Lyrics

SPIDERS (2011)

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1. The Thread of the Thing

ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah oh  and the whosit  and the whatsit  and the stories of kings  and the needle  and the thread of the thing  and the ladder  at the scene  and the cutting off at the knees  in a little while i see  that i love the way you came on  i love the way you came on  to me  to me  ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah oh

and the where is  and the there is  and the start of the fling  but the riot  breaks the thread of thing  and the lenses  ain't clean  we'll need another tv screen  in a little while i see  but i love the way you came on  i love the way you came on  i love the way you came on  i love the way you came on  to me  to me  to me  to me  ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah oh

it weighs out, it weighs out..  and you know i love you  i love you

2. The Passing

i wrapped you up in a paper cup  and then got surprised you were drowning  in love  drowning in love  i called a fish a flower  i called you mine for an hour of love  an hour of love  there were days  there were days  there were days  there were days  there were hours  there were days  now i can see the time  i can see the time passing  i can see the time  i can see the time passing  the time passing  by

see here’s the thing: i love being in motion  and wrapped around you  while wrapped around you  i read you for the funnies  i leap into the muddy so easy  breezy  there were days  there were days  there were days  there were days  there were hours  there were days  now i can see the time  i can see the time passing  i can see the time  i can see the time passing  the time passing  by

and i can hear you i can hear you  and i can hear you i can hear you  (can hear you can hear you)  i can hear you  and i can see the time  the time passing  the time passing by

we’re lockin down  we’re lockin down  and i wrap you up

3. Mine

i lost the thing  the ring that was never mine  i fall asleep and sing  these lines  mine mine mine mine  there was a love  a right way to survive  i couldn’t help but die  mine mine mine mine  mine mine mine mine  so what’s in store for our heroine  can she climb to the top of him  should she be allowed to share the stage  or is it time to turn the page

can not believe i believed i could have  one step ahead of the last  i’m not above the past to show me how  but i am a brand-new fucking shiny ball of wow  wow wow  mine mine  is it mine mine  so what’s in store for our heroine  can she climb to the top of him  should she be allowed to share the stage  or is it time to turn the page

so what’s in store for our heroine  can she climb to the top of him  should she be allowed to share the stage  or is it time to turn the page  on the thing  the thing  that was never mine mine  is it mine mine

i fall asleep and sing  i fall asleep and sing  i fall asleep and sing  i fall asleep and sing

4. Dead Dads and Sad Moms

all along at the end   i see shells you could’ve wanted  haunts you would’ve haunted  waves you didn’t like  in the dark dark blue  we are drivin up long island  to watch the seagulls flyin  over dollars made of sand  crabshoes cryin for the first time  the lonely wake up glad  show me why they’re all not sad  i came here to say  that you were all of her yesterdays  i came here to see  if you could tell me how to make her believe

the lifeguards knew the way  comin up for air in red on the self-same day  where are they now?  

crabshoes cryin for the first time  the lonely wake up glad  show me why they’re all not sad  i came here to say  that you were all of her yesterdays  i came here to see  if you could tell me how to make her believe

all along at the end 

5. Was

i was everything you  i was  or was that me  or was  and when a bottle top  makes a final shot  it’s time to say the is  the is  the is of the was  of the is of the was  of the not  of the maybe  maybe when we’re forty  which ain’t too far to plot

i’s raised to lose  i’s raised  it came to you  to break  ‘cause when a bottle top  makes the final shot  it’s time to say the is  the is  the is of the was  of the is of the was  of the not  of the maybe  maybe when we’re forty  which ain’t too far to plot

i can’t help but look at the shape of your face  stare at your shinbones freckles on yer arm  and think that 1980 was a really good year  for shapes  and faces  and shinbones  and freckles on arms

while i was in the bathroom  you was at the mall  before we even met  it’s funny how things get  fucked up so fast  ‘cause when a bottle top  makes the final final final final final shot  it’s time it’s time to say  it’s time it’s time it’s time it’s time it’s time  the is of the was  of the is of the was  of the not  of the maybe

maybe when we’re eighty  which ain’t too far 

6. Pull

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh  oh oh oh oh oh oh oh  the edge o’ dusk and the last breath out of us all  you’re lyin’ down and backward under the snow  we all fall into the ropin’ off of the show  it’s hard to see out from inside of a home  you know why you’re waiting  you know why you’re waiting  you know what you’re waiting for  you know why you’re waiting  you know why you’re waiting  you know what you’re waiting for  and it’s all love  and it’s all love

y’pickin up that the reasons they all can change  y’somehow thought you were really over the pain  but y’figured out that the least you could understand  your heart is open to someone else’s hand  you know why you’re waiting  you know why you’re waiting  you know what you’re waiting for  you know why you’re waiting  you know why you’re waiting  you know what you’re waiting for  and it’s all love  and it’s all love

and the last way out  is the last hanger down  and the movie can begin again  and the right way to go  is to rock until you roll  ‘cause your love ain’t left  no your love ain’t left behind  

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh  oh oh oh oh oh oh oh  you know why you’re waiting  you know why you’re waiting  you know what you’re waiting for  (and we all love  and we all love  and we all love  and we all love)

the edge o’ dusk and the last breath out of us all  you’re lyin’ down and takin’ care of the snow

7. Black People

i dreamt you were using black people  to blow off steam  i dreamt you were using black people  to build your machines  and why didn’t i cry  i thought i heard you say they died  it seems that they got away  but you tracked them down and made them stay  they put up a fight  you didn’t bat an eye  and we all went home again

i dreamt you were using black people  to change a tire  i dreamt you were using black people  to get inspired  i thought you heard me say they died  so why don’t you cry  it seems that they got away  but i tracked them down  i made them stay  they put up a fight  i didn’t bat an eye  i didn’t bat i didn’t bat an eye  i didn’t bat i didn’t bat an eye  i didn’t bat i didn’t bat an eye

oh  and we all go home again

8. In The Way

how do you fall in love in a week  how do you get away  how do you see if the cracks in the plan  are the reasons that you play the game  why do you think you know where we stand  and how do i get away  you’re taking the menu right to the fan  i’ll have the strawberry shortcake to take  and the what is and the what is  in the way  and the what is and the what is  in the way

when is the right time to draw the marker line?  when i cry  how fucked up is that  when will i behave  relative to change  relative to pain  and the what is and the what is  in the way  and the what is and the what is  in the way

how did we fall in love in a week  and how do we get away  how do we see if the cracks in the plan  are the reasons that we play the game  and the what is and the what is  and the what is and the what is  and the what is and the what is  in the way

if all’s not fair then why are you here

9. See Monkey

i made you a set of keys  then i broke up with you  did i know at the hardware store  did the copy machine and you know too  do you remember when you loved me  oh wait oh wait  do you remember when i loved you  oh you do

i saw you on the sunny side  and you crossed over to my shade  but i just wanted quiet time  and you wanted a parade  do you remember when you loved me  oh wait oh wait  do you remember when i loved you  oh you do

fucking black magic  right there in your mouth  thought i could catch it  no matter how far it was out

i leave your gray studio  i cleared so much shit outta there  do you think of me in the color scheme  or did we either ever even care  do you remember when you loved me  oh wait oh wait  i thought i could catch it no matter how far it was out 

10. Easy

feed me to the wolves i’m ready to go  feed me to the wolves i’m ready to go  i’m ready to go  i’m ready to go  i’m ready to go  i’m ready to go

i think we fall in and outta love  easy  it’s just about time we came clean  easy

and  i broke i broke i  i broke i broke i

feed me to the wolves i’m ready to go  feed me to the wolves i’m ready to go  i’m ready to go  i’m ready to go  i’m ready to go  i’m ready to go

11. Backstage Girl

there were times when i saw  there were times when i thought  one lie at a time, easy to get by  lemme tell you how i be  assured to feel it’s never me  call, say, call, say, this i gotta hear  do you live in the same house you did  do you live in the same heart  and can you start to tell the world  i wasn’t just your backstage girl  i threw you off in better days  a forever love that never came

and when we woke up i gave up on the rules of the scene  and when we woke up i stood up spotlight on me  do you live in the same house you did  do you live in the same heart  and can you start to tell the world  i wasn’t just your backstage girl  and will you start to tell the world  i was so much more than your backstage girl

lemme tell you how I see  the things you don’t when you’re sixteen  call, say, write, say, think i got to hear

amen

BLANKETS (2009)

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1. What's Up

it took a long time to wait  i had nothing  i wanted the world  and your ride  what's up what's up  are you still there  what's up  what's up what's up  are you still there  what's up

i wish i was you sometimes  i wish i'd make the call  i thought my looks would make it last  (what a thing to say)  but in your play  we sell it your way  perfect is as perfect does  we weren't hurting anyone  you know how songs can make you cry  well this one won't  'cause nothing will  but i'll be wandering still

i could of not been here in all this mess  i coulda been blacker and older and dead  i coulda built up and out 'stead of flat  i coulda coulda coulda  but here i am  what's up what's up  are you still there  what's up  what's up what's up  are you still there  what's up

you owe me nothing  and that's already what i had

2. The Beginning of Anne

hey i sent you when i met you all the load  and i meant to resurrect you on my own  hey i sent you when i met you all the load  and i meant to resurrect you on my own  connect the dots or just four  the cement is starting to pour  her house is covered in vines  her legs are covered with mines  why don't you say what you said when i found you  why don't you say what you mean to  why do you play with the Joes that surround you  why don't you say what you said last week  what you said to me

the beginning of anne  was the ending of the plan  the beginning of anne  was the ending of the plan  will i regret you have i upset you are you surprised  give this girl her sunrise  i will reset you and i'll let you off the load  one more time and then we go

and what about the middle the middle of the girl  and what about the whole wide  and how to solve the riddle the riddle of the girl  to open up the whole wide world  why don't you say what you said when i found you  why don't you say what you mean to  why do you play with the Joes that surround you  why don't you say what you said last week  what you said to me

hey i sent you hey i sent you  and i meant to resurrect you

3. God Knows

god knows what i'm gonna do  god knows what i'm gonna say  then i walked through the door  and i gave it all away  god knows if i'll make you cry  god knows if we'll be alright  then i walked out the door  i'm giving up the fight

god only knows what happens now  god only knows the how  god only knows what happens now  god only knows the how

god knows  now I'll know  (now I'll know) too

4. Yours

when i go to sleep and i pray to be in yours  when i talk a bit pillow full o' spit i'm yours  when i cave away it's so i can say i'm yours  single file is our fav'rite style but still i'm yours

when i make a deal it's so i can steal all yours  when i'm stormin' thru turnin' black to blue i'm yours   when i check you off nearly every box i'm yours  i'm awake to this you turn on and shit i'm yours

i hope  i glow

why don't you get off and get on your way  why don't you get off and get on your way  why don't you get off and get on your way  or shut me up and stay  stay

when i go to sleep and i pray to be in yours  when i talk a bit pillow full o' spit i'm yours  when i cave away it's so i can say i'm yours  single file is our fav'rite style but still i'm yours  single file is our fav'rite style but still i'm yours  single file was our fav'rite style but now i'm yours

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