Lyrics

THE GARDEN OPENS (2019) 

Far Away From Here

Give me a light
Give me some darkness
Give me a moment when your door was always open
And though I would be going, I had you on my mind

Give me a sign
Give me two signs
Give me those hours when the flowers were in flower
And though I hold no power, I held you in my arms

Lying awake, I don’t mind the way
That I felt today, far away from here

Is it your heart?
Is it my heart?
Breaking the stillness, beating on and on until this song
An old companion to the dawn, descends on empty air

Lying awake, I don’t mind the way
That I felt today, far away from here

Give me a light
Give me some darkness
Give me a moment, when your door was always open
And though I would be going, you had me in your heart

THE GARDEN OPENS (2019) 

If It Might Be

If it might be I’m losing everything at least I won’t lose you
Draw my living from a loving cup and I cling to you
Snaking light curving ‘round a tree–will you hold on to me too?
Night might be empty, but it’s next to you

If it might be I’m losing everything, no I won’t blame you
Rhythm and pain is a dangerous game, I play it blindly through
Up or down, until we get found out, until death I do
Midnight is alright when it’s true

The garden opens, but I won’t step in
It’s a pissing shame, but I’m finding my way
I love the whole world–how it looks from far away
When the time is right, I shall uncover the light


If it might be I’m losing everything suppose I lose you too
Fear for the lord after I have gone, what will the good Lord do?
In my flesh and in my blood, it was me who carried you
Life is a mirror sailing out of view

The garden opens but I won’t step in
It’s a pissing shame, but I’m finding my way
I love the whole world–looking down from far away
When the time is right, I shall uncover the light

 

Starfish Fever

If you see the end of beauty
Won’t you take her a message for me
“I don’t know where I’m going for most of the day
But I’m coming home tonight”
We can build us a fire, if a fire’s what she likes
I’m going there tonight

Violet calm, before a sudden downpour
Awfully quiet like it sat outside of you
I might be wasting most of my day running down all over
Just to get next to you
We can tear out the walls
If it’s space, that’s what she likes
I’m going there tonight

Don’t she speak in pauses
“Hello love”
You know I love lost causes–
Both of us
In a quiet empty forest
She’s the wind between the moving trees

If I stray and fly the straight and narrow
Knock me down and drag off both my arms
I caught the starfish fever in the middle of the day,
But I’m coming home tonight
We can patch up the roof
If the stars are shining bright
I’m going there tonight

Don’t she speak in pauses
“Hello love”
You know I love lost causes–
Both of us
In a quiet empty forest
She’s the wind between the burning trees

 

Dawn On

Too much smoke in the room
Bolt the door by the light of the moon
Secrets I’ve never told before
Sewn in the sails of sinking boats

Are you hurting down below?
Are you tired of bitterness?
See the dawn approach me now that I’m ready to undress

No more wind in my sails
The heart beats fast, but then it fails
Worries I’ve never felt before
Worn on a wave of wild notes

Are you hurting down below?
Are you tired of bitterness?
See the dawn approach me now that I’m ready to undress
All it took was giving up
Try a little tenderness
Will you ever find the love that you think you must possess?
I won’t ever be a king
But you know I am the best

 

Don’t Dance

Give me one more hour
Maybe just a minute more
If it’s in your power
Won’t you save me when I’m hitting the cold hard floor

Give me one more minute maybe just a second or two
It might be in your interest
If you save me when I’m falling
Save me when I’m falling to the cold hard floor

Oh you know I don’t dance anymore
But I would dance if you want me to
Baby, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do

Give me one more second
Turning with a different face
When I look up from the ground
Somebody else has stepped into my place

Fox walked in the henhouse
Chicken flew the new Concorde
All of my moons are waning
Won’t you save me when I’m falling
Save me when I’m falling to the cold hard floor

Oh you know I don’t dance anymore
But I would dance if you want me to
Baby there’s nothing I wouldn’t do

God attends to business
Devil plays the twos and fours
I must be a goner–
Won’t you save me when I’m falling
Save me when I’m falling to the cold hard floor