B i o g r a p h y
 (by Jason Ankeny)

Dublin, Ireland, alternative pop band the Frames was led by the gifted singer/songwriter Glen Hansard, who quit school at age 13 to begin busking on local streets. At 17, he borrowed money from his parents to record a demo, pressing 50 copies that he distributed to family and friends; one of the copies made its way to Island Records' Danny Cordell, who successfully lobbied label founder Chris Blackwell to sign Hansard to the roster. With the jump to Island, Hansard founded the Frames, taking the name from his childhood fascination with bicycles; he regularly repaired his friends' bikes, and with the frames scattered about his family's yard, their home was consequently known as "the house with the frames."

The group, which included guitarist Dave Odlum, vocalist Noreen O'Donnell, bassist John Carney, violinist Colm Mac An Iomaire, and drummer Paul Brennan, made its debut at an Irish music festival in September 1990, and -- after a brief hiatus to allow Hansard to co-star in Alan Parker's hit film The Commitments -- issued their debut single, "The Dancer," in early 1992. With producer Gil Norton, whose work with the Pixies was a major sonic influence on the sessions, the Frames (sometimes credited as the Frames D.C. to avoid confusion with an American group of the same name) completed their debut album, Another Love Song, but a scheduled U.S. tour was canceled when Mac An Iomaire fell ill and Carney quit; bassist Graham Downey was quickly added, but following a subsequent shakeup in Island's roster, the band was left without a label. Moreover, O'Donnell left the lineup in the midst of recording the follow-up, the 1994 ZTT label release Fitzcarraldo. Bassist Joe Doyle soon replaced Downey, with Dave Hingerty assuming Brennan's drumming duties for the Frames' third full-length, 1999's lo-fi Dance the Devil.

Again, the band switched labels, signing to Chicago-based indie Overcoat to record their fourth and finest effort, 2001's haunting For the Birds. Where previous Frames records often suffered from over-production, For the Birds (recorded in part by Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio Studios) boasts an intimacy and fragility perfectly complementing Hansard's quivering vocals and heart-wrenching compositions. Despite critical hosannas, Odlum left the band in November 2001 to focus on production work, with Simon Goode stepping in on lead guitar duties. A U.S. tour planned for the following month was suspended in the wake of the death of Hansard's close friend and sometime collaborator Mic Christopher, former frontman of the Mary Janes. The Frames finally made it to the States in support of the New Pornographers during the winter of 2002. Earlier that year they released their first live album, Breadcrumb Trail. The Frames' next release was 2003's The Roads Outgrown, a nine-track collection of studio outtakes. Their first for Anti, Set List, was released in February 2004. Burn the Maps arrived a year later, followed by Cost in 2007.




Another love song
- 1991-03-xx - The Frames



The Dancer
You Were Wrong
Right Road
(Wrong Road)
Before You Go
The Waltz
Downhill From Here
Masquerade
Picture of Love
Martha
Another Love Song
Telegraph Poles
Live Forever

Fitzcarraldo
- 1995-11-xx - The Frames



Revelate
Angel at my table
Fitzcarraldo
Evergreen
In this boat together
Say it to me now
Monument
Giving it all away
Red chord
Denounced
Your face
 

Dance the devil
- 1999-06-25 - The Frames



Perfect opening line
Seven day mile
Pavement tune
Plateau
Star Star
The stars are underground
God bless mom
Rent day blues
Hollocaine
Neath the beeches
Dance the devil back into his hole

For the birds
- 2001-04-02 - The Frames



In the deep shade (Instrumental)
Lay me down
What happens when the heart just stops
Headlong
Fighting on the stairs
Giving me wings
Early bird
Friends and foe
Santa Maria
Disappointed
Mighty sword

Burn the maps
- 2004-09-17 - The Frames



Happy
Finally
Dream awake
A caution to the birds
Trying
Fake
Sideways down
Underglass
Ship caught in the bay
Keepsake
Suffer in silence
Locusts

The Swell Season
- 2006-04-21 - The Swell Season



This Low
Sleeping
Falling Slowly
Drown Out
Lies
When Your Mind's Made Up

The Swell Season (Instrumental)
Leave
The Moon
Alone Apart

The Cost
- 2006-09-20 - The Frames



Song for someone
Falling slowly
People get ready
Rise
When your mind's made up
Sad songs
The cost
True
The side you never get to see
Bad bone

 Once Soundtrack
- 2007-05-22 - Glen Hansard Solo



Falling Slowly
If You Want Me
Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy
When Your Mind's Made Up
Lies
Gold
The Hill
Fallen From The Sky
Leave
Trying To Pull Myself Away
All The Way Down
Once
Say It To Me Now


 Strict joy
- 2009-10-27 - The Swell Season



Low Rising
Feeling the Pull
In These Arms
The Rain
Fantasy Man
Paper Cup
High Horses
The Verb
I Have Loved You Wrong
Love That Conquers
Two Tongues
Back Broke
Rhythm and Repose
- 2012-06-18 - Glen Hansard Solo



You Will Become
Maybe Not Tonight
Talking with The Wolves
High Hope
Bird of Sorrow
The Storm, It's Coming
Love Don't Leave Me Waiting
What Are We Gonna Do
Races
Philander
Song of Good Hope
Didn't He Ramble
- 2015-09-18 - Glen Hansard Solo



Grace Beneath the Pines
Wedding Ring
Winning Streak
Her Mercy
McCormack'
s Wall
Lowly Deserter
Paying My Way
My Little Ruin
Just to be the One
Stay the Road
Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Being In Love
Cactus
Country Song
Cry Me A River
Drive All Night
Everytime
Farewell Transmission
Hold On Magnolia
Last Song To You
Life's A Gas
Listen Girl
Look Back Now
Me And My Boyfriend
New Partner
Ohio Riverboat Song
One Irish Rover
One More Word
Pennies In The Fountain
Precarious Aiming
Renata
Rise
Roger
Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Shake You
Stamp My Name
Steal My Body Home
Step Out Of The Shadows
Song For Paul
Sworn
Taking The Hard Way Out
Teardrops In My Wine
The Blood
The Wolf Song
Tomorrow's Too Long
Trying

Vanquisher
White Sulfur

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Another love song

The Dancer

She was in a class of 44 beautiful dancers
And I watched her pirouette around the stars
In her poms
And I must have told her one thousand times
In my mind, that I loved her
I got drunk one night, she was on the steps
She touched my shoulder
Oh oh oh oh

I was young and full of grace
When I stepped into the fire, with my dancer
She had barely come of age
But she was egging me on, all the way down
And I told her as the ship sank
That I loved her
And I told her as we walked off of the plank
I was all hers
Oh oh oh oh

Step 2, 3, 4, jump 2, 3, 4
Step 2, 3, 4, jump 2, 3, 4
Step 2, 3, 4, jump 2, 3, 4
Step 2, 3, 4, and jump
That's good

You Were Wrong

Who knows what the day brings?
When the girl on the palace steps sings
I'm sorry the breakdown was mine
I missed all the signs, I can't read your mind
And before you go run off again
And cry to your friends
Would you look through the frost, and see
Here behind my cold eyes, my heart it is wore
My eyelids are sore

And you were wrong
And you were wrong

And so when my song it was sung
I went to the grass, and I sat in the sun
To bask underneath my own dredge
Do I follow my heart, do I have far to go
And I'd lie 'neath the shade of our bones
With the heart of a star,
'Cause I live on my own stone

And you were wrong
And you were wrong

Who knows what the day brings?
When the girl on the palace steps sings

You were wrong
You were wrong
You were wrong

Right Road (Wrong Road)

The books that you gave me
They had no pages
No picture book stories
To put inside my song

And the heroes you made me
They had no faces
No chisel jaw features
To carve my own on

And there's a right road
And there's a wrong, wrong road
And there's a right road
And there's a wrong, wrong road

So I dropped your book you held so high
Yeah I thought to question this belief
And I know you said you needed time
But I never thought you had the balls to leave

And there's a right road
And there's a wrong, wrong road
And there's a right road
And there's a wrong road, wrong road, wrong road
Yeah

I see your car come tumble down
And I know your future now
I see your car come tumble down
And watch the wheel go spinning round
I see your car come tumble down
I know your future now
I watch the wheel go spinning round
And I watch your future going down

And there's a right road
And there's a wrong, wrong road
And there's a right road
And there's a wrong road, wrong road, wrong road

Right road
Wrong road, wrong road
Right road
Wrong road, wrong road, wrong road

And I was a futureless fish ‘til you came along
Now I'm carved by your crown and loved by your song
And I feel that it's right but I know that it's wrong
Love and love and kind of respect for you I have for you is long gone

Right road
Wrong road, wrong road
Right road
Wrong road, wrong road, wrong road
Hey hey hey hey

I fell in love with a sweetheart song
And you can't deny what is done is done
But you never never must have missed the fall

Before You Go

You ain't got far to go
Come down for the fiesta
Come on fiesta, love me long

She's incognito
She lives in the parade by the sea, near the sand
And I wish she'd come take my hand
And we'll blow

Baby there's one thing you should know
Before you go
Baby there is one thing you should know
I can't stop loving you
I can't stop loving you
I can't stop loving you

I'm saved now, I'm saved by your hand
And all the logic and language and loss
I'd throw it all away for the dancer
She's running upstairs now and she's made till the end

But you see she's incognito
I've seen a lot of dares and they come and they
Stay and they go
Ah but, no, no, no she said no, she said
Turn on your record player

And baby there's one thing you should know
Before you go
Baby there is one thing you should know
I can't stop loving you
I can't stop loving you
I can't stop loving you

But how far will it go
And baby there's one thing you should know
Before you go
Baby there is one thing you should know
Before you go
Baby there is one thing you should know
I can't stop loving you
I can't stop loving you
I can't stop loving you

The Waltz

You said you kissed the foot of the saviour
Felt his confession in your sleep
Well I'll be your saviour, if you'll do me that favour
And if you want I'll bathe you
In the blood of the lamb

I love you, but you're too young to know
And even if I am thinking of you
I won't let it show

When you're like this
You could be thinking anything at all
When you're like this
I might as well be talking to the
I might as well be talking to the wall
I love you, but you're too young to know
And even if I am thinking of you
You'll never know

There's no stone, stick, bone, name, thrown
Swear to god

But you, but you, but you, but you
But you, but you, but you, but you
But you, but you, but you, but you
Amalama ah but you, amalama ama ramble on
I love you, but you're too young to know
And even if I am thinking of you
You'll never ever ever ever ever ever know
It's too late for you to go

There's no star, crown, rhyme, dice, race for this time will long I go since you true

Downhill From Here

Let go of the wheel
And forget how to steer
It's all downhill from here
Forget all the words that you heard
And shuffle them till they're unclear
It's all downhill from here

And if I held the key to all time
Then all of your time would be mine

Pick up something to throw
And see how far it'll go
And forget all you know
We'll throw our thoughts over the pier
And send them all into the mire
And wait there, until they all disappear

And if I held the secret to faith
Then all of your faith would be mine

So let go of the wheel
And forget how to steer
It's all downhill from here

And when you're flying past
In your carriage of glass
Will you get time to ask
Or will it all be too fast
And when you're getting cold in your
In your carriage of gold
Will you hear all I told
Or be too precious to hold

And if I held the door to all love
Then all of your love would be mine
And if I held the whole world in my hands
Then all of your world would be mine
So let go of the wheel
And forget how to steer
It's all downhill from here
It's all downhill from here
It's all downhill from here

Masquerade

Am I making sense?
Am I making time?
Well I, I put it by
And I can't wait to try
Masquerade!
The world's a stage
A hundred faces for you to play

Well it's hard to believe
I'm spinning all this way
I'm spinning all this way
Round and round in my head
Roll over again let your heart do the spin
And listen to nothing I have to say
What did my momma say
I was always making songs for her

Over my song, over these days gone on
You come to a special place
Where you can go in straight
Masquerade!
You send me down your massive chain
You send me down your massive chain
And you base the frame
What did my momma say
I was always making songs for her
There's a better way

Picture Of Love

I had to strain to understand
Your swimming in the water tower
Running blood down from my hand
She said are you sure that you live
The way you want to live
I had to hope to take her hand
I was hanging on the edge for hours
Dreaming of some starry strand
And I was dreaming about your face
Running back my way

We were the picture of love
And love doesn't think of tomorrow
And long live romance from above
And your fire of love

I built a fire into the sky
A little something to remember you by
And panic broke and I lost my faith
And I was mistaken for you
On the palace stool

We were the picture of love
And love doesn't think of tomorrow
And long live romance from above
And your fire of love
We were the picture of love
And love doesn't think of forever
And long live your stars from above
And your fire of love

I had to strain to understand
Your swimming in the water tower

We were the picture of love
And love doesn't think of tomorrow
And long live romance from above
And your fire of love
We were the picture of love
And love doesn't think past forever
And long live you stars from above
And your fire of love
And your fire of love

And she said are you sure that you live
The way you want to live

Martha

Hey Martha why are you crying?
Is it for the same reason you were crying yesterday?
Don't you know a bad situation when you see one?
Get out, just leave baby, go today
Well I'm just waiting for you to open me up
Just hoping you'll drink from my broken cup
I'm just a lonely boy who knows
Nothing else but you, my Martha

Hey Martha what are you saying?
You say you got to figure it all out for yourself
Well time won't wait, and you're not special
Don't you think it's time you took me down off your shelf
I won't claim to be the saviour of your soul, no
I wouldn't want that kind of thing at all
I'm just a lonely boy who knows
Nothing else but you, my Martha

Hey my my my Martha
Hey my my my Martha

Hey Martha the boat is leaving
Pretty soon they are going to be
Calling the last of us on
Please don't please don't make me leave without you
Don't make this a very sad and unhappy song
You know I tried to say well it doesn't matter
I tried to throw away everything I thought was true
I'm just a lonely boy who knows
Nothing else but you my Martha

Hey my my my Martha
Hey my my my Martha
Hey my my my Martha

Another Love Song

I looked into her face again
The penny dropped and I stuck out my can
She was holding her ballerina case
I was stuck in the back of the place
I turned around and she laughed in my face
She took me up to her higher wall
She took me up there just to let me fall and I'll sing you

Another love song
Another love song

I looked into her face once more
Sit you back so I can tell you a little story
You look better from behind
You look better from behind
You look better from outside
She took me up into her flying clay
She took me up there just to blow away and I'll sing you

Another love song
Another love song

I begged her, begged her, begged her please
You skinny fatcher I could take your little stamen
I only asked you for the time
I only asked you for the time
I only asked you for a sign
She took me up into the bell I go
She took me up there just to let it blow and I'll sing you

Another love song
Another love song
Another love song

Telegraph Poles

There was a head on collision
At my front door today
One man died
And another man tried to stop it

There was a head on collision
At my front door today
One man died
And another man tried to stop it

I was hanging on the pole
When I saw what happened
I went to tell my ma,
But she was sleeping

I was hanging on the pole
When I saw what happened
Don't take that man away
It was not his fault

Telegraph poles are good for climbing
But don't touch the live wire
At the tip of the barrel
Telegraph poles are good for climbing
But don't touch the live wire
At the tip of the barrel

You know this means everything to me
But I'm not sure if I'll be here tomorrow
You know this means everything to me
But I'm not sure if I'll be here tomorrow

Telegraph poles are good for climbing
But don't touch the live wire
At the tip of the barrel
Telegraph poles are good for climbing
But don't touch the live wire
At the tip of the barrel

There was a head on collision
At my front door today
One man died
And another man tried to stop it

Live Forever

I run my hands along the rail
Like I'm banging on a dead nail
I pull your mask around your face
And pack your castle in a big case
You're not a sage
But you know you're always on a big stage

I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna live forever

He was just a guy with his plan
Pitchin' rubbers with his rain-tan
I took a date from the two day dance
I kissed my girl in pretty blue pants
Got to shake your hand
You know I've always been a big fan

I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna live forever

On holiday when she was away, I was always
Never gonna, ever gonna
I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna live forever

Stop right there, I got a dare
You pull your plan and dig your heal
Spin your castle on a bent wheel
Pull your mask around your face
And throw your hands into a big space
I'm not just gonna stand like I'm
Waiting for the big hand
I'm gonna live forever

Fitzcarraldo

Revelate

My simple slant
My broken chant
My human fate
My revelate
Are you so far from me this day
That you can't say my revelate

My open arms
My lucky charm
My number eight
My revelate
I fucked it up
I rest my case
'Cause it's all too grey
My revelate

Sometimes I need your revelation
Sometimes it's all too hard to take
And sometimes I need a revelation
But this time I'm making my own now

Does this mean we're though?
Does this mean it's gone?
I spent a day just to ponder the words
That I would write to you this day
But it's all too great, my revelate

Sometimes I need your revelation
Sometimes it's all too hard to take
And sometimes I need your revelation
This time it's up in arms

This time I need your revelation
'Sometimes it's all too much to take
And this time I need a revelation
Sometimes it's easy just to hate you
Sometimes I need a revelation now
Sometimes I... Sometimes I...

Redeem yourself
Redeem yourself
Redeem yourself

Angel At My Table

There's an angel at my table
And she broke her wings
She's packed her things
She said I'm the only one she'll turn to

But there's a devil on my shoulder
And he's telling me she's so beautiful
That I should go up there and hold up
She's looking on

How can I stay here
It wouldn't be what she wants
And I'm trying to break it easy
But she's pleading with me

Will you be my anchor
When there is no-one around to hold me down
Will you be my anchor
I know you're not the answer

There's an angel at my table
And she's blessed the breeze
That blows in between her and everything
She's left in that (heaven)
And I wish she'd call
'Cause that devil's on my shoulder
And he's pulling me down
And I'm trying to keep a balance
But she's begging me

Will you be my anchor
When there is no-one around to hold me down
Will you be my anchor
I know you're not the answer

There's an angel at my table
She said I'm the only one she'll turn to

Fitzcarraldo

Here, back, down a long and straight track
I have chose the long road -
That leads me to god knows
So I can't stop right now

Even the good stars can fall from grace and falter
Lose their faith and slide
But I can't get an ocean that's deep enough for my day

It's the first of the ascension
It's a sad way we've flown after the storm
And her last words were "I was only thinking of you"
In my olden days I was a slave

Well now it's time for to sound your voice
And capture what you're after
My ship was sold right up the river
But I'm not going down here
This journey isn't over
It's a long way to the house of Fitzcarraldo
And her last words were "I'm always thinking of you"
In my olden days I was a saint

Even the good stars can fall from grace and falter
Like lapdogs that stride that mystery
And her last words were "i'll see you down in history"
It's the only way that we can go
I shall eclipse you

It's a long way to Fitzcarraldo
And I don't want to pray for you
In the name of something true

Evergreen

My evergreen
You are always gonna be
No winter winds
Can take you far from me
Those tides of time
Have carved a few new lines
Oh but they've never changed my mind
My evergreen
Beside me you will be
When all the world was cold and golden
Your colours ceased to bleed
Oh my evergreen
You are always gonna be gonna be
Keep on, keep on
Cause your season's gonna come
When all these storms have passed and done
This distance will be gone
And I swear we will be one
When this race has all been run
And I stole to see the hail
Falling down in through your hair
Through your hair
Oh my evergreen
Oh you are always gonna be

In This Boat Together

Even if you have a friend
And you give her half your life
Don't think you can't blow the whole thing down
And I could say it is my place
To speak of you so openly
Cause you never hid your hand from anyone

And we're in this boat together babe
And we said it when we pushed away the shore now
And we're in this boat together babe
And you'll bare your soul to anyone

And if I had a wish
I'd give it straight to you now
Cause you look so unsure of when you're coming down
And if you're coming down

And we're in this boat together babe
And we said it when we pushed away the shore now
And we're in this boat together babe
And we're left without a leg to stand

And we're in this mess together babe
And we said it when we pushed away the shore now
And we're in this mess together babe
And only the truth can get us back up on the shore

Say It To Me Now

Scratching at the surface now
And I'm trying hard to work it out
And so much has gone misunderstood
This mystery only leads to doubt
And I'm looking for a sign
In this dark uneasy time

So if you have something to say
Say it to me now

And I'm not trying to pass the buck
I'm just trying to get a better look
And I'm wondering how it feels for you
Now that the shoe is on the other foot
And I didn't understand
When you reached down to take my hand

And if you have something to say
You'd better say it now

Cause this is what you've waited for
A chance to even up the score
And as these shadows fall on me now
I will somehow

Cause I'm clearing up this wreckage Lord
And there's more than you've ever seen before

So if you have something to say
Say it to me now

Monument

I built a monument to every word that's passed between us
I built a monument to stand through history
And I'll watch the hourglass the time will pass
And you'll rue the day love you ever strayed so far from me

I built a monument to make the time more easy passing
I built a monument to stand up straight and free
When all's been said and done the time will come
And it might be soon love, you'll see it more romantically

I built a monument to all we were
I built a monument to me and her
And now she's coming back
The roof is cracked and the walls are falling
As all those bitter words will flow back to the sea

I'll watch the hourglass the time will pass
And you'll rue the day love you ever strayed so far from me

I built a monument to all we were
I built a monument to me and her

Giving It All Away

There's only so much that you have
And you've got to keep it safe
You've been spreading it round the place
Now it's gotta come back this way

And you're giving it all away
You're giving it all away

And you're lying through your teeth
You said you found a song to sing
And you're riding on a wave
Whatever helps you get along

And you're giving it all away
You're giving it all away
You're keeping nothing for yourself
You're just giving it all away

And there's so much that you know
And there's so much that you don't
Can you not accept its all the same?
Just accept it's all the same

And you're giving it all away
You're giving it all away
You're keeping nothing for yourself
You're just giving it all away

Red Chord

And I'm pulling on the red chord
That pulls you back to me Lord
It helps me out
When you're away

When I was in the army
And they called you back to save me
And I was resting soft
In the arms of my war

And I'm pulling on the red chord
That pulls you back to me Lord
And I'm pulling on the red chord
So you're not so far away

And I was at the uni
The university of
Blind love and black poetry
And it was there I found you
And you were happy like an angel
But for everything you learned
There is something you must let go of

And I'm pulling on the red chord
That pulls you back to me Lord
And I'm pulling on the red chord
That pulls you back to me Lord

Pulls you back to me Lord
Yeah, pulls you back to me Lord
Pulls you back to me Lord
Yeah, pulls you back to me Lord

Denounced

Are you feeling so abandoned
Have your crutches all been stolen and broken
Now sometimes you've got to fall
Just to remember how far from the bottom you are
Have I got your full attention
Cause these words don't come so easy now
We know what's gonna happen
This is getting us nowhere
And we've been there
I did denounce this
And here I am with you
Before we lose the rest
Lets go with what we've left
Are you holding it together
Are you facing all the hardest and roughest parts
The sign we passed along the way
Said you've come this far
Now you're on your own
And I'm stopping here
I did denounce this
I did denounce this
And so did you
Before we lose it all
Let's try to call it off
I did denounce this

Your Face

I was thinking about your face
Rolling up the river
I was worried what you thought
And I'm sorry if I can't remember
But there's no time for crying
Only time for trying now
I remember your name
'Cause you sang it to me often
I was lying down beside
The river where we met
And now you face is hiding something
Something is burning
And I'm gonna wait for you
I've got to send this tape to you
And I'm gonna wait for you
'Cause I know something about you
Something about the things you do
Something about your voice
That reams in the good stars
It reams in the good stars
There's a road that follows everywhere you go
I stole your golden chaser
But I never meant to steal
Its not in my nature
But if you try again I'll fall
And if you want to save it all
Then all you have to do is give
Give me that look again
Give me that look
'Cause I'm gonna wait for you
I've got to send this tape to you
And I'm gonna wait for you

Dance the devil

Perfect opening line

It's just a lie I guess
Working every hour that heaven sends
Just making sense of this
Never any wiser for the falls
And every time we get
Far away enough to see it clear
It comes right out at you
To pull the wonder out of everything
So hold it in your hand

And i'll just be curious to see now
How you'll make it by yourself
When your walking out ahead
Unaware of anything
And tomorrow as we're looking
Who the history books will blame
You'll be walking out ahead
Not caring anyway

Seven times removed
From the one's who thought they had it down
But don't it go to prove
Nothing cuts you like the lies of a friend
So hold it in your hands
'Cause you can't just switch it off

And i'll just be curious to see now
How you're going to make it by yourself
When you're walking out ahead
Unaware of anything
And tomorrow as we're looking
Who the history books will blame
You'll be walking out ahead not caring anyway
It's the perfect opening line
It's the perfect opening line
It's the perfect opening line

And i'll just be curious to see now
How you're going to make it by yourself
When there's everything to lose
And nothing left to win
And tomorrow as we're looking
Who the history books will blame
You'll be walking out ahead
Unaware of anything
And tomorrow as we're fighting
Over which way was the best
You'll be walking out ahead
Not caring anyway

It's the perfect opening line
It's the perfect opening line

Seven day mile

Your will changes everyday
It's a road you've come upon
I can't help you if you want to
Down here nothing gets a chance
It's a threat that's real enough
We can burn this bridge or stay here
It's a breeze everlasting like time
Making so sure that
I can return just to see it from your side again

Always never seems to work
It's a word you never learned
I don't really see a way clear
It's a sea ever churning in tides
In the sureness of time
And our words will repeat now forever again
Well this might take a while to figure out
So don't you rush it
And hold your head up high right through the doubt
'Cause it's just a matter of time
You've been running so fast
It's the seven day mile
Has you torn in-between here and running away

I don't have a choice in this
It's a road i've come upon
You can join us if you want to

Always never seems to work
It's a word we never learned
Time will be the judge of all here
This might take a while to figure out now
So don't you rush it
And hold you're head up high
Right through the doubt now
'Cause its just a matter of time
You've been running so fast
It's the seven day mile
Has you torn in-between here and running away
It's line you've been wanting
It's your time
It's the seven day mile
Has you torn in-between here and never again
Never again

And down here nothing gets chance
It's a world too big for us
Time will be the judge of all here
This might take a while to figure out now
So don't you rush it
And hold you're head up high
Right through the doubt now
'Cause it's just a matter of time
You've been running so fast
It's the seven day mile
Has you torn in-between yeah and never again
Never again

Pavement tune

This situation's killing me
It's got me right under the thumb
I don't know where I want to be
This doesn't make no sense at all
You're quoting every single line
I spoke too much but I was old before my time, you told me

I want my life to make more sense
I want my life to make amends
I want my life to make more sense to me

This road is crooked cracked and wrong
They got the odds staked nice and high
I don't know how they get along
Me, I just internalize
You can imagine what they'd say
Given the choice if I could fight or walk away, I'm walking

You see I want my life to make more sense
I want my life to make amends
I want my life to make more sense to me

I want my life to make more sense
I want my life to make more sense to me

So let me take you by the hand
And lead you through this troubled mind
You said yourself we had a plan
To get us all back to the line
We talk about it everyday
But we keep forgetting what it was we came to say
Now don't we

I want my life to make more sense
I want my life to make amends
I want my life to make more sense to me
My life to make amends

Plateau

I'm on a plateau
It's not where I belong
It's taken so many years
To figure out my way
Upon this plateau
It's all been said and done
And every time I try
The words make little sense until you're gone

And everything must change
Everything must change
Upon this plateau
The diamond sky's enough to take you miles ahead
Where the past can't ever catch us
And all your good friends
Are gathering all around
They say the time is now
And so I must resolve to say
It's just me myself again
And I'm just talking to the wall this time
It's just me myself and i
Deciding on a plan

And everything must change
Everything must change inside you now
Everything must change inside and out
Everything must change, change...
I'm on a plateau
I'm on a plateau...

Star star

Star star teach me how to shine shine
Teach me so I know what's going on in your mind
'Cause I don't understand these people
Who say the hill's to steep
Well they talk and talk forever
But they just never climb

Falling down into situations
Bringing out the best in you
You're flat on your back again
And star you're ever word I'm heeding
Can you help me to see
I'm lost in the marsh

Star star teach me how to shine shine
Teach me so I know what's going on in your mind
'Cause I don't understand these people
Who say we're all asleep
They'll toss and turn forever
But no rest will they find...

The stars are underground

The stars are underground
And the proof is flying overhead
So kick me when I'm down
And I'll be the one you're laughing about now
I don't know if its real
Or how I'm supposed to feel now
That I'm out of your life
And into the darkness
And out of the darkness I'm coming now
When I'm out of your sight
And into the blackness

I drag myself along
Not sure of how I got in here
Well I must have done you wrong
Cause you always insist on telling me
Now how it feels
That I'm out of your life and into the darkness
And out of the darkness I'm coming now
When I'm out of your sight
And into the blackness

Tell mairéad that you saw me
And see how they follow
When the piper plays the song

God bless mom

God bless mom
Best of all
Spread your wings
Fly or fall

You'll see how hard it can be
To keep your side of the deal
And you'll see how hard it can be
To keep one foot in the real

God bless you
Strong and true
Stay at home
Good as gold

And you'll see how hard it can be
To keep your side of the deal
And you'll see how hard it can be
To keep one foot in the real

Rent day blues

Down on my check
Eat on my bet
Cool and the gang play on the radio

Back on the block
Picking the locks
And I'm hitching a ride out of this no good town

Late on my rent
And my money's all spent
And I'm running away where no one can find me

And I wonder what they'd say now
If we got lucky babe
And I'd wonder what they'd say now
If we went all the way

Playing the cards and losing too hard
And I'm lying awake
And what have I got to show for it all?
I'm late on my rent
My money is all spent
And I'm hitching a ride out of this no good town

And I wonder what they'd say now
If we got lucky babe
And I'd wonder what they'd say now
If we went all the way...

Hollocaine

It's like they always say
The truth is coming out
Driving us away
Your headlights heading south
You turn your head to leave
'Cause there's nothing here for you anymore
But I am not afraid to stay
Got no need for the bible
It's all in here
It's all in here

And all I need for my survival
Is what you say
Is what you say
I told you once, twice
Somewhere in the tunnel
There's a light that shines for me
To brighten up the darkest place
And watch as the world goes
Burning to the ground
Turn back she said
"I just want to go over there and check it out"
I've got no need for the bible
It's all in here
It's all in here

And all I need for my survival
Is hollocaine
Is hollocaine

Neath the beeches

Hand me down the picture
Of you leaving unsaid
I know how simple it get
But sat by chance I need you
Will you always be there
And I will lie with you neath the beeches
On the strand again
I'm learning to hand it over
To whatever lord there be
And in the same old colours
I'll be dressed for thee
But it's not about that though is it?
It's about you and me
I hung your feet
That famous painting above my bed
And you told me a story
About some guy who kept his head
He drowned neath the Southport
Near the pier where we stand

And I will lie with you neath the beeches
On the strand again

Dance the devil back into his hole

Out of the darkness and into the cold
Trying to take something
That's good for the soul
Watching the chances scatter and fall
And spinning the wheel
Cause you've lost control
And we can dance, dance the poison
Right out of your soul
And we can dance, dance the devil
Back into his hole
Sitting with people
Who are draining your strength
Always trying to find somewhere
That nobody's been
And living your life with one good intent
And we can dance, dance the poison
Right out of your soul
And we can dance, dance the devil
Back into his hole
There is no life I know
That compare to pure imagination

For the birds

Lay Me Down

I will write you letters that
Explain the way I'm thinking now
I will return to you
What I have taken long before
I will return again
When it gets dark and day is done

And lay me down
In the hallowed ground
Down by your side I will stay
So lay me down

And if you wanna stay with me
Then let me know before it's light
I will recoil myself
Into the black and darkest night

And lay me down
In the hallowed ground
Where my (fore)father waits I will stay
So lay me down

And lay me down
In the hallowed ground
Down by your side I will stay
So lay me down

What Happen When The Heart Just Stops

So what happens when the heart just stops
Stops caring for anyone
The hollow in your chest dries up
And you stop believing

So what happens when the heart gives up
But the body goes on living
The blood crawls to a slow and stops
And flows away

Well we got no-one to meet
No love we would beseech
We only have ourselves to blame for everything
The was no answer in the dust
And I'm missing you so much
And now you're sleeping
And I'm leaving

Empty-handed waiting
Time it will subside and we'll agree
It was a given
Well there was no standard we could set
And the world it does regret
To have to leave you in this state of bereavement

You see I'm feeling everything
Nothing gets by

There is a hollow in my chest
The time I won't forget
There is no comfort in the eyes
They put us always to the test
I can't prepare myself for that
But I work it out in time
There is a love that flows between us
Ever-changing everyday
I worked myself up to a crawl
But I'm not fearing it at all
We have no reason left to stay
And that's why we're leaving
And there was no answer in the dust
And the one I feared to trust
There is a lie that drags us
Beating and pulling into disappointment

I'm disappointed
I'm disappointed
I'm disappointed

It's so late, till you're gone

Headlong

Well I never want to land
'Cause I'm high on you
Beyond all sleight of hand

And tell me if you're sure
And I won't pretend to fall down anymore
'Cause you'll all I really want

Headlong, I'm falling in headlong

And act a little braver
And the lies that try to trip you
Will be my slaves

And tell me if you're sure
And the precious, precious waiting I've endured
'Cause you're all I'll ever want

Headlong, I'm falling in headlong

Fighting On The Stairs

I'm living out in the old house
And fighting on the stairs
And staring at the windows
Breeze blowing through the years

But if I don't get out of this town
Then something is gonna break
'Cause I gotta find my own way now
Through this thick malaise

Well I don't know where else I can turn now
Makes me often wonder when are we gonna learn

You're wearing too much make-up
Going to the dance
And you're looking over my way now
But some people out there take a chance
But your glow in this light is so becoming now

If I don't get out of this town
Something's gonna break
I'm waiting to find my high/house soon
And rummage through the age

Sometimes it feels like we don't stand a chance
And we go, we go with something pure in our hearts

Giving Me Wings

You're a fool man
You threw it away
You kill her
With your confidence

In the old days
The cause you embraced
The simple things
That people over complicate

Speaking in lines
Known to yourself
Your speaking at length
On all those days

Will you come with me
And we'll be ourselves,
And we'll walk into the light
And you can colour yourself
In golden wings

You're never yourself
Not even with me

Will you come with me
And we'll ask the dust
It's on my way
It's all my concentration
Can hold

But you alienate me
And throw it down
And rip it off
When nothing's feeling right
And I'll show you how
You can sellotape it on

You're giving me wings
So I don't have to jump
And you're giving me will
So I can carry on

Dissimulate and celebrate this
Time we had alone

Early Bird

The early bird he slips away
And he lives to fly another day
He only serves to point the way
That you should or should not return
Two simple birds that never stray
When the lights go out on us
Just before when we we're found

Will not rush it, will enjoy it
Will not touch it, will rejoice it

The early bird he knows his place
And he'll stay all day there if he has to
He never hides or runs away
When the voices crowd on his
Cry so loud that you will die

Will not rush it, will enjoy it
Will not touch it, will rejoice it

Where did this come from
How long has this been going on
Where is it from

I feel my wheels are turning
I see the sky falling on every face
Telling us now that we ought to stay

I feel my wheels are turning
I see the open road before us stretch
Leading us somewhere past the hour

Friends And Foe

Turning with the listless
And staying close behind
And the arms that once held you
Have receded
Over time

And the little love I had
For all my friends and foe
And the little lines we've drawn between us all have
Taken hold

In the early morning walking
And the pressure in the night
And the walls that held you with us
Have fallen
Out of sight

And the little love I had
For all my friends and foe
And the little lines we've drawn between us all have
Taken hold

And the little love I had
For all the friends I know
And the little time we got to share was worth it
After all

Now we work it out in silence
And the subplot to the end
And it's falling out of favour
I've seen it
Where I am

And the little love I had
For all my friends and foe
And the little lines we've drawn between us all have
Taken hold

And the little love I had
For all the friends I know
And the little time we got to share was worth it
After all

Santa Maria

Let me off of this boat
I'm sick of this ride
The world is heading ever southward
And I can't stay in here

And you're lying awake
Away on your side
The feeling comes in waves and burns us
And I don't wanna die

From the slippery hands
To the line of your throat
The fever now consumes us both
In a fire now we will go

Santa Maria
Why did you have to go?
Santa Maria
One day we will know

In a bowing of heads and a passing of hands
And all we thought they'd understand
Is lost and they won't know
And what have we left
It's all that we've got
There is no 'X' to mark our spot
What's past is done and gone

Santa Maria
Why did you have to burn?
Santa Maria
One day you will learn

Disappointed

The future takes us where it leads
Our heads just go beneath the waves
Time tells all and we obey
But how can I be mad at you
You did what you did
And you followed through
You were the one who always said
'Forget it and move on'

But I'm not sad, I'm just disappointed
And I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed

Well the years they get on top of you
The working load it tallied up
And you went down
Beneath it all like anybody would
And I'm just ambling on in this town
I can't get out and it drags me down
And these words don't really fit what I'm feeling now

But I'm not sad, I'm just disappointed
And I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed

And you're not lost, you're just misdirected
And we're not going, oh nowhere

Mighty Sword

I may not hold you
For as long as forever exists
I may not know you
For as long as the heavens permit
There will be distance
And we'll both have to come to expect
The wild ending of our dark and feathered friends

And we wield the mighty sword
That cuts through bone and lays the liars down
And we wield an angry sword
That softens stone and turns the tides around

So you called me over
And I'll wait by your building tonight
But you may not bother
But it's better than feeding the lie
I am receiving
The message that I need to go
But I'm not leaving
'Til one of us renders it so

Burn the maps

Happy

Come help me out I'm sick from the fight
From inserting a laugh where there's none
Show me where this joke got tired
Tell me you know cause I'm slow catching on

You're trying to break me down with your tuneless song
That kept me up all night
Take me to the fair where the lifeless singers
Will let you ride up beside them sometimes

And you're putting a line
Where there should be not a line
And you're building divides

Come cut me out I got caught in the wire
From believing the filtering downs
Show me where the stakes got higher
Just goes to show how slow we've become

And you're putting a line
Where there should be not a line
And you're building divides
And putting a line
Why are you building divides
Is it some failing in your life

Finally

Did you fall on your way
It's a long way down
Welcome back to your place
I hope you know it now
'Cause it's true what you say
We're the wrong way round

And the lie that cut the worse
Has been resolved, then reversed

Finally

Ah come on, show the way
Where are you running now.
Is it lack of restraint
Has you turning round.

And in the end, were both the same
You played your part, so you're part to blame

When you want something that much,
It's drawing trouble on your life
And when you found something that good
It's hard to focus on what's right

And in the end what hurt the worst
Has been resolved and the reversed
And I know it's not what you said
It's like the letter I just sat and read

Finally

You found something so good
It's drawing trouble on your life
And when you lost something so good
It's hard to focus on what's right

I love it so far

Dream Awake

There's a point in all your dreaming
To every time mean has just deserves
And every time I caught you leaving

I had to dream awake

And for every time I came home screaming
And got sent away, with no warning at all

I had to dream awake

There's a calling, a calling, a calling
To everyone, who lost something

And who had to dream awake.

There's a fight were not contending,
Where we have to the words get mixed,
And the point is lost
Where we have to dream awake

So take us under now
Take us over now

There's a warning, a warming, a warning
To everyone, who found something.

A Caution To The Birds

The body's not secure
The truth will not absorb
And this crumbling apart
Is no good for you at all

Sound, there's order in the sound
The sound that you don't know

And with eyes that never look
Past the time under foot
And this reading in the cards
Is a caution to the birds

Sound, there's order in the sound
The sound that you don't know

Trying

Seven months in hiding
Buried in the sand
I lost my way, come find me

And tonight, you're not even trying

Constantly reminded
That I was just in time
Don't run away, like I did

And tonight, you're not even trying
Tonight, you're not even trying

Fake

You're telling me I should forget you
But why
And you're talking like I never knew you
But that's a lie

And you're playing out your game again
Why are you never on my side

And you're telling me I should forget you

Come on the guy's a fake
What do you love him for
And it was my mistake
Just kicking in his door
And if it's just a game
What are we crying for

You're telling me I will regret you
But so
And you're talking like I should expect to
But you'll never know

And he's left you in the rain again
And you were always on my mind
And you're telling me I should forget you

Come on the guy's a fake
What do you love him for
And it was my mistake
Just kicking in his door
And if it's just a game
What are we crying for

I don't know anymore

Sideways Down

Maybe I should just move along
But you know I'd draw blood if that's what you want

You found someone who makes you laugh
Who'd stick around but that's not what you want

You slipped at the start
And dragged the whole thing sideways down
Everybody fucks up
It's just something that's been going round

And you found someone who said he'd stay
Who'd give it all but that's not good enough

Now you're standing alone
And you're living alone cause you don't know what you want
And you're living alone
And you're wondering now, cause you don't know what you've done

Maybe I should just disappear for now
Then maybe you could see a little clearer now

And you found some one who makes you laugh
Who promised you he'd never let you down
And you blame it on your broken heart
But everyone who reaches out gets stung

Now you're standing alone
And you're waiting alone cause you don't know what you want
And you're living alone
And you're wondering now cause you don't know what you've done

Maybe I should just move along
But you know I'd draw blood
If that's what you want

Underglass

Your will it drifts forever in the open air
My head, it looks forever but there's no one there
Don't say, you'll wait forever then you disappear
I'll stay, ill stay forever if you want me here

Cause I'm always thinking about it

How can I accept your disappointment man
It's not exact, it's no science man
I want it less than you ever have
I will not accept your disappointment man

Damn straight, cause there's always someone who'll compare
I'd wait, I'd wait forever if you want me here
But I'm always wrong about it

I will not accept your disappointment man
It's not exact, it's no science man
I wanted less than you ever have
How can I accept your disappointment man

Ship Caught In The Bay

Leaving, but never far enough
Like a ship caught in the bay
We'll show each other where it hurts
And well make the fuckers pay
And what is it we don't do well enough
That were constantly afraid
And clearing up the pieces when you're gone
But the silence always stays

The silences and formlessness is gone
With the hand that rocked the babe
Well forgive each other what is done
There's no one we could blame
And neither side is sure enough to move
There's something in the way
And still for all the wisdom that we've got
We're suffering the same

Buried in the work what never ends
And silently we fade
And we walk on, on

Keepsake

Maybe it's all we can't take
Keeps us always returning
I'm keeping this as a keepsake
And everything else I'm burning

And maybe it's cause you can't wait
Keeps you always regretting
I'm keeping this as a keepsake
And everything else forgetting

When were down, down, down
All the way
Can we run away

And maybe it cause I can't say
Keeps you always believing

And maybe it's cause you can't say
Keeps me always believing
I'll give you this as a keepsake
And right after that I'm leaving

And maybe it's all we can't take
Keeps us always returning
I'll give you this as a keepsake
And everything else I'm burning

I can't sleep

Their hunting me down like an insect
Chasing me down like an insect
Crushing me down like an insect
Stamping me out like an insect
Running me down like an insect

Suffer In Silence

Come back, show your face
Don't you see
You're too good for this place
Can we leave
It's not your fault, what they say
Don't believe

Or would you rather suffer in silence.
And defeat
Or would you rather suffer in silence
Needlessly

Ah come on, show the way
I'll believe
Welcome back, you've been away
How's it been

Or would you rather suffer in silence
And defeat
Or would you rather suffer in silence
Needlessly

Wake up
It's your love calling

Locusts

Don't go outside tonight
The locusts fill the sky
And the devil's work is never done
And the gypsy curse you wore
Can't hurt us anymore
As we raise our glasses to our mouths
And it's all for one

And the bells that rang in hope
Are still swinging from the ropes
We thought we'd one day perish on
And the tune you never wrote
And the words you never spoke
Have gathered up and need a song

I'm moving off, I'm packing up
I'm willing to be wrong

Now you're giving up the ghost
To the one who meant the most
And one day when she least expects she'll know
And the words you never spoke
And the tune you never wrote
Won't write itself or wait for evermore

I'm moving off, I'm packing up
I'm willing to be wrong

The Swell Season

This Low

We made a plan that was subject to change
So whatever was it works out we both get the blame
In the arms of this low
And you took the wind right out of my sails
By sweating me out on all the little details
In the arms of this low
In the arms of this low

So thread the light
So thread the light

We made a choice and we knew we would pay
For stealing the joy and trying to escape
From the arms of this low
And if by some chance you break from the pack
You know I'll be waiting to welcome you back
Into the arms of this low
In the arms of this low

Thread the light
Thread the light
Thread the light
Thread the light
Shine the light
Don't hide the light
Live the light
And give the light
Seek the light
And speak the light
Crave the light, and brave the light
Stare the light
And share the light
Show the light
And know the light
Raise the light
And praise the light
Thread the light
And spread the light

Sleeping

Are you sleeping
Still dreaming
Still drifting off alone
I'm not leaving with this feeling
So you'd better best be told
And how in the world did you come
To be such a lazy love

It's so simple, and fitting
The path that you are on
We're not talking, there's no secrets
There's just a note that you have gone
And all that you've ever owned
Is packed in the hall to go

And how am I supposed to live without you
A wrong word said in anger and you were gone

I'm not listening for signals
It's all dust now on the shelf
Are you still working
Still counting
Still buried in yourself
And how in the world did we come
To have such an absent love

And how am I supposed to live without you
A wrong word said in anger and you were gone
And how am I supposed to live without anyone

And how in the world did you come
To be such a lazy love
And where did you go

Falling Slowly

I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along

Drown Out

Drown out, the voice that breaks the silence
And talks the joy out of everything
You were found out and had to walk
in darkness without the only thing you care about

And we drive away and head for south
We found our way and blocked it out

Cry alone, and die alone
Pray alone, and stay alone

You were burned out
And had to stop before all hell broke
And finally took its toll

And save our souls were playing dead
And mine for gold in a heart of lead
And turn around and save yourself
We found our way and blocked it out

Cry alone, and die alone
Pray alone, and stay alone

Drown out, drown out

Lies

I think it's time, we give it up
And figure out what's stopping us
From breathing easy, and talking straight
The way is clear if you're ready now
The volunteer is slowing down
And taking time to save himself

The little cracks they escalated
And before you know it is too late
For making circles and telling lies

You're moving too fast for me
And I can't keep up with you
Maybe if you slowed down for me
I could see you're only telling
Lies, lies, lies
Breaking us down with your
Lies, lies, lies
When will you learn

The little cracks they escalated
And before you know it is too late
For making circles and telling lies

You're moving too fast for me
And I can't keep up with you
Maybe if you'd slowed down for me
I could see you're only telling
Lies, lies, lies
Breaking us down with your
Lies, lies, lies
When will you learn

So plant the thought and watch it grow
Wind it up and let it go

When Your Mind's Made Up

So, if you want something
And you call, call
Then'll come running
To fight, and I'll be at your door
When there's something worth running for

When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point trying to change it
When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point trying to stop it

You see, you're just like everyone
When the shit falls all you want to do is run, away
And hide all by yourself
When you're far from me, there's nothing else

When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point trying to change it
When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point even talking
When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point trying to fight it

So, if you ever want something
And you call, call
Then I'll come running.

Leave

(written with Damien Rice)

I can't wait forever is all that you said
Before you stood up
And you won't disappoint me
I can do that myself
But I'm glad that you've come
Now if you don't mind

Leave, leave
And free yourself at the same time
Leave, leave
I don't understand, you've already gone

And I hope you feel better
Now that it's out
What took you so long
And the truth has a habit
Of falling out of your mouth
But now that it's come
If you don't mind

Leave, leave
And please yourself at the same time
Leave, leave
Let go of my hand
You said what you have to now
Leave, leave
Let go of my hand
You said what you came to now
Leave, leave
Leave, leave
Let go of my hand
You said what you have to now
Leave, leave...

The Moon

Cut the bonds with the moon
And let the dogs gather
Burn the gauze in the spoon
And suck the poison up
And bleed

Shut the door to the moon
And let the birds gather
Play no more with the fool
And let the souls wander
And bleed
From the soul

A slow hurt.. and it breaks us..
And so down,
Down, down and so plain
So down
When you play some more it seems so
And my friends are past this game
Of breakdowns
And our friends that are lost at sea..
Throw down
And I'll break the wasted space
Slow down, slow down,
If you don't slow down, slow down
If you don't slow down, slow..

Cut the bonds with the moon
And watch the dogs gather

Alone Apart

How many times have I been here
How many times was I lost
And how many times I'd be lost in the sea
If you weren't there to rescue me

We're sailing, sailing every night
We're drifting, drifting alone apart
Not to show that we're in need
But I'd heal your wounds if you bleed

How many times have I hurt you
How many times have you
And how many times I'd been on my knees
Begging, begging please forgive me

We're sailing, sailing every night
We're drifting, drifting alone apart
Not to show that we're in need
But I'd heal your wounds if you bleed

Thank you for being so patient with me
I've been weaker than I ought to be
Despair and jealousy blinded my mind
And I couldn't see how you're trying for me.

The Cost

Song For Someone

Drying up in conversation, still
My head was halfway round the world
And working through your sleeping I was
Driven by the promise of a quick return
And I wonder if she'll be the very same
And I wonder if she's gonna break the waves again

Trying just to focus on the good
I'm tired of diving for the pearls
And every dawn is another morning less
I have to wait to wake beside that girl
And I hope she's gonna be the very same
And I hope she can survive this wave again

And if we're all for someone
And if we're born for someone
When will she come, that someone
And put things in their place

Coming back to see you girl,
You know there's nothing surer in this world
Remember all the maddened seasons
Back when we weren't old enough to wait our turn
And I hope we're gonna be the very same
And I hope we can survive this wave again

And if we're all for someone
And if we're both for someone
When will she come, that someone
And put things in their place

Falling Slowly

I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take the sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take the sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now

Take the sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along

People Get Ready

People all get ready
'Cause we're tearing down the stand
Rebuild what's gone unsteady
And see it through with newer hands
And what has gone between us
Is a lot, is a lot
And who'll be there to clean us
If you're not, if you're not

People all get ready
'Cause we're breaking down again
Rebuild what's gone unsteady
And see it through with wiser hands
And what has gone before us
Is a lot, is a lot
And who'll be there to ignore us
When you're not, when you're not

We have all the time in the world
To get it right, to get it right
We have all the love in the world
To set alight, to set alight

People all get ready
'Cause we're breaking down the band
Rewrite what's gone already
And see it through with angry hands
And what has gone before us
Is a lot, is a lot
And who'll be there to ignore us
When you're not, when you're not

And we have all the time in the world
To get it right, to get it right
And we have all the love in the world
To set alight, to set alight
Just look up, just look up

We have all the time in the world
To get it right, to get it right
And we have all the love in the world
To set alight, to set alight
Just look up, just look up

We have all the time in the world
To get it right, to get it right
And we have all the love in the world
To set alight, to set alight

People all get ready
'Cause we're coming to a stop

Rise

Breathing in the night
There's nothing else I'm needing now
The wind is at my side
And so you
Together we will rise
With all these words and promises we couldn't keep
Together we will fly
Above it all now
But sometimes we will fall
From the light
But it shines on us tonight
Together we will rise
Together we will rise
Surely its a sign now
That everything's in tune to some kind of higher plan
Yeah, surely it's a sign
That you were right
There's this secret line
That we've been denied
And we'll cross it here tonight
And together we will rise
And together we will rise
Sometimes we will fall
From the light
But it shines on us tonight
And together will rise
Past this light
And we'll cross it here tonight
And together we will rise

When Your Mind's Made Up

So, if you want something
And you call, call
Then I'll come running
To fight, and I'll be at your door
When there's nothing worth running for

When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point trying to change it
When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point even talking

You see, you're just like everyone
When the shit falls all you want to do is run, away
And hide all by yourself
well there's no point that's gonna warn to help

When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point trying to change it
When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point even talking
When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point trying to change it

So, if you ever want something
And you call, call
Then I'll come running.

Sad Songs

And the light you gave
You took when you were gone
It's a war that can't be won
With fists or talk or money
And there's no escape
But there's nothing I want more
But I'd better stop complaining now
I guess because

Too many sad words make a sad, sad song
Too many sad words make a sad, sad song

And the night you came
You won me all and all
And the better part of everything
Was born to run
And the price of fame
Is that they love you when you're gone
But I better stop complaining now
It's useless because

Too many sad words make a sad, sad song
Too many sad words make a sad, sad song

The Cost

Love has been the cause
Of all this suffering
And what has been our loss
Has been it's gaining
So lay your burdens down
And stop your crying

Will we let it burn
Burn us down, burn us

Low have been the odds
Of our reuniting
And where now can we turn
When we've got nothing

Will we let it burn
Burn us down, burn us
And maybe it'll turn
Us around

True

I find it so hard to be true
And all these lies I'm telling you
Are little anchors in my chest
That pull us down into this mess
I find it easy to distract
And just as soon as you turn your back
I'll be gone again

I find it so hard to be true
And all the secrets I keep from you
Are like a blackness in my heart
That only tears us both apart
I find it easy to pretend
That we're not heading for our end
This I'm telling you

I built a wall
I cut you off
Now there's no lies
That's gonna fix this up

I played the saint
And a saint I ain't
Now all the hurt
Is here again, here again

I find it so hard to be true
But I'm gonna try my best for you
And every distance that we've known
Will disappear before too long
And every line we've ever drawn
Will be erased before we're gone
And this I swear to you

I built a wall
I cut you off
No there's no lie
That's gonna fix this hurt

I played the saint
I cursed your name
Now there's no-one
But myself to blame
That you're gone

How could I live with this weight
You keep on pushing on me
You say it's never too late
I'm afraid it is though for me

When every word that you say
I cut my heart up on it
You only pushed me away
Till I was way beyond it

I'm moving on without you
There's no more fight left in me
I'm breaking down all the walls
You slowly built around me

Why do you ask for my trust
When you're not worthy of it
I find it hard to adjust
To lines you're drawing for me

Wait

The Side You Never Get To See

If you come, come alone
Please don't take anyone else
'Cause we're never alone
And tonight I want you for myself
Take it back, take it back
Those words that you never can help

And the side you never get to see
Is the part I keep from everyone
And the side you never get to see
Is a lie, is a lie

Will you dance money dance
Don't have me repeating myself
Because you came here by chance
And I'll knock you right down again

And the side you never get to see
Is the part I keep from everyone
And the side you never get to see
Is alive, is alive

And the side you never get to see
Is the part I keep from everyone
And the side you never get to see
Is alive, comes alive

Bad Bone

There's a bad bone inside of me
All my troubles started there
And all the cracks are adding up to be
A little more than you can bare
When I met you, you were bitter still
From a scar you're never gonna show
And I was cursed with a jealousy
That's killed every love I've ever known

When the anger that you feel
Turns to poison in your soul
Then the scars you only feel
Will start to show

You were naked on the balcony
And I was waiting in your bed
You said I pleased you only partially
But I knew my hunger would be fed

And all my thoughts of going clear
And getting out before my time
Have died with you upon the vine
Have died with you upon the vine
To die with you upon the vine
To die with you
So if you'll lead the way

Once Soundtrack

Falling Slowly

(Glen Hansard/Markéta Irglová)

I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along

If You Want Me

(Markéta Irglová/Glen Hansard)

Are you really here or am I dreaming?
I can't tell dreams from truth
For it's been so long since I have seen you
I can hardly remember your face anymore

When I get really lonely and the distance causes only silence
I think of you smiling
With pride in your eyes
A lover that sighs

If you want me
Satisfy me
If you want me
Satisfy me

Are you really sure that you'd believe me?
When others say I lie
I wonder if you could ever despise me
When you know I really try
To be a better one to satisfy you
But you're everything to me
And I'll do what you ask me
If you'll let me be free.

If you want me
Satisfy me
If you want me
Satisfy me

If you want me
Satisfy me
If you want me
Satisfy me

Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy

(Glen Hansard)

Ten years ago I fell in love with an Irish girl she took my heart
Well she went and screwed some guy that she knew
And now I'm in Dublin with a broken heart

Oh broken-hearted Hoover fixer sucker guy
Oh broken-hearted Hoover fixer sucker, sucker guy

One day I'll go there and win her once again
But until then I'm just a sucker of a guy.

When Your Mind's Made Up

(Glen Hansard/Markéta Irglová)

So, if you want something
And you call, call
Then I'll come running
To fight, and I'll be at your door
When there's nothing worth running for

When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point trying to change it
When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point even talking

You see, you're just like everyone
When the shit falls all you want to do is run, away
And hide all by yourself
well there's no point that's gonna warn to help

When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point trying to change it
When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point even talking
When your mind's made up
When your mind's made up
There's no point trying to change it

So, if you ever want something
And you call, call
Then I'll come running

Lies

(Glen Hansard)

I think it's time, we give it up
And figure out what's stopping us
From breathing easy, and talking straight
The way is clear if you're ready now
The volunteer is slowing down
And taking time to save himself

The little cracks they escalated
And before you know it is too late
For making circles and telling lies

You're moving too fast for me
And I can't keep up with you
Maybe if you slowed down for me
I could see you're only telling
Lies, lies, lies
Breaking us down with your
Lies, lies, lies
When will you learn

The little cracks they escalated
And before you know it is too late
For making circles and telling lies

You're moving too fast for me
And I can't keep up with you
Maybe if you'd slowed down for me
I could see you're only telling
Lies, lies, lies
Breaking us down with your
Lies, lies, lies
When will you learn

So plant the thought and watch it grow
Wind it up and let it go

Gold

(Interference)

And I love her so
I wouldn't trade her for gold
Walking on moonbeams
I was born with a silver spoon

Hell I'm gonna be me
Gonna be free
Walking on moonbeams
And staring out to sea

And if a door be closed
Then a row of homes start building
And tear your curtains down
For sunlight is like gold

Hell you better be you
Do what you can do
Walking on moonbeams
And staring out to sea

'Cause if your skin was soil
How long do you think before they'd start digging
And if your life was gold
How long do you think you'd stay living

And I love her so
I wouldn't trade her for gold

The Hill

(Markéta Irglová)

Walking up the hill tonight and you have closed your eyes
I wish I didn't have to make those mistakes and be wise
Please try to be patient and know that I'm still learning
I'm sorry that you have to see the strength inside me burning
Where are you my angel now don't you see me crying?
And I know that you can't do it all but you can't say I'm not trying
I'm on my knees in front of him but he doesn't seem to see me
But all his troubles on his minds, he's looking right through me
And I'm letting myself down. beside you this fire in you
And I wish that you could see that half my troubles too

Looking at you sleeping, I'm with the man I love
I'm still here weeping while the hours pass so slow
And I know that in the morning I'll have to let you go
And you'll be just a man once I used to know
And for these past few days someone I don't recognise
This isn't all my fault, when will you realise

Looking at you leaving, I'm looking for a sign.

Fallen From The Sky

(Glen Hansard)

You must have fallen from the sky
You must have shattered on the wrong way
You brought so many to the light
And now you're by yourself
There comes a point in every fight
Where giving up seems the only way
When everyone has said goodbye
And now you're on your own

And if you need somewhere to fall apart
Somewhere to fall apart

When the rules of Cain
The rights you made
The hours did crawl
For those to blame
The broken glass
The fool that asked
The moving arrow to stop

You must have fallen from the sky
You must have come here in the pouring rain
You took so many through the light
And now you're on your own

And if you need somewhere to fall apart
Somewhere to fall apart

Well the ruins of man
The bloody rag
Be the fool the bull
The powdered hag
The nights that make
The rattle rag
The wolves that follow the ousted man
The falling star
The way we are
Divine
The rules that never ever multiply

You must have fallen from the sky
You must have come here on the wrong way
You came among us every time
But now you're on your own

And if you need somewhere to fall apart
Somewhere to fall apart

Well they call you saint
The basket case
The rules of thumb
You have to break
The raging skull
The rag to the bull
The nails that drag
In either hand
Well I will make
My work of that
I know this place
I know this task

You must have fallen from the sky

Leave

(Glen Hansard)

I can't wait forever is all that you said
Before you stood up
And you won't disappoint me
I can do that myself
But I'm glad that you've come
Now if you don't mind

Leave, leave,
And free yourself at the same time
Leave, leave,
I don't understand, you've already gone

And I hope you feel better
Now that it's out
What took you so long
And the truth has a habit
Of falling out of your mouth
But now that it's come
If you don't mind

Leave, leave,
And please yourself at the same time
Leave, leave,
Let go of my hand
You said what you have to now
Leave, leave,
Let go of my hand
You said what you came to now
Leave, leave,
Leave, leave,
Let go of my hand
You said what you have to now
Leave, leave...

Trying To Pull Myself Away

(Glen Hansard)

Breaking up in the station, a final train
I don't even know if I'll ever see you again
Is it a choice that we even have?

Bang bang down on the piano 'til I smash the keys
Listening alone with the melodies
Everything's gone and I don't know where

And the rule of thumb don't apply anymore
'Cause the house is burning....

Trying to pull myself away
I'm caught in a pattern and I can't escape
Trying to pull myself away

Lately when I get lost there's this thing I know
Even the dogs have somewhere to go
Everything comes if you just it be

Work, work, brighten the corners that will never see
Untangle the thoughts that you know what they mean
I hope that the answer doesn't come to late

And the rule of thumb don't apply on me
'Cause the table are turning

Trying to pull myself away
I'm caught in a pattern and I can't escape
Trying to pull myself away
I'm caught in a pattern and I can't escape
Can't escape

Trying to pull myself away, everything's gone
Trying to pull myself away, everything's gone

All The Way Down

(Glen Hansard)

You have broken me all the way down
Down upon my knees
And you have broken me all the way now
You'll be the last you see

And some fight you gave when I pushed you away from me
And in the morning when you're turning, I'll be far to sea
You have broken me all the way down
You'll be the last you see

And what chance had we got when you missed every shot for me
And in the morning when you're turning, I'll be out of reach
And in the darkness when you find this, I'll be far to sea

And You have broken me all the way down
You'll be the last you see

Once

(Glen Hansard/Markéta Irglová)

Part of me has died
And won't return
And part of me wants to hide
The part that's burned

Once
Once
I knew how to talk to you
Once
Once
But not anymore

Hear the sirens
Call me home, call me home
Call me home, call me home

Part of me has vowed
To watch it burn
And the heart of me has tried
But look what it's become

Once
Once
I knew where to look for you
Once
Once
But that was before
Once
Once
I would have laid down and died for you
Once
Once
But not anymore

Hear the sirens
Call me home, call me home
Call me home, call me home
Call me home

Say It To Me Now

(Glen Hansard)

Scratching at the surface now
And I'm trying hard to work it out
And so much has gone misunderstood
This mystery only leads to doubt
And I'm looking for a sign
In this dark uneasy time

So if you have something to say
Say it to me now

And I'm not trying to pass the buck
I'm just trying to get a better look
And I'm wondering how it feels for you
Now that the shoe is on the other foot
And I didn't understand
When you reached down to take my hand

And if you have something to say
You'd better say it now

Cause this is what you've waited for
A chance to even up the score
And as these shadows fall on me now
I will somehow

Cause I'm clearing up this wreckage Lord
And there's more than you've ever seen before

So if you have something to say
Say it to me now

Strict joy

Low rising

I want to sit you down and talk
I want to pull the veils and find what it is I've done wrong
I want to tear these curtains down
I want you to meet me somewhere tonight
In this old tourist town

And we'll go
Low rising
‘Cause we've got to come up, we've got to come up
Low rising
Cause there's no further for us to fall
Low rising
‘Cause I feel we've had enough, and we're
Low rising
All for the love of you

I want to take you to the rock
I want to jump right in and see what that big ocean's got
I want to turn this thing around
I want to drink with you all night until we both fall down

'Till we go
Low rising
‘Cause we've got to come up, we've got to come up
Low rising
Cause there's no further for us to fall
Low rising
'Till I feel we've had enough, and we're
Low rising
All for the love of you

Low rising

Low rising
‘Cause we've got to come up, we've got to come up
Low rising
'Till I feel we've had enough, and we're
Low rising to
Cause there's no further for us to fall
Low rising
Oh

All for the love of you

For the love of you
We're low rising, low rising
I want to sit you down and talk
I want to sit you down and talk about it all

Feeling the pull

Well I'm heading back to pack a bag
To head out on the road
To take away what I know is mine
And I'm running down and past the yellow house
With Joe into the breeze where no one seems to care

And I'm feeling the pull
Dragging me off again
And I'm feeling so small
Against the sky tonight

Well stories of an open light
And every time we work ourselves up into a rage
We smash and grab
And pull the handle no one says but
Wants to be the one just climbing out

And I'm feeling the pull
Dragging me off again
And I'm feeling so small
Against the big sky tonight
Tonight, yeah

And I'm feeling the pull
Dragging me off again
And I'm feeling so small
Against the big sky tonight

And I'm feeling the pull
Dragging me on again
And I'm feeling so small
Against the big moon sky tonight
Tonight, oh

In these arms

Use the truth as a weapon
To beat up all your friends
Every chink in the armour
An excuse to cause offence
And the boys from the hallways
Calling out your name
And true love will find them in the end

You were restless
I was somewhere less secure
So I went running to the rope
And so now this
The long list of places i was
I quit my rambling and i came home

‘Cause maybe I was born to hold you in these arms
Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms

Use your saints
And your mantra
And your things to keep you calm
If you stay with that asshole
He's gonna do you harm
There's a voice singing loudly on the radio
Just for you
And good fortune will find him in the end

Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms
Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms
Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms
Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms

The rain

Just before the rain came down
The sun came out at last
And as for all assumptions made,
And questions never asked
I know we're not where I promised you we'd be by now
But maybe it's a question of who'd want it anyhow?

Even now the rainbow's end seems closer to your hands
And is it knowing when to stop
The measure of a man
Okay
We're not what I promised you we would become
But maybe it's a question of how much it really was

We had enough
Had enough
There's plenty more where that came from now
You're feeling bored
Swallowed up
We got hours on you now

Just before the rain came down
The sun came out at last
And as for all assumptions
And questions never asked

Okay
I'm not what I promised you I would become
I know
We're not what I promised you we'd be by now

Had enough
Had enough
There's plenty more where that came from now
Feeling bored
Swallowed up
We got hours on you now
Feeling tall
Is the crawling out
We got hours on you now

Fantasy Man

This diamond's growing in the mountains
Beneath the pressure of all time
They grow in hope and expectation
Waiting for your hands to find
'Cause only you could reach inside me
And figure out the worth
Of a life I live providing
What it was you needed most

And if everything is measured
By the hole it leaves behind
Then this mountain has been levelled
And there's no more diamonds in the mine

Go on now, just leave it
The timing wasn't right
And the force that swept us both away
Was too strong for us to fight

Fantasy man, you are always
One step ahead of me
Well I never heard the warning
I haven't got things right
But the sun came out this morning
And filled my room with light
So go now, you are forgiven
Let's put it down to life
The story of two lovers
Who danced both edges of the night

In the station you are standing
Not knowing what you want
And the secrets that we're defending
Have become our only bond
Just be patient while I wait here
Our journeys out of sync
While you're out there running in the chaos
I need some time to think

Fantasy man, you are always
One step ahead of me
Well I never heard the warning
I haven't got things right
But the sun came out this morning
And filled my room with light
So go now, you are forgiven
Let's put it down to life
The story of two lovers
Who danced both edges of the night

Paper cup

Paper cup got no worries
Got no dog in this fight
Paper plane take this note
Straight to her
If her heart's still in the fight

Maybe time will decide
This restless spirit can survive

Paper saint would you hear her
When she calls
You got no dog in this fight

Paper bird take this offering
From her hands
A simple trail back to the light

Maybe time will provide
Give you the strength to decide
I hope it's not too late

Maybe time will decide
The restless spirit can survive
For ??? no more
Maybe time will provide
Give you the strength to decide
You know it's not too late

Paper cup you got no worries
Got no, got no dog in this fight
And got no worries
Got no dog in this fight

High horses

There's a light inside us all
It only shines as bright as we are
And you're falling down so low
And we're worried for you
And we worry...

But even on our worst days
We were never quite like this
We've gone as far as we can go
They are crushing
No

At the heart of every fool
Is the hopeless, stupid tune
And there's this lingering, this ignorant feeling
That I'm just a fool
That I can see something

But even at your worst day
You were never bad as this
You've gone far as you can go
And I'm dying

You and your high horses...

The verb

What's the verb to
Cut it off to
Take a knife and hack away at it
You keep saying
Well that's the last time
You'll pretend to
Stand aside no matter what we did
I'm not playing
All in all they're
Just enough to
Keep us sliding back to where we were
I'm not waiting
That's the last time
You get friends who
Will tell you that you walked away with it
And you barely scrape through

I'm tired of fighting she said
Your words just rattle my head
All joy escapes in the dark
And I can't make this make sense
Your words are lost to me now
I cannot take it, I'm out
I'm stuck here kidding myself
Cause you're out there caring somewhere

So what's the verb to
Kick it over
Take the time and walk away from it
I'm not playing
That'll never sit with us well
We're far too pious to get out of it
And we're on our way

I'm tired of fighting you said
Your words just rattle my head
All joy's escaped in the dark
And i can't make this make sense
Your thoughts are lost to me now
I cannot take it, I'm out
I'm stuck here killing myself
You're out there drinking somewhere

I'm sorry I've lost all my hope
I cannot take it no more
I'm stuck here killing myself
You're out there laughing somewhere
I tore my heart out, no more
I've burned this bridge and it's gone
I'm stuck here killing myself
And you're out there laughing somewhere
This joy is lost to me now
I cannot take it, I'm out
I'm stuck here killing myself
And you're out there drinking somewhere

I'm stuck here killing myself

I have loved you wrong

Forgive me, lover, for I have sinned
For I have done you wrong
For I have hurt beyond repair
And when tears occurred no I didn't care
Forgive me, lover, for I have sinned
For I have loved you wrong.

But there's a strange door grown in my chest it
Beats for you it will not rest so,
Meet me in our secret place
When the time has come

Rest your head in my lap and I'll
Beat you out of your own trap and I'll
Show you how much you have missed truth in
Time we were in right

So forgive me, lover, for I have sinned
For i have let you go.

But you've been
Every now and then on my mind,
You're every now and then on my mind (7x)

You're on my mind
On my mind (7x)

On my mind (7x)

Love that conquers

In a time when your word was true
You gave your heart to the ones you knew
And at the dawn of every day
There was a light that you gave to me

You gave yourself to a love that conquered
Give everything to a love that conquers

And then you came, and you came real close
You gave the heart what it wanted most
You took your time and you made it clear
Maybe time will erase something

You ran away with a love that conquered.
You ran away with a love that conquers

Been too long in the shadows, too long in the dark
Give yourself to a love that conquers

Two tongues

What you give
Or give out
Is the only thing that really counts

Will you stay here
Stay around
And we'll both start working this out

But it's not just this it's everything
It's so hard to reach and impossible
To really read when you're talking
With two tongues in your mouth
And I wish you'd quit this mumbling
Underneath your breath it's killing me
You've not said nothing yet

Who's talking now
Well I guess I'm starting to doubt.

Are we lost here
Are you keeping count
Or are you gonna just let me down

Your heart's not in it, it's every word
It's plain to see you're still mumbling
What's underneath, you're so curious
Well it's two strikes and you're out
And I'm tiring of this attitude
And you fall to pieces like you do
I can't believe you're still talking
With two tongues in your mouth
After all we've been around

Will you hear me out
You're the only thing that really counts

Back broke

Back broke and dancing
‘Cause you're here beside me
‘Cause you're here
‘Cause you're here
Here with me

Back broke and happy
‘Cause you're near
‘Cause you're near
Nearer to me

I came on your command
Don't give me false hope
I'm back by big demand
Don't give me false hope

Back broke and smiling
‘Cause it's clear
‘Cause it's clear
You still want me

I came on your command
Don't give me false hope
We're back by big demand
Don't give us false hope

Back broke and crying
‘Cause you're near
‘Cause you're near
Our parting

Rhythm and Repose

You Will Become

In time this won't even matter
This chapter will be long under grass
And we'll talk about everything till it's easier
Your beauty is nothing compared to what

You will become
You will become
You will become, in time become
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And we talked about talk of a gold ring
And you brought me one step closer to the heart of things
ANd we talked about everything till we laughed about it
Your honesty is nothing compared to what

You will become
You will become
You will become, in time become

You will become
You will become
You will become

You will become
You will become
You will become, in time become

Maybe Not Tonight

Echoes of another time
Playing lightly on my mind
There's many rivers still to cross
Temper the bitterness and loss

Though what you say is true
This might be it for me and you
Maybe we can draw that line
Maybe another time

Well I wanna do what's right
But maybe not tonight

Memories of another town
Those pretty eyes, that pretty frown
And in the long grass where we lay
And let the whole world fall away

And though in time we've walked apart
You were always in my heart
Maybe we should say goodbye
But maybe not tonight

I remember you were just a child
Burning brightly and running wild
We married on an August night
No priest, no church, just a big moon shining bright
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And maybe we should be moving on
And figure what is done is done
Maybe we should break those vows
Oh, but maybe not right now

Maybe we should do what's right
But baby not tonight
Maybe we should both just do what's right
But baby not tonight

Talking With The Wolves

Simon
You are the model of your age
Don't let the bastards take the stage
They don't love you

And Hedi
You are a pure light on the waves
Don't let them turn us into slaves
They don't care for you, like I do

And loove that's given freely
It doesn't die, it only changes
And love that's taken easy
It has to hide in these exchanges
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Glory
Don't get trampled under dust
Don't tell yourself your right so much
Sometimes words won't be enough

When you're talkin', talkin' with the wolves
And you're talkin', talkin'
And they don't even notice you

And love that's given freely
It doesn't die, it only changes
And love that's taken easy
It has to hide in these exchanges

And love that's given freely
It doesn't die, it only changes
And love that's taken easy
It has to hide in these exchanges

High Hope

I'm working on the high hope
And if it all works out
You might just see me
Or hear from me in a while

I'm gonna make it across this tightrope
And I'm coming for my prize
No more I'll be waiting 'round
While life just passes by

Maybe when our hearts have re-aligned
Maybe when we've both had some time
I'm gonna see you there

I'm gonna see you there
There, where we can be natural
There

'Cause I've been living in a half light
Not sure which way to turn
Why must a man lose everything
To find out what he wants

But I'm gonna wait until it feels right
And when that time has come
Wild horses won't keep me back
From where you've up and gone
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Maybe when we're both old and wise
Maybe when our hearts have had some time
I'm gonna see you there

I'm gonna see you there
There
Where we can be natural
There

After all we've seen
We can do anything
There
Where your heart is strong
Where we can go on and on
There

Where your good times gone
Where we are forever young
There

Where your heart is strong
Where we can go on and on
There, there

I wanna see you there

Bird Of Sorrow

Even if a day feels too long
If  you feel like you can wait another one
And you're slowly giving up on everything
Love is gonna find you again
Love is gonna find you
And you better be ready then

Well you've been kneeling in the dark for far too long
You've been waiting for that spark but it hasn't come
Well I'm calling to you please, get off the floor
A good heart will find you again
A good heart will find you, just be ready then

Tethered to a bird of sorrow
A voice that's buried in the hollow
You've given over to self-deceiving
You're prostrate, bowed but not believing

You've squandered more than you could borrow
You've bet your joy on all tomorrows
For the hope of some returning
While everything around you is burning
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Come on we've got to get out
Get out of this mess we've made
And still for all our talk
We're both so afraid

Well will we leave this up to chance
Like we do everything
Love is gonna find us again
Love is gonna find us, you've gotta be ready then

Tethered to a bird of sorrow
A voice that's buried in the hollow
You've given over to self-deceiving
You're prostrate, bowed but not believing

You've squandered more than you could borrow
You've bet your joys on all tomorrows
For the hope of some returning
While everything around you is burning

But I'm not leaving, yeah
But I'm not leaving, yeah, yeah
I'm not leaving
I'm not leaving, yeah
I'm not leaving
I'm not leaving, yeah
Yeah I'm hanging on
I'm hanging on
For what's gonna come

I'm hanging on
Hanging on, hanging on
Hanging on, hanging on
Hanging on, hanging on

With the faithful
I'm with the faithful
I'm hanging on
For what's gonna come
For what's gonna come
Hanging on
Hanging on
With the faithful
The faithful

The Storm, It's Coming

Breaking from the feast
From the decade of the beast
On a new road with no true north I see

There's doubt in every face
And there's a liar on the stage
And what good is it if he don't himself believe in it

Every clap rings out a warning
Get ready for the storm, it's coming
It's coming
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
There's a slap back in the face
For a sin you can't erase
And a coin dropped in the box don't change the meaning

There's a storm and it's raging
In the belly of the slave
And it's coming
It's coming
It's coming
It's coming

When the wind howls at your gate
Already it is too late
It's coming
It's coming

Love Don't Leave Me Waiting

Lover, you've been hesitating
You've been hanging on for that sign too long
And lover, you've been leaving me waiting
And I don't know why or what it is I've done

And love, don't leave me guessing
Oh love, don't keep me here
Show yourself to me

And time, you've been a racing
You've been running out on me
And tongues, you've been a talkin'
You've been sayin' what you really mean
And love, don't leave me waiting
Oh love, don't leave me here
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And love don't leave me guessing
Oh love, don't keep me here
Show yourself, show yourself

And love, don't leave me waiting
Oh love, don't keep me here
And love, don't leave me guessing
Oh love, don't keep me here
Show yourself to me

What Are We Gonna Do

What are we gonna do
If we lose that fire
What are we gonna do
If we start to doubt
If that fire goes out

I don't want to lose you
To some bullshit hurt that could've been helped
I'm trying to tell you something
A good, good heart is your greatest wealth

So what are we gonna do
If we lose that fire
What are we gonna do
If we start to doubt
If that fire goes out
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I don't wanna change you
But you're a long, long way from the path you came
I'm trying to show you something
A good, good heart will always find a way

What are we gonna do
If we lose that fire
What are we gonna do
If we start to doubt
If that fire goes out

Races

Well if I win some races
That don't mean I'm fastest
It don't mean I'm better than anyone

If I ride some horses
With great speed over courses
It's just 'cause you waited for me at the line

'Cause for you I could win
For you I could trust myself
And for you I could throw with abandon
Old glories of fame to the wind

'Cause I never left you
And you never let me go

And I again had the glory
I'd give it up gladly
Oh, how we sucked in the limelight
And left best friends behind

And you come walk beside me
To the end of this story
And I'll let you go gently among your own kind
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
'Cause for you I can win
For you I can trust myself
For you I could throw with abandon
Old glories of fame to the wind

'Cause I never left you
And you never let me go

For you I will win
For you I will trust myself
For you I could throw with abandon
Old glories and everything to the wind

'Cause I never left you
And you never let me go
And I never left you
And you never let me go

Philander

Stuck here in the corner
And I'm kissing my philander
Well, she never says goodbye
Only see you later
Well I'm making this plan for you

Well I'm always gonna love you
And I'm always gonna stay
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Here with my philander
Up here on this platter
And I'm laid out for philander

I'll star you in my movie
I'm making it now
So come on, you little actor
Don't let me down, philander

And I'm always gonna love you
And I'm never gonna stray
And I'm always gonna love you
And I'm always gonna stay

Here with my philander

Song of Good Hope

Well if we're gonna make it
Across this river alive
You need to think like a boat
And go with the tide

And I know where you've been
Has really left you in doubt
Of ever finding a harbour
Or figuring this out

And you're gonna need
All the help you can get
So lift up your arms now
And reach for it
And reach for it

And take your time, babe
It's not as bad as it seems
You'll be fine, babe
It's just some rivers and streams in between
You and where you wanna be
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And watch the signs now
You'll know what they mean
You'll be fine now
Just stay close to me and may good hope
Walk with you through everything

And take your time, babe
It's not as bad as it seems
You'll be fine, babe
It's just some rivers and streams in between
You and where you wanna be

And watch the signs now
You'll know what they mean
You'll be fine now
Just say close to me and may good hope
Walk with you through everything

May the song of good hope
Walk with you through everything



Didn't He Ramble

Grace Beneath The Pines

There'll be no more running round for me,
No more backing down, you'll see
Whatever lies in store for me,
I'll get through it

There'll be no more going half the way,
You'd better listen to these words I say
Whatever ties they bound to me,
I'll cut through them

Now I found some
Grace beneath the judge's gavel,
Grace among my brothers on the firing line,
Grace upon this road less travelled,
Grace beneath the pines, the pines,
Grace beneath the pines

There'll be no more running round for me,
No more going down, you'll see
The line is drawn; my enemy
Better stay behind it

There'll be no more lifting half the weight,
My will is strong, my back is straight
Whatever lies they told to me,
I'll see through them

Now I found some
Grace beneath the judge's gavel,
Grace among my brothers on the firing line,
Grace upon this road less travelled,
Grace beneath the pines, the pines,
Grace beneath the pines

There'll be no more running round for me,
No more going down, you'll see
I'll get through this

Now I found some
Grace beneath the judge's gavel,
Grace among my brothers on the firing line,
Grace upon this road less travelled,
Grace beneath the pines, the pines,
Grace beneath the pines

Wedding Ring

Where you running to now, baby?
Running all the time.
Where you running to now, darlin'?
Running to all the time.
Well, I sure hope it's to your sister
And not that mean brother of mine.

I've been trying to reach you, darlin'.
I try, I try in vain.
I've been trying to reach you, darlin'.
Though I try, I try in vain.
I always end up losing you
And walking home in the rain.

Wedding ring, wedding ring;
Little band of gold.
Wedding ring, wedding ring;
Little band of gold.
Will you be strong enough to keep her,
Keep her love from going cold?

There's a wildcat in you, woman,
A wildcat on the prowl.
There's a wildcat in you, woman,
A wildcat on the prowl.
Every time I put my arms around you
I can hear that wildcat growl.

I remember when I met you
There was something about the moon.
I remember the night I met you
There was something about the moon.
I don't know if it was waxing or waning,
But I knew that you'd be leaving soon.

Wedding ring, wedding ring;
Little band of gold.
Wedding ring, wedding ring;
Little band of gold.
Will you be strong enough to keep her,
To keep her love from getting old?

Wedding ring, wedding ring;
Little band of gold.
Wedding ring, wedding ring;
Little band of gold.
Will you be strong enough to keep her,
To keep her love from going cold?

Will you be strong enough to keep her,
To keep her love from getting old?
Will you be strong enough to keep her,
To keep her love from going cold?

Winning Streak

Through summers long and winters cold
May you always have someone good to hold,
And may good fortune wait on every bend,
And may your winning streak,
May it never end

So, roll the dice, boy, ‘cause my money's on you,
Take my advice now and put your money down too,
Because there's something in the eye you can't pretend,
And may your winning streak,
May it never end

And may the sign
Of the Southern Cross
Be some comfort to you when you're lost,
And may the devil's evil eye
Pass you by

Well, it's not for glory, I tell you true,
That I do these things I do for you,
But for a promise I made now I must defend,
And may your winning streak,
May it never end

And may the sign of the cross
Be some comfort when you're lost,
Help you when you're all broke down,
May the spirit of good brethren
Turn you around

And may the devil's evil eye
Pass you right by,
Don't you look back my friend,
And may the sisters of good charity
Take you in

Through summers long and winters cold
May you always have someone good to hold,
And may good fortune wait on every bend,
And may your winning streak,
May it never end

May your winning streak,
May it never end

Her Mercy

When you're kneeling through the hours,
And you're doubting your given powers,
And when you're ready for her mercy,
And you're worthy,
It will come

When you're sneaking round the back door,
And she's waiting for you no more,
And when you're ready for her mercy,
And you're worthy,
It will come

When the birds are just tuning up still,
And the dawn breaks on your windowsill,
And when you're ready for her mercy,
And you're worthy,
It will come

It will come
When you're broken,
When your heart is finally open,
When you're down,
Down and troubled,
When you're lost among the rubble

Well, there's sugar on the old spoon,
Let's do that two-step around your front room,
And when you're ready for her mercy,
And you're worthy,
It will come

Mercy, mercy, coming to you,
Feel her beauty flowing through you
She will unbind you, set the word free.
Mercy, mercy

Mercy, mercy, coming to you,
Feel her beauty flowing through you
She will unbind you, set the word free.
Mercy, mercy

McCormack's Wall

Well, I've not been honest, darlin',
No, I've not been straight at all.
Well, I beg your pardon;
The night we jumped McCormack's Wall
I was so happy just to be with you
I would have said anything at all.
Now I could scream your name
Till you do the same,
But I know you won't respond

Well, here we are.
What can we do?
La din da...
I'm gonna ride black river

With the lark in the morning
And the dew upon the dawn,
Well, a-home we came a-crawling
With our sickness and our song
For all guitar makers;
for the prisoners and the law;
And the fine wine drinkers
Who drank their bellies raw;
And to all the good samaritans,
Whoever found us in the dark;
And to all who've been
Or come between
The lovers in the park;
And to all the Ó Díomasaigh singers
With their roots in holy ground.
And forgiveness still lingers
In the bells above the town.

Well, here we are.
What's there to do?
La din la...
I'm gonna ride on black river

Well, this is a song of drinking,
And for a drink it will be sung,
And I'll sing it right, and I'll say goodnight
Unless they're serving another one

Lowly Deserter

Lowly deserter, sing that old song,
And sing a new one for the men
Still in battle, far from heaven;
Raise your voice up and sing to them

Lowly, lowly, it must be lonesome,
Take a hard look at yourself,
And your brother still in battle;
Sing his praises, or don't sing again

When that question comes to find you,
Don't deny you never ran,
And when that feeling comes to take you,
Take you walking the streets of hell

When that question comes to find you,
Don't deny you never ran,
And when that feeling comes to take you,
Take you walking the streets of hell

Paying My Way

Well, you can't just get what you want
Without a little work a day
And you can't just stick out your hand,
No, it doesn't work that way.

It's gonna be a long one,
I'll be working all night long
It's gonna be a long one,
But I'm paying my way

And there's not much joy in the work
Unless your born to do it, they say.
And we gotta get down in the dirt now
If we wanna see some change.

It's gonna be a long one,
I'll be working all night long
It's gonna be a long one,
But I'm paying my way

And the heart is sliding backwards
On this long dark night of the soul,
And you're the only thing
That keeps me going on

It's gonna be a long one,
I'll be working my fingers to the bone
It's gonna be a long one,
But I'm paying my way

Well, there's not much change in the weather
On this long walk home to you in the rain
And there's not much left in the purse now
By the time the bills are paid

It's gonna be a long one,
I can't wait for that weekend to roll along
It's gonna be a long one,
But I'm paying my way

It's gonna be a long one,
I'm gonna take you out dancing all night long
It's gonna be a long one,
But I'm paying my way

Fair work for fair pay
Yeah, I'm paying my way

My Little Ruin

Come on, my little ruin, won't you open up and let us in?
Time has not been kind, but you're still standing here.
Leave a light on in your window, won't you let me see a sign?
It's gonna take more than smoke and mirrors now for me this time

Come on, my little sorrow, won't you sing yourself a different song?
The melody that made you is now a worn-out sing-along.
Every body's looking at you, but I can't stand to watch,
I've seen this scene come and go too much

And oh, how you struggle through the hours
With your sorrow leading the way,
And as you stood there among the cowards,
You were letting them win

But I'm not gonna stand aside and watch them tear you up

No, I'm not,
'Cause you're better than they are,
And I can't say it enough

That's enough
What are you doing?

Come on, my little ruin, won't you build yourself back up again?
Won't you take the time you were given; you promised it to yourself.
You could stand among the best of them if you could hold your own,
But no-one's gonna do it for you now, but you and you alone

And oh, how you struggle with your power,
And keep your back tight to the wall,
And as you were counted among the cowards,
They didn't see you at all

Now you're caught on a rising wave, and I can't get you off,
But I'm not gonna stand aside and watch them tear you up

No, I'm not,
'Cause you're better than they are,
You're better than they are,
You're better than they are,
You're better than they are,
And I can't say it enough

That's enough.
What are you doing?

Come on, my little ruin, won't you tell me where the feeling's gone?
There's nothing lost between us; you can come back anytime you want

Just to be the One

I will understand you,
I will serve you well.
I'll suffer when you leave me,
Stand out in parallel.
And I will recognise you
When you're lost to yourself,
Just to be the one
You call in.

I will raise an army,
I will gather strength.
I'll follow where you lead me,
I'll go through anything.
And I will heed your warning,
And sound your victory bell,
Just to be the one
You call in.

And for the first time
You were dark,
Caught out on a western swell,
Swept apart.
And we watched as their
Bodies danced
Towards the rocks,
To the rocks.

I will recognise you
When you're lost to yourself,
Just to be the one
You call in.
Just to be the one
You call in.

Stay the Road

Tired, tired eyes look up and see
All you've done, the path you've come,
The things that you've achieved.
And when you're doubting
I hope you'll trust in me
Tired, tired eyes look up and see

I've been mining down a dark hole,
I've been mining in the rocks
For a golden seam she's got buried deep
Some where inside of her.
I've been working for your wonder,
I've been mining hard and long,
And I will not fold; I'm gonna find that gold,
Now my work has just begun

Come on, pilgrim, won't you stay the road?
Put that distance from your mind,
Don't you let it show
Well, it's just a ride, and I'm at your side
If you didn't know
Come on, pilgrim, won't you stay the road?

I've been mining down a dark hole,
I've been mining in the rocks
For a heart of gold that can't be bought or sold
She's got there inside of her.
I've been working for your wonder,
I've been mining hard and long,
And I won't give up; I'm gonna fill my cup,
Now my work has just begun

Shelter, shelter bell ring out for all below,
Keep your doorway open wide,
Give us somewhere to go.
And when we're full of doubt,
And we don't know what about,
Don't you tell us no.
Shelter, shelter bell ring out for all below

I've been mining down a dark hole,
I've been mining in the rocks
For a heart of gold that can't be bought or sold
She's got there inside of her.
I've been working for your wonder,
I've been mining hard and long
And I won't give up; I'm gonna fill my cup,
Now my work has just begun

Tired, tired eyes look up and see
All you've done, the path you've come,
The things that you've achieved,
And when you're doubting
I hope you'll trust in me,
Tired, tired eyes look up and see
 

Non Albums Tracks

Being In Love

(Songs: Ohia cover / It Was Triumph We Once Proposed... Songs of Jason Molina EP)

Being in love means you are completely broken
Then put back together the one piece that was yours
Is beating in your lovers breast
She says the same thing about hers
Is beating in your lovers breast
She says the same thing about hers

However I have gotten here I have plans to be with you
And for the first time it is working
It is working, it is working
And I am proof that the heart is a risky fuel to burn
Yeah, we are proof that the heart is a risky fuel to burn

What's left after that's all gone I hope to never learn
But if you stick with me you can help me
I'm sure we'll find new things to burn
'Cause we are proof that the heart is a risky fuel to burn
Yeah, we are proof that the heart is a risky fuel to burn

Yeah, we are proof that the heart is a risky fuel to burn
'Cause we are proof that the heart is a risky fuel to burn

Cactus

( The Pixies Cover / LHTS Presents Cover Power! )

Sitting here wishing on a cement floor
Just wishing that I had just something you wore

So put it on when I go lonely
Will you take off your dress
And send it to me

I'm sitting here wishing on a cement floor
Just wishing that I had just something you wore
So spill your breakfast and drip your wine
And wear that dress when you dine

I miss your soup and I miss your bread
And a letter in your writing doesn't mean you're not dead
So run outside in the desert heat
Get your dress all wet and send it to me

I was all dressed in black
She was all dressed up in black
I was wearing eyeliner
She was wearing eyeliner

See everything was cool down here
what you call it here
way down down down in this subbacultcha
Subbacultcha, yeah

Sitting here wishing on a cement floor
Just wishing that I had just something you wore
So spill your breakfast and drip your wine
And wear that dress when you dine

Country Song

( Rent Day Blues EP )

Driving, sleeping in station
Trying to keep my patience
From running dry
But you're out there
Looking in the wrong place
Warming to the wrong face
Every single time
Driving, it's like a meditation
Gets me to the place
I'm trying to find

But you're lost now
Looking for the highway
Cruising down the byway
Maybe feeling fine

Success, never really took you
Said it's just a thing
You had to try
But you're alone now
Tired of the road now
You never love at all
You turned the other way

But you're lost now
Looking for the highway
Cruising down the byway

Cry Me A River

( Justin Timberlake cover / Even Better Than The Real Thing Vol 1 LP )

You were my sun
You were my earth
But you didn't know all the ways I loved you, no
So you took a chance
You made other plans
I bet you didn't see a thing would come crashing down, no

You don't have to say what you did
I already know 'cause I found out from him
Now there is no chance for you and me
There'll never be
And don't it make you so sad about it

You told me you loved me
So why did you leave me all alone
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me on the phone
Girl I refuse
You must have me confused
With some other guy
Your bridges were burned
And now it's your turn to cry

So cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river

You know that they say
Some things are better left unsaid
But it wasn't like
You only talked to him and you know it
And all of these things people told me
Keep messing with my head
You should've picked honesty
Then you might not have blown it, yeah

You don't have to say what you did
I already know 'cause I found out from him
Now there is no chance for you and me
There'll never be
And don't it make you so sad about it

You told me you loved me
So why did you leave me all alone
You tell me you need me
When you call me on the phone
Girl I refuse
You must have me confused
With some other guy
Your bridges were burned
And now it's your turn to cry

So cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river (go on)
Cry me a river

Oh oh, the damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh oh, the damage is done
So I guess I be leaving, yeah
Oh oh, the damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh oh, the damage is done
So I guess I be leaving

But you don't have to say what you did
I already know 'cause I found out from him
Now there is no chance for you and me
There'll never be
And don't it make you so sad about it

You told me you loved me
So why did you leave me all alone
You told me you need me
When you call me on the phone
Girl I refuse
You must have me confused
With some other guy
Your bridges were burned
And now it's your turn to cry

So cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river (go on)
Just cry me a river
Cry me a river (go on)
Just cry me a river
Cry me a river
Oh

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

Drive All Night

(Bruce Springsteen cover / Feat. Eddie Vedder and Jake Clemons / Drive All Night EP)

When I lost you honey
Sometimes I think I lost my guts, too
And I wish God would send me a word
Send me something I'm afraid to lose
Lying in the heat of the night
Like prisoners all our lives
I get shivers down my spine
And all I wanna do is hold you tight

Baby, baby, baby
I swear I'll drive all night again
Just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just wanna sleep tonight again in your arms
Oh yeah, oh yeah

And tonight there's fallen angels
And they're waiting for us down in the street
And tonight there's calling strangers
Hear them crying in defeat
Let them go, let them go, let them go do their dances of the dead
Let 'em go right ahead, girl
And dry your eyes
And c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, let's go to bed

Baby, baby, baby
I swear I'll drive all night again
Just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just wanna sleep tonight again in your arms
Oh yeah, oh yeah

And there's machines and there's fire
Waiting at the edge of town
And they're out there for hire
But, baby, they can't hurt us now
'Cause you've got, you've got
You've got my love, girl, you've got my love, girl
Through the wind, through the rain
The snow, the wind, the rain
You've got my, you've got, you've got my love
Oh girl, you've got my love
You've got, you've got my love
Oh girl, you've got my love
You've got, you've got my love
Oh girl, you've got my love
Heart and soul
Heart and soul
Heart and soul
Heart and soul

And I swear I'll drive all night again
Just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just wanna sleep tonight again in your arms
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Don't cry now
It feels like rain
Don't cry now
It feels like rain
Don't cry now
Baby, can you feel it
Don't cry now
Baby, can you feel it
Don't cry now
Can you feel it
Don't cry now
Can you feel it
Don't cry now
It feels like rain
Don't cry now

Everytime

( Britney Spears cover / Even Better Than The Real Thing Vol 2 LP )

Notice me, take my hand
So why are we strangers when
Our love is strong
Why carry on without me

Everytime I try to fly, I fall
Without my wings, I feel so small
I guess I need you, baby
And everytime I see you in my dreams
I see your face, it's haunting me
I guess I need you, baby

I make believe you are here
It's the only way I can see clear
What have I done
You seem to move on easy

And everytime I try to fly, I fall
Without my wings, I feel so small
I guess I need you, baby
And everytime I see you in my dreams
I see your face, you're haunting me
I guess I need you, baby

I may have made it rain
Oh, please, forgive me
My weakness caused you pain
And this song's my sorry

But at night I pray
That soon your face will fade away

And everytime I try to fly, I fall
Without my wings, I feel so small
I guess I need you, baby
And everytime I see you in my dreams
I see your face, it's haunting me
I guess I need you, baby

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

Farewell Transmission

(Magnolia Electric Co. cover / It Was Triumph We Once Proposed... Songs of Jason Molina EP)

The whole place is dark
Every light on this side of the town
Suddenly it all went down
Now we'll all be brothers of the fossil fire of the sun
Now we'll all be sisters of the fossil blood of the moon

Someone must have set them up
Now they'll be working in the cold grey rock
Now they'll be working in the hot mill steam
Now they'll be working in the concrete

In the sirens and the silences now
All the great set up hearts
All at once start to beat

After tonight if you don't want us to be a secret out of the past
I will resurrect it, I'll have a good go at it
I'll streak his blood across my beak and dust my feathers with his ashes

I can feel his ghost breathing down my back
I will try and know whatever I try, I will be gone but not forever
I will try and know whatever I try, I will be gone but not forever

The real truth about it is no one gets it right
The real truth about it is we're all supposed to try
There ain't no end to the sands I've been trying to cross
The real truth about it is my life's no better off

I've got the map but what if it's lost
He will try and know whatever he tries, he will be gone but not forever
He will try and know whatever he tries, he will be gone but not forever

The real truth about it is there ain't no end to this desert I will cross
I've really known that all along

Mama here comes midnight with the dead moon in its jaws
Must be the big star about to fall
Mama here comes midnight with the dead moon in its jaws
Must be the big star about to fall

Long dark blues
I'll go with
Long dark blues
The big star is falling
Long dark blues
I'll go with
Long dark blues
Through the static and distance
Long dark blues
The farewell transmission
Long dark blues
Listen
Long dark blues
Listen
Long dark blues
Listen
Long dark blues
Listen


Hold On Magnolia

(Magnolia Electric Co. cover / It Was Triumph We Once Proposed... Songs of Jason Molina EP)

Hold on Magnolia to that great highway
No one should have be that strong
But if you're stubborn like me
I know what you're trying to be

Hold on Magnolia, I hear that station bell ring
You might be holding the last light I see
Before the dark finally gets a hold of me

Hold on Magnolia to the thunder and the rain
To the lightning that has just signed my name to the bottom line

Hold on Magnolia to that great highway
No one should have be that strong
But if you're stubborn like me
I know what you're trying to be

Hold on Magnolia, I hear that lonesome whistle whine
Hold on Magnolia, I think it's almost time
Hold on Magnolia, I think it's almost time
I think it's almost time

Last Song To You

( The dancer EP )

Well I've got my head, pressed against the pane
We're watching the rain, we live in the day
The sun splits the trees
I was down on my knees and I begged you to stay

But you lived by the sword and you died by the sword
I stood by my word, cause it's all I had
To keep me in line, to beat me in time
And keep you out of my mind

Well if you could see all that I see
Then you'd believe all that I scream
This is my last song to you

I kissed you under bridge, up on the stage
Been screaming your songs to a crowd of just one
Turn it to sieve, and I was baking the bread
You're a liar she said

Hey but if you could see all that I see
Then you believe all that I scream
This is my last song to you
This is my last song to you
Yeah, my last song to you

Life's A Gas

( Marc Boland / Turn On Your Record Player EP )

I could have loved you girl like you planned it
I could have chained your heart to a star
But it really doesn't matter at all
No it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

I could have built a house on the ocean
I could have placed our love in the sky
But it really doesn't matter at all
No it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

But it really doesn't matter at all
No it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

I could have turned you into a priestess
I could have burned your fate in the sand
But it really doesn't matter at all
No it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

Now it really doesn't matter at all
No it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

I hope its gonna last

Listen Girl

( Mic Christopher / Headlong EP )

Listen girl I might
If you ask me very nice
I just might tell you the truth
Because you give me love and I like it
And charming as you might be
Listen girl you like it to

All of the corner kids
They're looking for joy
Dreaming of playgrounds and toys
Well they're dreaming no more
'Cause they've been there before
And now they just sit and absorb

Like when I couldn't get out of bed
Oh I could hardly walk
But I come here to muse
I come here to talk

To say listen girl ...

And the fluids
That hold me in my mind
A candle in the way
To falling back in time
And beer
The wilful little tout
That brightens up my nights
But hoodoo when I'm awake

Look Back Now

( Breadcrumb Trail LP )

Looking through the valley floor
I saw a changing man
And all the places they were
And as I walk beside you now
I feel there is no more we can say
But I'd never do nothing to hurt you love
And if we look back now
And see how far your tiny ship has come
And if we look back know
We see how willingly some bridges burn
You know I think it's a shame
You don't talk at all
Maybe you just don't hear me call
But I've been doing very well
I play those games no more
I'm just getting on
But I'd always come running to catch you
And if we look back now
And see how easily these tables turn
And if we look back know
We see how willingly some bridges burn
And if we look back now
Maybe we can forgive ourselves for all we've done
For all we've done
And if we look back now
And see how far your time of rest has come
And if we look back now
We see how willingly these bridges burn
Bridges burn

Me And My Boyfriend

( Sideways Down EP )

Me & my boyfriend
Driving too fast
And crashing neath the Shangan underpass

Me & my boyfriend
Watching the pack
And crashing neath the Ballymun underpass

And the world was passing us
And we didn't have a care
And I'm old and wiser now
You're down in the easy chair

Me & my boyfriend
Hiding the hash
And hoping that the cop just wouldn't ask

Me & my best friend
Watching the pack
And selling Sunday papers outside mass

And the whole world was chasing us
And the whole town came to watch
Now you're in the easy chair
And I still might get caught

Me & my boyfriend

New Partner

( Breadcrumb Trail LP )

There's a black tinted sunset
In the prettiest of skies
Lay back, lay back
Rest your head on my thighs
There is some awful action
That just breeds from my hand
It's a breathe from the deep
So exquisitely grand

And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind

Well I would not have moved
If I knew you were hear
It's some special action
With motives unclear
Now you'll haunt me, you'll haunt me
'Til I pay for what I've done
It's a payment which precludes
The having of fun

And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind
And oh I got a new partner riding with me
I got a new partner now

Well the sun's fading faster
And we're ready to go
There's a skirt in the bedroom
Lying pleasantly low
And the loons on the moor
Or the fish on the flow
Well my friends, my friends
Still will whisper hello
We all know what we know
It's a hearts one to know
When you think like a hermit
You forget what you know

And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind
And oh I got a new partner riding me
I got a new partner riding with me
I got a new partner riding with me
I got a new partner now

And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind
And you were always on my mind

Ohio Riverboat Song

( Will Oldham Cover - Breadcrumb Trail LP )

When it's time from work to go
And in my boat I row
'Cross the muddy Ohio
When the evening light is falling
And I looked towards Floyd's Knobs
Where the after glories flow
And I dream on two bright eyes
With a merry mouth below

She's my beauteous Catarina
She's my joy and sorrow too
Though I know she is untrue
Ah, but I cannot live without her
For my heart's a boat in tow
And I'd give the world to know
If she means to let me go,
As I sing the whole day through.

Catarina your lovely hair
Has more beauty I declare
Than all the tresses here
From Smoketown to Oldham County
Be they black, red, gold or brown
Let them hang to lenghts below
They mean not as much to me,
As a melting flake of snow.

And her dance is like the gleam
Of the sunlight on the stream
And the screeching bluejays seem
To form her name when screaming
But my heart is full of woe
For last night she made me go
And the tears begin to flow
As I sing the whole day through

One More Word

( Strangers OST )

Give me one more word
I'm drowning in the wind
Give me one more chance
Give me one more chance
I'll calm you in the wind

Ooh is there some place I see
Where I know it's hard to reach but I keep trying
Ooh and if I walk before I speak
We may not ever meet in these times
In these times

Everywhere I'll be, every place I see
Left with nothing but the wheel
Left with nothing but the wheel
Everywhere I'll be, every place I see
Nothing but the wheel
Left with nothing but the wheel

One Irish Rover

( Revelate EP )

Tell me a story
Now that its over
And wrap it in glory
For one Irish rover
Tell me you're wiser now
Tell me you're older
Wrap it in glory
For one Irish rover

I can tell by the light in your eyes
That you're so far away
Just like a ship out on the sea
Without a sail you're gonna stray
Tell me the facts real straight
Don't make me over
And wrap it in glory now
For one Irish rover
That's over now

I can tell by the light in your eyes
That you're so far away
Just like a ship out on the sea
Without a sail you're gonna stray
Tell me you see the light
Tell me you know me
Make it come out alright
And wrap it in glory
For one Irish rover
For one Irish rover
Tell me you see the light
Tell me you know me

Pennies In The Fountain

(Drive All Night EP)

The only way to hold on to this love
Is with an open hand
You told me that the first day we met
I didn't understand

Beneath the broad-beamed boughs your love changed
A slow coming apart
You moved on and I stayed the same
I was trailing from the start

We laid long in the tall grass
We loved for the joy of love itself
We threw our pennies in the fountain
We wished for nothing else
We wished for nothing else

And through the crossbeams whispers were heard
Undoing in every line
And in the fall you flew, little bird
And you got out just in time

We laid long in the tall grass
We loved for the joy of love itself
We threw our pennies in the fountain
We wished for nothing else
We wished for nothing else

We laid long in the tall grass
We loved for the joy of love itself
We threw our pennies in the fountain
We wished for nothing else
We wished for nothing else

Precarious Aiming

( Fake EP )

I'm gonna sail myself a boat out in the wild
I'll take you with me when I float into the tide
We're not two bright masters
We're not two bright guys

I can't go back to that place I've been this world
Has lost its faith in me
I'm gonna find myself a way into your mind
And it's exactly like you say
We're white on white
I can't go back to that place I've been
This world has lost its faith me
I can't go back

Renata

(Drive All Night EP)

Renata, you have put me down
Like a toy you no longer need around
Renata, you have told me no
Like a coin that's tossed
I don't know where to go

Am I a fool for hanging on for you, Renata, like I do
Am I a fool for hanging around
Make up your mind, I'll be here when you do

Face into the truth
When you put your back into it
It's gonna startle you
Face into the truth
What you're putting out
Is coming back to you

Renata, will I understand
I might not have what it takes to be your man
Renata, one day you will see
The simple joy just being around you brought me

Am I a fool for sticking around for you, Renata, like I do
Am I a fool for hanging on
Make up your mind, I'll be here when you

Face into the truth
Put your back into it
It looks good on you
Face into the truth
What you're putting out
It's gonna startle you
Startle you oh

La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la oh

La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la

Face into the truth
Will you think about it
What else would you do
Face into the truth
It's not about giving up
It's about me and you
Me and you oh

Face into the truth
What you're putting out
It's gonna startle you
Startle you oh

Face into the truth
Put your back into it
It looks good on you
Good on you oh

La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la oh
Yeah

La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la

Rise

( Lay Me Down EP )

Breathing in the night
There's nothing else I'm needing now
The wind is at my side
And so are you
Together we will rise
With all these words and promises we couldn't keep
Together we will fly
Above it all now
But sometimes we will fall
From the light
But it shines on us tonight
Together we will rise
Together we will rise
Surely its a sign now
That everything's in tune to some kind of higher plan
Surely it's a sign
That you were right
There's this secret line
That we've been denied
And we'll cross anytime
And together we will rise
And together we will rise
Sometimes we will fall
From the light
But it shines on us tonight
And together will rise
Past this light
And we'll cross it here tonight
And together we will rise

Roger

( Fitzcarraldo LP 1995 edition )

Your big mouth, steelish stare
It fills my wings, enough to fly

I sent a letter on a stone
Through your window down the hall

One more day, still stuck in here
I burnt my words, on a beaten stove

I sent my love a golden song
But a simple tune to hum along
She played my hearts strings with a bow
And the bow fire cracked out like a drum

I sent my love a golden song
But a simple beat to tap along
She plays me like a rubber bow
And the bow fire fizzed out with the dawn
I feel in love with a girl called Roger

Shake You

( Picture of love EP )

Look into the bigger picture, each ?? side
From the mouth of the lonely painter
Let the moment be your guide

Am I ever going to shake you
Am I ever going to

The room was filed with ether
And they fell into a dance
And the people stopped following their leader
And left it all back up to chance...

Song For Paul

( I Am The Magic Hand EP )

We're brothers in another life
We walk this world now hand-in-hand
We saw through the blackest night
And brought the sunlight to the land

And we were born as one in Christ
We had our hearts set on this star
'Cause out on every flag
We heal the world with love and stone

You see this world is not a place to land
It's all I have in here my hand

We're brothers in another time
We had our hearts set on the sun
We helped the many through the light
We brought a peace onto this world

We bathe in rivers deep at sea
Our hearts were cleaner than the soil
We never need nothing to breath
We found our answers in the way
We walked, and talked and planned
This world was not depraved by man

Stamp My Name

( The dancer EP )

A girl by the water, the day's lovely daughter
Come to a ???, queen of the harbour
Give me your hand and say that you will
Empty your suitcase out in the bay

A girl on the steps in the black velvet dress
You touched my shoulder and you left with the rest
And my eyes they followed you 'round the bend
And I stood here hoping you'd turn around again

And I stamp my name on you, yeah
There was nothing better to do

Our lady of laughter, sister of Jesus
Look at my face now, I can hardly believe this
There's some people might think me absurd
Absurd, absurd, oh what a wonderful word, oh yeah

Now I stamp my name on you, yeah
It's all I want to do, all I want to do yeah

Steal My Body Home

( Pavement Tune EP )

Steal my body home
Don't let me lie in this town
'Cause all I want from you
Is just a place to lay this burden down
And if the world comes falling in
Will you help me to get up again
And if I fall and break my crown
Will you come tumbling after now
Never sold myself
To the tired rule
And all you get is by sweat
And I've gotta tell you now
I can see myself
When I look at you
Running from my chance
Now to see it all through
And I'll forgive myself
For all the good it'll do
'Cause you beat me already
Now the feeling that I get
Is something that's returning
Boy I've given you my best
Gonna fail anyhow
Never sold myself
To the tired fool
And all their luckless selves
They're trying to tell you now
I can see myself
When I look at you
Running from myself
And all I'm supposed to do
And I'll forgive myself
For all the good it'll do
'Cause you beat me already

Step Out Of The Shadows

(Drive All Night EP)

We're all bound by certain forces
The same as any one
Step out of the shadows
My little one

There's a chang surely coming
A will that will be done
Step out of the shadows
My little one
Will you step out of the shadows
My little one

Silent river, roll on
When the levees weak you're gonna break it
Silent river, deep and long
Stay the road, you're gonna make it

Well, flame's been handed on now
To a new wave rising strong
Step out of the shadows
My little one

There's a balance to be righted
The road goes on and on
Step out of the shadows
My little one
Will you step out of the shadows
My little one

Silent river, roll on
When the levee's weak you're gonna break it
Silent river, overcome
Closer to the sea now you can make it

There's a lesson in this failing
The game goes on and on
Step out of the shadows
My little one

It's all out there for you waiting
If you're willing to become
Step out of the shadows
My little one
Will you step out of the shadows
My little one

Sworn

( Revelate EP )

I want you but I'm sworn
I got to give it all
My mind is broken and I'm torn

Yes we were saw all alone
That I see no ties
I'd like to but I'm sworn
There's a ring on my finger
That ties me to her
My mind is broken and I'm torn
I want you but I'm sworn

I feel need in my mind
That you could answer inside
I could be with you
I could be with you
I could be with you
You got to be part
You got to be part
I could be with you

I want you but I'm sworn
There's a ring on my finger
There's a chain around my neck like a halo
It guides me back to her
I want you I swear

If you say you're fine
If you can break off the sides
Then I need the ties
If you kept a lie
If you could say goodbye so easy baby
So could I
I want you but I'm sworn

Taking The Hard Way Out

( Rent Day Blues EP )

Well it's over now
And for a while you walk away
Went over everything you might've said
And you realise the time it takes
And you're getting nothing done
Just working 'round inside a tired head
Walk on, walk on
And go easy as you fly
'Cause I never found a way to say it right
And battle on as though we had the whole day
But all we had were moments
And I can't stand to fail

And we had the whole thing down
And we're taking the hard way out now

Well I see you found
What you were always waiting for
Well I hope you're happy now
And I can't take away from you
This moment that you love
I wouldn't understand it anyhow

And we have the whole thing down
And we're taking the hard way round it now
And we have the whole thing down
And we're taking the hard way out
And we had the whole day down

Teardrops In My Wine

( Masquerade EP )

???
Sometimes there's thunder in the valley
Sometimes it rains without a sign
Every now and then she leaves me
Sometimes there's teardrops in my wine

?? dreams and hopes no more
I've thrown away all I've ever loved

Kick you to the floor, don't want to see you anymore

A job south of the border
?? buy myself a home
I was working for a rich man
?? spraying cars
He said I was doing a fine job
He was going to keep me on

?? flowers in the garden they walked out
And there was no-one left

Somewhere else, somewhere else

I don't know why I wasted all this time

The Blood

( Set List LP )

If you look and find
You lost your place
To the girl behind
With the honest face
Ain't that the way

And your hero
He walked by on broken feet
With the girl He found
Between the roof and street
On a thin escape

And I can't explain where the blood goes
And I can't explain cause I don't know
It finds a way

The wise, they talk of honesty
While the boats, they keep pointing
Always set for sea
A fool's escape

There's a note, I found
Reminding me
Not to wait
That you'd come and look for me
But not to wait

And the wise, they talk of honesty
While the boats, they keep
Pointing always set for sea
And some fool's escape

And I can't explain where the love goes
And I can't explain cause I don't know
It finds a way

And I can't explain where the love goes
And I can't explain cause I don't know
It finds a way, yeah
It finds a way

The Wolf Song

( The dancer EP )

Hey, have I got news for you
Your baby's leaving
He's got his red stick and his scarf across his back
And he was gone
Little boy cried wolf
But there was no one listening
And little boys don't cry wolf that much for nothing

Hey, have I got news for you
Your mama's leaving
She got her bags and her books in the back of a taxi
And she was gone
The ??? his voice through the ??
Once too often
Now he's running out the door with his boots on
After mammy

Now it's 8:15 and all the people are leaving
And I wish I had the strength to get up and walk to the door
But someone stopped me
'What are you walking for'
And oh my god the cops came in
'C'mon boys the party's over'
'What's your mother's name?'
Gonna call her

Tomorrow's Too Long

( Lay Me Down EP )

Cover yourself from the storm
Cause forever has just come and gone
And tonight the wind blows in cold
And we don't know what tomorrow will hold
And the waiting is keeping you strong
But tomorrow is too long

Gather yourself for the ride
And whatever you can't carry you should leave behind
And the lights are fading on the shore
And tomorrow is so far to go
Tomorrow is so far to go

Trying

( Fake EP )

Seven months in hiding
Buried in the sand
I lost my way, come find me

And tonight, you're not even trying

Constantly reminded
That I was just in time
Don't run away, like I did

And tonight, you're not even trying
Tonight, you're not even trying

Vanquisher

(Songs: Ohia cover / It Was Triumph We Once Proposed... Songs of Jason Molina LP)

They come in sorry for the second vanquisher
To have so much to pretend
Ourselves not so against though overtaken
This we'll survive, surviving those
Against the smell of rope through pulley sing
There are fewer greater losses known
But they have their affect, they have their ransom
This we'll survive

You're all I think, this thing set troubling
This will not end without brevity
Against the smell of hope through measuring
There are fewer greater former ghosts
But we have our affect, we have our ransom
This we'll survive, surviving those

White Sulfur

(Songs: Ohia cover / It Was Triumph We Once Proposed... Songs of Jason Molina LP)

Never forget it was triumph we once proposed
Instead, you would trade our mission for mission words
Our several months alliance divergent invitations
Then policies they were very low you see

We'll look of course to it
Those ones you know you are building
So then, I'd like to see a little low illumination
So I may go around nine or nine-three-oh
Who knows what, who knows what
So then, I have to be going
Okay

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