Lyrics

Love is a Stone

My mind is marked by the diamonds that you tossed
Into this desert I carry with me
I’ve got them locked behind bars that never talk
They are all buried there

Throw me a bone, I am desperate for a home
To hide these dangerous wounds
Love is a stone that hits heavy when it’s thrown
And I am heavy struck by you

Yes, I’ve fallen into you

My love, I have already painted you in words
About the way your body looks as it turns
You are the shade of city lit low by the moon
You are the place the light gathers to

When nothing’s left but the sands of words gone past
I will take my drunken heart down
I will go with the days like thieves we stole
I will take my sunken heart down

I take it down to you

In the Hollow

Long have I drifted with little found
I bite my tongue and listen to the sound
Of old dusk fading out and on
Of quiet night heading back down

I held a map with edges thin
I followed the folds to the creases of your skin
Where I saw those shadows in your hand
Where I found you so sad and lonesome

Oh, I am

Dark was I then, dark will I be
In the hollow of your hand it is night and lonely
I have listened to your stories, followed you here
Take your palms from my face, rest them somewhere

Oh, I am

Night is drawn on this heavy laden eve
In the air I see the stars you breathe
They’re leading me away
Taking all the days
They’re leading me away
Taking all the day’s unrest

All is Undone

Gentle and good night, from where did you come?
This is the hour when all is undone
With everything gone, I am undone

Take us to silence that seldom is here
I will follow when it appears
I will be there, will you be there?

I will give you gifts of my hands
All that they hold is yours to have
I will give you fingers to spend
I will give you my hands

Waken from your sleep, oh you who are tired
I’ve been trembling here on a wire
I’ve been balancing sighs, I’m clenching a wire

All that I know, I have told you
All that I hold, I have shown you

Gentle and good night, when will you come?
This is the hour when all is undone
With everything gone, I am undone

After Moon Falls

The city sleeps and so do you
And after moon falls, I will lay my head down too
And we will meet behind the doors that sleep has opened
Away from your awakening

In the night, the city is gold
Your brow is mapped out by the roads that you have chosen
And I would think that you would know your way by now
But I see that it isn’t so

Oh, you stop and you go
Oh, you stop and you go

The city is tied down with age old chains
And though we try, it stays in the very same place
And as you roam every corner, street
Oh you’re looking for the love that you let go

Oh, you stop and you go
Oh, you stop and you go

And darling, I know it’s true
That every door is open to you
Well, you come, you don’t stay
I don’t recognize you anyway
But it is enough, it is enough, I’ve had enough

Come a Long Way

January was a long one
And February followed through
I’ve got two hands but no pockets
To pack these long months into

There’s nothing out there but a strange world
Where nothing stays and nothing goes
I have felt the touch of many
And I know, I know, how it shows

And in the springtime comes the washing
A city damp and hung to dry
Day is long now to answer
The call, the fall of the night

Ghosts like these ones, they have come a long way
The distance they have gone is echoed by the pace
Come a long way

You dream in colours never spoken
You dream of people who have died
And in the silver light of morning
You breathe a brand new morning sigh

Watching your Ghost

See the little mouth that given you such pain
I have fought the dragon just to pull it all away
I pulled it all away, my love, I pulled it from your eyes
I have pulled the wool away so you would see the lies

Oh, I loved you then, I love you now, my love
Oh, I loved you then, I love you now, my love

Dreams are waving overhead, they beckon in my sleep
Nothing brings me more to wake than watching your ghost leave
Watching your ghost leave, my love, I’m watching as you go
When I see you once again, it’s just a dream shadow

Oh, I loved you then, I love you now, my love
Oh, I loved you then, I love you now, my love

You Don’t Hesitate

Time, you are a burden of the heaviest kind
I take just a handful to halt this demise
It’s up with the rooster and down with the lights
It’s all I can do to keep up this fight

Time, your waters taste of the bitterest load
I take just a little, I don’t need to know
What hands are holding, what whispering tongues
Say to their lovers when I am gone

You, you’ve got a way of circling lines
You don’t hesitate
You, you’ve got a way of rendering time
You don’t hesitate

So tell us the story how you came to be
Tell it from the lighthouse, and save me a seat
You are the west wind with days at your back
And I am the morning to meet the night past

Cover my Grave

Come home, sweet home, come in from the cold
Take heart, sweetheart, I’ll find out where you are

My love went down
Down to where the shadows lay
Down to follow hidden ways
I hear him now –

Lie down and whisper your day to me
Lie down and cover my grave
Oh, oh what a lovely view
Oh, I did all I could for you

Sing low, black crow, lead me with those notes
Oh night, black night, will you be my eyes?

The moon draws near
Take me to the golden sun
Take me to my hidden love
I know he’s here –

In a thousand years, one thousand years
In a thousand years, one thousand years
In a thousand years, will you be mine?

Spilling Sand

The stars are standing at attention, lights are paying all their dues
The night is all wide open, and everything is new

I am taking what is given in this illuminated gaze
Split the curtain that has hidden, break the fog that hides the day

And time it ticks with no intention, marching seconds as they go
You’ve been searching for salvation, throwing rocks at all the windows

The clock has bruised and it has battered, so this is how you ache
You split the curtain that has hidden, break the fog that hides the day

Everything changes so fast
Quick blink, a flick of wrist, it’s passed
The hourglass has cracked again
And it’s spilling sand

Crook of Now & Then

Count the colours of all those days gone by
The late sky turns to grey

Find the falter, the crook of now and then
The steady and slow spin of day

No, nobody knows how far we come
To let go of passings already won
And count all the colours –
Each of them is drawn from you

Sharpen shadows, strike the light against the dark
Take it to the torch and let it burn

‘Til we see clearly, until we cannot lose our way
The day is stretched out and lit

No, nobody knows how far we come
To let go of passings already won
And count all the colours –
Each of them is drawn
Each of them is drawn
Each of them draws from you

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