LYRICS

B Sides

(2018)

Our love isn't linear, linear
We mix like oil and vinegar
We match, still under our skin we are
Shapes of a different kind

Everything that I say, you say
Just in an odd perpendicular way
Everything that you say, I say
Angles that can only speak in arcs

We are circles and squares
Moving in unison
3D people
In two dimensions
You and me
Geometry

Our love isn't linear, linear
Our love is an analog affair
We clash cos under our skin we are
Shapes of an opposite kind

Everything that you do, I do
Just in a way that drives you crazy
Everything that I do, you do
We were asymmetric from the start

We are circles and squares
Moving in unison
3D people
In two dimensions
You and me

Squares and circles
In perfect rhythm
I’ll be the sphere
If you’ll be the prism
You and me
Geometry

Circles and squares
Moving in unison
3D people
In two dimensions
You and me

Squares and circles
In perfect rhythm
I’ll be the sphere and
You'll be the prism
You and me
Geometry

I’ve seen the future but I can’t go there
It flows with milk and honey and our children swear
They’ll never have to work
They’ll never have a care
I’ve seen the future but I won’t be there

I learned about the future when I was young
I learned about the world and how it’s come undone
I learned about fear, of strangers and guns
I learned about the future and it’s no fun

Tell me love remains
Tell me love remains
Tell me love, tell me love remains

I heard about the future from my neighbour John
He told me from the safety of his perfect lawn
“If they move in, it won’t be long”
I heard about the future and it sounds all wrong

I think about the future when I see your face
I think about youth and how we’re parting ways
I think about God, I think about faith
I think about the future and I hope there’s grace

Tell me love remains
Tell me love remains
Tell me love, tell me love remains

I prayed about the future and I understood
All this talk about time will never do much good
If I want things different I gotta quit this doubt
I gotta keep on praying and live love out
I gotta keep on praying and live love out

Quaintrelle
She hopes you can’t tell
The things she parades are barricades
Browse her collections
Gilded indications
Trophies lead line the walls

She don't need to know your name
And she'll make pleasure from your pain
And life is pain, but she don't care
And she don't care 'cause she's a
Quaintrelle
Quaintrelle

Mountains smile bleakly down
They masquerade as mothers
Brothers and sisters maintain their distance
And they won't meet her eye

She don't need to know your name
And she'll make pleasure from your pain
And life is pain, but she don't care
And she don't care 'cause she's a
Quaintrelle
Quaintrelle
Quaintrelle
Quaintrelle

Cultivate life's pleasures
And immerse yourself in leisurely pastimes
Whilst maintaining personal style and charm
Cultivate life's pleasures
And immerse yourself in leisurely pastimes
Whilst maintaining personal style and charm

She don't need to know your name
And she'll make pleasure from your pain
And life is pain, but she don't care
And she don't care 'cause she's a
She’s a

She don't need to know your name
And she'll make pleasure from your pain
And life is pain, but she don't care
And she don't care 'cause she's a
Quaintrelle
Quaintrelle
Quaintrelle
Quaintrelle

Cultivate life's pleasures
And immerse yourself in leisurely pastimes
Whilst maintaining personal style and charm

We are watching apparitions of ourselves
Two inventions with no earthly tongues to tell
Still suspended, willing a surface to repel off of

We are mirages, a trick of light, a sleight of hand
When what we want is to be touchable again
All five senses emerging from the fog
Let's be human while we still remember how

It is not a failure to be flawed
It's beautifully symptomatic
I am not afraid of being more
Than what I've been
I wanna see how the light falls
I wanna feel it on my skin
So how do I begin?

It is not a failure to be flawed
It's beautifully symptomatic
I am not afraid of being more
Than what I've been
It is not a failure to be flawed
It's beautifully symptomatic
I am not afraid of being more
Than what I've been
I want to see how the light falls
I want to feel it on my skin
So how do I begin?

We are breezes chasing after wind
Two unjoined pieces searching for a way to fit
Sleepers waking in the half light up till now
Let's be human while we still remember how

I want to live in the elements
I've spurned my comfort and common sense
I’ve no imagined lost innocence
I'll bleed you dry, no I won't pretend
I'll be coming home but I don't know when

I felt your fire, I breathed your air
We turned and twisted, our bruises bared
I curse the ground still I feel you everywhere

In a fickle world, there's no stubborn love
I can feel your ghost, when will you give up?
It's a funny thing I heard of once
The return of the prodigal son

Oh baby thrill me, make me feel good
Flashes of neon in frames of wood
I don't feel guilty, maybe I should

In a fickle world, there's no stubborn love
I can feel your ghost, when will you give up?
It's a funny thing I heard of once:
The return of the prodigal son

In a fickle world, there's no stubborn love
I can feel your ghost, when will you give up?
It's a funny thing I heard of once
The return of the prodigal son

I saw the painting St. Petersburg
Rembrandt's depiction of a return
I am the oil and pigment mixed
And I know nothing but I know this:
I've been lost a long time in my head
I've followed all the signs but I was misled
I'll be coming home but I don't know when

I have got a mind to take you away
To some white sand and a palm tree parade
I have got a mind to take you away
I have got a mind to go

I have got a smile that's only for you
Exchanged in secret, the way lovers do
I have got a smile that's only for you
Baby, I have got a smile

Morning sneaks up on us
Shines on our sheets
Waking me into my favourite dream
My best imagining never implied
That you'd be the dawning that ended my night

I have got the will to love you always
Through the chilliest winter
The hot summer haze
I have got the will to love you always
I have got the will to love

Honey, I know it won't always be sweet
Loving a person is not a small feat
Don't give up on me and I won't on you
Pack your bags baby 'cause I'm taking you

Come, sit, take the load off
Talk with me a while
Community is common pain
And common joy and offered time
We don't have to agree on everything

You’ll learn something from me
And I'll learn something from you
We all have a story
And a past we've lived through
And I think it’s kind of beautiful

We were born for the struggle
We were born for the pain
Eve ate the apple and I did the same
Eve ate the apple and I did the same

We're so busy capturing and broadcasting
The moment that we do not live it
So consumed with the playback of our lives
We don't know we are not in it
Put down the camera and look me in the eye

So much for, so much for the myth of progress
Seems to me it's still about who gots the mostest
While the pigeon holers hold their placards high

We were born into trouble
We were born into pain
Eve ate the apple and I did the same

We are, we are
A ragamuffin remnant if we are honest
Oh Abraham
We are the stars you were promised

I wanna feel something real even if it's hard
Like facing the gap between the people we wanna be
And the people we are
See you and I, we're not so different

Think it's time I set sail from
Disillusionment to hope
Take that big, big river
In my small, small boat
Show myself we're not all darkness
All darkness

We were born for the beauty, for the poetry of pain
Surely as sparks fly upward from the flame
Eve ate the apple and I did the same
Eve ate the apple and I did the same

Black light, cheek sting up near the Arctic
Brazen boys down in the arcade
Lip spit, numb, split, wind off the Baltic
I shake far from my homeland

I am ice when I'm not near him
Time is frozen till we meet
Where my lover is, endless summer lives
So I'm headed for the heat

Antarctica running through my veins
Born in the ice but I'll die in the flame
Could be fatal but here I go
You don't know till you wanna know
You don't know till you pass the equator
The equator

Burnin', burnin', flushed with fever
Breathless, beating, when he's near
He is practically volcanic
The mercury is stratospheric

Antarctica running through my veins
Born in the ice but I'll die in the flame
Could be fatal but here I go
You don't know till you wanna know
You don't know till you pass the equator
The equator

Ooh baby, come along with me
Better run run run run run
Live a little while we're young and free
Better run run run run run

Easy come, easy go, we just keep on movin'
We can go anywhere, we just keep on movin'

You don't know when
You don't know where
You don't know how this ride is gonna end
Before these bones turn to sand
Shake 'em out
Cos babe, the dead don't dance

One day we're gonna kick this game
And we will run run run run run
They'll call your number and they’ll call my name
And we will run run run run run

Easy come, easy go, we just keep on movin'
We can go anywhere as long as we're movin'

Cos you don't know where
You don't know when
You don't know how this ride is gonna end
Before these bones turn to sand
Shake 'em out
Cos babe, the dead don't dance

I could be wrong, I could be right
We could be taking our last bow tonight
Before these bones turn to sand
Shake 'em out
Cos babe, the dead don't dance

Easy come, easy go, we just keep on movin'
We can go anywhere
We can go anywhere
We can go anywhere
We can go anywhere

Cos you don't know where
You don't know when
You don't know how this ride is gonna end
Before these bones turn to sand
Shake 'em out
Cos babe, the dead don't dance

I could be wrong, I could be right
We could be taking our last bow tonight
Before these bones turn to sand
Shake 'em out
Cos babe, the dead don't dance

The day is dimming and I'm yearning for you
I won't be satisfied till I see your face
Every victory, every loss
Every tick and every cross
You can put them all in place

It seems I'm finding more of why
In these moments
I feel like I'm made to sing of how good you are
The more the years swell by and pass
Each second more than last
It's truer by far

That no profound thought or clever rhyme
No soaring grand, melodic line
No theory, philosophy or sign
Can explain it
Can explain

Where you are, I wanna be
It's your love that has changed me
I'd give the world and all it's charms
For a moment in your arms
Better is one day with you
Than a thousand elsewhere
A thousand elsewhere

I still remember what it felt like before you
I'm grateful every day for how things have changed
I'll thank you every way I can
'Cause my life only began
When I heard you call my name

Now, no praise of man
No great acclaim
No humble looking kind of fame
No power, wealth or worldly gain
Could satisfy me
Could every satisfy

'Cause where you are, I wanna be
It's your grace that has raised me
I'd give my whole life to honour you
In whom I live
In whom I move
Better is one day with you
Than a thousand elsewhere

Better is one day in your courts
Better is one day in your house
Better is one day in your courts
Than anywhere else oh
Lead me, lead me
Lead me to yourself
Lead me to your heart

Where you are, I wanna be
It's your grace that has raised me
I'd give my whole life to honour you
In whom I live
In whom I move
Better is one day with you
Than a thousand elsewhere

Lead me to yourself
Lead me to your heart
I'll be found in you
I'll be found in you
Here is peace
Here is joy
Here is light
Here is freedom, freedom

A Sides

(2016)

I wear a demeanour made of bright pretty things
What she wears, what she wears, what she wears
Birds singing on my shoulder in harmony it seems
How they sing, how they sing, how they sing

Give me nights of solitude, red wine just a glass or two,
Reclined in a hammock on a balmy evening
I'll pretend that it's no thing
The skip in my heart when I think
Of you thinking of me, babe I'm crazy over you

Ah there's something in the water, something in the water
Ah, there's something in the water, that makes me love you like

I got halos made of summer and ribbons made of spring
What she wears, what she wears, what she wears
I got crowns of words a-woven
Each one a song to sing
Oh I sing, oh I sing, oh I sing

Give me long days in the sun,
Preludes to the nights to come
Previews of the mornings laying in all lazy
Give me something fun to do
Like a life of lovin' you
Kiss me quick now baby
I'm still crazy over you

Ah there's something in the water, something in the water
Ah there's something in the water that makes me love you like I do

Give me nights of solitude
Red wine just a glass or two
Give me something fun to do

Ah there's something in the water, something in the water
Ah there's something in the water that makes me love you like I do

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

Oh can you feel the gravity falling, calling us home?
Oh, did you see the stars colliding, shining just to show 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 and far away sound

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

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


Take my shoulder back now
Your head's too heavy for me
Please don't come around here no more
'Cos I asked you to stop
And you wouldn't

I would give anything to make you better
I would give anything to point you to free
I would give anything to help you realise

I loved you 'til it killed me
So my logic wouldn't hurt you
I know you might blame me anyway
Well I'm sorry, I'm so sorry

I would give anything to make you better
I would give anything to point you to free
I would give anything to help you realise
You're not helping yourself to me

I've tried all the things they told me to do
Trying to close up the wounds left open byyou
And if I seem doubtful, distrusting... I am
You said you wouldn't do it again
You said you wouldn't do it again

I would give anything to make you better
I would give anything to point you to free
I would give anything to help you realise
You're not helping yourself
You're not helping yourself by hurting me

Anything just to try and help you see
You ain't helping yourself by hurting me
Time to let you go, time for you to see
You ain't helping yourself by hurting me

I've been staring at the sky tonight
Marvelling and passing time
Wondering what to do with daylight
Until I can make you mine
You are the one I want, you are the one I want

I've been thinking of changing my mind
(It never stays the same for long)
But of all the things I know for sure
You're the only certain one
You are the one I want, you are the one I want

I've been counting up all my wrongs
One sorry for each star
See I'd apologise my way to you
If the heavens stretched that far
You are the one I want, you are the one I want

I won't find what I am looking for
If I only "see" by keeping score
'Cos I know now you are much more than arithmetic

'Cos if I add, if I subtract
If I give it all, try to take some back
I've forgotten the freedom that comes from the fact
That you are the sum
So you are the one
I want

When the years are showing on my face
And my strongest days are gone
When my heart and flesh depart this place
From a life that sung your song

You'll still be the one I want
You'll still be the one I want
You'll still be the one I want
You'll still be the one I want

Walking, stumbling on these shadowfeet toward 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 have 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 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

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

You make all things new...

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

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

I am sitting still
I think of Angelique
Her mother's 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

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 'til you are

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

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 'til you are

And I'll tell the world, I will tell them where I've been
I will keep my word
I will tell them, Albertine

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 'til you are

I am on a stage, a thousand eyes on me
I will tell them, Albertine
I will tell them, Albertine

You've got a quick snap lock on your cold, cold heart
You've got your YSL kicks and a red birthmark
In the shape of canada that you try to keep a secret

You've got a click clack walk and a cold hard stare
And if your eyes could talk they'd say they just don't care
Before they wander off to hide inside their sockets

You've got your scars and you've got your birthmarks
You've got toronto hiding on your hip honey
You've got your secrets
You've got your regrets
Darling we all do

You've got a fool proof plan for a lonely life
You won't be no one's daughter and a drunk man's wife
If a wife at all
It's a silly institution
Or so you keep insisting

You've got your scars and you've got your birthmarks
You've got toronto hiding on your hip honey
You've got your secrets
You've got your regrets
Darling we all do

You're cool coy 'bout your strawberry hip
It's you that's hidden by the expectations
We wanna see you, won't you show us where to start
You're talking trash with your replica lips
It's you that's echoing the conversation
Sweet betty won't you show us who you are

You've got your scars and you've got your birthmarks
You've got toronto hiding on your hip honey
You've got your secrets
You've got your regrets
Darling we all do

You've got a quick snap lock on your cold, cold heart

I have this sinking feeling
Something's weighing me down
I am completely saturated
The waves are crashing closer
My feet already drowned
Doing the thing I said I hated

They've been swimming in the wrong waters
Now they're pulling me down
But I am clinging to you, never letting go
'Cos I know that you'll lift me out

Have your way here
Keep me afloat 'cos I know I'll sink without you
Take this ocean of pain that is mine
Throw me a lifeline

Wake up feeling convicted
I know something's not right
Re-acquaint my knees with the carpet
I have to get this out
'Cos it's obstructing you and I
Dry up the seas that keep us parted

'Cos they've been swimming in the wrong waters
And now they're pulling me down
But I am clinging to you, never letting go
'Cos I know that you are gonna pull me out

Have your way here
Keep me afloat 'cos I know I'll sink without you
Take this ocean of pain that is mine
Throw me a lifeline

They've been swimming in the wrong waters
And now they're pulling me down
But I am clinging to you, never letting go
'Cos I know, 'cos I know

That you'll have your way here
Keep me afloat 'cos I know I'll sink without you
Take this ocean of pain that is mine
Take this ocean of pain that is mine..
Throw me a lifeline

We’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
Took a little while to find reality
We’ve come a long way you know
Living inside a dream
Waking to find that we are kings and queens

Lights on
Sometimes this feels like sleeping with the lights on
The memories stay
They loop their lines on endless replay

I’m sleeping where I fall
If I can sleep at all
‘Cos I’ll wake where I wanna, if I wake at all

‘Cos here the lines are blurred
Reality deferred
And we’re chasing down tomorrow

We’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
Took a little while to find reality
We’ve come a long way you know
Living inside a dream
Waking to find that we are kings and queens

Ride on
Let’s ditch the dark babe, 
we just gotta ride on
Don’t let the lies through
They’ll trick your mind and turn your heart to stone

Forget the wars we fight
Forget the tears you cry
‘Cos we’ll go when we’re gonna but that won’t be tonight
‘Cos here the edges fade
Between the light and shade
And we’re chasing down forever

We’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
Took a little while to find reality
We’ve come a long way you know
Living inside a dream
Waking to find that we are kings and queens

We’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
Took a little while to find it, to find it, to find it
We’ve come a long way you know
Living inside a dream
Took a little while to find it, to find it, to find it

We’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
Took a little while to find reality
We’ve come a long way you know
Living inside a dream
Waking to find that we are kings and queens

We’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
Took a little while to find reality
We’ve come a long way you know
Living inside a dream
Waking to find that we are kings and queens

The 'Fornian last light and I'm right beside you
The fire and motion
The fire and motion

The desert sun sinking sleepy and low
But we're just waking we are waking
River time is a mountain tonight
Before tomorrow she flows on
Carving valleys in the skin on our faces

I am bright as the sun, you are high as a kite
We are daughters, sons, brothers, and sisters tonight at Coachella

Come on now darlin' let's shake off these blues
I'll let my hair out, you'll slip off your shoes
I feel like a baby, new born in the spring
I'm setting down this sadness and I won't remember it

When I'm bright as the sun and you're high as a kite
And we're daughters, sons, brothers and sisters tonight at Coachella
Coachella

I'm a warm bleeding heart
You're a generous soul
And I love you though I never met you before 'til Coachella

We are standing on the shore in the smoke and the starlight
On the edge of a human sea and the tide is in

Didn't I tell you everything's fine?
If there's a good and bad we're somewhere in between
Often I feel like we're all navigating blind
Could we get a change of pace to set the scene?

We could stay another day in this confusion
Let it permeate us 'til we can't move on

But while we're waiting we could try saving the world
Or are we storing that up for a rainy day?
I'm anticipating the time when it'll be my turn
It could be fun to try
I think that I'll save the world as a fun afternoon activity

Seventy thousand things to ponder today
The most significant are bottom of the list
Forty five million recipes and ways
To exaggerate and compound the stress

We could stay another day in this apathy
Let it permeate us 'til we're numb through

And while we're waiting we could try saving the world
Or are we storing that up for a rainy day?
I'm anticipating the time when it'll be my turn
It could be fun to try
I think that I'll save the world

Ooh

And while we're waiting we could try saving the world
Or are we storing that up for a rainy day?
I'm anticipating the time when it'll be my turn
It could be fun to try
I think that I'll save...

And while we're waiting we could try saving the world
Or are we storing that up for a rainy day?
I'm anticipating the time when it'll be my turn
It could be fun to try
I think that I'll save the world

I’m your telescope
Help you see other worlds up close
I’m your submarine
You’ll explore where you’ve never been

I’m your ticking clock
Hold my hands and the time will stop
I’m your megaphone
Turn you up ‘til the neighbours moan

Power me on
Light on demand
I’m your magical machine
We can dream digital dreams
Power me on
Control and command
I’m your magical machine
I’ll be yours if you let me

I’m your MRI
Show you what’s going on inside
I’m your ATM
Take what you like my supply won’t end
I’m your MP3
I get sad when you don’t pay for me
I’m your IED
Carry me very carefully

Power me on
Light on demand
I’m your magical machine
We can dream digitally
Power me on
Control and command
I’m your magical machine
I’ll be yours if you let me

I’m wires and welding
Preset to auto
But if I wasn’t you would never know
I’m wires and welding
Preset to auto
But if I wasn’t you would never know

Power me on,
Light on demand
I’m your magical machine
We can dream digitally
Power me on
Control and command
I’m your magical machine
I’ll be yours if you let me

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

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?
'Cause my comfort would prefer for me to be numb
And avoid the impending birth of who I was born to become

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

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

Like an echo in my mind
There's a hunger that grows to the ground from the deep inside
Taste of what I couldn't see
Yes I bit but I found in the end that it consumed me

It's all out of my heart
It's all out of my hands
Is it it ever too much
It's all out of my hands

I've been thinking
Stranger things have happened now
I've been thinking
Things we never talk about

Like a serpent in the sun
I will bask, I will lay in the light 'til the day is done
Cause it never really ends
From a thought to an act to just being back again

It's all out of my my heart
It's all out of my hands
Is it it ever too much
It's all out of my hands

I've been thinking
Stranger things have happened now
I've been thinking
Things we never talked about

So tell me what you really want
Cause it isn't strange to me
This is what we do it for
You know this is therapy

I've been thinking
Stranger things have happened now
I've been thinking
Things we never talk about

I've been thinking
Stranger things have happened now
I've been thinking
Things we never talk about

So tell me what you really want
Cause it isn't strange to me
This is what we do it for
You know this is therapy

I've been thinking..

Brutal Romantic

(2014)

I love your projection but I don’t love you
Your perceived perfection though it’s just not true
I want an escape and tonight that’s you

You are my victim, you are my muse
Just one specimen of a multitude
I want a cliché I can click on cue

Psychosocial
Psychosocial
Psychosocial
Psychosocial

Give me all access, give me what I want
The companionship of your tableau vivants
I’m entertained until I’m not

Psychosocial
Psychosocial
Psychosocial
Psychosocial

You don’t call, you don’t write
It’s like I don’t even know you
You don’t look, you never reply
And you won’t ‘cos I’m a

Psychosocial (it’s like I don’t even know you)
Psychosocial (and you won’t ‘cos I’m a)
Psychosocial (it’s like I don’t even know you)
Psychosocial (it’s like I don’t even know you)

I love your projection but I don’t love you

I appear in the wild
Hologram in the distance
I’m lighting up the bayou
We speak in storms
We’re all electric, we’re all electric

You’re a fiend for a fight
You tend to misfire
Scorched earth, burnt skin

We speak storms
We’re all electric, we’re all electric

Thunder, thunder
Thunder
Thunder, thunder
Thunder

We are down to the wire
We’re misconnecting
Combustible, explosive
Untamed
We’re pyrotechnic, we’re all electric

So we roll and we rage
Small scale destruction
Scorched earth, burnt skin
We’re speaking storms
We’re all electric
We’re all electric

Thunder, thunder
Thunder
Thunder, thunder
Thunder

Air it bends (air it bends)
Then it breaks (then it breaks)
But we’re holding our ground (hold our ground)

First the light (first the light)
First the light (first the light)
Then the sound (then the sound)

First the light
First the light
Then the sound  

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Thunder, thunder
Thunder
Thunder, thunder
Thunder

Air it bends (air it bends)
Then it breaks (then it breaks)
But we’re holding our ground (hold our ground)

First the light (first the light)
First the light (first the light)
Then the sound (then the sound)

First the light
First the light
Then the sound

I remember when we ruled the scene
Back when we reigned supreme
Black words in golden speech
The weapons in our reach

Tell me did I stutter?
Did you hear me right?
As the crowd begins to roar
Tell me where’s the limit and I’ll tell you why
You will be shaken by the sound
‘Cos I’m gonna touch the sky
I’m damaging at my new discipline
I’m telling you

Can you smell the blood that’s in the air
It’s ours but we don’t care
Burning the resistance to the ground
In line to claim your crown

Tell me did I stutter?
Did you hear me right?
As the crowd begins to roar
Tell me where’s the limit and I’ll tell you why
You will be shaken by the sound
‘Cos I’m gonna touch the sky
I’m damaging at my new discipline
I’m telling you I’m gonna touch the sky
I’m falling out where I was falling in
I’m telling you I’m gonna touch the sky

If you’re gonna start a war
You better know the choice you made is one worth fighting for
You can have your ground
‘Cos when I touch the sky I’m taking everything you’ve got

Tell me did I stutter?
Did you hear me right?
As the crowd begins to roar
Tell me where’s the limit and I’ll tell you why
You will be shaken by the sound
‘Cos I’m gonna touch the sky
I’m damaging at my new discipline
I’m telling you I’m gonna touch the sky
I’m falling out where I was falling in
I’m telling you I’m gonna touch the sky

We’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
took a little while to find reality
we’ve come a long way you know
living inside a dream
waking to find that we are kings and queens

lights on
sometimes this feels like sleeping with the lights on
the memories stay
they loop their lines on endless replay

I’m sleeping where I fall
if I can sleep at all
‘cos I’ll wake where I wanna, if I wake at all

‘cos here the lines are blurred
reality deferred
and we’re chasing down tomorrow

we’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
took a little while to find reality
we’ve come a long way you know
living inside a dream
waking to find that we are kings and queens

ride on
let’s ditch the dark babe, 
we just gotta ride on
don’t let the lies through
they’ll trick your mind and turn your heart to stone

forget the wars we fight
forget the tears you cry
‘cos we’ll go when we’re gonna but that won’t be tonight
‘cos here the edges fade
between the light and shade
and we’re chasing down forever

we’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
took a little while to find reality
we’ve come a long way you know
living inside a dream
waking to find that we are kings and queens

we’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
took a little while to find it, to find it, to find it
we’ve come a long way you know
living inside a dream
took a little while to find it, to find it, to find it

we’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
took a little while to find reality
we’ve come a long way you know
living inside a dream
waking to find that we are kings and queens

we’ve got a long way to go but we got the energy
took a little while to find reality
we’ve come a long way you know
living inside a dream
waking to find that we are kings and queens

Something inside you
Breaks a little bit when you turn away and in
Down beneath the pieces
You say you don’t feel a thing

It’s atrophy in motion
The slowing down of necessary moving parts
It wouldn’t be so tragic
If it weren’t machinery of the heart

You’ve got so much soul
You’ve got to get out and prove it to yourself
Babe you’ve got so much soul
You got so much soul

You’re doing a post mortem
Of a future you still can have
Heed your own warning
Those tears in the night
Won’t fall in the morning

You’ve got so much soul
You’ve got to get out and prove it to yourself
Babe you’ve got so much soul
You got so much soul

Can you feel it yet?
Like a longed for thaw
Feel the blood rush back
Feel the frost withdraw

Vena cava, veins
Broken valves and vows
Feel the blood rush back
Feel the blood rush out

You’ve got so much soul
You’ve got to get out and prove it to yourself
Babe you’ve got so much soul
You got so much soul

All shapes and colours
Rolled in stained and aging hands
Sculpted explosions

Histories unfold
Our Jackson Pollocked earth turns
A silent witness

Lonely asylumed
Poets bequeath best attempts
Romanticising

The brutality
Of the ages and of us
Avarice and lust

Love and death and death and love
Brutal romance
A silver thread, a sharpened knife
A spinning slow dance
I can’t remember before
Warm in the veins
Lead in the core
Brutal romance

You're dripping with gold
Mine is more interior
Yours is sinking you

Men at attention
Devouring a drowning fleet
Epaulettes of charm
Love and death and death and love
Brutal romance
A silver thread, a sharpened knife
In a spinning slow dance
I can’t remember before
Breath in the lungs
Blood on the door
Brutal romance

And I want to sing over them and into them what can’t be unsung
And I want to sing over you and into you what can’t be unsung

Love and death and death and love
Brutal romance
A silver thread, a sharpened knife
A spinning slow dance
I can’t remember before
Washing of wounds
Won inner wars
Brutal romance

I looked away while the water was receding
I looked away for a second, for a second
And it’s gone, everyone was caught sleeping

I am awake and the air is pulsating
I am awake as it gathers, see it growing
On and on, here it comes
Am I ready, am I ready

See the tempest looking my way
Drain the skies of all their colour
And I meet it eye to eye
With the fire in my breast
Je suis pret
I am ready, I am ready
Je suis pret

I will be healed and my brother so shall you be
Stand over here by side
We will awake to the river, to the river
Washing away all our sighs

See the tempest looking my way
Drain the skies of all their colour
And I meet it eye to eye
With the fire in my breast
Je suis pret
I am ready, I am ready
Je suis pret
I am ready, I am ready

See the tempest looking our way
Drain the skies of all their colour
And we meet it eye to eye
With the fire in our breast
Nous sommes pret
We are ready, we are ready
Nous sommes pret
We are ready, we are ready

I’m your telescope
Help you see other worlds up close
I’m your submarine
You’ll explore where you’ve never been

I’m your ticking clock
Hold my hands and the time will stop
I’m your megaphone
Turn you up ‘til the neighbours moan

Power me on
Light on demand
I’m your magical machine
We can dream digital dreams
Power me on
Control and command
I’m your magical machine
I’ll be yours if you let me

I’m your MRI
Show you what’s going on inside
I’m your ATM
Take what you like my supply won’t end
I’m your MP3
I get sad when you don’t pay for me
I’m your IED
Carry me very carefully

Power me on
Light on demand
I’m your magical machine
We can dream digitally
Power me on
Control and command
I’m your magical machine
I’ll be yours if you let me

I’m wires and welding
Preset to auto
But if I wasn’t you would never know
I’m wires and welding
Preset to auto
But if I wasn’t you would never know

Power me on,
Light on demand
I’m your magical machine
We can dream digitally
Power me on
Control and command
I’m your magical machine
I’ll be yours if you let me

It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
It’s New Year’s Eve, babe
And I’d really like to be alone

We’re waiting on change but I don’t know if it’s coming
We’re waiting on change but I don’t know if it’s coming
It’s New Year’s Eve, babe
And I’d really like to be alone

Big eyes against the white
Big eyes beneath the lights
And no one seems to feel it
But I do

Our faces to the wind
My heart against my skin
Tonight I’m gonna find something true

It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
It’s New Year’s Eve, babe
And I’d really like to be alone

It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
It’s New Year’s Eve, babe
And I’d really like to be alone

We’re waiting on change but I don’t know if it’s coming
We’re waiting on change but I don’t know if it’s coming
It’s New Year’s Eve, babe
And I’d really like to be alone

Big eyes against the white
Big eyes beneath the lights
And no one seems to feel it
But I do

Our faces to the wind
My heart against my skin
Tonight I’m gonna find something true

It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
It’s New Year’s Eve, babe
And I’d really like to be alone

Flags

(2010)

I wear a demeanour made of bright pretty things
What she wears, what she wears, what she wears
Birds singing on my shoulder in harmony it seems
How they sing, how they sing, how they sing

Give me nights of solitude, red wine just a glass or two,
Reclined in a hammock on a balmy evening
I'll pretend that it's no thing
The skip in my heart when I think
Of you thinking of me, babe I'm crazy over you

Ah there's something in the water, something in the water
Ah, there's something in the water, that makes me love you like

I got halos made of summer and ribbons made of spring
What she wears, what she wears, what she wears
I got crowns of words a-woven
Each one a song to sing
Oh I sing, oh I sing, oh I sing

Give me long days in the sun,
Preludes to the nights to come
Previews of the mornings laying in all lazy
Give me something fun to do
Like a life of lovin' you
Kiss me quick now baby
I'm still crazy over you

Ah there's something in the water, something in the water
Ah there's something in the water that makes me love you like I do

Give me nights of solitude
Red wine just a glass or two
Give me something fun to do

Ah there's something in the water, something in the water
Ah there's something in the water that makes me love you like I do

You've got a quick snap lock on your cold, cold heart
You've got your YSL kicks and a red birthmark
In the shape of canada that you try to keep a secret

You've got a click clack walk and a cold hard stare
And if your eyes could talk they'd say they just don't care
Before they wander off to hide inside their sockets

You've got your scars and you've got your birthmarks
You've got toronto hiding on your hip honey
You've got your secrets
You've got your regrets
Darling we all do

You've got a fool proof plan for a lonely life
You won't be no one's daughter and a drunk man's wife
If a wife at all
It's a silly institution
Or so you keep insisting

You've got your scars and you've got your birthmarks
You've got toronto hiding on your hip honey
You've got your secrets
You've got your regrets
Darling we all do

You're cool coy 'bout your strawberry hip
It's you that's hidden by the expectations
We wanna see you, won't you show us where to start
You're talking trash with your replica lips
It's you that's echoing the conversation
Sweet betty won't you show us who you are

You've got your scars and you've got your birthmarks
You've got toronto hiding on your hip honey
You've got your secrets
You've got your regrets
Darling we all do

You've got a quick snap lock on your cold, cold heart

In me, in you
Orphans, kingdoms
Wide eyes and paper crowns
Time will hold us, time erode us
We're wrinkling children now

We are wandering where the wild wind blows
We are happy here 'cause the wild wind knows what we are
Orphans, kingdoms
In me, in you

Fiends explorers
Babes with coats of arms
A world inside us
A feast, a harvest
Each soul a son, a star

We are wandering where the wild wind blows
We are happy here 'cause the wild wind knows what we are
Orphans, kingdoms
Orphans, kingdoms

Eat and drink for tomorrow we die
We will look our maker in the eye
Raise a flagon and drink to your health
Who is he that can conquer himself

We are wandering where the wild wind blows
We are happy here 'cause the wild wind knows what we are
Orphans, kingdoms
Orphans, kingdoms

So we're back here again
Tiptoeing 'round the edge of the world
Wondering who will be last to admit
That we're finally over

Turned twenty one on the day that we met
Terrible shoes, implausible dress
It's funny how sad the funny things get as you grow older

Better or worse but what else can we do
When better or worse I am tethered to you
If it's not either of us tell me who we are fooling

I learnt the art of biting my tongue
I tired of trying to guess what was wrong
Both agreed on where we should go
But not how to get there

We tried and tried to loosen the knots
Thinking once we're untangled we'll be better off
But it's these failures and faults that hold us together

Better or worse but what else can we do
When better or worse I am tethered to you
If it's not either of us tell me who are we fooling

This beautiful tangle that's bruising us blue
Is the beautiful knot that we just can't undo
Together we're one but apart tell me who are we fooling

Real love is hard love
It's all we have
It's a break neck
Train wreck
It's all we have
So we're back here again
Turning away from the edge of the end
Arm in arm

Better or worse but what else can we do
When better or worse I am tethered to you
If it's not either of us tell me who are we fooling

This beautiful tangle that's bruising us blue
Is the beautiful knot that we just can't undo
If it's not either of us tell me who are we fooling
Together we're one but apart tell me who are we fooling

A lone woman stands in the turning december
She's got ice on her lashes, white on her winter coat
The trees stand like soldiers around her
Dutiful wooden guards
And the heart she feared frozen
Still beats and still marches on

Oh Annie I will think of you each time I see the sun
Didn't want a day without you
But somehow I've lived through another one

A gentleman waits on a platform in a haze of gray and grief
Now he's sold up his assets
Starting over at seventy
The steam blasts like trumpets around him
Salutes on the colonnade
As he thinks to himself
"We're all waiting for our train to come"

Oh Annie I will think of you each time I see the sun
Didn't want a year without you
But somehow I've lived through another one

Did you find it hard to breathe at first
Were you winded and in disbelief at how much it hurt
Now that ache's still burning
But the world's still turning isn't it

Oh Annie I will think of you each time I see the sun
Didn't want a life without you but here I am living one

The 'Fornian last light and I'm right beside you
The fire and motion
The fire and motion

The desert sun sinking sleepy and low
But we're just waking we are waking
River time is a mountain tonight
Before tomorrow she flows on
Carving valleys in the skin on our faces

I am bright as the sun, you are high as a kite
We are daughters, sons, brothers, and sisters tonight at Coachella

Come on now darlin' let's shake off these blues
I'll let my hair out, you'll slip off your shoes
I feel like a baby, new born in the spring
I'm setting down this sadness and I won't remember it

When I'm bright as the sun and you're high as a kite
And we're daughters, sons, brothers and sisters tonight at Coachella
Coachella

I'm a warm bleeding heart
You're a generous soul
And I love you though I never met you before 'til Coachella

We are standing on the shore in the smoke and the starlight
On the edge of a human sea and the tide is in

He got the droop of a fatherless child
Almost imperceptible, one can't see it with the naked eye
Oh but I can

That cardboard lady in the corner store
Her sparkle is all painted on
Six no-good men took all her shine and more
Left her youth near sausalito

Oh it's humourless and comical at once
Always being a stranger wearing the last town's dust
Oh it's humourless, it's humourless

They look me over, one up and one down
I can tell they're wondering who my people are
I say I'm new in town
I know it's gonna take a while

Oh it's humourless and comical at once
Always being a stranger waring the last town's dust
Oh it's humourless, it's humourless

I speculate and browse the duraflame
Winter in the west coast cool
Out by the sea where no one knows my name
I'm on the road like Jack, Jack Kerouac
Like Jack, Jack Kerouac
Like Jack, Jack Kerouac
Like Jack, Jack Kerouac

We're adrift on a sailboat
My love is the sea
Yours is the horizon
Constant and steady

You set my landlocked heart afloat
Lifted my lonesome sails
The tide is out, the moon is high
We're sailing

Darling your love is healing
It makes the bitter sweet
Warms the winter to spring again
Secures the cold's defeat

We're cutting anchor, casting out
Into the glorious deep
The tide is out, the moon is high
We're sailing

When we've succumbed to decrepitude
Still our love will remain in its youth
The tide is out, the moon is high
We're sailing, we're sailing
We're sailing

It was the year the crows and the locusts came
The fields drank dry the rain
The fields are bleeding
Daddy don't cry, it'll be alright
She puts some water on the wound
And hums a little tune while her courage puddles on the ground
Pooling, pooling

See the murder the swarm descend
And the night is getting thick
The moon turning her tricks
She'll betray you every time

It was the year the crows and the locusts came
The fields drank dry the rain
The fields are bleeding
It was the age the foxes came for the fields
We were bleeding as we bowed to kneel and pray for mercy, pray for mercy

The rumble is low and the heat is high
Got a feeling that there's rain out in the oil black sky
Gonna chase away the devil when that song does rise
Gonna plead the blood, gonna plead the blood

It was the year the crows and locusts came
The fields drank dry the rain
The fields are bleeding
It was the age the foxes came for the fields
We were bleeding as we bowed to kneel and pray for mercy, pray for mercy

She limps on up to the top of a mound
Looks at the faltered harvest
Feels her sweat in the ground and the burn in her nose
And the knowing in her guts, something's still gonna grow
She ain't leavin' 'til it does

Cheers to the furrows on our brow
To each hard won victory
Cheers to the losses that grew us up
Killed our pride, and filled our cup

Cheers to the friendships well worn in
That time nor distance alter
Here's to the sleepers we'll see again
Fine company in memoriam

Open your mouth and sing out your song
Life is short as the day is long
I can't leave you my body but I'll leave you a tune
This is my legacy
Cheers to you

Cheers to the passing of our youth
And the death of lust not wonder
A toast to the lessons not yet learned
And to the trials that will teach them

Open your mouth and sing out your song
Life is short as the day is long
I can't leave you my body
But I'll leave you a tune
This is my legacy
Cheers to you

Come, tell me your trouble
I'm not your answer but I'm a listening ear

Reality has left you reeling
All facts and no feeling
No faith and all fear

I don't know why a good man will fall
While a wicked one stands
And our lives blow about like flags on the land

Who's at fault is not important
Good intentions lie dormant and we're all to blame
While apathy acts like an ally
My enemy and I are one and the same

I don't know why the innocents fall
While the monsters still stand
And our lives blow about like flags on the land

I don't know why our words are so proud
Yet their promise so thin
And our lives blow about like flags in the wind

You who mourn will be comforted
You who hunger will hunger no more
Oh the last shall be first, of this I am sure

You who weep now will laugh again
All you lonely be lonely no more
Yes the last shall be first, of this I am sure

I don't know why the innocents fall
While the monsters stand
I don't know why the little ones thirst
But I know the last shall be first
I know the last shall be first
I know the last shall be first

Albertine

(2006)

Walking, stumbling on these shadowfeet toward 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 have 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 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

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

You make all things new...

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

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

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

Oh can you feel the gravity falling, calling us home?
Oh, did you see the stars colliding, shining just to show 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 and far away sound

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

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

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

'Cos 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

'Cos I, I wanna (know I'll) blaze with you
So I'm holding my heart out to you
Holding my heart out

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! "

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 - who's and how's and why's
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

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

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

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

I am sitting still
I think of Angelique
Her mother's 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

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 'til you are

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

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 'til you are

And I'll tell the world, I will tell them where I've been
I will keep my word
I will tell them, Albertine

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 'til you are

I am on a stage, a thousand eyes on me
I will tell them, Albertine
I will tell them, Albertine

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

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?
'Cause my comfort would prefer for me to be numb
And avoid the impending birth of who I was born to become

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

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

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

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 every word 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

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 every word 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

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

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


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

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

Night
Field of stars above us
I pick one and name it for you and all who are to come

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

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 childrens' 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

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

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

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

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 in second-hand books
Playing the chords in me nobody knew how to play

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

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 into my heart..and I'm letting you
Your eyes are full, full of the future of us

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

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

What To Do With Daylight

(2003)

I've been staring at the sky tonight
Marvelling and passing time
Wondering what to do with daylight
Until I can make you mine
You are the one I want, you are the one I want

I've been thinking of changing my mind
(It never stays the same for long)
But of all the things I know for sure
You're the only certain one
You are the one I want, you are the one I want

I've been counting up all my wrongs
One sorry for each star
See I'd apologise my way to you
If the heavens stretched that far
You are the one I want, you are the one I want

I won't find what I am looking for
If I only "see" by keeping score
'Cos I know now you are much more than arithmetic

'Cos if I add, if I subtract
If I give it all, try to take some back
I've forgotten the freedom that comes from the fact
That you are the sum
So you are the one 
I want

When the years are showing on my face
And my strongest days are gone
When my heart and flesh depart this place
From a life that sung your song

You'll still be the one I want
You'll still be the one I want
You'll still be the one I want
You'll still be the one I want

Didn't I tell you everything's fine?
If there's a good and bad we're somewhere in between
Often I feel like we're all navigating blind
Could we get a change of pace to set the scene?

We could stay another day in this confusion
Let it permeate us 'til we can't move on

But while we're waiting we could try saving the world
Or are we storing that up for a rainy day?
I'm anticipating the time when it'll be my turn
It could be fun to try
I think that I'll save the world as a fun afternoon activity

Seventy thousand things to ponder today
The most significant are bottom of the list
Forty five million recipes and ways
To exaggerate and compound the stress

We could stay another day in this apathy
Let it permeate us 'til we're numb through

And while we're waiting we could try saving the world
Or are we storing that up for a rainy day? 
I'm anticipating the time when it'll be my turn
It could be fun to try
I think that I'll save the world

Ooh

And while we're waiting we could try saving the world
Or are we storing that up for a rainy day? 
I'm anticipating the time when it'll be my turn
It could be fun to try
I think that I'll save...

And while we're waiting we could try saving the world
Or are we storing that up for a rainy day?
I'm anticipating the time when it'll be my turn
It could be fun to try
I think that I'll save the world

I'm not hanging on your every word
I'm thriving on my self-sufficiency
I'm not listening to the things I've heard
About me and you

People think there must be something to the way
I talk about you every chance I get
But if I think about you night and day
Doesn't mean I'm ready yet

Maybe I am knee-deep in denial
Or maybe I'm just trying to move on
Maybe I should keep away awhile
But if distance is right I'd rather be wrong

'Cos I love the way you're smiling at me
When you know it's true
I'm still in love with you
And I love the way you're really trying
Not to let me see
You're still in love with me too

I am way too proud to verbalise my feelings
And you are way too mean if you just let this brew
It's a complicated hand that you've been dealing
Time to win me over: fold and make your move

Smooth some calm over this situation
I can't get past the way I feel for you
It's the little things that make this worth the effort
It's the small, little insignificant things you do

That make me love the way you're glancing, hoping
When you know it's true
I'm still in love with you
And I love that I am barely coping
When you let me see
You're still in love with me too

In love, still in love with
In love, still in love with
In love, still in love with you

I have this sinking feeling
Something's weighing me down
I am completely saturated
The waves are crashing closer
My feet already drowned
Doing the thing I said I hated

They've been swimming in the wrong waters
Now they're pulling me down
But I am clinging to you, never letting go
'Cos I know that you'll lift me out

Have your way here
Keep me afloat 'cos I know I'll sink without you
Take this ocean of pain that is mine
Throw me a lifeline

Wake up feeling convicted
I know something's not right
Re-acquaint my knees with the carpet
I have to get this out
'Cos it's obstructing you and I 
Dry up the seas that keep us parted

'Cos they've been swimming in the wrong waters
And now they're pulling me down
But I am clinging to you, never letting go
'Cos I know that you are gonna pull me out

Have your way here
Keep me afloat 'cos I know I'll sink without you
Take this ocean of pain that is mine
Throw me a lifeline

They've been swimming in the wrong waters
And now they're pulling me down
But I am clinging to you, never letting go
'Cos I know, 'cos I know

That you'll have your way here
Keep me afloat 'cos I know I'll sink without you
Take this ocean of pain that is mine
Take this ocean of pain that is mine..
Throw me a lifeline

Don't you say it's too early
Baby I don't wanna waste the day
When we've everything on our side
And nothing in our way

We can do what we wanna
'Cos today the world is ours
Nothing gray, just real time and colour
In which to whittle away the hours

We could speak 'til nothing's left unspoken
We could drive 'til we run out of road
We could drink 'til we've emptied the ocean
But I'd be happy here
Happy just to hold you

'Til the suns and planets disappear
I could stay in your arms all year
Even if it means infinity through
If being productive is being with you
Then baby I don't want to waste another day

I'll shout aloud what I'm feeling
Let me tongue be still no more
Now I know that it's the real thing
Just try and keep me quiet about it
Oh

'Cos we could stare until we both are blinded
We could fall 'til gravity gets tired
We could lose our love just to re-find it
But I'm just happy here
Happy staying beside you

'Til the suns and planets disappear
I could stay in your arms all year
Even if that means infinity through
If being productive is being with you
Then baby I don't want to waste...

'Til the suns and planets disappear
I could stay in your arms all those years
Even if it means infinity through
If being productive is being with you
Then baby I don't want to waste another day

The sky opens up over me and you
And you don't seem to mind that we're soaked through
And you kiss me in the rain, I forget what I'm moaning about
And I know I wouldn't be the same without you

I wouldn't be the same without you
I wouldn't be the same without you

I laugh at my own jokes and what I deem to be clever wit
And you don't seem to mind that I'm so stupid
You kiss me once again, I forget what I'm babbling about
And I know I wouldn't be the same without you

I wouldn't be the same without you
I wouldn't be the same without you

I couldn't replicate your touch or love anyone again this much
But I wouldn't be the same without you

I wouldn't be the same
I wouldn't be the same
I wouldn't be the same without you
Without you
Without you
Without you

I'm having trouble remembering where the lines cross your face
Your smile is fading from memory
Won't you hurry back and fill that space again? 

I'm waiting, watching the water, quietly willing the phone to ring
I suspect this healthy silence
Will continue a few days yet, a few days yet

I miss you, I miss you
I'm over now, I'm through
I miss you

I'm hanging here just reminiscing
About all the things you said to me
Hoping you plan on returning to interrupt my reverie

'Cos I miss you, I miss you
I'm over now, I'm through
I miss you

You're sweet, sweeter than honey tea
You're precious and worth more than gold to me
I know I acted selfishly
Come on home

I'll beg and plead if you need me to
I'm head over heels over feet for you
Gonna have you wed by the end of time time 
Well, I hope...

I miss you, I miss you
Don't say were done
We ain't through

Walk along here, feel you move somewhere in front of me
I can't place you with these eyes for the doubt
I can't see

How could someone so beautiful
Feel something for me?
Hold me and love me and touch me again
And show me why I believe

That the first time I see your face
Everything else around me will fade to the background
And I'll be struck, full, by the truth in your gaze
As you work an indelible change in me

All I have and all I am and all I think and do
Can find its purpose and meaning and life only in you

How could someone so beautiful
Feel anything for me?
Won't you hold me and love me and touch me again
And show me why I believe

That the first time I see your face
Everything else around me will fade to the background
And I'll be struck, full, by the truth in your gaze
As you work an indelible change

For the first time I see your face
Everything else around me will fade to the bakground
And I'll be struck, full, by the truth in your gaze
As you work an indelible change in me
An indelible change in me
An indelible change in me

Take my shoulder back now
Your head's too heavy for me
Please don't come around here no more
'Cos I asked you to stop
And you wouldn't

I would give anything to make you better
I would give anything to point you to free
I would give anything to help you realise

I loved you 'til it killed me
So my logic wouldn't hurt you
I know you might blame me anyway
Well I'm sorry, I'm so sorry

I would give anything to make you better
I would give anything to point you to free
I would give anything to help you realise
You're not helping yourself to me

I've tried all the things they told me to do
Trying to close up the wounds left open byyou
And if I seem doubtful, distrusting... I am
You said you wouldn't do it again
You said you wouldn't do it again

I would give anything to make you better
I would give anything to point you to free
I would give anything to help you realise
You're not helping yourself
You're not helping yourself by hurting me

Anything just to try and help you see
You ain't helping yourself by hurting me
Time to let you go, time for you to see
You ain't helping yourself by hurting me

Middle of nowhere
Finally you can breathe
Nobody knows your name
It's easier

Shut your eyes tightly
Clench your fists 'til they almost bleed
Cautiously, lightly
Gently expose what's underneath

And all you feel now
Is the scarlet in the day
Even if it's real
You can't stay...

So there you go
You're gone for good
There you go
You're gone for good

Your mind is swollen
From months of thought without release
They've taken their toll on you
This very moment
Of timid and fragile honesty
Is precious and rare and fleeting

And all you feel now
Is the scarlet in the day
Even if it's real
You can't stay...

So there you go
You're gone for good
There you you go
You're gone for good

There you go
You're gone for good
There you go
You're gone for good

I wanna get your words stuck in my head
I wanna touch your soul with mine
I want to always be, be by you led
Always

I wanna know that you hung the stars in the sky
So on lonely nights I would know your presence
I wanna feel your love under my skin, down through my bones

Your love endures forever
Your love changes me
Your love makes me whole, makes me better
Your love endures

I wanna feel the wind and know that you're near me
And see in the seasons your mystery
I wanna feel your love flow through my veins, pound in my heart

Your love endures forever
Your love changes me
Your love makes me whole, makes me better

I want to know how this could be
Yet your love remains a mystery
That's woven all the way
That's woven all the way
That's woven all the way through me

Your love endures forever
Your love changes me
Your love makes me whole, makes me better

Your love endures