art of fighting - runaways:

sycamore and sand

there's a place I know of in the western state
lost to any map that you can find
streets are made of cobble getting older
houses fade like coal after a fire
I don't know where I'm going
somewhere I don't need to have a plan
I don't know who I'm fighting now
anyone who falls across my hand
say no more, I'm gone
and who is emptier than who?
still you're waiting there against the black
just to see me coming back
but I don't think I'm likely to do that
I'm gonna be so different if you find me
you wont even realise I'm your man
slow and sure the coast will redefine me
turn me into sycamore and sand
I don't know where I'm going
somewhere where the water meets the land
I don't know why your troubling now
nobody can change who I now am
say no more, I'm gone
and who is emptier than who?
still you're waiting there against the black
just to see me coming back
but I don't think I'm likely to do that
no I don't think I'm likely to do that

distance as virtue

seems I´ve been waiting my whole life
but the waiting is not something I admire
cause I lose myself in time
there´s nothing left to find
but the shape of me defined by who we were
and I don´t why you
I don´t know where you
I don´t know who you
I don´t know how you
I silently curse you
distance as virtue
yeah I only fear you
when I am near you
I make mistakes trying to do things right
and I stumble round until the morning light
and the days I spiral through
with nothing to pursue
cause the one place I can´t be is next to you
and I don´t why you
I don´t know where you
I don´t know who you
I don´t know how you
I silently curse you
distance as virtue
yeah I only fear you
when I am near you
yeah I only fear you
when I am near you
don't you got something to say to me?
don't leave me hanging on empty wires
don't you got something to say to me?
don't leave me hanging on empty wires

free you

noone's ever coming round here no not ever anymore
rapping on the window or a'knocking on the kitchen door
noone's really taking any trouble like I used to see
people dropping by as if the twilight was an amnesty
saying this is harder than I ever thought was possible
can't hide it anymore because the truth is indestructible
wear it like a sickness that I didn't catch too easily
like I'm waiting till someone with a shovel comes to bury me
silence has got to be broken
sleeping and then you are woken
eyes come open to see
something has got to be spoken
everything must be forsaken
you' ve been taken
from me
free you
but I can't free you
no I can't free you
whatever I do
have you ever suffered through the days of summer lost in blue
hoping that the one thing that you need will heed and come to you
watching as the clock forgets and drops its sense of courtesy
listening to songs that once were friends but now are enemies
silence has got to be broken
sleeping and then you are woken
eyes come open to see
something has got to be spoken
everything must be forsaken
you' ve been taken
from me
free you
but I can't free you
no I can't free you
whatever I do

eastbound

lying in an empty room
sunlight breaking through the blinds
shadows in venetian lines
longing is a state of mind
for home
and I don't where you are, I don't where you are, I don't where you are, I don't where you are
another memory that I refuse to follow
brings itself out of the dark
disappears just like the last
another shiver from the past
is gone
and I don't where you are, I don't where you are, I don't where you are, I don't where you are
london, pretty and dark
new york, maybe central park
tokyo, neon and flash
berlin, baby, dressed in black
eastbound and westbound across
this world you go
to be lost
I thought I might have made it out to see you
ride in on a midnight bus
or on a plane against the dusk
but I don't like to travel much
from home
and I don't where you are, I don't where you are, I don't where you are, I don't where you are
London, pretty and dark
new York, maybe central park
Tokyo, neon and flash
Berlin, baby, dressed in black
eastbbound and westbound across
this world we go
to be lost

misty as the morning

hey, any single moment of the day
doesn't take no poetry to say
ok, I need you
a fact's a fact just let it in
come on let the end begin
fact's a fact just let it in
come on let the end begin
hey, misty as the morning that's your way
trapped inside some complicated fate
to late, to hear you
a fact's a fact just let it in
come on let the end begin
fact's a fact just let it in
come on let the end begin
end, end
we've become the victims of our own creation
crying till we're all red rose
under the winter's clothes
no one knows
I can never reach you you've been disconnected
lost upon the ancient breeze
watching your future freeze
by degrees
and there's a look in your eyes that I never have seen
and it calls me to trial over time and in means
you're closer to gone, further than been
nobody nowhere or somewhere between
still I feel it again it's a strange kind of love
it comes from the side from the front from above
if it's hell that you feel it's torture to see
I'm begging you don't go misty on me
a fact's a fact just let it in
come on let the end begin
fact's a fact just let it in
come on let the end begin

territories

listen to me listen to you
what are we going to do?
and enemy right in front of my eyes
and I don't know why it's you
heat on the sand wind in the trees
shaking in both of my knees
time cannot heal what words cannot say
and clarity fades with the day
and I don't even know you anyway
whatever people call you that's your name
someone somewhere someday
I'm sick of sitting round here gathering the dust
fading into history and falling into rust
spinning out our stories, waiting out the days
turning on the table, music never plays
we've been living in a fire and leaving in a blaze
and I'm only seeing stranger, yeah I'm only seeing strangers in the ever present haze
and I don't even know you anyway
whatever people call you that's your name
someone somewhere someday

ride after ride

well no one ever said
time goes faster when you’re dragging your bones
stuck at home
and in your eyes I caught
the actual fire of just what living could be
and that’s gone from me
so you had to go
oh why did I move so slowly
mouth frozen over the word wait
running like it wasn’t too late
on train lines on bus rides
through snow storms through clear skies
past house lights past windows
through curtains catch fire glows
and so what riches lay
out there where you went to where I never could go
cause my holes might show
and I still think of you
in my mind I watch you catching ride after ride
it all opened wide
and you should know
I’d have run from myself lurching
like something broken for the gate
running but it was too late
on train lines on bus rides
through snow storms through clear skies
past house lights past windows
through curtains catch fire glows
past dinners past laughter
close your eyes go faster
past missing past hoping
past drinking past smoking
past old books past new clothes
to nights where no moon rose
past phone calls past hands held
kiss them like they’re the whole world
past loving past taking
to new starts you’re making
I’m watching from back here
I’m so glad you got clear

less than an instant

baby put your shoes back on
gonna head on down to the floor
gonna see the night away
dancing a four on four
gonna see the morning rise
swallow the light of the moon
but stay with me and sway a while
daylight won't be here anytime soon
put a little rhythm into it
put a little back in the step
anything to put you under a spell
cause I know that I'm not there yet
I've been a lot of things in my time
but I've never been a fool
if tonight you're gonna make me one
just let me know it soon oh soon
don't be afraid
of my way
when I say
about you
I need to know
will you go
where I lead?
cause I am weak
in all my time
I've never known
what I need
all across this rainy night
there's people going in twos
and I could hear your heart calling out
beating for something new
so baby put your shoes back on
gonna head on down to the floor
gonna see the night away
dancing a four
dancing a four on four
don't be afraid
of my way
when I say
about you
I need to know
will you go
where I lead?
cause I am weak
in all my time
I've never known
what I need
yeah, you think that you know what you've got
but in less than an instant it's gone

mysteries

sun comes up, breaks another day
but colour don't come just shadows and grey
talking that way, walking away
I used to know you but now I can't say
we were all made up
all made up of mysteries
so I had to find free had to run clean
don´t wanna be cruel just to know what it means
I was losing myself, losing my scene
I was losing my faith in everything
we were all made up
all made up of mysteries
that fire that burned in your hoping hands and that water behind your eyes
they once brought me to your side but now they won't and don't ask me why
cause who knows
do do do do do do do
do do do do do do do

in the free blue

a rain is falling heavily out on the avenue
somewhere in between I hear cars as they´re passing through
I quit the lights and lie by your side like I always do
no no no no
feel your shadow move with each breath as it´s leaving you
and I
look back look back look back look back
over night times black and blue
look back look back look back look back
my voice your face this room
and I leave with the night cause it's all I have left to do
you've gotta bury your heart to recover your soul it's true
I did not mean to fill you with lies now and that´s the truth
and I did not one day simply decide I was passing through
and I was not afraid of waiting to find what the future knew
no no no no
I was just a fool for a fool to be listening to
so I
look back look back look back look back
over night times black and blue
look back look back look back look back
my voice your face that room
but I've been looking so long that it's started to change my view
you've gotta bury your heart to recover your soul it's true
nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

night on night

if you go walking down amongst all the dreams of others
hands out wide, fingers brushing the silver leaves
walk those fields right through the night all the way to morning
leave you weaving nothing better than misery
leave you and your time, filled with woe and wine
drowning on the shoulder of a crying sky
night on night
now every moment seems its always already over
anything that ever shone has been worn to dim
and everyone is either faded or cremated or just damn jaded
like all their hopes and all the dreams that they lost them in
and through the dying light, I can see your eyes
see them filling up amongst the crying sky
night on night

 

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