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Albertine

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    • Walking, stumbling on these shadowfeet
      towards home, a land that i've never seen
      I am changing; less and less asleep
      made of different stuff than when i began
      And I've sensed it all along
      fast approaching is the day

      when the world has fallen out from under me
      I'll be found in you, still standing
      When the sky rolls up and the mountains fall on their knees
      when time and space are through
      I'll be found in you

      There's distraction buzzing in my head
      saying in the shadows it's easier to stay
      but I've heard rumours of true reality
      whispers of a well-lit way

      [CHORUS]

      You make all things new

      [CHORUS]

      [CHORUS]

      When the world has fallen out from under me
      I'll be found in you, still standing
      Every fear and accusation under my feet
      when time and space are through
      I'll be found in you
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    • Friend, it's getting late
      We should be going
      We've been sat here beneath these flickering neons for hours
      while I am cracking their code, you are deciphering me
      for i am a mystery, I am a locked room in a tall tower

      [CHORUS]
      Oh can you feel the gravity falling, calling us home?
      Oh, did you see the stars colliding, shining just to show we belong?
      We belong.

      Your telescope eyes see everything clearly
      My vision is blurred but i know what i heard echoing all around
      while I am tuning you in, you are deciphering me
      not such a mystery, not such a faint in a far away sound

      [CHORUS]

      [BRIDGE]
      It's love, it's love that holds us
      We will be alright
      It's truth, it's truth that shows us
      If we'll walk in it's (his) light

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      Oh can you feel the gravity falling, calling us home?
      Oh, did you see the stars colliding, shining just to show we belong?

      Oh can you feel the gravity falling, calling us home? (we belong)
      Oh, did you see the stars colliding, shining goes to show we belong?
      We belong.
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    • Love, where is your fire? I've been sitting here smoking away
      Making signals with sticks and odd ends and bits,
      But still there's no sign of a flame
      Imposters have been passing, offering a good-feeling glow
      But I'm holding out for what you are about - an inferno that burns to the bone
      Some urge me to be temperate, lukewarm will never do

      [Chorus:]
      'Cause I, I wanna (know I'll) blaze with you
      So I'm holding my heart out to you
      Holding my heart out

      So I stand, handing out torches
      Speaking words that are lamps to their feet
      Til' the time when you come and I'm whole and we are one and the fire in me is complete
      Some tell me to be moderate but lukewarm will never do

      [Chorus]

      [Bridge:]
      Then a doubt comes to lie at the back of my mind
      That I'll offer you me and you'll politely decline (no thank you)
      So I hasten to mute it, I'll shout and rebuke it - "away! "

      [Chorus]
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    • In the autumn on the ground,
      between the traffic and the ordinary sounds
      I am thinking signs and seasons while a north wind blows through
      I watch as lovers pass me by
      Walking stories - whos and hows and whys
      Musing lazily on love
      Pondering you
      I'll give it time, give it space and be still for a spell
      When it's time to walk that way we wanna walk it well

      [CHORUS:]
      I'll be waiting for you baby
      I'll be holding back the darkest night
      Love is waiting til we're ready, til it's right
      Love is waiting

      It's my caution not the cold
      there's no other hand that i would rather hold
      the climate changes, I'm singing for the strangers about you
      don't keep time, slow the pace
      Honey hold on if you can
      the bets are getting surer now that you're my man

      [CHORUS]

      [BRIDGE:]
      I could write a million songs about the way you say my name
      I could live a lifetime with you and then do it all again
      and like I can't force the sun to rise or hasten summer's start,
      neither should I rush my way into your heart
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    • I am sitting still
      I think of Angelique
      her mothers voice over me
      And the bullets in the wall where it fell silent
      And on a thousandth hill, I think of Albertine
      there in her eyes what I don't see with my own
      rwanda

      [CHORUS]
      now that I have seen, I am responsible
      Faith without deeds is dead
      now that I have held you in my own arms, I cannot let go till you are

      I am on a plane across a distant sea
      But I carry you in me
      and the dust on, the dust on, the dust on my feet
      Rwanda

      [CHORUS]

      [BRIGDE]
      I will tell the world, I will tell them where I've been
      I will keep my word
      I will tell them Albertine

      [CHORUS]

      I am on a stage, a thousand eyes on me
      I will tell them, Albertine
      I will tell them, Albertine
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    • If I find in myself desires nothing in this world can satisfy,
      I can only conclude that I was not made for here
      If the flesh that I fight is at best only light and momentary,
      then of course I'll feel nude when to where I'm destined I'm compared

      [CHORUS:]
      Speak to me in the light of the dawn
      Mercy comes with the morning
      I will sigh and with all creation groan as I wait for hope to come for me

      Am I lost or just less found? On the straight or on the roundabout of the wrong way?
      is this a soul that stirs in me, is it breaking free, wanting to come alive?
      Cos my comfort would prefer for me to be numb
      And avoid the impending birth of who I was born to become

      [CHORUS]

      [BRIDGE:]
      For we, we are not long here
      Our time is but a breath, so we better breathe it
      And I, I was made to live, I was made to love, I was made to know you
      Hope is coming for me
      Hope, He's coming
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    • There's distance in the air and I cannot make it leave
      i wave my arms' round about me and blow with all my might
      I cannot sense you close, though I know you're always here
      But the comfort of you near is what i long for

      [CHORUS]
      When I can't feel you, I have learned to reach out just the same
      When I can't hear you, I know you still hear everyword I pray
      And i want you more than i want to live another day
      And as I wait for you maybe I'm made more faithful

      All the folly of the past, though I know it is undone
      i still feel the guilty one, still trying to make it right
      So i whisper soft your name, let it roll around my tounge,
      knowing you're the only one who knows me
      You know me

      [CHORUS]

      [BRIDGE]
      Show me how I should live this
      Show me where I should walk
      I count this world as loss to me
      You are all I want
      You are all I want
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    • Night
      Field of stars above us
      You pick one
      We frame it with our fingers intertwined

      Seeds of every generation
      Between our hands
      And the promise to teach you the little I have learned
      So far

      [CHORUS]
      Child
      What will you live to do?
      What have I left for you?
      What will we leave behind?

      You
      Learning as you're growing
      Not yet knowing
      The world isn't always quite as beautiful
      As it is now

      [CHORUS]

      [INSTRUMENTAL]

      Night
      Field of stars above us
      I pick one and name it for you
      And all who are to come
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    • I just spoke silence with the seeker next to me
      She had a heart with hesitant, halting speech
      That turned to mine and asked belligerently
      "What do I live for?"

      I see the scars of searches everywhere I go
      From hearts to wars to literature to radio
      There's a question like a shame no one will show
      "What do I live for?"

      We are Hosea's wife
      We are squandering this life
      Using people like ladders and words like knives

      [CHORUS]
      If we've eyes to see
      If we've ears to hear
      To find it in our hearts and mouths
      The word that saves is near
      Shed that shallow skin
      Come and live again
      Leave all you were before
      To believe is to begin

      There is truth in little corners of our lives
      There are hints of it in songs and children's eyes
      It's familiar, like an ancient lullaby
      What do I live for?

      We are Hosea's wife
      We are squandering this life
      Using bodies like money and truth like lies

      [CHORUS]

      [Bridge]
      We are more than dust
      That means something
      That means something
      We are more than just
      Blood and emotions
      Inklings and notions
      Atoms on oceans
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    • Your eyes are full
      Full of the future of us
      The air changes as you look across
      At me in that wondering way

      It is as if
      I knew you before we spoke
      Do our hearts know something we don't?
      Conspiring, converging without giving us any say

      [CHORUS]
      You, sing me to sleep
      Talk down my walls
      Look through my windows as I wait
      You could be the thief
      I give the key to

      You're ruining me
      With secrets and gestures and looks
      With sonnets from second-hand books
      Playing the chords in me nobody knew how to play

      [CHORUS]

      [Bridge]
      It fits in your hand like water in rain
      It unlocks our two different selves
      And shows we are the same
      Rather than wait `til I put me out for the taking
      You're breaking
      You're breaking
      You're breaking into my heart
      And I'm letting you
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    • If to distant lands I scatter
      If I sail to farthest seas
      Would you find and firm and gather 'til I only dwell in Thee?
      If I flee from greenest pastures
      Would you leave to look for me?
      Forfeit glory to come after
      'Til I only dwell in Thee

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      If my heart has one ambition
      If my soul one goal to seek
      This my solitary vision 'til I only dwell in Thee
      That I only dwell in Thee
      'Til I only dwell in Thee