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Suburban War

Let’s go for a drive
See the town tonight
There’s nothing to do but I’ll unwind when I’m with you

This town’s so strange
They built it to change
And while we’re sleeping all the streets, they rearrange

And my old friends, we were so different then
Before your war against the suburbs began
Before it began

And now the music divides us into tribes
You grew your hair so I grew mine
They said the past won’t rest
Until we jump the fence and leave it behind

And my old friends, I can remember when
You cut your hair
We never saw you again
Now the cities we live in
Could be distant stars
And I search for you
In every passing car

The nights are warm
Yeah, the nights are warm
I’ve been living in the shadows of your song
Living in the shadows of your song

In the suburbs I, I learned to drive
People told me we would never survive
So grab your mother’s keys we leave tonight

You started a war
That you can’t win
They keep erasing all the streets we grew up in

Now the music divides us into tribes
You choose your side I’ll choose my side

All my old friends, they don’t know me now
All my old friends, are staring through me now

All my old friends, wait

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Spinning

I’m keeping quiet ’til there’re no more sirens
Lately it’s hard to keep the hinges on with all the noise
I’ll find my words when there is no one talking
The room is spinning. I have got no choice
Be patient. I am getting to the point

I’m keeping quiet ’til the phone stops ringing
Lately it’s hard to disconnect. I just want something real
I’ve found the words if I can just stop thinking
The room is spinning. I have got no choice
Be patient. I am getting to the point

Spin beneath the rooftop
Hold on
Wait until the room stops spinning

I can’t remember when the earth turned slowly
So, I just waited with the lights turned out again
I lost my place but I can’t stop this story
I’ve found my way, but in the end we’re only…

I keep forgetting when the earth turned slowly
So, I just wait until the lights come on again
I lost my place but I can’t stop this story
I’ve found my way, but until then
I’m only spinning

 

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Human

Human, behave yourself
You have burst at the seams
Let it all fall out. Open your mouth
Often, I lie wide awake
Think of things I can make
But I don’t seem to have
The parts to build them

Human, I wonder why you’re a better make
Than I could ever build or create
You know not love or hate
I am so scared of what will kill me in the end
For I am not prepared

I hope I will get the chance to be someone
To be human
Look what we’ve done

Human, I’m trying to come clean
I will be a better me
I will not drink until I’m dead
I’ll make the most of it
I don’t know what it’s like to be alive
To say goodbye
To cry a thousand times
Because my ears won’t listen

Human, I’m trying not to lose my faith in you
I’ve sussed out all that I’ve seen through
I’ve sailed an ocean
I am so scared of what I’ll look like in the end
For I am not prepared

I hope I will get the chance to be someone
To be human
Look what we’ve done

I used to hear it all so loud
The sound of my heart breaking
The truth is waiting to be found
I trust that I will take it

I would give my life to be human

 

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Living Together

It starts out like a season in reverse
A way to set your mind above and over words
Attached means identity – erases things
So how can we record?

Your rational mind is insane
Taste the sound you make
The light from the sun
It’s the story that never gets sold
A light from the sun, it is your mother
Attached means identity – erases things
So why should we?

Distress call code-word is I wanna live
He makes it up as it goes – it goes away
To places he can only hide in other people’s minds
Oh, he makes it up as it goes
It goes away

With an effortless smile, you pervade to be
And in between aisles
They would say you stare to see

With an effortless smile, you pervade to be
Always in between aisles
An optimistic, daring me

Would you trade your soul for gold?
Would you trade your soul?
Would you trade?

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Hold On, Hold On

The most tender place in my heart is for strangers
I know it’s unkind
But my own blood is much too dangerous
Hanging ’round the ceiling half the time

Compared to some I’ve been around
But I really tried so hard
That echo chorus lied to me with its
“Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on.”
In the end I was the mean girl
Or somebody’s in-between girl
Now it’s the devil I love
And it’s as funny as real love

I leave the party at three a.m.
Alone, thank God
With valium from the bride
It’s the devil I love

It’s the devil I love
And it’s as funny as real love
And that’s as real as true love

That echo chorus lied to me with its
“Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on.”

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Sailing

I remember it well
The first time that I saw your head ’round the door
‘Cause mine stopped working
I remember it well
There was wet in your hair
I was stood in the stair
And time stopped moving

I remember it well
Taxied out of a storm to watch you perform
And my ships were sailing
I remember it well
I was stood in your line
And your mouth, your mouth, your mind…

Want you here tonight
Want you here
‘Cause I can’t believe what I found
Want you here tonight
Want you here
Nothing is taking me down, down, down…

Except you, my loveĀ 

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Broken Horse – Freelance Whales

October’s got those orange eyes
But somehow I still lost sight
When you lifted the lid off of my pumpkin head
And kissed me goodnight
Should it be a thorn in my side
We never quite broke that horse
She slept in the cul-de-sac rye
Seven miles from my front porch

Bundle up and come with me now
Down the road to the burnt down barn
We could make a blanket of coats
And breathe our souls into the neighbor’s front lawn
But, oh God, that look in your eye
Trouble that does not search words
It sprung from the biblical vine
And are waiting to return to the dirt

You swept all the red from my cheeks
I didn’t hear you come back inside
And light up the gas in the den
And stand there in the thin winter light
But, oh God, that curve in your spine
A question mark
A doctor sign was framed by the windowsill
And you saw something I did not in the night
You saw something I did not in the night

The stitches in your winter clothes
Your cello bows
We stole your hair to make them
We’re sorry for the iron shoes
We nailed to you
And stuck you in the rain, and then
You sprinted away, sprinted away
To where I don’t know
God’s moving in your bloodstream
Where the cross beats aren’t so slow

Oh God, it’s moving in your bloodstream
Where the cross beats aren’t so slow

 

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