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  • Riverman Open or Close

    Riverman

    Show me something,
    I’ve never seen
    I know I can’t have everything,
    Where would I keep it?
    We’re so light,
    We could float away,
    You say I take it,
    too seriously,
    …Ah then you kiss me,
    it stops me talking,
    and it’s so easy

    Its not what you say
    it’s what you don’t
    it’s not what you do,
    it’s what you won’t
    you run through me
    like a river
    man tell me, (You need to tell me)
    when will I be enough for you?

    What on earth
    have you been eating?
    Too much fried air
    Leaves you fumbling
    Ah don’t you see it?
    But I won’t walk away
    Not while I’m shaking
    Your eyes glaze over
    I’ve blown it again
    Ah then you kiss me
    It stops me talking
    and it’s so easy

    You can’t tell where you stop
    and I begin
    Someone’s shouting ,
    It must be me
    How embarrassing for you

    Run from me like a river, man
    Shrug and you shiver man
    Run through me like a river, man
    What use is a shivering man?

  • Leap Open or Close

    Leap

    Recognise here
    Time long passed
    Never looked back
    See the tracks
    Kneel with me
    Catch the scent
    Of something precious

    I’m upside down
    Big-assed bat
    Gravity sucks
    Pulls on my back
    Yesterday
    Disappeared
    Dont care anymore
    What people think,
    They will think

    Unpeal my smothered heart
    Feel it skipping
    Say we’ll cut loose
    Stop being certain
    Hold my hand love
    hold my hand
    And Leap
    As high as we dare
    As high as we dare

    We’ve lined this place
    With so much weather
    Filled the space
    ‘Til we can’t see each other
    Got a torch, or a match
    Let’s climb our way
    Out of here

    Hold my hand
    And Leap
    As high as we dare

  • Armour of Love Open or Close


    Armour of Love

    I wait...for the day to begin
    A chance to belong
    To be someone strong
    I wait for my name to be called
    …I could be anywhere
    Can you hear me?
    Under this dark sky
    Can you see me?

    Lord as I ride the swell
    I know that I am held
    I know that you cover me
    With an Armour of Love
    With an Armour of Love

    I wait…set me free from fear
    Don’t let me waste all my tears
    Send friends to be with me
    We’ll wait ‘til the storm is passed
    …I could be anywhere
    Can you hear me?
    Under this dark sky
    Can you see me?

    Lord as I ride the swell
    I know that I am held
    I know that you cover me
    With an Armour of Love, oh
    Lord as I ride the swell
    I know that I am held
    And I feel you surround me
    With an Armour of Love
    Armour of love

    Amour. Amore. Amour. Amore
    Armour of love, Armour of love
    Amour. Amore. Amour. Amore.
    Armour of love, Armour of love
    Your voice on the wind
    Oh it’s telling me
    I am never alone,
    Oh I am never alone

  • Do What You Gotta Do Open or Close

    Do What you Gotta do

    Man I can understand, it might be hard
    to love a girl like me
    I don't blame you much for wanting to be free
    I've loved you better that your own Kin did
    From the very start
    it's my own fault
    What happens to my heart
    You see I've always known you'd go

    So you just do what you gotta do,
    my wild sweet love
    Though it may mean that I'll never kiss those sweet lips again,
    Pay that no mind
    Find that dappled dream of yours
    Come on back and see me when you can

    Now I know it make you feel sad, Make you feel so bad
    They say you don't treat me like you should
    They got ways to make you feel no good
    I've had my eyes wide open from the start
    And man you never lied to me
    The part of you that they'll never see
    Is the part you've shown to me

    Do what you gotta do
    Just do what you gotta do
    For you
    Just do what you gotta do
    Just do

  • This Is The City Open or Close

    This is the City

    This is the city
    No one lies
    This is the city
    It crystallises
    All my hopes
    All my hopes.

    This is the City
    My heart leaps
    Spins like fireworks
    On New Years Eve
    Mmh spinning faster

    Walk don’t Run
    Warm under this new sun
    If yesterday is done
    Then why does my heart yearn …
    still

    This is the City
    Inside out
    Burn out the fever
    Start at the neck and
    Work down down down down
    Mmm spinning faster

    Walk don’t Run
    Warm under this new sun
    If yesterday is done
    Then why does my heart yearn still?
    So walk don’t run
    No goodbyes to freeze my tongue
    If yesterday is really done
    Then why does my blood burn
    still

    Beating the old tattoo
    Beating the old tattoo
    Beating, beating, beating,
    the old tattoo

  • Scaur Bank Open or Close

    Scaur Bank

    Hey Ray…That time of year again.
    I would have paid a visit…
    but you know I can’t leave here.
    The old place is waiting…
    bring a fresh posy
    to hang onto the railing
    Scorch my lips with searing kisses, to stop me singing

    Hey Ray…part the leaves of the oldest tree,
    see our names again, joined
    Slow dance in the folly, spin the roundabout
    Scorch my lips with searing kisses, to stop me singing.

    Darling come on home to me
    I long to see you
    Stay with me here in Scaur Bank
    Darling come on home to me,
    my lost pilgrim
    Scaur Bank begins and ends
    with me

    Blink Ray – you’ll miss the almost seen
    Through hiss and whisper,
    feel her come a creepin
    Gust from nowhere tells you,
    the wind does her bidding

    Hear Ray…the swollen river
    pulling everything downstream
    To feed the weir
    Roar grows louder in your ears,

    Sigh this water shrine
    Holds your unborn son and I
    Constantly asking why
    You ended us and lost a better life?
    …oh Ray
    Oh Ray…darling come on home to me
    I long to see you, be with you

  • Absolute Zero Open or Close

    Absolute Zero

    See these locust years end,
    Last joke at my expense
    See my hand wrench wedding pearls
    Bounce on the ground,
    Between us…
    … After such a fire,
    You’d think there would be ash,
    Think your wrecking ball
    Had left me bereft
    And yet my mouth is fresh….

    Absolute Zero,
    Changing my shape,
    Why do you cling on
    When it’s you that brought us here
    To Absolute Zero
    Leaking through my skin
    Change my shape and begin again

    And still you rage on,
    Why won’t I understand?
    All you needed from me
    Was the right sort of attention
    …After such a fire
    You’d think there would be ash
    But her face in your wallet
    Makes me intent
    To keep my sweet heart fresh

    Free of the bridle, free of the rope
    Free from your weather,
    Endless smoke… Free

  • Ghost Open or Close

    Ghost

    I have shocked you
    And it shows
    Your life flashes by
    As you realise
    That I’ve always known
    The truth of you
    And your parlour games
    As you float into the ether
    Your ghost remains

    Close my eyes still
    I can see
    My second best fear
    Will appear
    to come calling on me
    for just one moment
    you become the same
    then you float into the ether
    your ghost remains
    your ghost remains

    I will conjure up the phantoms
    Trick them into grace
    To suit your confessions
    I will replace you with your shadow
    It has a better shape

    I was tempted
    to believe
    Maybe in time
    Your ghost would try
    To persuade me
    But I was mistaken
    You’re not to blame
    Over-hopeful
    Of the ghost
    You became
    And still you stay
    Here with me

  • Glacier Blue Open or Close

    Glacier Blue

    City in a heat-wave
    Should not have been there
    Saw them in a stairwell
    My heart turned black hole
    Sun bore through me
    Need a new country
    Cold enough to freeze me
    If fish can swim upstream,
    Then so can I

    Will I be worthy, of rescue,
    Will I be loved again?
    Surrounded by beauty,
    All of this beauty
    Will I love again?
    Will Glacier Blue
    Come to my, come to my rescue?

    Landed in Alaska
    Full head of armour
    Worked my fever through
    Still stayed Immune
    His song was born of aching
    Felt myself waking
    To eyes like horizons,
    He said
    If fish can swim upstream
    Then so can you

  • Last Fish In The Sea Open or Close

    Last fish in the Sea

    Well you set me sail
    Knowing how I love my land
    Didn’t wait to wave
    Just walked back across the sand
    …Salt and Sun have feasted
    I was stripped to gleaming bones
    As I felt me melting
    I sang for change to come, come

    Mercy grew me feather fin
    Covered me in scales
    Gifted me an anchor tail
    and left me
    Last Fish in the Sea,
    left me,
    Last Fish in the Sea

    Evolution in reverse
    How you trust in your science
    But Grace fused something new
    Now explain this defiance
    …Does my singing steal your sleep;
    Have you pace along the shore?
    Does this trick of silver light
    Scupper your man law? Oh…

    Last Fish in the Sea
    Last Fish in the Sea

  • Crows Open or Close

    Crows

    Heartful of murmers
    I grew a new chamber for you
    Lift you on my shoulders
    Maybe see a better view
    … Into the sun you ran
    Yet flew back like a boomerang

    Come to me
    Your big batty bird
    I’ll flap my wings
    Drive off the absurd
    And scare your crows away
    Chase those crows away… my love

    Facedown and bleating
    What have you been doing now
    Coat your doubt in graffiti
    You can’t hide from me
    … Into the sun you ran
    Yet flew back like a boomerang

  • A Whine and a Whistle Open or Close

    A whine and a whistle

    I’ve packed
    It’s a light load
    21 grams, into the cold.
    Untrapped,
    I’m in flight mode
    I am being held
    Just as I hoped.

    Feel me dancing
    Edge of the room
    A whine and a whistle
    My goodbye tune
    Feel me dancing
    On my way
    A sigh and a whisper
    I’ll see you soon

    Don’t cry
    Don’t be castaway
    Just testify
    To the noise I made
    Take Heart
    It doesn’t end here
    Trust the glimpses you get
    As you ride the swell

    All that I am,
    All that I need,
    All is here

    You won’t believe,
    You won’t believe
    Who I see

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