LYRICS

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
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 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 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

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

you make all things new
you make all things new
you make all things new
you make all things..
you make all things..

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

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?
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

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

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 its light

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?
Oh, did you see the stars colliding, shining goes to show we belong

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[INSTRUMENTAL]

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)

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