how am I still in the dark
Out of this madness is something unravelling
How am I so in the dark
Why am I so in the dark
How am I so in the dark
When the world is on fire

This is not the last time
That I'm coming round again
I'm still so pissed at you all

This is not the last time
That I'm coming round again
I'm still so in love with you all

Kundalini slide

You think it might
Turn out all right
After the fighting
You're sweeter than me

You think that people
Aren't truly evil
That peace will come
You're sweeter than me

Help me out
Help me out
Help me out
Help me out
I've come unveiled

Without the veil my resources fail
I suck onto you and leech your sweetness
This pilot fish will grant one wish
As long as it's unrealistic

Help me out
Help me out
Help me out
Help me out
I've come unveiled

Kundalini slide up my spine
And blow my mind
Let me see this dying rock shine

Will this happen in my lifetime
Will I see it shine

And the doors of the church blow wide
And there's nothing but fear inside
And the doors of the temple blow wide
And there's nothing but fear inside
And the doors of the mosque
Blow wide
And there's nothing but fear inside
And it's not going to be all right

This hungry life

Night falls and the light fades
And still you won't take off your sunglasses
I know what you're thinking
You think the kids don't care
And you're defeated
And the rain comes
And the rain goes again
And you see this as some symbol of your pain

This hungry life won't let you out whole
But you can change a thing or two
Before you go
This hungry life
Might not leave you with much
But you can change your story
And throw a hand up from the mud

Night falls and the rain comes
And the rain goes
And the moon is a stain when you've lost something
And you wait and you wait
And you wait
For the end or the girl or the song
Or the boy or the faith
Or the leader who won't bring you shame
And you wait and you wait
And you wait

This hungry life won't let you out whole
But you can change a thing or two
Before you go
This hungry life
Might not leave you with much
But you can change your story
And throw a hand up from the mud

This hungry life won't let you out whole
But you can change a thing or two
Before you go
This hungry life
Might not leave you with much

Kick up some dust
Earn someone's trust
Leave a few words behind you
If you must

Pick a good fight
And keep someone up all night
Change the story, change the story
And throw a hand up from the mud

Littlewing

The first time lightning hit me
Was the night I met your daddy
It flew down the dance tent pol
Threw me to the red dirt floor
And as I reached to him
For the very first time
Tiny fire flew from his hand to mine
Fixed me to the spot
Feu de grace

I want to tell you everything
I want to spare you everything
Littlewing

The second time it hit me
I was holding you
In the dead of night
In the dead of night it lit your eyes
It lit your eyes and stopped your cries
It stopped your cries and
Flowed through the bed
It flowed through the bed and
Fixed you to my breast
Fixed you to the spot
Feu de grace

So I gave you a name that sounds
Like far away
In hopes that you'll run
From this place someday
As soon as your feet
Can carry your weight
Run from your people
Littlewing fly
We pull the fire from the sky

I want to tell you everything
I want to spare you everything
Littlewing

I'd give up everyone
I'd give up every one of my days
To spare you one moment's pain

To the lighthouse

Leave a light on, lightkeeper
Leave a light on, lightkeeper
'Cause I think I'm coming in again
Yeah I think I'm coming in again
And I need your light to find mine
So leave a light on

I caught the falling star
But lost the hand
I pulled the princess and
Held back the hordes
That clamored for her
Didn't think i'd have to die for the girl

Leave a light on, lightkeeper
Leave a light on

Seven sisters seven stars
Shooting home
Shouts and whispers of a better fight
In better times
And I am touched by the kindness
Of a good lie

And I think I'm coming in again
Yeah I think I'm coming in again
And I am touched by
I am touched
I am touched by the kindness
Of a good lie

Invisible one

Oh she's right in front of you
And a light year away
Her hair could be on fire
And you'd just ask her
How her day went

She's an invisible one
You say, well some of us are
She may be an invisible one
But she didn't get there alone

Oh it might take a little while
To recognize the view
Now that you're looking
Through her eyes
That toxic clown in the corner
Must be you

She's an invisible one
You say, well some of us are
She may be an invisible one
But she didn't get there alone
Somebody helped her disappear

There's a flash at your side
You could swear it's a howling
Careening bloodthirsty
Keening carrion feeding
And carelessly breeding
Hip-checking planets and
Flying off-course
Screaming my name in the dark
Till it's hoarse
She-devil from hell

Somebody helped her disappear

Days of grace

This is easy this sweet cacophony
It's like shooting fish in a cyclone
I'm on top of this, over my head again
It's like taking candy from a psycho

Oh where are my enemies
Have they abandoned me
Where's my evil twin
Once my only friend
I'm shooting fish again
Still eating that candy and
Keeping my name in the game

Everyday I make myself pretend
That a day's just one in this life never-ending
Everyday I pray to my selfish ends
My healthy friends my crazy baby
Everyday I wake in my milky way
In these late days of grace

Look out above me
I seem to be growing
Better raise at the roof beams
Soon enough we are stardust
And soon we are going home
To the place where we dream

Till then be here with me
You who are dear to me
Be my evil twin, you my only friend
I'm shooting fish again
Raising the roof beams and
Keeping my name in the game

Everyday I make myself pretend
That a day's just one in this life never-ending
Everyday I pray to my selfish ends
My healthy friends my crazy baby
Everyday I wake in my milky way
In these late days of grace

Long Long Long

( The beatles Cover )

It's been a long long long time
How could I ever have lost you
When I loved you

It took a long long long time
Now I'm so happy I found you
How I love you

So many tears I was searching,
So many tears I was wasting, oh oh

Now I can see you, be you

How can I ever misplace you
How I want you
How I love you
Your know that I need you
Oh I love you

So many tears I was searching,
So many tears I was wasting, oh oh

Now I can see you, be you

How can I ever misplace you
How I want you
How I love you
Your know that I need you
Oh I love you

River girls

I caught you down by the river again
Down where the river girls lie
It's two quiet tearless years it's been
And you still can't say goodbye
You'd have done better to call a friend
You'd have done better to cry

This river's gonna run
Till the sun in the sky
Burns hot enough
To boil it dry
You keep on following
What's running away
Then you might as well yourself
Just lie down with them

Some river girls make their way
To the sea
Some settle into the bed
I caught you down
Trying to figure it out
When you could have been
Calling me instead
Come home
Leave it alone
Lift your pretty face to sun

This river's gonna run
Till the sun in the sky
Burns hot enough
To boil it dry
You keep on following
What's running away
Then you might as well yourself
Just lie down with them

Two quiet tearless years
Too quiet

Swan Song Series

Mass Ave

Aren't you tired of trying to figure out where you fit in
Just let it come and when it does
Try not to run for the door

Hey I felt the ground open up tonight
And I stood up too fast and everybody noticed
You were the only one in the room who smiled
You copy you paste you lose
And I wish that window in the front
The one that faces Mass Ave

I wished it'd opened on its own
And we could have flown out on the wind of that moment
And leaving all the puzzle behind us
And aren't you tired of puzzles

Aren't you ready for a window to open
And aren't you tired
Just let it come and when it does
Try not to run for the door

Hey I felt myself open up tonight
And I laughed way too loud and everybody noticed
You were the only one in the room who saw

And I wish that window in the front
The one that faces Massachussetts Avenue

I wished it'd opened on its own
And we could have flown out on the wind of that moment
And leaving all the trouble
And aren't you ready for a window to open

Just let it come and when it does try not to run
Just let it come and when it does try not to run

Christopher Street

Four AM
New York time
It was raining of course that night

You threw your guitar
In the back of a car
And I just let you go

'Cause sometimes what's right isn't fair
And what's fair is just for show

But the light, the light, the light
Shone lilac through the window
And you were all aglow
I should have let you know
You copy you paste you lose
Five AM dark
Brought the thought
A baby born in the year you died
Would be about in high school now
And maybe digging up your pretty songs

I hear her teen feet
As they beat along Christopher Street

And the light, the light, the light
Shone lilac through the window
And you were all aglow

The light, the light, the light
Flew out of your fingers
And set us all aglow

And what if I had only kissed you
If I'd just leaned into your shoulder
Or maybe slashed your tires
Or knocked you out somehow
What might be different now

The light, the light, the light
Shone lilac through the window
And you were all aglow

The light, the light, the light
Shone lilac through the window
And you were all aglow
Should have let you know
Should have let you know

Let Fall the Sky

Let fall the sky
Let fall the stars
Those noisy lights
As long's you're mine
Let fall the sky

And let fall the night
With everything the dark will bring
As long's you're mine
Let fall the night

Here at the edge of the world
Watching the firmament fall
Wasting our time on the pros and cons
When you know we are just broken dolls, so
You copy you paste you lose
Let's pick up our pieces
And bring down the night
And as long as you're mine
Let fall the sky

Blame The Muse

Let's throw these flowers in the river
And watch them eddy down and away
And let's send this argument with them
And reset this whole day

You want to hear everything I have to say
But not in the words that I choose
You rewrite my lines, miss everytime
And then blame the muse

Let's not rage so bitterly into the night
Then when the sun comes
We cower like dogs in the light
Just blow the candle out and get back in this bed
It's not the end yet

Your voice is the voice of the saints
It changes us all who can hear
And everyone caught in your net is happy to be here
You copy you paste you lose
So why do you want to piss off the angels
Who faithfully hand you your cues
You fumble your lines, miss everytime
And then blame the muse

Let's not complain about the long black night
Then when the sun comes we
We cower like dogs in the light
Just shoot the candle out and get back in this bed
It's not the end yet

When you're here, we're up all night
And then when you're gone I can't sleep
Either way it's always almost day
And I'm burned down deep

Let's not rage so bitterly into the night
Then when the sun comes
We shield our eyes from the light
Just blow that candle out and get back in this bed

It's not the end
Exhausting man
It's not the end

Meteor Shower

It was such a good night
Everybody agrees
Drive our handsome cars
Through the humid dark
To the airstrip then the beach

We meet up along the shore
The low tide tastes so sour
And the rocks around the campfire
Are waiting for the hour
Of the meteor shower
You copy you paste you lose
Are we looking up yet
Somebody says
We came to see the stars fall
But the moon's still too bright yet
We don't want to miss the hour
Of the meteor shower

We sprawl out on the sand
There's time before its light
And it seems like you could reach up
And pluck the eyes right at of the night
We are young and we're strong
And we're shut down by the thought
That this might not be enough

Bury a thought
Soon it's back and with a friend
Like the desperados and bon vivants
At every century's end
You have a good idea
Of all that you are owed
But the items on your list
Eventually explode
In the meteor shower

You sprawl out on the sand
A stone's throw from the waves
And it seems like you could reach up
And catch the fireball in your hand
We are young and we're strong
And you're shut down by the thought
That this might not be enough

Are we looking up
Are we looking up yet
Are we looking up
Are we looking up yet

Are we looking up
Are we looking up yet

Behold the Geminids
Like a squad of teenage kids
In a stream of flaming robble
Streaking past the hubble
To the other edge
In the final hour
Of the meteor shower

Still

My God this night is still
Day burned so hot, now the chill

Sleep in the desert
Comes so hard
Night's when we break and
Make those hearts
Beat among the stars

God this night is so still
We feel the wild release of it
Feel in the sand we catch the drift
Night's when we break and make these hearts
Beat among the stars
You copy you paste you lose
And the rain came so fast
We barely made it in
And your breath on my shoulder
Was all the warmth I had
And the rain came so fast
And deep in the heartland

My God this night is so still
We burned so hot now we chill
Sleep in the desert comes so hard
Night's when we wake and
Make these hearts beat among the stars

And the rain came so fast
We barely made it in
And your breath on my shoulder
Was all the warmth I had
And the rain came so fast
And deep in the heartland
Deep in the heartland
Deep in the heartland

Mary Magdalene in The Great Sky

Moths burn on the porch light tonight and every night
We hear them fall like coffin balls
Meanwhile there's a ripe berry moon above
They go for the nearer, easy glow

And isn't that something like you and me
Isn't that something like you and me

St Mary let your long red hair fall down to us all
We'd love to hear you laugh again, climb up
St Mary let your long red hair fall down to us all
We'd love to hear you sing again, climb, climb up
Climb, climb up, climb up

In the great sky
There are no lower lights
There are no lesser lights
There are no little lights
You copy you paste you lose
If you can make it past your own guards tonight
Close your eyes be still fall in just trust me on this
'Cause isn't that something like what you want
Isn't that something like what you want

St Mary let your long red hair fall down to us all
We'd love to hear you sing again, climb, climb up
Climb, climb up, climb up

In the great sky there are
There are no lower lights
There are no lesser lights
There are no little lights

In the great sky there are
There are no lower lights
There are no lesser lights
There are no little lights

There are no, there are no
There are no, there are no

In the great sky
There are no, there are no
There are no, there are no

There are no, there are no, no
In the great sky

Moths burn on the porch light tonight and every night
Isn't that something

Why so sad

Last chance to get yourself set up
Last chance to settle for me
Come out and meet your old dream girl
With her pint of Tanqueray
And drink up to the romance
Of the cactus and the mannaray
You copy you paste you lose
Last chance for an acre and a third
And an orchard of words
Come see a show-offy sundown
At the end of the world
And we could ride off into it
But you won't take the bit

And you could be a rose, you smell so fine
And yours are the biggest thorns along the vine

Last chance for a table dance myself
And the snake on the shelf
Hear a song from a teller of fish tales
Obsessed with herself
One last chance to make one last mistake

So if you take the reins I'll take the speed
And if you take the plunge this time I'll take the heat

Why so sad
This was all right there, in my love letters
In red ink right there, in my love letters
In red ink right there, in my love letters

Making Light

Here come the cavalry try again
Trying to find a way in
Pick them off like ticks
And flick them away

Was a time they would have slain me
Now they look like babies
My little milk fed breath dears
Milk fed breath dears

Let them blow out the candle
You and I will just keep making light
Let them blow it
You and I will just keep getting it right

My spaceman
We trip and fall and somehow land upright
Blow out the candle
You and I will just keep making light
You copy you paste you lose
There goes that phone ringing again
Someone wants a quote about a famous friend
I haven't seen in years
I decide to let it ring
Pass it in the hallway
Give that thing the finger and ??

Let them blow out the candle
You and I will just keep making light
Let them blow it
You and I will just keep getting it right

My spaceman
We trip and fall and somehow land upright
Blow out the candle
You and I will just keep making light

Let the stars fall you
You and I will just go underground
Let the earth stall
You and I will just keep spinning around

My spaceman
We trip and fall and somehow land upright
Blow out the candle
You and I will just keep making light

Let the stars fall
You and I will just keep making light
Let the earth stall
You and I will just keep making light

Miranda (Pacifically)

We wiped out at the start
We washed upon different beaches
Seasick after the storm
I know no bottle can reach you

No message will right these wrongs
Put a shell to your ear
All you'll hear is the roar
Of the thousands of lovers who came before
And of oceans that don't give a damn about us

You're the piece that won't weave in straight
Burr in my hair, rock in my shoe
Year after year after year I think about you
Wave upon wave upon wave at your door

Put a shell to your ear
All you'll hear is the roar
Of the thousands of lovers who came before
And of oceans that don't give a damn about us
You copy you paste you lose
I feel your rage
You thought I was faking it
Nothing I say will repair
But know I'm as true to you as I am able
Know you still trouble me, burr in my hair

Put a shell to your ear
All you'll hear is the roar
Of the thousands of lovers who came before
And of oceans that don't give a damn
Oceans that don't give a damn about us

Written/Unread

Everything that goes on in the pages of our book
Between the covers brown paper wrapped
Hidden in the stacks among the mouthlies
Old news and rags and paperbacks

That's the way we like it
Dusty and away
When everyone is gone
We brush ouselves off and play
Well written and happily unread

Your plain spoken love
My obsessions
Your thing for jazz
My thing for ghosts

Your challenging musical library
My challenging sense of harmony
The way you stand, the way you hold your head
The way I hold your hand, any chance I get
You copy you paste you lose
This stuff used to scare me
Our unpredicted flights
Nut now I'm into it
Because when everyone is gone
We brush ourselves off and dance
I dust off your spine, you dust off mine
Written,unread
I dust off yours, you dust off mine
Well written and happily

VivaKaraoke

Oh don't hang your head so low
We had a good long run
Sulking by the stereo
Just put a record on

Play something heavy
Something to move me
I wanna feel
I wanna feel

Play something pretty
Something to scare me
I wanna feel
I wanna feel
Something tonight

Drag me to the microphone
Force me to sing one more
Hold on to that black cat bone
Make sure you turned it on
You copy you paste you lose
Leaves fall around us now
It's time to put this thing to bed
Wrap me in filament
See you when it's bloom time again

Hey!
Play something heavy
Something to move me
Play something pretty
Something to scare me
I wanna feel
I wanna feel
I wanna feel
I wanna feel

Far away and hard to see

There was a sound like low struck bells
And the voice of someone looking for someone else
In the dark, I think of a woman I loved or tried to once

Our wishes were growing out of reach
Blurring the life around us magically painful
Our wishes were not the same
But somehow they met in the dark

You can keep going down to the devil
Or you can stop here and live with me
Faraway and hard to see

We were like little pieces of glitter
Sad because we knew glitter won't last
As long as you read people do

Her big glowing eyes golden
With wishes like mine, your weight feels good
She sighs faraway and hard to see
You copy you paste you lose
You can keep going down to the devil
Or you can stop here and live with me
Where the music plays
And the singer sings
And the lovers kiss on the street
Faraway and hard to see

Hidalgo street

I dig my hands in the sands of Isla
Pul out a song buried long buried long
It's a song about women and daughters
Throwing out their nets in the sky blue water

They swam away in the bay of Mujeres
Poured out their grief to the reef, to the reef
No one to hear but the salt and fishes
Those pretty ones they won't grant you any wishes

Maria Sophia mother may I
Go down to the sea
Maria Sophia mother may I
Go down to Hidalgo Street

There are everywhere, everywhere
Songs there everywhere, everywhere
In the sun, in the sand, in the sea

I dig my hands in the sand of Isla
Pull out a song about a daughter of the sun
And a man who tried to catch her in the water
He lost his grip and then his mind and then his soul

I burn my soles on the coal-hot coral
Once covered by the wareless bay
Bone white, white light, light riptide
Pull me away and away and away
You copy you paste you lose
Maria Sophia mother may I
Go down to the sea
Maria Sophia mother may I
Go down to Hidalgo Street

There are everywhere, everywhere
Songs there everywhere, everywhere
In the sun, in the sand, in the sea

The rays, the rays of the sun
The rays, the rays of the sun

There are everywhere, everywhere
Songs are buried everywhere, everywhere
In the sun, in the sand, in the sea
In the sun, in the sand, in the sea
In the sun, in the sand, in the sea

Cygnet Song

Time for one more, the Coda Adagio
Sing a little swan song there's just the time for one more
Lights have gone out the signal to move along
Sing a little swan song and then we'll get along home

One last drink for the band
I slip out the side to avoid the goodbye
Good night, good life

You were always my favorite
You were always my favorite
You were always my favorite way to say good night

Save your sadness for something that might be fixed
Sing a little swan song and then we'll get along home
Nights are brighter with someone to hold you up
Sing a little swan song there's just the time for one more

One last drink for the band
I slip out the side to avoid the goodbye
Good night, good life
You copy you paste you lose
You were always my favorite
You were always my favorite way to say
You were always my favorite
You were always my favorite way to say good night
Good night, good night

Salt

Come out with me
In the salt of the blinding rain
Let it leave its trace in the pepper
Grays of your sweet holy face

While up above the storm
The heavens proceed
And as above so below
In nothing more or less than love

Let me bring you in
From the salt of the blinding rain
Are you in or out or gone or come or gone again

Don't you think I want to feel the same rain
Don't you think I wanna run too
But I stay, feet in clay in the salt of the earth
You copy you paste you lose
Tell me again we are safe from rain
Tell me again we are safe from harm
Tell me again we can lift the fingerprints of man
From the blueprints of God

That we're the salt in the brine
The tannin in the wine
The bitter fruit tthat kills the bug

And maybe it looks to some
Like we're fading away
But faded has always been my favorite color anyway

So come on you dumb runaway
It's better to fade away than die young
And you're this girl's most needed thing
So let me bring you in

Tell me again we are safe from rain
Tell me again we are safe from harm
Tell me again we can wipe the fingerprints of man
Off the blueprints of God

That we're the bark in the dark that keeps the creeps away
That we're the bitter fruit tthat kills the bug
That we're the salt in the brine, the tannin in the wine
We're the last ones up

We're the last ones up
We're the last ones up
We're the last ones up
We're the last ones up

Worry Doll

Time doesn't fly it trickles by down by your feet
Where you can't see it go
But you can feel the tickle as it flows

My worry doll
You mark your days in made up ways
Just throw the calendar away
And let the sun spin you round the poles
You copy you paste you lose
See it's alright, it's okay
You've got strong blood in your veins
Worry doll, worry not
You've got strong blood in your veins
If I sing the right things
Maybe you'll stay forever this way

These things I pray
It's not the end, the end of days
This giant bed we've made in it
We lie, lie, lie lie

One raindrop putting out a brushfire
You throw yourself into the heat
This ends predictably and you turn back to me

See it's alright, it's okay
You've got strong blood in your veins
Worry doll, worry not
You've got strong blood in your veins
If I sing the right things
Maybe you'll stay forever this way

We got lost
And I'm so happy when we get lost
When we get lost
I'm so happy when we get lost
I'm so happy when we get lost

Cape Ann

When the road was wide
We walked side by side
Where it narrowed one fell behind

It was okay in those days
We were headed the same way
Didn't care who'd get there first
You copy you paste you lose
So your bird can sing
It's a beautiful thing
And you taught her all the songs we knew
But your bird, your bird, makes up all her own words
Which is just what I loved about you

Coming off of Cape Ann
Head to toe salt and sand
And the stain of the yellowing foan
The Atlantic, she loves you, you're the one who got away
And she wants you back home

When the road is wide
We walk side by side
Where it narrows one falls behind
It's okay, it's okay, we're all heading the same way
I don't care who gets there first

Coming off of Cape Ann
Head to toe salt and sand
And the stain of the yellowing foan
The Atlantic, she loves you, you're the one who got away
And she wants you back home

The Atlantic, she loves you
And she wants you back home
The Atlantic, she loves you
And she wants you back home

The Atlantic, she loves you
You're the one who got away
And she wants you back home

She wants you back
She loves you
You're the one who got away

The Atlantic, she loves you
You're the one who got away
She loves you

Flying out night

Wake up, look out your window
We're so high above it now
Don't you love flying at night
Marveling down at the lights of the grid

Fills me with wonder, awe and despair
It's so easy to love everyone from up here
Skyscrapers contrails white noise dark spaces
Between places it's so easy to love from up here
You copy you paste you lose
Who's gonna know, gonna know, gonna know
How it was, how it was, how it was
Who's gonna know, gonna know, gonna know
How we were, how we were, how we were

Down on the ground we fall over
Each other sidewalks like tightropes
Build temples and tantrums
But we don't touch, don't touch

But blue screen once upon a dream
It's so easy to love, easy to love from up here

Who's gonna know, gonna know, gonna know
How it was, how it was, how it was
Who's gonna know, gonna know, gonna know
How we were, how we were, how we were

And when we came it was easy
So high we were, so high we were
And when we laughed it was easy
So high we were, so high we were

Who's gonna know, gonna know, gonna know
How it was, how it was, how it was
Who's gonna know, gonna know, gonna know
How we were, how we were, how we were

Wake up, look out your window
We're so high above it now

Snow Goose and Me

I sneak in
I sneak in and nobody sees me
'Round the back where nobody knows me
You copy you paste you lose
Just snow goose and me
Looking to break free
And our brand of magic means

Always slipping out on stolen dreams
Always slipping out on stolen dreams
Always

Just snow goose and I
Looking to go high

I see you around a lot
I try to catch your eye
But no ones have home eyes grass as mine
Your lights are out
But I swear i'll put you back from the edge this time

Just snow goose and me
Looking to break free
And our brand of selfish means

Always slipping out on stolen dreams
Always slipping out on stolen dreams
Always

Just snow goose and I
Looking to go high

Sweet Jesus all I want
Is something impossible
Sweet Jesus all I want
Is something to lift me up

All I want
Is to catch your hand in mine
To catch your hand in mine

Always slipping out on stolen dreams
Always slipping out on stolen dreams
Always slipping out on stolen dreams
Always slipping out on stolen dreams
Always

Just snow goose and me
Looking to break free

Tu Y Yo

Want me steady on
Well here I am
So far still standng
Want a steady heart
You'll have to settle for steady hands

Yo y tu
Tu y yo
Tu y yo
Tu y yo
Tu y yo

No one but the queens on board today
Not rook or knight or pawn
Knock the stars out of your eyes
And nail you to the floor

Yo y tu
Tu y yo
Tu y yo
Tu y yo
Tu y yo

This is how we play
Clear the field and fight like tigers
This is how we play

Tu y yo
Tu y yo
Tu y yo
Tu y yo
You copy you paste you lose
Want a steady heart and starry eyes girlfriend
You'll settle for my steady hands and tongue of fire
My steady hands and tongue of fire

Lucky love

Hello

In our garret tower
Two blocks from the park
Two blocks from the bowery

I'm not tired of you
You're not tired of me
No one's gonna run
No one's gonna break free
We're all set
It's a settled bet
You and me

You and me
We don't live in a fantasy
Of the mating of souls and eternity
But aren't we lucky, aren't we lucky
Don't you feel lucky, love
You copy you paste you lose
Twenty odd years in
Starting to suspect
This might be the end game
High above St mark's
Starting to expect
This where we'll land again
And I write the same song again
About you, about me

You and me we don't live in a fantasy
Of the mating of souls and eternity
But aren't we lucky, aren't we lucky
Don't you feel lucky, love

Hearts break, hands shake, not again
Is all I think to say
That old magic won't work in here
We're too far gone, it's far too clear

It's settled but we're all set
No one's gonna run

You and me we don't live in a fantasy
We're still trying to wrap our heads around monogamy
But aren't we lucky, aren't we lucky
Don't you feel lucky, love
Don't you feel lucky, love
Don't you feel lucky, love

Hearts break
Hands shake
Not again

O Me of Little Faith

We need to fly
We're too far away to walk
He said as he brushed off his wings

I groan and stagger
No flying I said
I'm still afraid and I need to rest
So gone, gone, gone, gone
You copy you paste you lose
I am sure I think I am sure
I am not sure who you are
Sure I remember think I know
I don't remember who you are
My long lost

Christopher said Tawny my friend
Consider the stars and their age
I missed what he meant and I sang out
The age of their light their light
So long long gone gone

I am sure I think I am sure
I am not sure who you are
Sure I remember think I know
I don't remember who you are
My long lost

I want to use up this night
Like a young man on the street
Making noise and dancing drunk
Just the rats and kids and thieves

I am sure I think I am sure
I am not sure who you are
Sure I remember think I know
I don't remember who you are

Sure I remember
I am sure, I don't know who you are
My long lost
My long lost, long lost

The End of The Dawn

Turn your heart away from me
Too much to handle now
Get back on that bicycle
Ride yourself back into town

You sold me out and down
All of my life, my life
And I just pretended I was along for the ride

Now you grab my hands
Cover your eyes with them
You want me to feel what's behind
And it's all just a daydream in there

You sold me out and down
All of my life, my life
And I just pretented
I was along for the ride
I was along for it
You copy you paste you lose
Turn your heart away from me
Turn it away from me, away from me

And I thank you, I thank you, I do
And I thank you, I thank you, I do
For the freedom that comes after grieving
And bike rides in sunlight that go on and on
And the lies that bring revelation and my evolution
And the end to the dawn
The end to the dawn

 

Non Albums Tracks

After Your Party

(Sleepwalk EP)

One half of one bottle of last night's Chianti
Some suffering oranges, yesterday's bread
You said you might stop by after your party
So I'm laying out all that I have

When I moved to the city I thought I'd be busy
Running from engagement to appointment to date
But I'm not and I don't and it looks like I won't be
Becoming the new flame in town

Well you said you might drop by after your party
And that's good enough for me now

Jaded young women pass by the handful
And by the handful they throw away chance
Chances I'd die for, die for and live for
And chance is what I live it all up to today

One half of one bottle of last night's Chianti
Some suffering old oranges, yesterday's bread
You said you might drop by after your party
And I'm afraid this all that I have

Well you said you might drop by after your party
And I'm afraid this all that I have

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

Bury my heart

(Bright Light EP Part 1)

Bury my heart separately
It's something that don't belong to me

Like Mary did Percy's
Now do this for me

Bury my heart separately

He was a bleeder by '78
Letter to Carter
Squared by the straight
I was the lucky one

I bloom late
I bloom late

He was a blackheart in '78
He was in danger and quarter and great
I followed everywhere

On my own
On my own

Bury my heart separately
It's something that don't belong to me

Like Mary did Percy's
Now do this for me

Bury my heart separately

In the blizzard of '78
You could fall out of our window
And skate all the way to the creamery

It was bitter
It was great

Bury my heart separately
It's something that don't belong to me

Like Mary did Percy's
Do this for me

Bury my heart separately

Bury my heart separately
It's something that don't belong to me

Like Mary did Percy's
Will you do this for me?

Bury my heart separately
(yeah yeah)

Bury my heart separately
Bury my heart separately
It's something that don't belong to me

Bury my heart separately
Bury my heart separately
Bury my heart separately
(yeah yeah)
Bury my heart...

Girl With The Black Tights

(Dylan In The Movies feat. Tanya Donelly / Sweet Rebel Thee LP)

Six o'clock
If we keep going then we'll never stop
She says she's bad luck
Downtown
There's a fire in the underground
She's all gone now

And all the boys are downtown waiting
All the kids are singing your song

Bright as stars
Outlined against the dark
You kept us from crashing
Against the rocks
So come on, come on
She says she's sorry
She's all out of sparks

And all the boys are downtown waiting
All the kids are singing your song
All the nightlong

And it's never too late for a comeback
Baby, please, come back
Baby, please, come back

Put your black tights on
And we'll head out to what's going on
What's going on (what's going on)
what's going on (what's going on)

And all the boys are downtown waiting
All the kids are singing your song
All the nightlong

And it's never too late for a comeback (you got the soul of the city in you, girl)
Baby, please, come back (baby, please, come back )
Baby, please, come back (baby, please, come back )
Baby, please, come back

How can you sleep

(Bright Light EP Part 1)

Puzzles that divide you
Divide me too

Who do you love?
What makes you weep?
How long do you have?
How can you sleep?

How can you sleep?

The puzzles that divide you
Divide me too

Who takes care of you?
What do you really mean?
Why did you do it?
How can you sleep?

How can you sleep?

The puzzles that divide you
Divide me too

Why can't you shut up?
Why can't you speak?
Where will you go now?
How can you sleep?

How can you sleep?

Human

(Sliding And Diving EP)

Some sun-faded beauty let you down
And I'm supposed to feel bad about it now

Do you think you look human to me?
Do you think you look human to me?

And on that ride you took your sister down
And I'm supposed to feel some pity for you now

Do you think you look human to me?
Do you think you look human to me?

I don't know what you expected
You're barely Homo-erectus

Why do you
Why do you
Why do you...

Some sun-faded beauty let you down
And I'm supposed to feel bad about it now

Do you think you look human to me?
Do you think you look human to me?

Do you think you look human to me?

I don't know what you expected
You're barely Homo-erectus

Tell me what you really want
Tell me what you really want
Tell me what you really want

Why do you
Why do you
Why do you...

Influenza

Two days at the end
The light in here is weak
And so I weep

Two hours at the end
The talk in here is cheap
And so I weep

Did 'ya catch my American flu?
The world is young and so are you
So tap my American flu

Funny old world
Funny old world

Kill the wine and kiss the girl
And tonight, man, you rule the world

Falling on back again
And put an ending to this losers game
No one will play with you

Did you catch my American flu?
The world is young and so are you
So tap my American flu
I'll steer you up and fly you to

My funny old world
Funny old world...

(Voice over PA)
Se me pego mi enfermedad americana (=i caught my american sickness)
El mundo es joven como tu (=the world is young like you)
Te voy a robar y te voy a volar (=I'm going to steal you and I'm going to fly you)
A mi viejo comico mundo (=to my old, comic world (funny old world))

Tanya Donelly:
Se me pego (=i caught)
Mi enfermedad (=my sickness)
Se me pego (= i caught)
Mi enfermedad (=my sickness)

Te voy a robar (=I'm going to steal you)
Y te voy a volar (=and I'm going to fly you)
A tu viejo comico mundo (=to your old, comic world)
El mundo es loco por tu (=the world is crazy for you)
Te voy a volar a mi viejo y comico mundo (=I'm going to fly you to my old, comic world)
A mi comico mundo (=my comic world)

*** Thanx a lot to Vinh Le for this one ***

I Would Like To Call It Beauty

(Corinne Bailey Rae / Swan Song EP vol.3)

So young for death
We walk in shoes too big
But you play it like a poet
Like you always did

And I lay face upturned
On the palm of God
Pushed on by the fingertips of dreams
They haunted me, consoling me
You copy you paste you lose
And I would like to call, call it beauty,
Strained as love's become, it still amazes me
And I would like to call it beauty, beauty, beauty, beauty

You slept a sigh like the angels speak
And we danced into tomorrow on bleeding feet
And I had thought that I would die here
But you pushed me on
You pushed me on
You pushed me on

Oh and I would like to call, call it beauty
Strained as love's become, it still amazes me
And I would like to call it beauty, beauty, beauty, beauty

You can keep it all locked up in your leaden chest
Or you can lay mouth open on the water's edge
But all your angels and your God will stitch and wash you

Oh I would like to call, call it beauty
Strained as love's become, it still amazes me
And I would like to call it beauty, beauty, beauty, beauty

Last Rain

(Sleepwalk EP)

Sometime today it will rain
One of the last of the 1900s
Should we go out and try to save it
Or just let it go, like the days and decades

This my stolen time
My piece of the sky
My storyline
My mind
How it flies

I am so very proud to be here with you
So glad to be here, it's kind of pathetic
I lose my voice in this noisy love of ours
I just let it go like the days I wasted

This my stolen time
My piece of the sky
My storyline
My mind
How it flies

Baby I'm not sentimental about a changing of rain
You go on about the end of the world
With your prophecy, psychics, well I'm sure that rain is just rain
It just falls dumbly down ever
I'm letting go of this now

Sometime today it will rain
(sometime it will rain and you won't remember your own name)
Sometime today it will rain
(sometime it will rain and you won't remember your own name)

This my stolen time
My piece of the sky
My storyline
My mind
How it flies

So this is where the story ends
Talking to myself again

When I let you off
My heart went on
Now it's gone

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

Life on sirius

(Bright Light EP Part 2)

Wet dreams and nightmares
You'll get both in me

I'm far away in a life on Sirius
A life on Sirius

And that's worth
That's worth everything
And that's worth
That's worth everything

East and west meet in me
I am the sand between the land and sea

I'm far away in a life on Sirius
A life on Sirius

And that's worth
That's worth everything
And that's worth
That's worth everything

And that's worth
That's worth everything
And that's worth
That's worth everything

That's worth everything

That's worth everything

Midnight Flower

(Bob Kendal / Swan Song EP vol.3)

This old house was done in
Long before I moved in
So lets give credit
To where it's due
The things I've done have come from you
You copy you paste you lose
These old walls if they could talk
Why they'd sing quite a song
Glory hallelujah my eyes have seen
The coming of the lord

Ain't it funny what time can do
To people like me and you
We blossom like a midnight flower
And wilt away in the daylight hours

And these old stairs where we stand
With each step now you'll take my hand
One for forgiveness and the rest for the plan
For you to accept me as I am
Aint it funny what time can do
To people like me and you
We blossom like a midnight flower
And will away the daylight hours
Wilt away in the day light hours

Morna

(Pretty Deep EP Part 1)

Chaperone me through this
Peace come to my home
I could suffer anything you offer
Just leave him alone

Power is the way to go higher

Bring some danger to it
Bring some danger to it

Bring some danger to it
Bring some danger to it

Chaperone me through this
(Chaperone me through this)
Peace come to my home
(Peace come to my home)

I could suffer anything you offer
(I could suffer anything you offer)
Just leave him alone
(Just leave him alone)

Heyeah (Heyeah) Heyeah

Bring some danger to it
Bring some danger to it

(Heyeah)
Bring some danger to it
(Heyeah)
Bring some danger, some...

A stone will fly
A stone will fly
A stone will fly

A stone will fly
(I know the story)
A stone will fly
(and I love the story)
A stone will fly
(I know the story)
A stone will fly
(and I love stories)

A stone will fly
(I know the story)
A stone will fly
(I know the story)
A stone will fly
(I know the story)
A stone will fly
(I know the story)
A stone will fly
(I know the story)

A stone will fly
(You know the story)
A stone will fly
(You know the story)
A stone will fly
(You know the story)

A stone will fly
(You know the story)
A stone will fly
(You know the story)
A stone will fly
(You know the story)

A stone will fly
(You know the story)
A stone will fly
Bring some glory...

Moon Over Boston

(The Bright Light single part 2, written by Greg Kendall)

When I'm feeling like this
I go down to the river
And I stand where we stood
When we stood there like that
I said something, and you laughed
You know I'll keep that forever

There's a moon over Boston
I had the blues but I lost 'em
They just sort of drifted away
The river forgives me
Falling for your wrong suspecting face

There's a chill in the weather
You should have brought your sweater
But it's not my place to say
You showed me
Tomorrow just might be a better day

Lovers rush by
Never knowing
They're lost in a world of their own
They can't see that you and me
We should be where they are going

Now the city is sleeping
Bar keeps done keeping
So I guess I'll remiss the rule
I'll miss you
But the river will recall
You leaning on the wall
And looking at the moon over Boston

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

Restless

(Sliding And Diving EP)

You stare out the wall
Like it's a window
And hold your side
Like your insides might let go

Are you restless, baby
Are you restless, baby
Are you restless, baby

Baby, are you...

You hold my hand like it's a razor
And hold my eyes with yours
In a gaze more like a vice

Are you restless, baby
Are you restless, baby
Are you restless, baby

Baby, are you...

Baby, are you restless
I saw a light there before you
Baby, are you restless
(it was bright and restless)

Baby, are you dying
Baby, are you dying to fly

Still staring out that wall
like it's a window
A hand on your heart
Like your tryina keep it quiet

Are you restless, baby
Are you restless, baby
Are you restless, baby

Baby, are you...

Shoplifters Of The World Unite

(The Smiths cover / Tanya Donelly with Dylan In The Movies / Please, Please, Please: A Tribute To The Smiths LP)

Learn to love me
Assemble the ways
Now, today, tomorrow and always
My only weakness is a list of crimes
My only weakness is, well, never mind, never mind

Shoplifters of the world
Unite and take over
Shoplifters of the world
Hand it over
Hand it over
Hand it over

Learn to love me
And assemble the ways
Now, today, tomorrow and always
My only weakness is a list of crimes
But last night the plans of a future war
Was all I saw on Channel Four

Shoplifters of the world
Unite and take over
Shoplifters of the world
Hand it over
Hand it over
Hand it over

A heartless hand on my shoulder
(A push and it's over)
Alabaster crashes down
(Six months is a long time)
Tried living in the real world
(Instead of a shell)
But before I began
(I was bored before I even began)

Shoplifters of the world
Unite and take over
Shoplifters of the world
Unite and take over
Shoplifters of the world
Unite and take over
Hand it over
Hand it over
Hand it over

Spaghetti

(Pretty Deep EP Part 1)

Pull on my tail mister

Pull on my tail mister
If you pull on my tail,
I'll drag you down to my hell

Pull on my tail mister

God knows I won't come to harm
Without a man on my arm

If you pull on my tail
I'll drag you down to my hell
Pull on my tail mister

Lord knows I won't come to harm
Without that man on my arm

If you pull on my tail,
I'll drag you down to my hell
Pull on my tail mister

He said, "Come to bed"
I don't feel like it
When my hair was red
Went to bed
Woke up dead
And I won't be coming home tonight

The Law

(Leonard Cohen / Swan Song EP vol.2)

How many times did you call me
And I knew it was late
I left everybody
But I never went straight
I don't claim to be guilty
But I do understand
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand
Now my heart's like a blister
From doing what I do
If the moon has a sister
It's got to be you
I'm going to miss you forever
Tho' it's not what I planned
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand
You copy you paste you lose
Now the deal has been dirty
Since dirty began
I'm not asking for mercy
Not from the man
You just don't ask for mercy
While you're still on the stand
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand

I don't claim to be guilty
Guilty's too grand
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand

That's all I can say, baby
That's all I can say
It wasn't for nothing
That they put me away
I fell with my angel
Down the chain of command
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand
There's a Law, there's an Arm, there's a Hand

The Lovecats

(The Cure Cover / Just Like A Heaven - A Tribute To The Cure)

We move like cagey tigers
We couldn't get closer than this
The way we walk
The way we talk
The way we stalk
The way we kiss

We slip through the streets
While everyone sleeps
Getting bigger and sleeker
And wider and brighter
We bite and scratch and scream all night
Let's go and throw
All the songs we know

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
We missed you hissed the lovecats
We missed you hissed the lovecats

We're so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully
Wonderfully pretty
Oh you know that I'd do anything for you
We should have each other to tea huh
We should have each other with cream
Then curl up by the fire
And sleep for awhile
It's the grooviest thing
It's the perfect dream

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
We missed you hissed the lovecats
We missed you hissed the lovecats

We're so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully
Wonderfully pretty
Oh you know that I'd do anything for you
We should have each other to dinner huh
We should have each other with cream
Then curl up in the fire
Get up for awhile
It's the grooviest thing
It's the perfect dream

Hand in hand
Is the only way to land
And always the right way round
Not broken in pieces
Like hated little meeces
How could we miss
Someone as dumb as this
How could we miss
Someone as dumb as this

I love you... let's go...
Oh... solid gone...
How could we miss
Someone as dumb as this

These days

(Pretty Deep EP Part 2)

You say you alone can love me
Give me the reason you do
If it's the right reason to know me
If you love me

I'll ride a camel to you

Heaven is
Heaven is
Heavy these days

Heavy with
Heavy with
Uninvited saints

Now bats fly to this ribcage
This ribcage

My bad form ended strange

My bad form ended strange

You say you alone can save me
Give me the reason it's true
If you see the true face of my jailor
And you save her too

I'll walk on razors to you

Heaven is
Heaven is
Heavy these days

Heavy with
Heavy with
Cross-fingered saints

Now bats fly to this ribcage
This ribcage

My bad form ended strange

My bad form ended strange

My bad form ended strange

Vanilla

(Pretty Deep 7")

She strolled into my backyard
Drinking wine from a dixie cup
Like you would

Showed her past my playing cards
Laid it down and I pick it up to see

What am i made of
What am I made of
Water, guts, and blood

And she looks just like my mother
When my mother was a swinger
And she laughs just like a young John Wayne

And she'd smell just like vanilla
If vanilla weren't so sweet

'Cause she's salt and starch and everything harsh
And I think I'm falling with her

And that's what I'm made of
Oh so now that I'm in love

Sinking in your bathtub
And I know I'm not coming up

Flashing in your snagteeth
A vision of my day with you

What am i made of
What am I made of
Water, guts, and blood

And she looks just like my mother
When my mother was a swinger
And she laughs just like a young John Wayne

And she'd smell just like vanilla
If vanilla weren't so sweet

'Cause she's salt and starch and everything harsh
And I think I'm falling with her

And that's what I'm made of
Oh so now that I'm in love

There's a reason why you live
There's a reason why you live

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