Seaside

 

Weightless

We hold ourselves

We’re breaking down

We’re on the ledge

And if you don’t know why

Or if you can’t tell him

Or if your old heart is 

fading…

 

We can make for the seaside

Run until our lungs cave in

Tell all the worst lines 

Wait until they sink or swim

 

Breathless

We count our falls

The ones we lived

and the lies we loved

If you can’t see it

Or if you can’t tell me

Or if you’re old heart is  

failing…  

 

We can make for the seaside

Run until our lungs cave in

Tell all the worst lines 

Wait until they sink or swim

 

Will you catch me 

If I fall too hard?

Will you trace your 

Hand on my heart?

We can split the sky in two

So-I-can

hold on, just to hold on to you

 

Let’s make for the seaside

Run until our lungs cave in

Tell all the worst lines 

Wait until they sink or swim

 

Sister

 

Open the window

Lock all the doors

Spill all your secrets

onto the floor

Remember the bodies

Remember the war

Remember the wanting

and all we endured

 

Swallow the silence

Choke on the words

Blow out the candles

with all that you learned

Remember your sister

Remember her love

Remember the cancer

that filled up her lungs

 

I trusted you...

 

Bury the hatchet

under your tears 

We'll run with the shadows

'til we disappear

 

The War

 

In the cold

We spent the night

On the floor

With the great, old pines

When the storm came alive

I took your hand

and I closed my eyes...

And you cut your hair

And you broke the mirror

the one that we shared

Then you moved away

to another time

I was always there

but you were always fine

 

The faces up on the wall

Do they protect us 

If we should fall

 

In the war

We were sent overseas

We were both seventeen

but we crossed our eyes

and we lost our tease 

And they took our hands

(tell me on the way home)

And they bound our feet

(I loved it when you said that)

For another road

(Even when we lost you)

to another defeat

(I knew you'd always come back)

And I was still shaking

with the words that you said

When you told me that we would

Always be friends

 

The faces up on the wall

Do they protect us 

If we should fall

 

In a home

something like, you'd have had

I'm a father

but I'll never be, their dad

When I take their hands

I imagine they're yours

Like it's the house that raised us

its shivering floors

And I'm still waiting

for that storm to die

'cause I know that it's your way

of saying goodbye

 

 

Caves

 

Forget all the faces you've missed 


Remember the hearts that you've risked 


It's when your tongue-tied 


It's when you can't hide 


You follow the words from the caves 

 



Settle the bets from your change 


Unbuckle the belt that's your pain 


It's at the slack tide 


or when you can't cry 


You follow the words from the caves 

 



Take your last supply 


To leave this home behind 


Take your last supply 


To leave this home behind 

 



Tear up the letters you've saved 


From all the love left astray 


It's from the white lies 


when you were knee high 


You follow the words from the caves 

 



Take your last supply 


To leave this home behind 


Take your last supply 


To leave this home behind 

 



If I could hold you 


If I would dare 


If I could save you 


from standing there 



If you could hold me 


If you would dare 


If I could stop you 


from running scared 

 



Take your last supply 


To leave this home behind 


Take your last supply 


To leave this home behind

 

 

Homegrown

 

Into the dark

I found you by the lake

We were so close 

but I couldn't bear the weight

'Cause you were a shadow

and I left you in the shade

I was still running from all of my mistakes

 

Cut to the fallout

when the silence stole our words

I was still fighting 

for all that you deserved 

Although it seems likely

that I left before the storm

The truth is I couldn't

leave you wanting more

 

I traced my lies to the coast

All I could find was your ghost

I traced my lies to the coast

All I could find was your ghost

 

I stay homegrown...

 

I traced my lies to the coast

All I could find was your ghost

I traced my lies to the coast

All I could find was your ghost

 

It was the winter

that shivered up my spine

It was the winter

that left us both behind

The lake didn't cover

only came to bear the sand

A bruise left by lovers

a bruise left by lovers

 

I traced my lies to the coast

All I could find was your ghost