Ashes 

I'm not sure what to say 

Just liked that dress you wore last Sunday 

And I...couldn't see 

But seems you felt just like 

Your father said you would one day 

And we fall with the ashes 

But they're not to blame 

And of all the matches 

It was the one in the rain 

And I'm ready to answer 

But the call never came 

Yeah we all turn to ashes 

But they're not the same, no 

Not sure how to pray 

You'll change your mind, you said you'd 

Always make way 

For the winds on the brae 

But I...couldn't wish 

Away the sound of the organ that 

Carries you down in your bridal gown 

But if we fall with the ashes 

Then we'll climb up the rain 

And you're pouring our mattress 

From the window pane 

And I can't bear to answer 

The call of the crane 

Oh we all burn to ashes, 

We all burn the same 

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Heart and Soul 

Pantomimes, things you'd never call lies 
It was an inside plan for eventual demise 
And the gatekeeper sank when his heart fossilized 
He found the treasure first, but his boat capsized 
Found Saharan sands in her iPhone hands 
Left the coffee-stained map for the next couple plans 
Left her diamonds there, so she'd know she'd have friends 
If she ever weathers the storm 
Whoa... 

Oh can you take it real slow 
I want you crawling back for more 
Oh can you take it real slow 
I need you crawling back for more 

Sun-drenched thighs and an apple-pie guise 
She had the fog baptized to keep her thoughts organized 
And the dust grew thick on her faded Levis 
She left her fate to rest with a few fireflies 
Found a wiretap on the songs in her mind 
Cleared the static to hear her heart's faint reply 
And though it all comes back to whether it could belie 
The true story of her life 

Oh can you take it real slow 
I want you crawling back for more 
Oh can you take it real slow 
I need to taste your heart and soul 
Oh can you take it real slow 
I want you crawling back for more 
Oh can you take it real slow 
I want to taste your heart and soul 

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Can’t Follow You Home 

I turned only 18 last week 
You were turning 30 before you had teeth 
I was drowning inside my relief 
That I could hide forever between the sheets 

And there was nothing left for me to speak 
As you implore the ceiling that you've run plum out of sheep 
And darling I'm afraid that you might sweep 
Our love under the bed as you scrub the footprints clean, and 

I couldn't know 
Why your gardens never grow 

But if you ask me to rack my brain, I'd 
Say there's nothing left 
And if you say you can't take me this way, I 
Can't follow you home, oh 

You were drifting slowly through the peat 
As I was drinking it distilled till I felt not so weak 
And the barn doors never transcended their creaks 
As the wind howled and they lamented every leak 
But there was so much left for us to see 
Between the water's sunset, and its weary feet, and 

I couldn't know 
Why your gardens never grow 

But if you ask me to rack my brain, I'd 
Say there's nothing left 
And if you say you can't take me this way, I 
Can't follow you home, oh 

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Painting Pictures 

You're painting pictures for a sorry day 
You see the sunlight but it looks all grey out there 
But I'll be with you if you say my name 
I'm still inside of you baby 

(so you say...) 
You tried to steer but you're dead stuck astray 
They want to love you but they can't foreplay, what they'll 
Think about it or what they'll say, if you 
Let them in you're crazy, oh 

Well you color my eyes when 
I can't see the light and 
I can't find my way to you 
Oh, well I run and I hide when 
I can't be beside you 
And you're all that I want to do, oh 
Well you cover my eyes 
When I can't handle sight, and 
You're all that I need from you 
Oh, I swear that I've tried and 
I can't keep on trying 
All the way from here to you 

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Can’t Feel Your Toes 

They say it used to shimmer 
Like white lightning wrapped around her finger 
And her eyes were so bright 
They kept the world alight 
And him, around her finger 

They say he'd spend a fortune 
To run to the mountains, and sit by the river 
But she's dancing in the flowers 
In the valley below 

I want to know 
How many more 
Made you feel this way in your toes 
And as you weigh the world 
On your kitchen scale 
I hope you don't forget the rose 

And if I'm hurting would you play it off 
Or would you care in any way 
And if I hurt you would you save it all 
Or would you let it go, another day 

Pushing down the lidocaine 
So you can face the light of day 
Hiding in your hideaway 
Following the sun 

Swimming in a drop of rain 
Sipping on forgotten pain 
Wishing it was left to drain 
And vanish in the sun 

Renewing in the light of day 
Arcing from the sun and rain 
Floating in the cloud's remains above 

Sipping on the light of day 
So you can put the night away 
Simulating hideaways 
Safe from the sun 

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Music Box 

Music box, ordinary 

Not and outlier for you 

Folded heart like origami 

Sealed in envelopes of youth 

Balanced scales fear gusts of cunning 

And flags are raised in gun salute 

And they seem webs of silken doom 

Oh my lover, I gathered some 

Hopes and dreams for you 

Oh there’s always another 

Path for you 

But this is what I’ve got for you 

Marry a spaceship and 

Not a touch but stars 

Till your skin grows cold at night 

Marry a matchmaker’s friend 

And the walls will hold you tight 

But need your pulse to feel alive 

Oh my lover (ahh), I gathered some (tell me baby) 

Hopes and dreams for us (can I follow you) 

Oh there’s always another (ah) 

Path for you (oh, baby) 

But this is what I’ve got for you 

Oh my lover, I gathered some 

Hopes and dreams for us 

Oh there’s always another 

Path, it’s true 

But this is what I’ve got for you 

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Little Death 

Just an inch away from your face 

Just a little fabric in your way 

Just a little line on your waist 

Just a moment when it culminates 

I don’t know, I don’t know nothin’ anymore 

I don’t know, I don’t know what I’m looking for 

I don’t know, I don’t know what you want me for 

I don’t know, I don’t know, oh 

Just the changing lines on your face 

Feel my arms hold your weight 

Watch your world go still 

Feel it grow like the sunrise 

I want to know, I want to know what you’re searching for 

I want to search you for a key that fits the open door 

I want to hold you when you clench me with your little death 

I want to meet you in between your every breath 

Carry my heart in your hands, would you wash my mind 

Swim in sheets and dreams and waxing candlelight 

Feel your skin like it’s Midas, darlin’ hold me tight 

And dance like flames that add a little to the stars tonight 

I want to know (I want to know) 

I want to know (I want to know) 

I want to know (I want to know) 

I want to know (I want to know) 

I want to know (I want to know) 

I want to know (I want to know) 

I want to know (I want to know) 

I want to know (I want to know)

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Night Sweats

Oh, oh, yeah, ah

Oh, darlin’, yeah, yeah, oh

Darlin’, darlin’

 

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, darlin’, ah, ah

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, darlin’, darlin’, ah

 

Baby slow it down, nobody else around

No candy-coated lies

Burned your eyes in mine, unlaced your heart and you’re on fire

And I’m just lost cuz I’m found

 

Darlin’, darlin’

 

Oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, darlin’, darlin’

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, darlin’, darlin’, ah

 

Oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, darlin’, darlin’, ah

 

Baby take me alive, and taste the ink I’ll write

It on your lips till you smile

Locked up in eyes and now, no glance to throw around

Old minds can’t hold back the time

 

Oh, oh, darlin’, darlin’

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, darlin’, darlin’

Oh, oh, yeah

 

Oh, oh, darlin’, darlin’

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, darlin’, darlin’

Oh, oh, yeah

 

Oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, darlin’, darlin’

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, darlin’, darlin’, ah, yeah

 

Oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Oh, darlin’, darlin’, ah