Lyrics

WALLS

Dressed Sharply

I have nothing new to tell you
Since the last time that I wrote
But I know with certainty
Your hands will get this note

I don’t need any mirrors in my hallway
To remind me how I’ m feeling today
I don’t want any lights in my house
Turn them off, pull them down, throw them out

I read, I read
I read, I read
A yellow shirt and a blue jacket

I learnt for the first time today
A red flag means that I’ll be okay
You get up when I go to sleep but that’s just me and geography

I read, I read
I read, I read
A yellow shirt and a blue jacket

Dressed so sharply
You know I will read
Every word that you send me

 

Not Mine

A cold night, in the summer time
Under street lights that weren’t mine
In a city I think it was yours

You said this weather we’re having is not quite right
Summer’s not being itself tonight
Not tonight

I said it’s alright, summer seems just fine
I have no idea what it’s really like
This far north and to the right
It seems fine

From over here, here, here here
From over here, here it seems fine

A warm night, come on it’s summer time
Under desk lights that weren’t mine
I’m quite sure that they were yours

I said there’s something growing in my heart that’s black
As black as the sky on a moonless night
There’s no cherry pie in sight

You said alright, that’s enough Twin Peaks for one night
Your heart it seems just fine, your heart it seems just fine

From over here, here, here here,
From over here, here it seems fine

I’ll navigate the best I can, use this desk light as my friend
To get back where?

To get back where?

Over here, here, here, here
Over here, here, I’ ll be fine

I’ ll be fine

 

Airport Death

I sat in an airport thinking I’m gonna die
I sat in an airport thinking I’m gonna die

Die, die

I saw him moving quickly, he caught my eye
I put my head down and thought please not tonight

Tonight, tonight

Excuse me, I hope you don’t mind

But I can see what’s going on inside

I put my head down and I stared at my shoes
I thought if I don’t have to breathe then I won’t move
But I moved, I moved.

Fold up your table top, you’re showing off all that you’ve got
My table top is staying put, I wear my face this way it’s all I’ve got

I sat in an airport thinking, I wonder why
We put our heads down and avoid each others eyes.

 

Know This, We’ve Noticed

You’re a firehead in my mind
But you’re out of bounds and that is fine
I don’t know why they store them up like they do
But I know you’ve got better things to do

Know this, know this
I’ ve noticed that you’re not fine
There’s that moment then
Ah and again
I haven’ t forgotten a single one
I look out for you
I swear I do
But I think everyone has lost their mind
Know this, know this
I’ve noticed that you’re not fine
Know this, know this
We’ve noticed that you’re not fine

Know this, we’ve noticed that you’re not fine

I’ve seen this before in everyone
We all take our turn at the bottom and then we
Crawl around ‘ til we can find something to hold on to
I’ll crawl around ‘ til I can find something to hold on to

Know this we’ve noticed, that you’re not fine
Fine, fine, fine

 

Trains and Tracks

The tick tock, tick tock of my heart mimics the tick tock, tick tock of that clock
But what happens when the battery runs out?
The click clack, click clack of my brain mimics the click clack, click clack of that train
But what happens when the track’s all gone?

But oh my god, I tick tock for you
Oh my god I tick tock for you

But you’ll never come true
Cause what would I do?
No, you’ll never come true
What would I do?

I’ll shout it out, I’ll shout it out
The battery’s dead and the tracks run out

Now it’s a mini tragedy that I mistake sentimentalities with my memories
With my memories

Just look at these walls

Just look at these walls
There’s no brain and there’s no heart at all

But oh my god, I tick tock for you
Oh my god I tick tock for you
But you’ll never come true
Cause what would I do?
No, you’ll never come true
What would I do?

I’ll shout it out, I’ll shout it out
The battery’s dead and the track’s run out

I’ll shout it out, I’ll shout it out
The battery’s dead and the track’s burnt out

But oh my god, I tick tock for you
Oh my god I tick tock for you
But you’ll never come true
Cause what would I do?
No, you’ll never come true
I gotta find something to hold on to

 

Walls

I have nothing for you
Nothing at all, nothing at all
My head is bleeding from banging it against this wall
Bang it against this wall

But what’s it all for?
But what’s it all for?
Cause I don’t know if I know anymore

And you have nothing for them
And that is fair enough
Yes that is fair enough
And I know your nose bleeds for no reason at all
No reason at all

But what’s it all for?
What’s it all for?
Cause I don’t know if I know anymore
This insignificance is overwhelming me
This insignificance is overwhelming me

You promised me there was a point to this all
A point to this all
And you told me I had to just sit tight it’ ll be alright

Just sit tight it’ ll be alright
Just sit tight it’ ll be alright

My nose bleeds
Your head bleeds

Just sit tight it’ll be alright
Just sit tight it’ ll be alright

 

Brain on a Table

I know you wanted clouds for company
But you got me, you got me
And I could give you grief about the divide that I face every night

It’s every night

But I know, I know, I know
Or I learnt pretty quickly
That’s just the way things go
The way things go

But I’m not asking for all the much, just please wake up
Please wake up

I know you wanted someone else for company
But you’ve got me, you’ve got me
And you could give me grief about the divide that is oceans wide

It’s oceans wide

But I know, I know, I know
Well I learnt pretty quickly
That’s just the way things go you said
The way things go you said

But I’m not asking for all that much, just please wake up
Please wake up

My brain nearly leapt out of my chest when they opened yours up
My heart nearly jumped out of my head when they said that yours might stop
Yours might stop

Please don’t stop, please don’t stop, please don’t stop, please don’t stop
But I’m not asking for all that much
Just please wake up, please wake up
I’m not asking for all that much
Just please wake up,
Please wake up

 

100 Whales

Like 100 whales through the water
You know you had me in that corner
You had me in that corner

You had me in that corner

There’s at least a hundred pages I ought to
Burn before I can read what I wrote about you
What I wrote about you

What I wrote about you

But tonight, I’ m thinking of someone else
And I can’t help myself

No I can’t help myself

There’s at least 10 times I’ve spoken to you
And I’ve never said things that I wanted to
Said things I wanted to

Said things I wanted to

Play it close to the waist coat
Cause there’s always someone you know
Whose trying to catch someone out

Whose trying to catch someone out

But tonight, I’ m thinking of someone else
And I can’t help myself, no I can’t help myself
Yeah tonight I’ m thinking of someone else
And I can’t help myself

No I can’t help myself

But the difference between you and me is that I know when I shouldn’t speak
And you don’t know when to hold your peace
You don’ t know when to hold your peace
Black jack waistcoat in my face
Farewell to you my lovely
Farewell to you my lonely

Cause tonight, I’m thinking of someone else
And I can’t help myself, no I can’t help myself
Yeah tonight I’m thinking of someone else

Which in a round about way, means I’ve thought about you all day

 

Leave Me

It frustrates me that I don’t have the words to explain to you what I’m feeling now
I’m not moved that much but what I just heard moved me to the left
More to the left
I don’t know what put me there
If I had a guess then your voice would top this list

Leave me, Leave me be

I don’t need a bed to hide behind, I’m laying by myself
But your sheets are on my mind
I don’t know who put them there
But if I had a guess your voice would top this list

Leave me, Leave me be

I don’t want to remember summers in December
And I don’t want to remember last summer in June

Leave me

 

Windows in the City

We could count all the windows in the city
But you’re far too busy and I’m much too slow
So I will start with the windows in this alley

Cause you think in cities and I think in boroughs

We could count all the planes at the airport
But that would mean you and I were in the same spot
So I will count all the planes I can see
And I will talk to you like you are next to me

I could count all the birds around me
There must be a storm at sea, there must be a storm at sea

I don’t know why they come to me
I will pretend it’s them
I won’t believe it’ s me

There was no sound when the birds came down and
There were so many gulls and crows

Now why do you suppose?

There must be a storm at sea
It’s clearly them not me

I looked up when you told me to

 

Swallow the Sea

A peerless depth is where you’re at
And I’m still treading water just over your shoulder
A hole in your wall, in your bedroom after all

And I’m still over your shoulder, taking in water

Woah, woah
Woah, woah

We look to the sky but the swallows block the light
Tread water with me we can swallow the sea

It’s funny how the walls talk
Especially holes in bedroom walls
But they don’t want to talk to me
They don’t need to come clean

It’s okay to pretend these walls aren’t my friends
Their holes have told me more than I care for
Their holes have told me more than I care for

Woah, woah
Woah, woah

The light comes in patches now through the fog and the salt and the clouds
I wanted it to come this way so I could quietly slip away
Tread water with me, we can swallow the sea

Maybe it’s my convict blood?

Maybe it’s our convict blood?

Tread water with me, we could swallow the sea

 

Tiny Skeletons

Our favorite game was to count the eyelashes
That fell on my cheeks whenever you got a little anxious
You said it seems so strange that you can feel all my pain
I just smiled and walked away
I dreamed of leaving you today
Leaving you today

Later that same day

I was still thinking of running away
You said my eyelashes reminded you of tiny ribcages
You said if we’d saved everyone since this had all begun
We’d have 100 sons
A hundred sons, 100 sons

I said my dear I think you’re wrong
Go and look what we have done
We’ve made a whole lot of skeletons
But there’s nothing to hold onto

I’ve seen my bones fit together
With all sorts of people in all sorts of weather
But they have to get up and go, and they have to be on their own
On their own

Cause you’ve got the brains and I’ve got the heart
Ian Curtis said it would tear us apart
But it’s tearing me in two
Oh I want to think of you
I do I do I do, I do I do I do

But I’m thinking of my bones
They want to get up and go
They want to be on their own, they want to be on their own

Well I do

REARRANGE BEDS

Camp Out

This is a song for the one that I love
I haven’t met them yet
But I’m quietly confident

Although what if like he said
All I’m looking for doesn’t exist
Oh I have to believe it does

It’s okay to fall down
It’s okay to crumble
I’ve seen this before, I have seen this before

You said you wanted to crawl down deep inside
But at this point, after last year
I am happy to be alive
And like that good Hole album
I can live through this
I can live through worse
So play it back in reverse

It’s okay to fall down
It’s okay to crumble
I’ve seen this before, I have seen this before

You want to camp out
And I want to screw around in the dark

But my hips won’t give anything away
Not tonight
Not to you
But I think we both know you will stay

And I’m surprised how this fits together
I’m surprised how we fit together
And that I will remember
And that I will remember

It’s okay to fall down
It’s okay to crumble
I’ve seen this before, I have seen this before

You want to camp out
And I want to fuck around in the dark

But you need to know I’d do this all again
Just to get where I am,
Just to get where I am

I let you know I’d do it all again
Just to get where I am,
Just to get where I am

Postcards

Well old postcards are romantic when they’re intact
And old postcards are romantically full of fact
And the ones you have to watch
Are the ones that keep coming back
And you came back
Yes you came back

Well old cars sit on old card
And the streets have changed
But I think I am still the same

And it’s not what I want to hear
Or what I want to see
But your skin’s covered in postcards
From you to me

And when you see me sit by myself
You’ll think I am waiting for someone else
But I’m wishing for somewhere else
I am wishing for somewhere else

Two postcards in a month or so
Well I don’t know I just don’t know
Two postcards in a month or so
Well I don’t know I just don’t know

And it’s not what I want to hear
Or what I want to see
But your skin’s covered in postcards
From you to me

Company

Please put on that record again
And I will put on that shirt you’ve been wearing around
You’ve been wearing around

It’s times like this i think too much
Oh please don’t think too much

I can’t let you in
‘Cause these walls have been built
No, I can’t let you in
‘Cause these walls have been built

You said I’m out on a ledge
Come stand with me
I need the company
I need the company

My face has turned red
But it’s not from something you just said
I’m blushing on the inside
It’s those damn green eyes

Panel by panel and piece by piece
This all fits together but it’s not what you think
Oh there I go again

You said I’m out on a ledge
Come stand with me
I need the company
I need the company
I’m trying to get you in
I’m trying to get you over
I’m trying to be brave
I’m trying to be brave

But you’re listening to everything I say
And I’m trying not to give it all away
I like to keep my cards so close
You like to keep that console on
And all my broken parts
And all my forgettable false starts
You can have them right now
But you better not look away

You can have them right now
But you better not look away
This is me trying to be brave

Horizons

A boat in the Gulf of Mexico
I know, I know it doesn’t snow
I know, I know where to go
In the book by my bed
That holds all the maps of places we travel
And where lives intersect

I know I know where to go
I know I know it doesn’t snow

A roof top crows nest in a sea swell
Oh yes I’m doing so well
A roof top crows nest in a sea swell
Oh yes I can see so well
And you’re nowhere to be seen

Sometimes you lay out like a map in front of me
Well you know I have to go
But you know I’ll come home

When I climb on my ship and I look all around
I believe in horizons now
I believe in horizons now

A roof top crows nest in a sea swell
Oh yes I’m doing so well
A roof top crows nest in a sea swell
Oh yes I can see so well
And you’re nowhere to be seen

I believe in horizons now

A roof top crows nest in a sea swell
Oh yes I’m doing so well
A roof top crows nest in a sea swell
Oh yes I can see so well
And you’re nowhere to be seen

And i can see you
on horizons true

And I can see through
on horizons true

Rearrange Beds

That bit before you remember
Everything you know begins to blend
Into bones that ache with things that you can’t spell

Rearrange beds to make sure thoughts
Flow straight from my house to yours
And when you’re asleep you can forget about us all

Aches that sail like ships through cartilage you never did anything to
For some reason it wants you to know it’s not so happy with you
And when your eyes open wide for just one second inside
The morning is your own

And when your eyes clear up and
You come to terms with everything you’ve got
Your laughs don’t fall out like they used too
They just sink straight back into you

Aches that sail like ships through cartilage you never did anything to
For some reason it wants you to know it’s not so happy with you
And when your eyes open wide for just one second inside
The morning is your own

Save a piece of string for me
Keep it safe and neat and tidy
I swear one day it will come in handy

Little Little Little

Oh my god you’re a handful
And oh my god these hands are so small
Oh my god I’m a handful
And oh my god your hands got so full of me
Way too quickly

I thought I needed a suitcase
So I could pack this all away
I thought I needed a cold place
So when it snows
I could cuddle up to someone I don’t know

Oh my god you’re a handful
And oh my god these hands are so small
Oh my god I’m a handful
And oh my god your hands got so full of me
Way too quickly

I thought I needed a brave face
For one whole year I burned so brightly
I thought I needed a new place
But I looked around
And this was the town that I found
That I found

Believe me believe me when I say
I don’t want what I had yesterday
Believe me believe me when I say
I gave everything away
Believe me believe me when I say
I feel awake for a month and one day
Believe me believe me when I say
I don’t want what I had yesterday

Oh my god you’re a handful
And oh my god these hands are so small
Oh my god I’m a handful
And oh my god your hands got so full of me
Way too quickly

Little Lungs

And I thought you had ruined it all
And I thought you were going to hell
And I thought I had ruined it all
And I thought I was living in hell
But I get it now, I get it now

And they said that I had to be strong
And they said I should stick to the plan
And they said that it wouldn’t take long
And they said just remember the plan
And I get it now, I get it now

But sometimes it gets a little cold inside
And I know you tried, I know you tried
But they told me, they told me
Things aren’t always as they seem
But they told me, they told me
I should just concentrate and breathe

And I thought I was doing okay
While I thought you were doing so well
And I know you are doing okay
But I know there is that deep well
That you won’t look into

But sometimes it gets a little cold inside
And I know you tried, I know you tried
But they told me, they told me
Things aren’t always as they seem
But they told me, they told me
I should just concentrate and breathe

Breathe with little lungs I
Breathe with little lungs you

I know you are doing okay and
I know you are doing so well
You changed it all you changed it all

I didn’t reply to your letter and
I didn’t reply to your letter ’cause
I’m not here yet

So we breathe with little lungs

Scared As Fuck

I’m not really scared
I just like the way that those words sound
When they fall from my mouth
And I say them to you out aloud

Sometimes my hands
Clap louder than everyone else
But that’s the way it stands
If I want to clap the loudest

But I got so scared
That you might be
A better me than me

You can take my socks
But you damn well better leave my gloves
‘Cause I need my hands to be warm like everybody else’s

Once my hands are warm
I can give them to you and say
Please do all you can
But my fingerprints will stay the same

But I got so scared
That you might be
A better me than me

But we know someone who got so scared
At the supermarket and you were there
And I get to hold their hand
‘Cause they’ll get scared again
They’ll get scared again

I’m not really scared

Shoes Watch

Oh my my
Oh my my
It has come to this

Well it’s such a small town
And what comes always goes around
And there’s crows in the tree and they’re singing for me
There’s crows in the tree and they’re singing for me

All my luck
All my luck
It has come to this

There’s skeletons around
And they dance when the sun goes down
On rooftops where shoes just watch
On rooftops where shoes just watch

Come on and dance for me
Come on and dance for me
The crows sing so sweetly
The crows sing so sweetly

All my love
All my love
It has come to this

Well each bird song
In the dark before the dawn
It made me strong when i was far from
It made me strong when i was far from

Come on and dance for me
Come on and dance for me
The crows sing so sweetly
In the place where you used to be

Listen

Listen, listen
I’m listening carefully to where exactly you might be
‘Cause I have had enough waiting
I’ve had enough waiting for you

I’m thinking
Thinking of growing old with someone as beautiful as you
Just ask me to
Just ask me to

I’m recalling
Recalling putting jackets way too thin
To fight against snow way to thick
And it coming down sideways and you clearing my eyes

I’ve had little too much too think
I’ve had little too much too think
And empty rooms tend to make me believe in you
Surrounded by everything I own
Boxed and labelled ready to go
And not before time
And not before time

I’m listening,
I’m listening