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Lyrics

Swansong

How many lies do we live by day
To scared to stand we just hide away
as we grow old, it's too late, it's today
Why should we change the cars that we're driving
While there's gold and oil that's still in the ground
And how can we see the smoking horizon
With our eyes fixed straight on the ground

A warmer planet that Is fine
It's the greed in our hearts that I mind

And we choose the thieves and the liars who will govern
As they don their disguises and prey on the prizes we bought them
And we'll say that we didn't know
We'll be know as the wicked the lazy, the crazy
the people that choose to be blind.

A warmer planet that is fine
The tiredest cliché of our time
I don't mind if we go It's the greed in our hearts that I mind

Don't Look Down

When I was young my heart was fearless
And I would spend my days, climbing trees
I remember the feeling of getting to the top
Were the branches bent and swayed with the breeze
It was difficult to see the ground
through the maze of leaves and branches all around
as they swirled, and mocked me from below
Come they cried, you want to be free
but you will break your body falling on the way

we fall, we break, we crash and we sink
We choose what we want to believe by the way that we think
The sun will rise and the morning will follow this night
Keep it loose, keep it tight, Keep the light on and don't look down

Many reasons to be falling
Some days these boots are filled with lead
The same monologue the papers preach the sky is always falling
And our fear is eager to be fed

And it seems we have been building now for centuries
Though i'm not sure if it's a castle or a cage
And I wonder if these wires will weave a cloth that will one day keep us warm
Or will they bind us at the wrist and bring the storm

we fall, we break, we crash and we sink
We choose what we want to believe by the way that we think
The sun will rise and the morning will follow this night
Keep it loose, keep it tight, Keep the light on and don't look down

Conversations With A Cobbler

Go on and weigh up those reasons and those alibi's
The harder months and coldness and the seasons and the treasons we claim
She guarded her heart with the weight of an armor
But her footsteps were soft and that was the sound that he heard

She never let him know that the place without names
where her home as a child but he needed no clue as he knew

See how the lights change
every night at 6pm
lord knows who set them alight
but I wrote this song as something to rely on
when the street lights come on

And through the walls, the piano found a way out
Through the floorboards where the words that he heard just never could
And he never told her he was a magician
before he confessed it she guessed it she could see by his gaze

See how the lights change
every night at 6pm
lord knows who set them alight
but I wrote this song as something to rely on
when the street lights come on

When you go, and I see your light
I know you are, hiding from pain
so let go and give up the fight
I would hold you up, let me light your way
Let me light your way

See how the lights change
every night at 6pm
lord knows who set them alight
but I wrote this song as something to rely on
when the street lights come on

Stories

A jaggered coastline and ocean embrace
a thick heavy wind curdles and presses my face
A door swings wildly - slamming shut with a clash
As the elements bristle and bustle and bang with a flash

Inside a cabin in the thickest and darkest of trees
By the light of a candle a boy sits and paints our history
with diligence he traces all the lines on your skin
he draws the faces we've loved and places we've been

The storm is moving in these clouds are high
and you build your shelter with borrowed lies
the stories you tell yourself may keep you warm
but you won't see the lightning and you won't hear the call

and even the light tries to hide, as it mutters thoughts to the night
the smell of the earth and the rain as a dog would smell fear
And the orchestra's all around, it starts to build
the sky kicks a beat on the ground, four to the floor
Rumbling, a rolling a rhythm arousing in me
An ancient heart and a lost memory
Here I will sit and I'll bide my time
I'll wait for my love to meet me tonight

The storm is moving in these clouds are high
and you build your shelter with borrowed lies
the stories you tell yourself may keep you warm
but you won't see the lightning and you won't hear the call

All The Way Under The Umbrella

overcast and grey
When I needed light today
Saw your legs but no face
and I knew by your shoes, it was you, I knew it was you
and all the way under the umbrella with another man

and a half moon light covered me with the freeze of a winter day

I stepped into the road without looking left or right
and as did a bus then hit me right between the chest
seems strange now –I didn't see it coming or realize
but it drove around my heart for weeks for months before it died

it was you, It was you, It was you,
it was you, It was you, It was you,

and now I walk the along these streets
all I notice is the passing feet
all the hours that we both know
were just wasted trying to talk throughout the night
the coldest season to be brave
And a half moon light covered me with the freeze of a winter day

I stepped into the road without looking left or right
and as did a bus then hit me right between the chest
seems strange now –I didn't see it coming or realize
but it drove around my heart for weeks for months before it died

it was you, It was you, It was you,
it was you, It was you, It was you,

Coincidence of Wants

Don't mix the ground with the ocean
Don't mix your hearts, your skins or your notions of,
how we should breathe, love and partake
These thoughts will keep us right where they want to

All these walls they mean nothing to me
The fish the hawk one and the same
But for you, I see how it's harder
To be a colour, to be treated another

But when we're hearts we're one and the same
and when we bleed it's red that's in our veins
we build our homes on the same foundation
It's an illusion – there's no separation

Don't mix your heart with those that are spoken for
Put this breeze has me drifting along
It seems I was able to open the door
And through the crack - A light now falls on me

Do I spend my time wandering through your wood
gathering up… heart shaped leaves
I should know better by now - with a bruise like this
to be swollen, To be gathering up storm clouds

But when we're hearts we're one and the same
and when we bleed it's red that's in our veins
we build our homes on the same foundation
It's an illusion – there's no separation

Harder than my bones

I've been collecting stones, to carry on my back
I tie them to my heart, to keep the anger back
So when I walk this road, I am stronger than the seas
That try to steal the land, in which we plant our seeds

All the leaves and the trees gather round tonight
And the wolves they are howling
And people they will leave you cold
Without yourself you got nothing

I'm harder than the trees - We cut to make our beams
I 'm stronger than the twine that - Stitches up our seams
I'm harder than the bones - That hold your body straight
I'm stronger than the loans - That keep us all in debt

All the leaves and the trees gather round tonight
And the wolves they are howling
And people they will leave you cold & blind
Without yourself you got nothin

I don't want to walk alone - I want you at my side
I'll help you bear your load - And you can help with mine
So when I walk this road, I am stronger than the seas
That try to steal the land, In which we plant our seeds

Red in Tooth and Claw

some days when I wake the world it seems so quite
as if the sky has pulled a gray curtain over my eyes
I know that it is me who is colour blind and deaf
and everything I cannot see is as it was when I left

I am stranded on the brink of myself
wanting to be moving without skin - without stealth
a passing stranger whispers with a glance
"there are no dancers - only the dance"

I unfurl my hands
loosen myself
I spin with the lights tripped
I spin with the lights

we are red in tooth and claw but our beasts have been caged
our dishes are still dirty - our beds are unmade

and one day we''l grow tired of feeding this fire
one we'll be weary of these flames that grow higher

a passing stranger she whispers with a glance
there are no dancers - only the dance

I unfurl my hands
I dance with with myself
I spin with the lights tripped
I spin with the lights

Port Grosvenor

We arrived in the rain
Pulled through the mud by the diesel we hate
And this land once caged
like a bird majestic but never to fly

A place where dead dogs rot in the places they fall
It is the dust and the wind that will bury them all

Though I see for miles
I'm dwarfed by the sky and silenced by wind
On the horizon a storm rolls in
vexing the rocks to clap and sing

I'm staying right here till till the grass grows between my toes
And I start to take root and forget all I know

The people of this land, they don't understand
And why should they ask
How our lives are lived and the reasons we come
with our longing for simpler things

What do we know we'll bring you coke and democracy
Offer up for trade, your land for cheap whiskey

here the roads are measured in days
With no signposts to show you the way
I hope that we won't, find our way out
From this song, this wilderness

A place were dead dogs rot in the place they fall
It is the dust and the wind that will bury them all