Falling Asleep

She goes for the throat
She doesn’t know
But it’s good to hope
She aims for the neck
Or better yet
Whatever she can get
She tries for the eyes
She won’t deny
She’s lacking the surprise
She’s lacking the surprise

And we don’t care about the consequences of
And should we care about the consequences of
But we don’t care about the consequences of
So we don’t care about the consequences of
Falling asleep, oh falling asleep
Of falling asleep, oh falling asleep
Of falling asleep, oh falling asleep

He goes for the throat
He doesn’t know
But he still has hope
He tries for the eyes
He won’t deny
He’s lacking in surprise
He aims for the neck
Or better yet
Whatever he can get
Whatever he can get

And we don’t care about the consequences of
And should we care about the consequences of
But we don’t care about the consequences of
So we don’t care about the consequences of
Falling asleep, oh falling asleep
Of falling asleep, oh falling asleep
Of falling asleep, oh falling asleep

 

 

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Two Hundred Feet

Before the sunrise, the fog made it gray
It was still a nice day
And the clouds hid the steel, and the steel stole the breath
Made you forget
The sounds from the cars were not very far
And two hundred feet can’t be that hard
I think they would say, think they would say
Four seconds could go either way
If I go right now, I might not change
My mind, change my mind

It’s a long way down
A long way down
A long way down
It’s a long way down
A long way down
A long way down
It’s a long way

It was such a clear day, on this fake golden bridge
And the words from your lips
They said please take a picture of me
I want to remember this clearly
And the railing, I gripped, and I started to lift

But it’s a long way down
A long way down
A long way down
It’s a long way down
A long way down
A long way down
It’s a long way down

And the tears ran down my cheeks
And the tears they fell with me

At the sunset, as the boats came to rest
And the birds reached their nests
The red it came out, and the cars they slowed down
And everyone got out
And what seemed like miles away is two hundred feet
But the more I wait, the more I think
I know they will say, know they will say
Four seconds cannot be that far
But the water’s cold, and the crash is hard
And I pray that I’ll break, hope I will break

And it’s a long way down
A long way down
A long way down
It’s a long way down
A long way down
A long way down
It’s a long way down

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On Top A Mountain View

If there is a bigger picture
Hold your breath, and close your eyes
Fixing all the finite fixtures
Counting every single sign
We both agree to beg to differ
Sold on what was sealed inside
Cannot see this grand ole mixture
Hold your breath, and close your eyes

And if you see nothing
That’s fine

On top a mountain view, we sang
Look at all these people try
On top a mountain view, we sang
Watch all of these people try

And if you see nothing
Or if you see something
That’s fine

So don’t go getting lost
Or misinterpret the price or cost
And if you don’t see
Or don’t believe
We said
We said

An avalanche that’s made to fall
A home not built around four walls
We tried; it’s fine
A chair that holds a dying man
A thought written with broken hands
That’s fine; we tried
And if you don’t see
Or do not believe
Or just see nothing
Or a lack of something
How could you possibly know
That’s fine

If there is a bigger picture
Hold your breath, and close your eyes
On top a mountain view, we sang
Hold your breath, and close your eyes
And if you see nothing
Or if you see something
That’s fine

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What We Can, We Will (Never Remember; Never Forget)

Well, in the bay, outside the car
Your penmanship; your little scar
And we were lost in woods and woods of words
We were lost in woods and woods of words

Well, on the pier, or in the sky
The path we took; the lone coastline
And we watched so many worlds go by
We watched so many worlds go by

Well, near the tree, far from the house
An old dead truck; that tiny mouse
And our hearts they felt it all bleed out
Our hearts they felt it all bleed out

Well, under the sun, on top of the grass
A cigarette; a single match
And we counted every chance that passed
We counted every chance that passed

‘Cause in the bay, outside the car
Inside a dream of who we were
We were lost in woods and woods of words
We were lost
We are lost
We are loss

What we can never remember
We will never forget
What we can never remember
We will never forget
What we can never remember
We will never forget
What we can never remember
We will never forget

What we can, we will
(Never remember)
What we can, we will
(Never forget)
What we can, we will
(Never remember)
What we can, we will
(Never forget)

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Chances

Well, brick by brick
Rebuilding from the ashes
Don’t let these things grow old
This life’s a game of chances
And it seems like, maybe to me
That we did most the carving
Are those tattoos we made
Or just a love of scarring
Ourselves
Ourselves

Well, sip by sip
One step and three steps backwards
Just keep these things locked up
We make for better actors
And it seems like, just possibly
That we did most the harming
It’s been severed for too long
There’s no use in crying
Now
Crying now

We are, we are no one else
And we are, we are
We are, we are no one else
And we are, and we are just no one

Well, brick by brick
Destroying in the ashes
Don’t let these things grow old
We might have better chances
And it seems like, well probably
That we won’t leave a marking
We’ll keep the flame real close
You know we’re good at starting
Over

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Rainbow at the Gates of Hell

I can see a rainbow at the gates of Hell
And you said to me it’s so damn beautiful, you agree
Where the grass meets cement
And the wires from the fences cut your hands
Well that’s where it starts
And we’ll never know where it ends

And if He decides
I’m not capable to make amends that’s fine
And if we could try
To move past all these labels that only bind
The cement changes to brick
And these walls are forever too thick
Well that’s where it ends
For me, my love, my friend

I can see a rainbow at the gates of Hell
And you said to me could it be more beautiful, possibly
When the dirt meets the man
And the shovel it callouses your hands
Well that’s where it starts
And we’ll never know if it ends
If it ends

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Another Sip

Red dress; a brown paper bag
A warm coat; concourse A
A ring around her finger
For a time she won’t forget
So she takes another sip
She takes another sip

Torn shirt; a line to stay awake
Palm trees and a mark across your face
And it’s been a long year
But wouldn’t you know
And you do what you’re told
With a burdened soul

And the water’s still cold
But it still feels the best
So wash it all away
Close your eyes and rest
And the water’s still cold
But it still feels the best
So wash it all away
Close your eyes and rest

Red skirt and nothing to say
No coat, but the plane’s been delayed
A mark left on her finger
Of a time she can’t forget
So she takes another sip
Another sip

Worn shoes; a vast empty space
A stone heart; a scar you can taste
And it’s been a long year
But wouldn’t you know
And you do what you’re told
With such a heavy soul

So she takes another sip
Takes another sip
She says one more lift
Just one more lift
Bottle to her lips
Bottle to her lips
‘Cause she cannot quit
She will not quit

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A Desert Home

And everyday feels more like a TV script
There’s nothing that we can’t predict
And with the silence comes a resentful thought
The cycle never stops

And your blue hair says more than you ever could
It’s needing to be understood
Watch your mind play games saying it’s okay
It’ll take away the pain

So if when you find a peace of mind
In a desert home with a friend
I hope you’ll be so comfortably
Willing to see me again

Although it may seem cool to some new born eyes
This setting’s a complex disguise
So you’ll stand on the line where the water says
I’ll go no more

Then your blue hair moves in the gently wind
As your footsteps take you farther in
And all the silence breaks like a closing door
and you’ll keep waiting for

A better time that you can find
In a desert home with a friend
And then you’ll be so comfortably
Able to see me again
Able to see me again

And you think the heat
Will make us bleed
Nothing but the truth
You thought that we
Would be complete
With nothing but the proof
Nothing but the proof

So if you find that peace of mind
In a desert home with a friend
I hope you’ll be so comfortably
Willing to see me again
I’ll hope you’ll see me again

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The Contours of the Leather

There was a moment
And we tried to hold it
But the space between us
It kept growing much larger
Moving much farther
Every single day
There was a letter
So that you would remember
But the black ink it faded
It turned back into paper
There will be no later
So I thought I’d say

Don’t come back, don’t come back
There’s nothing here for you
So don’t come back, don’t come back
Again

There was a picture
It was a lovely fixture
It was only a cover
For a mistake we hid so well
A fake we made look real
It was made to stay
And there was a chair
And it remembers you were there
And in the contours of the leather
It reads there were such better times
There were such better times
Not so long ago

But don’t come back, don’t come back
There’s no one here for you
So don’t come back, don’t come back
Again

There was a heartbeat
That I thought I would be able to feel

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Head to Head

 

 

We’ll share one pillow, and lots of laughter
Three hours before; three hours after
I know there’s snow, and our teeth clatter
But it’s much colder the morning after
You’re gone
Or is it I left
Or the space in between
Or just for the best

We’ll share one moment; no other factor
One minute up, and one minute faster
And at the top, alone together
This is what I’ve been chasing

And maybe we’ll lay head to head
Again, someday
And maybe we’ll lay head to head
Again, someday

We’ll share this goodbye, and change the chapter
Five seconds ago, I was much sadder
The airport’s filled with endless chatter
But it’s so quiet the morning after
You’re gone
Or is it I left
Or the space in between
Or just for the best

And maybe we’ll lay head to head
Again, someday
And maybe we’ll lay head to head
Again, someday
And maybe from each end that’s when
We’ll see, someway
And maybe we’ll lay head to head
Again, someday

Is it you’re gone
Or is it I left
Or the space in between
Or just for the best

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