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Dead & Born & Grown

Colours fade away
And things that were aren’t here today
But time, it doesn’t matter anymore
I'll meet you where we were before

And I’ll stay the same and stand here on my own
‘Til everything is dead and born and grown

Just go at your own pace
As you slip and tumble down from grace
We’re safe in one anothers’ company
I need you just as much as you need me

And I’ll stay the same and stand here on my own
‘Til everything is dead and born and grown

Pieces set to fall
Am I here at all?

As a little child may learn
To sit or stand or wait his turn
The things you know will slowly slip away
All we have is here and now, today

And I’ll stay the same and stand here on my own
‘Til everything is dead and born and grown
‘Til everything is dead and born and grown

Pieces set to fall
Am I here at all?
Pieces set in stone
Dead and born and grown

Eagle Song

I am a cardinal, red
I am of blood and of bone
And of heart and of head
A thousand miles ahead and behind
Oh, to be lost,
Oh, to be wasting my time

On a hill we lay in the sun
At the foot of a statue
Of old battles lost, battles won
I remember your voice and your clothes
A well chosen passage of words
From a book I don’t know

Oh me, oh my, oh man, what have I become?
Running around
Writing letters I’ll never send home

Call me in the morning I’ll be alright
Call me in the morning I’ll be alright
Call me little honey and I’ll be fine
Call me in the morning, I’ll be OK
Call me in the morning, I’m far away
Call me little darling and I’ll be fine

The eagle flew above us
Blankets wrapped around us
Lucky that she found us
Rooted to the ground
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No-one will believe us
Mountains as our witness
Blankets wrapped around us
The eagle flew above
By the lake
So high
So high

Call me in the morning I’ll be alright
Call me in the morning I’ll be alright
Call me little honey and I’ll be fine
Call me in the morning, I’ll be OK
Call me in the morning, I’m far away
Call me little darling and I’ll be fine

Facing West

A room with a window facing west
Towards the sea
You, with your hands across your chest
Facing me

Sing me a song, your voice is like silver and
I don’t think that I can do this anymore

I’ll take the high road that he walked
Once before
You sit and watch me as I come
Through the door

Sing me a song, your voice is like silver and
I don’t think that I can do this anymore

Sing me a song, your voice is like silver and
I don’t think that I can do this anymore
Show me the path down to the shoreline ‘cause
I don’t know if I can do this anymore

A room with a window facing west.

Gone Tomorrow

Holy Moses
Everybody’s gone
Packed up and moving on

Who says
Good things
Come to those who wait
Well the hour’s getting late

And I’m here
And I’d wait all year

Time will tell me
Whisper soft and slow
Tell me where to go

You might notice
My dishonesty
Well, I’m only 23

And I’m here
Waiting all year

Just give me some
Time to borrow
You’re here today
Gone tomorrow
Morning...

Pull the trigger
Point it at the sky
We will live or we will die

Still that’s something
A beginning or an end
Something to depend
And wait on
I’ve been waiting too long

Just give me some
Time to borrow
You’re here today
Gone tomorrow
Morning...

Just give me some
Time to borrow
You’re here today
Gone tomorrow

In The Long Run

Lying, a dreamer, dreaming beside me
The city sirens keep me awake

And I know
I’ll see you again in the long run

People they tell me I should be careful
That you’ll worry, and I’m already miles away

But I know
I’ll see you again in the long run
And I know
I’ll meet you again in the long run

But we can’t be lovers
‘Cause I’m still afraid
Of leaving the things I love dearly.

I wander, I roam, I write home to tell you
That I’m sorry,
I won’t leave it this late again.

But I know
I’ll see you again in the long run
And I know
I’ll meet you again in the long run

But I can’t be married
You’ll take me away
From everything that I love dearly
And we can’t be lovers
You’ll take me away from my home
My home
My home

But I know
I’ll see you again in the long run

Mexico

Take it back or let me go
It's better if I tell you so
I’ve hurt you once before and I will do it again

Everyone I know is gone
And I don't even know myself
I'm saving up
To take a trip to Mexico
I heard it's the place to go
I want to see the colours of another sky

Carry me home on your shoulders
Lower me on to my bed
Show me the night that I dreamed about before

Lover, you may cause me tears
Drag me through the best of years
You’ll never know any of the songs I wrote
Older than a year or two,
But I love you so

Oh, carry me home on your shoulders
Lower me on to my bed
Show me the night that I dreamed about before

Carry me home on your shoulders
Lower me on to my bed
Show me the night that I dreamed about before

Lover, you may cause me tears
Drag me through the best of years,
But I love you so

Pay Us No Mind

Easy come, easy go,
Tell me things I want to know.
Drink until your lips are black,
You’ve given things you’ll never get back,
Oh you silly thing

Cold sheets of linen,
Doomed from the beginning.
Do what you will,
Leave the worry to the women;
That’s our game to play

But, oh, we will say anything -
Pay us no mind

You were right and I was wrong
To tarry here for far too long.
Pick me up, wish me luck,
Fare thee well, I don’t give a fuck anymore

But, oh, you could say anything
And I wouldn’t mind

Think of me, sweet Anthony, in private disarray.
I never needed sympathy, I only want to say
That I’m not afraid to shout, I’m not afraid to tell.
And we’re ready now to give them all hell.
And you always said it’s every man for himself.

But, oh, we will say anything -
Pay us no mind.

Snow

I am weak and I am selfish
You are but a guest in my heart
Welcome for now
But soon must depart
You’re a Catherine Wheel
Spinning its last

You’d speed past the hedgerows
I’d ask if it’s ok if I smoke
You’d say it doesn’t bother you
And you’d smile as I spoke
You’re a little child
Losing his hope

And in the trappings of the silent snow
That fell over night
And won’t let me go
Oh I know that the shame is mine
And the blame is my own to bear

Well I don’t think and I don’t feel
A cold chill doesn’t grip me yet
My chest is half empty
My mind a blank cassette
Tomorrow seems a dark distant threat

And if I knew what had pushed you
So far from my heart or my mind
Well would it give you comfort
Or strength of some kind
And would it give you peace
As I leave you behind

And in the trappings of the silent snow
That fell over night
And won’t let me go
Oh I know that the shame is mine
And the blame is my own to bear

Oh I will never belong
Belong to anyone
Oh I will never belong
Belong to anyone
Belong to anyone
Belong to anyone

And in the trappings of the silent snow
That fell over night
And won’t let me go
Oh I know that the shame is mine
And the blame is my own to bear

The Motherlode

Counting the winters
Numb to the cold
Searching the valley
For secrets untold
The mountains are children
To someone so old

A king without kingdom or throne
Digging the mud and the stone

All men have left here,
But you have remained
At the banks of the river
Forever the same
Though no water flows here
The memory stays

As long as it stays you are here
Heartbroken year after year

People running away
Running like strangers
Day after day
Leave him alone

Golden river running from her home

The sun was an altar
Before which he knelt
And raised up the dagger
That hung from his belt
He cursed his delusion
And the sadness he felt

Weeping at what he’d become
Just a fool in the gold of the sun

People running away
Running like strangers
Day after day
Leave him alone

Golden river running from her home
Golden river running from her home
Golden river running from her home
Golden river running from her home

Tongue Behind My Teeth

I know where you’re going
And I see where you’ve been
Patience is a virtue
And mine with you is wearing thin

It’s easy to sit and wait

Speak with words you’ve stolen
From better men than you
Doors they helped you open
In time will cease to let you through

Is it easy to stand and sigh?
Bid another friend goodbye

Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh

Lights can shine too bright, dear,
nobody can see
Hide safe behind your light, dear,
But understand it won’t blind me

And I know it would do no good,
But I’d hurt you if I could

Oh,
See my eyes,
Oh,
Open wide,
Oh,
Speak up now,
Oh,
Or hold your peace forever and be done

Eyes down, door closed
Keep quiet, growing old
I know you, I see you
Cling to, the road you ride on
Homeless, more or less
Skin and bone, on your own
I’ll be alright, I’m doing fine
Keep my tongue behind my
Teeth and, get gone
You never were anyone
Keep your words, keep your mind
I’ll keep my tongue behind my teeth
Tongue behind my teeth

And I know it would do no good,
But I’d hurt you if I could

Oh

Winter Trees

White winter trees
Covered in snow
I don’t mind
I don’t mind
I think of you now
Here in the cold
You won’t mind
You won’t know

But I never meant to say
Any of those things
Oh I never meant to tell you how
To be or how to think
Oh I was wrong

Heavy of heart
Weary of soul
You won’t mind
You won’t mind
I think of him now
Fathoms below
You won’t mind
You won’t know

But I never meant to say
Any of those things
Words can sound so cruel
When you speak before you think
Oh I was wrong

But you didn’t understand
That my heart was in your hands
You were so blind
Blind

I promised you that I’d never let you down
Oh but I couldn’t love you any less than now
And I promised you that I’d never let you down
Oh but I couldn’t love you any less than I do now

And I lost myself on that November night
White winter trees
Covered in snow
I don’t mind

Wisely And Slow

Brother, you will never know
All the things I did for you
Many years ago

Singer, singing songs of pain
Time may spin and years may pass
The song is still the same

Tender woman mourns a man
Sits in silent sorrow
With a bottle in her hand

Tell me all you need to tell
Why is it you whisper
When you really need to yell

Troubles in tow
Go wisely and slow

Mexico

Take it back or let me go
It's better if I tell you so
I’ve hurt you once before and I will do it again

Everyone I know is gone
And I don't even know myself
I'm saving up
To take a trip to Mexico
I heard it's the place to go
I want to see the colours of another sky

Carry me home on your shoulders
Lower me on to my bed
Show me the night that I dreamed about before

Lover, you may cause me tears
Drag me through the best of years
You’ll never know any of the songs I wrote
Older than a year or two,
But I love you so

Oh, carry me home on your shoulders
Lower me on to my bed
Show me the night that I dreamed about before

Ooooh –oooh-oooh-oooh
Ooooh –oooh-oooh-oooh
Ooooh –oooh-oooh-oooh

Carry me home on your shoulders
Lower me on to my bed
Show me the night that I dreamed about before

Lover, you may cause me tears
Drag me through the best of years,
But I love you so

Icarus

Ideas hang before me,
All but a breath away,
They flicker into being
And then begin to fade.

And when I'm tired of sitting,
I drag my bones to bed,
And when I'm tired of sleeping,
I think of them instead.

They're only words.
Don't have to shout to be heard.

I have not seen the light for days.

Like Icarus before me,
These wings are not my own,
And I am soaring skyward
Just to tumble home.

Moment has gone.
I'm not the best at moving on.
Nothing to say -
No-one would listen anyway.

Anyway.

I have not seen the light for days.
I have not seen the light for days.
I have not seen the light for days.
And nights.
For days.

I Try

I wake, curled like a field mouse,
Wrapped in your arms, I know
The house is still asleep.

Seasons pass in a hurry.
"Do not forget", he said,
"I know you best of all".

I burn, I break, I try to do right.
You ache, you kiss, you curse,
But you lie with me tonight.

I am a wisp of a woman,
Caught in a gust of wind
I disappear, like smoke.

You are, cover to cover,
From beginning to end, my friend,
The man you ought to be.

I burn, I break, I try to do right.
You ache, you kiss, you curse,
But you lie with me tonight.

I burn, I break, I try to do right.
You ache, you kiss, you curse,
But you lie with me tonight.

The Motherlode

Counting the winters
Numb to the cold
Searching the valley
For secrets untold
The mountains are children
To someone so old

A king without kingdom or throne
Digging the mud and the stone

All men have left here,
But you have remained
At the banks of the river
Forever the same
Though no water flows here
The memory stays

As long as it stays you are here
Heartbroken year after year

People running away
Running like strangers
Day after day
Leave him alone

Golden river running from her home

The sun was an altar
Before which he knelt
And raised up the dagger
That hung from his belt
He cursed his delusion
And the sadness he felt

Weeping at what he’d become
Just a fool in the gold of the sun

People running away
Running like strangers
Day after day
Leave him alone

Golden river running from her home
Golden river running from her home
Golden river running from her home
Golden river running from her home

I Try

I wake, curled like a field mouse,
Wrapped in your arms, I know
The house is still asleep.

Seasons pass in a hurry.
"Do not forget", he said,
"I know you best of all".

I burn, I break, I try to do right.
You ache, you kiss, you curse,
But you lie with me tonight.

I am a wisp of a woman,
Caught in a gust of wind
I disappear, like smoke.

You are, cover to cover,
From beginning to end, my friend,
The man you ought to be.

I burn, I break, I try to do right.
You ache, you kiss, you curse,
But you lie with me tonight.

I burn, I break, I try to do right.
You ache, you kiss, you curse,
But you lie with me tonight.

Gone Tomorrow

Holy Moses
Everybody’s gone
Packed up and moving on

Who says
Good things
Come to those who wait Well the hour's getting late

And I’m here
And I'd wait all year

Time will tell me
Whisper soft and slow
Tell me where to go

You might notice
My dishonesty
Well, I'm only 23

And I'm here
Waiting all year

Just give me some
Time to borrow
You're here today
Gone tomorrow
Morning...

Pull the trigger
Point it at the sky
We will live or we will die

Still that's something
A beginning or an end
Something to depend
And wait on
I've been waiting too long

Just give me some
Time to borrow
You're here today
Gone tomorrow
Morning...

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oooooooooooooooooh

And just give me some
Time to borrow
You’re here today
Gone tomorrow

The Fire

There is a flame
A flame inside my body
It burns my belly and it sears my flesh
And when it crackled up into my mouth it crept
And you were the cloest at the time
The first to step into the firing line

What kind of peace
What peace is it you’re keeping
If peace is the expression that you’ve had for years
The tangling of conscience and the salty tears
Then I would rather see my fire burn
Than sit with sullen face and wait my turn

And I don’t ask for your forgiveness
In all my reckless youth
But you would ask for explanations
But will not want the truth
Oooooh

We build a box
A box with hinges howling
I know you think that I should put my fear to bed
Or lock it in the box until it’s cold and dead
But why presume to know what I should do
I will not be stifled just for you

And I don’t ask for your forgiveness
In all my reckless youth
But you will ask for explanations
But will not want the truth
But will not want the truth

Time time time
Will make a fool of you
Time time time
Will make a fool of you
Time time time
Will make a fool of you
Time time time
Will make a fool of you

Time time time
Will make a fool of you
Time time time
Will make a fool of you
Time time time
Will make a fool of you
Time time time
Will make a fool of you

Gone Tomorrow

Holy Moses
Everybody’s gone
Packed up and moving on

Who says
Good things
Come to those who wait
Well the hour’s getting late

And I’m here
And I’d wait all year

Time will tell me
Whisper soft and slow
Tell me where to go

You might notice
My dishonesty
Well, I’m only 23

And I’m here
Waiting all year

Just give me some
Time to borrow
You’re here today
Gone tomorrow
Morning...

Pull the trigger
Point it at the sky
We will live or we will die

Still that’s something
A beginning or an end
Something to depend
And wait on
I’ve been waiting too long

Just give me some
Time to borrow
You’re here today
Gone tomorrow
Morning...

Just give me some
Time to borrow
You’re here today
Gone tomorrow

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