History

It seems only yesterday we stood
Beneath our moonlight getaway
There we could stay forever young
And this was the beauty of that place
But you will be leaving here at dawn
The train never comes a minute late
They'll erase all the pictures we have drawn
and coax you to forget my face

Stay inside with me
Light a candle on the windowpane so we can see
Burn our eulogy
Grab the pen and change the pages of our history

We talk about trying to kill the time
While time is slowly killing us
The next thing you know we've slipped away
Branches swept into the underprush
One day a memory may be all we have
So let's make a mess and hope what's left will hold fast

Stay inside with me
Light a candle on the windowpane so we can see
Burn our eulogy
Grab the pen and change the pages of our history

The clocks made it clear that soon as you have gone they'll come for me
Thats just the way the rules have always been
But I've got a trick or two still up my sleeve
And I've got no interntion of going quetly

Stay inside with me
Light a candle on the windowpane so we can see
Burn our eulogy
Grab the pen and change the pages of our history
 

The Tether

Running in one direction left me so far from home
That I lost my intentions, the only way to go was alone
And every time night surrounds me the bed will lie hard and cold
Awaiting a warmer body to lie in the folds

Out on the tether you celebrate never
and wake for the weather, a bachelor forever
you don't see the stars even when you are staring
cause no one is sharing the same set of eyes

I met her in cold October when walls were three stories high
and on each side dancing embers longed for the sky

Out on the tether you celebrate never
and wake for the weather, a bachelor forever
you don't see the stars even when you are staring
cause no one is sharing the same set of eyes

I say give me your hand and your heart and wait for the snow
we'll dance when it lands and hold hands whe its time to go
I'll give you my faith on a sterling sliver plate so you can dine
we'll toast to the death of the wall and leave the rest to time

Will you leave me out in the dark to die
or will you give me the last dance of the night
I had a heart once, but I forgot his name
I hear he hangs around the same place, I bet he's still the same

Now that the tether has gone with the weather
We'll never say never, punch drunk forever
And I see the stars every time I am staring
cause now we are sharing the same set of eyes

Running in one direction now that there's not much to guess
here where they dont play chess
we'll lie in the wake of the songs that we make so let's love and partake

 

Better Day to Die (Gooday)

Maybe I'll fall from a window ten stories up
Or even be trapped in a raging flash flood
worries can be so trite
what better day to die

Maybe an earthquake will swallow me whole
or I'll be struck by a European in his Jaguar on the road
A kiss left me on cloud 9
What better day to die

She's got something in that smile
That tells me I am more than alive

A coaster could derail and send me flying into the air
A dive team might come up early and forget Im still down there 
Worries can be so trite
What better day to die
A kiss left me on cloud 9
What better day to die

Mrs. Gardener

 The prettiest flower in the field is always so close to the edge of the cliff
I don't mind the fall as long as I can have it

Water and sunlight is all you ask
but your life's on your back and you cant unpack
Im quiet now but Im turning inside, afraid that you might die

What's the worry Mrs. Gardener
What's the worry Mrs. Gardener

I wont wait here idly
while you stay locked inside

A window's fine but I hear that a touch is better

Somebody can only give you everything they have until it becomes what they had
So if you give half of it back, you'll know its not so bad

What's the worry Mrs. Gardener
What's the worry Mrs. Gardener

I wont wait here idly
while you stay locked inside

A window's fine but I hear that a touch is better