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you’d put an end to an empty sky

I think you want it to come down

from bank to bank you drift endless

why call out to me now?

don’t want to be the string you keep all up in knots only you can untie

I think you want it to come down

you put an end to an empty sky

and say you’ve never known love like this before

I say I’ve never known loneliness like this

you’ve never known loneliness before 

because you’ve never been alone with my love my love

i tried to get close to you

so you slowly split your two lips

and the words spill out like ribbon

you give me teenage poetry

you think it comes across like dylan

you say you’ve never known love like this before

I say I’ve never known loneliness like this

you’ve never known loneliness before 

because you’ve never been alone with my love my love

i tried to get close to you

NEW MOVEMENTS

you come here looking for an alibi

I know this time I better keep my hands dry

low stakes to disconnect your name

got you washed up in the seafoam champagne

you explain too much

you explain too much

you bet your youth but it will never be enough

you explain too much

you explain too much

you turn to glass just to ask me if i’d crush you

new movements

i’m following you over

you’re falling on me over and over

all better judgement rolls out with the time

I try to make sense of all the sense that you hide

but you pull me open like a parachute

I know the more we’ve stolen is just the more we have to lose

and you explain too much

you explain too much

you bet your youth but it will never be enough

you explain too much

you explain too much

you turn to glass just so I have something to crash through

new movements

i’m following you over

you’re falling on me over and over

if I follow you over

will you fall on me over and over and over and over

WILD PALMS

just give me your time

i don’t want your trouble or your troubled mind

string me up from your unstrung eyes

then fall from my atlas, good graces

crusoe-ing through the vines someplace

you’re something to find

always something to find

breathless in the daylight

reckless as the day long

i dagger through the deep blue

just to reach your wild palms

mostly i just feel lost

when you’re ghostly in the pale dawn

i dagger through the deep blue

just to reach your wild palms

just give me your time

i don’t want your trouble or your troubled mind

in morning pitch drift to my side

then slip into rivers considered

once lost and now divine delivered

something to find

you’re always something to find

breathless in the daylight

reckless as the day long

i dagger through the deep blue

just to reach your wild palms

mostly i just feel lost

when you’re ghostly in the pale dawn

i dagger through the deep blue

just to reach your wild palms

LAKETOP SWIMMERS

dusted gold of morning

oaks are covered over

i am slipping i am slipping i am in

aimless cliffside divers

call on heavy eyelids

i am slipping i am slipping i am in

turn into those laketop swimmers

beach towel lovers

looking to be left behind

laketop swimmers

beach towel lovers

if we fall under a wave don’t wash up

if we fall under a spell don’t wake up

if we fall out of the sky don’t look up

hold me in the gold rush

fill you in in paintbrush

i am slipping i am slipping i am in

hanging heavy eyelids

flash like cliffside diamonds

i am slipping i am slipping i am in

turn into those laketop swimmers

beach towel lovers

looking to be left behind

laketop swimmers

beach towel lovers

if we fall under a wave don’t wash up

if we fall under a spell don’t wake up

if we fall out of the sky don’t look up

SOFT FALL

catch you floating through the glass

you act like it’s not strange to see

you lit up in the noonday flash over me

you pull the outside world apart

and color it in black and blue

give up like an unstruck match

just like everything I knew

don’t pull me outside inside out

soft fall so long

slip away into the breeze

effortless remain unseen

to lift the skin up off the sea

tourmaline

i try to keep the focus clear

and sharpen you around the edge

you soften til you disappear

just like everyone i’ve met

don’t pull me outside inside out

soft fall so long

your velvet undertow pulls soft

it’s moving me without a choice

driving backwards to the call

of your voice

you’re dripping out against the dash

and swimming in the traffic flow

distance is an idea

just like everything i know

don’t pull me outside inside out

soft fall so long

BLACK NOISE

I could paint you into my walls

I’d rather chase you through the hotel halls

give me give me your voice

give me give me silence and black noise

i come close and scatter like ashes

move like molasses through the traincar passages

give me give me your voice

give me give me silence and black noise

black noise black noise

i turn my radio on to your

black noise black noise

your voice your voice

i turn my radio on to your

black noise black noise

I sense you hanging with the chandelier

I’ve seen your shadow where no light comes near

give me give me your voice

give me give me silence and black noise

I know they’re pulling you in every direction

how can I catch you when you run from your reflection

give me give me your voice

give me give me silence and black noise

black noise black noise

i turn my radio on to your

black noise black noise

your voice your voice

i turn my radio on to your

black noise black noise

I never hear you on the radio I know

but I still feel you on my radio I’m sure

just give me your voice in black noise

just give me your voice in black noise

SYMPHONY IN WHITE, No. 2

you wanted to be swept away

away from homes that keep us awake

in spite of all directions set off in

we’re still falling in front of eachothers trains

nevermind your cliff-framed youth

nevermind the sun and it’s jagged tooth

you are the kind to get lost in your dreams your dreams

and i’m no longer fit to come after you

spent time as octaves

out of line but still in tune

we could be catastrophic faster

don’t get it backwards i’d still come calling for you

spent time as octaves

out of time but still in tune

we can be catastrophic faster

don’t get it backwards I’d still go falling for you

you are the kind to get lost in

nevermind the homes that we left

nevermind the homes that keep us awake

OVER MY HEAD

all of our friends say you’re in trouble

I guess I’m in trouble too

how far can we get in 10 seconds

dancing circles in my room

should we run, run away

and get lost some place again

should we run, run away

keeping hid over my head

over my head over my under my control

under my control under control

if we end anywhere we don’t know where we end

over my head under control

never could be safe

another place erased

another piece removed

from the deepest sea 

with no direction home

i still return to you

should we run, run away

and be lost some place again

should we run, run away

keeping hid over my head

over my head over my under my control

under my control under control

if we end anywhere we don’t know where we end

over my head under control

should we run run away

would we know it when we get there?

Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier lyrics

infinity

woke up as a snowflake on an ocean
i looked over
i saw you floating
next to me
drowned in the moonlight hours 

remember we exploded in the desert
a mirage of one thousand halos
landing in sand
drowned in the moonlight hours

 

american west

these tremors grow
beneath my toes
the crest of the ripples dark red glow
like embers, beneath a quiet moon
with a lions paw
that keeps my horses captive like a band of outlaws 

even the darkest night needs an ally
against the morning light 

every word my lips suggest
thats between my lips and the american west

set in a crooked range
with a desert breath
the steadfast threat of evening
hanging over my head
over some jagged trains
that fade from sight
and melt in silver rivers
soaked in midnight 

even the darkest night needs an ally
against the morning light 

every word my lips suggest
thats between my lips and the american west
if in the night the hills undress
that’s between the moon and the american west 

 

oh, naoko

when the moonlight
turns your shadow into a traitor
turns you over to a world you can’t relate to 

i’ll be there just to lasso you the moonshine
in the back of your mind just like a windchime
i’ll be there when you call my name naoko 

when the winter
turns your bedframe into a frail shell
turns you over to a deep and dark well 

i’ll be there just to lasso you the moonshine
in the back of your mind just like a windchime
i’ll be there when you call my name naoko 

if your bones break from the weight of a snowflake
we’ll pile up the wreckage by the old lake
from the lake to the river to the ocean
the coastlines coated with your brittle bones
and broken jacknife shells and stones
and if i’m any good
it’s when i’m lost in your deep woods
that place gives me the shakes
i’ll just tremble in your soil like an earthquake
oh my 

i’ll be there just to lasso you the moonshine
in the back of your mind just like a windchime
i’ll be there when you call my name naoko

 

swallowed by the night

i wish we could be swallowed by a whale
just a couple of fish inside a living ship we’d sail
i wish we could be swallowed by the night
just a couple of stars a part of constellation light 

i’m just looking for a perfect sentence to keep us alive

 swallowed by the night
a constellation dipping into our bed
taking us in our sleep
leaving behind just a dead pile of blankets and sheets 

i wish we could be swallowed by the sky
just a couple of wings of wax that tried to fly too high
i wish we could be swallowed by the moon
just a couple of astronauts who won’t be coming home soon 

i’m just looking for a perfect sentence to keep us alive

swallowed by the night
a constellation dipping into our bed
taking us in our sleep
leaving behind just a dead pile of blankets and sheets

 

waiting on you

don’t go down so gently into those deep wells
remember your knees in the wet grass
i know we’ve been so lost and torn up
in forests so solemn with regret and sorrow
reach for my reach for my reach for my hands
they’re seldom so open and reckless with hope
more often with caution steadfast to the rope
i’ve never seen myself so graceful and light
asleep deep in eachothers memories tonight 

i’m just waiting on you to bring yourself to justice
forget about the past it’s all wet and rusted
i’m just waiting on you to know we’ve been discovered
that what we’ve been has been uncovered
i’m just waiting on you 

don’t go down so gently into those deep wells
we cast shadows past in those moonlit fields and
something seems so awfully awry
in the meadow a silence that creeps through the dead grass
reach for my reach for my reach for my hands
they’re icy as sheets in the stiff night we whisper
with tales of defeats and wild days behind us
so ragged and weak while desperation creeps
through the wide sky we sleep with the others eachothers so sunken so deep
alone but together we’ve emptied our dreams
on the floor of this new york apartment we creep
through a darkness we never thought we would see
your heartbeat and shirt sleeves your hair on my cheek
i’d die now if only it were up to me 

i’m guessing we wandered too close to the water
the currents been sweeping us in 

i’m just waiting on you to bring yourself to justice
forget about the past it’s all wet and rusted
i’m just waiting on you to know we’ve been discovered
that what we’ve been has been uncovered
i’m just waiting on you to let go of sharp objects
and keep those knives kept in context and
i’m just waiting on you to breathe without permission
acutely drawn with precision and
i’m just waiting on you 

i’m guessing we wandered too close to the water
the currents been sweeping us in

  

actors

when did we become such actors
born under some sunset traffic
we’ve got our friends we know they’ve been there all along
we used to bloom like smoke
now we’re borrowing our words like cigarettes and old jokes
we’ve got our friends we know they’ve been there all along 

let’s hope our hearts
don’t turn so black
just yours and mine in perfect time
until they crack 

when did we become our shadows
lying awake to some clouds rattles
we’ve got our friends we know they’ve been there all along
we still dream alright
coming up with fevers digging holes to put the moonlight
we’ve got our friends we know they’ve been there all along 

let’s hope our hearts
don’t turn so black
just yours and mine in perfect time
until they crack 

 

shared piano

you stole the ivories and you left me with the black keys
of our shared piano in our silver room
but still your melodies well they haunt and haunt the reverie
of our shared piano in our silver room 

i don’t know where you go
oh i swear you fade into the air like smoke
you bloom and you explode
you bloom and you explode 

i miss the majors but i’m taken with the minors
of our shared piano in our silver room
but still your quarter notes well they hang around like little ghosts
in our shared piano in our silver room 

i don’t know where you go
oh i swear you fade into the air like smoke
you bloom and you explode
i don’t know where you stand
oh i swear you take off but you never land
you bloom and you explode
you bloom and you explode 

 

put the days away

trying not to die is so taxing
you take a breath just to let it out again
waking up is an exercise in trust
that you’re gonna find something to hold close
in a moonless night i wait for your ghost 

oh how we put the days away
we just dance beneath a sea of snakes
we can bury our heads
in our rooms, in our beds
until we see those days again 

trying to move on is so taxing
just stacking up all those failures and accidents
we’ve thrown our weight on a mountain of mistakes
i’ve watched in the dark and counted them all
in a moonless night i wait for your call 

oh how we put the days away
we just dance beneath a sea of snakes
we can bury our heads
in our rooms, in our beds
we can bury our lungs
beneath songs we have sung
and we can bury our limbs
underneath all these hymns
until we see those days again 

 

your moon

you need a shepherd you need a shepherd
you need someone to keep you over the weather
with your eyes closed in your cold clothes
won’t let the night float you off like a feather 

i’d never cause you any trouble
i’d never try to stop whats coming
just let me keep you covered just let me keep you covered
just let me keep you keep you 

i just wanted to be your moon
alone in your night sky
each morning you try to slip away
but i’ll be back by your side
when the darkness overtakes the waking 

you need a shepherd you need a shepherd
you need someone to keep you within your windows
with your eyes closed under the branch bows
won’t let them know where you undo your shadows 

i’d never cause you any trouble
i’d never try to stop whats coming
just let me keep you covered just let me keep you covered
just let me keep you keep you 

i just wanted to be your moon
alone in your night sky
each morning you try to slip away
but i’ll be back by your side
when the darkness overtakes the waking 

i see you watching me watching

i just wanted to be your moon
alone in your night sky
each morning you try to slip away
but i’ll be back by your side
when the darkness overtakes the waking 

 

five years

swept through a hundred thundered evenings
i know i’ve been the ghost in your home for too long and i’m leaving 

you ask me if we lost it
and i say we’ve got nothing to lose
10 cent records in my pocket i don’t know if they’re singing your blues
they’re always singing your blues 

but you still wake up a rebel every five years

slept through your fleeting feather dreamboat
dancing holes into the floors that we don’t walk on anymore cause we float 

you ask me if we lost it
and i say we’ve got nothing to lose
a pair of cardinals sitting on a guardrail
i don’t know if they’re singing your blues
they’re always singing your blues 

but you still wake up a rebel every five years
waking up a rebel every five years