1. END OF SEPTEMBER

    With the glaze on your eyes from the morning sun light
    You’re awake to the tunes on the radio from last night
    A long night alone on this road in our minds 
    Whether we’re born free, or bound by the light

    When the domino tips, let’s leave these old tricks behind
    What a long night alone on this road in our minds
    Rewind, rewind

    Your crushing beauty, tinsel hair, bright red-gold eyes and simple stare
    Tell me your story, tell me more than you need, with simple care
    I’ll lay you down, and make it peaceful with love and seconal
    When you’ve left, we’ll keep holding on

    When the domino tips, let’s leave these old tricks behind
    What a long night alone on this road in our minds
    Rewind, rewind,

    When September ends and it’s cold out again
    We’ll dance on the floors and call out for friends


    SO LONG

    So long

    If we could walk on water or bleed of honey
    the crushing sound of the walls coming down
    if I lift you up will you still be around?

    If we could walk on water or bleed of honey
    you’re tongue tied and twisted with pride
    the giving up goes away with time

    So long
    Reflections of yesterday
    So long
    Plastic island getaways
    So long

    If we could talk to our mothers, our fathers
    our sisters, our brothers, our neighbors, all lovers
    If we could walk on water or bleed of honey
    and do away with time
    Away with time

    Trying every way to make this all better than before
    Promise of a new day, these moneyless pockets can carry the weight
    No more dragging feet on the sidewalks,blindly gazing into the sunlight before the black hole eclipses all the atmosphere,
    All the atmosphere…

    So long


    BEHOLD, THIS DREAMER!

    One more moment while I wait in line
    Are you my dancer, painted green and white?
    Speak to me softly, see me through the night
    Echoes, distance me from this tide

    Behold this dreamer in our heart
    How we breathe and complicate everything from the start
    Disconnect our minds
    Keep us wishing on the stars
    Flipping coins in dried up fountains
    Buried in the seabed
    Take us with your tide

    Wide awake I now see through your eyes
    Beauty in conversation, open the door, bring in the light
    We will get it right
    We will get it right
    Through the wires in our spine

    Behold this dreamer in our heart
    How we breathe, and complicate everything from the start
    Disconnect our minds
    Keep us wishing on the stars
    Flipping coins in dried up fountains
    Buried in the seabed
    Take us with your tide

    Through the wires in our spine
    Through the wires in our spine
    Become our vessel through the night
    Through the wires in our spine

    Behold this dreamer in our heart
    How we breathe, and complicate everything from the start
    Disconnect our mind
    Keep us wishing on the stars
    Flipping coins in dried up fountains
    Buried in the seabed
    Take us with your tide

    Through the wires in your spine
    Through the wires in your spine
    Become our vessel through the night

    Disconnect our mind

    MILE LONG MINUTES

    So much of this past is dying
    Ship’s leading away, into the antarctic line
    Dimly lit lanterns on the starboard side
    Navigating to hold onto the best times
    Oh these are the best of times…

    Night time constellation arch into the coastline,
    The coastline
    The murky water between what’s best and a blurry mind, a blurry mind
    Oh Eta Carinae, remind
    Navigating into the best of times

    Well I just want to be here now
    Wasting all the mile long minutes
    Waiting for the perfect song to start the perfect night

    Sunburnt and further away…
    This arctic line, reminds me of the highway
    And further away…
    Airplanes along the skyway
    Be your judgement or be mine
    Whether rain or measured gold, or to sunshine
    These days have no limit

    Well I just want to be here now
    Wasting all the mile long minutes
    Waiting for the perfect song to start the perfect night

    Mile long minutes
    Mile long minutes
    Mile long minutes

    Well I just want to be here now
    Wasting all the mile long minutes
    Waiting for the perfect song to start the perfect night
    Waiting for the perfect song to start the perfect life


    SLEEPWALKING INTO THE OCEAN

    They said we’d walk with shadows and lead with our left foot
    Hold the pain in our hands, just a whisper in our minds
    We want off this road, we want ocean
    We want soil, we want no guns

    This is the first day in the rest of your life
    We were told there’d be days like these sometime
    Rivers to swim and mountains to climb
    Down to the valleys
    Lift the soil to look for a sign
    In this atlas of our modern guilt
    The illusion of time

    Dreaming, sometimes swimming
    Dreaming, sometimes swimming

    Still dreaming holding onto the feeling
    Trying not to give in
    Sleepwalking into the ocean

    Into the ocean
    Into the ocean


    GENTLE HANDS

    Don’t know what’s left, but I know what’s right
    Can’t keep the riddle settled down tonight
    Put your best suit on, holes in the shoes
    Bright eyed and blood-shoot, no heat in the living room
    Emblazoned with fortitude, cracking knuckles on the bench
    Pick up the empty bottle, put the bed to rest

    Singing praises, hail on the tin
    Bleed it all out, bleed-it-all-out
    No stranger to this sound, next minute coming in
    Gentle hands we can feel,
    We can feel

    Unity gains with the caving in
    We give it all up just to get in
    Wake me up, wake me up
    Ambient dreams, got me drinking all my hope

    Singing praises, hail on the tin
    Bleed it all out, bleed-it-all-out
    No stranger to this sound, next minute coming in
    Gentle hands we can feel,
    We can feel

    Bells and missiles with one knee on the ground
    Arms reach out, arms reaching out
    Bells and missiles with one knee on the ground
    Arms reach out, arms reaching out

    Small world wonders, “why the big city thunder?”
    Which way to the road home is where to stumble

    With arms reaching out
    With arms reaching out


    BELOW THE AVENUES

    The lights are busted and so the movie goes silent
    One thousand birds, Egyptian and science
    It’s this slow descent keeping me quiet
    I never thought I’d be here in this silence

    On Paris time while London wails
    Sun drenched skies give me hail
    Staying up seems to make me late
    Wake me up from these neutral days

    Golden age of time moves on…
    Golden age of time moves on…

    Below the avenues long live the shadows where we once danced
    Gone are the vampires buried by miles in black sand

    Then the stars fall like doves
    This golden age of time moves on
    The stars fall like doves
    This golden age of time moves on

    Touched with fire
    Touched with fire

    Fire

    Below the avenues gone are the sultans from the badlands
    Long live the history in the glass grains of these modern sands
    This slow moving glacier carves the easy way inland
    Time wave zero meets the Golden age as we slow down to move in
    Move in

    Touched with fire


    POISON

    I’ve got poison in my head, poison in my head
    poison in my head, poison in my head,
    Poison in my head, poison in my head,
    I’ve got poison in my head

    I’ve got poison in my head, poison in my head
    poison in my head, poison in my head,
    Poison in my head, poison in my head,
    I’ve got poison in my head

    They’ll build the walls, we’ll take the gold
    Then move the river for our bones
    I’ll lift you up when we fall down into the bottom of this sound

    But your always on my mind, always on my mind
    Always on mind, always on my mind,
    Always on my mind, always on my mind,
    You’re always on my mind

    But your always on my mind, always on my mind
    Always on mind, always on my mind,
    Always on my mind, always on my mind,
    You’re always on my mind

    They’ll build the walls, we’ll take the gold
    Then move the river for our bones
    I’ll lift you up when we fall down into the bottom of this sound

    But your always on my mind, always on my mind
    Always on mind, always on my mind,
    Always on my mind, always on my mind,
    You’re always on my mind

    In the middle of the river I go blind


    BLOCK ISLAND BLUES

    Dogs keep barking in my neighborhood
    Make my way past the car alarms in my neighborhood
    The subway’s drowned out by radio waves
    TV’s been on for half the day
    Static sounds, remember the rain?

    The softest light cuts on the toughest of days
    May you trade your shame for strength to change the things you want,
    you want a change?
    Is it all that bad if you can’t remember the rain?

    Rain…

    Block Island blues got you swinging low
    Swinging low, swinging low
    Block Island blues got you swinging low
    Swinging low
    While you wander around

    Rain
    Rain

    Now change

    Change…
    Change


    LETTERS TO CATHERINE

    Don’t wait for the summertime
    Don’t wait to waste the wine
    Heal our troubled minds
    Our mother’s crying again

    The breaking wheel spins around
    Crown falls to her feet
    The hailstones ringing loud
    This letter to Catherine now sent
    Bulldozers shake this ground
    Piles of earth, broken, weighs this occupation

    This death by politics
    Judgement by jury erased
    Believe in this call to grace
    Where neighbors and martyrs are saved
    If we could sing our hearts out
    anytime and any place

    But you never listen
    Remind me again
    If I could, I would
    You’d still dismiss it
    I see the noise in your eyes
    You say “I know this is wrong”
    With this we bid you goodnight
    For you aren’t the only one

    All these engagements we make
    The breaking wheel, falling down in twilight

    Breaking, still


    VENUS

    I wake myself up
    There’s no end to this pouring rain
    With my head the clouds, we won’t give it up in the end
    Let’s be transparent and we’ll bleed into the unknown
    I won’t dream alone, I won’t dream alone

    In the new year
    We’ll be forgiven, we’ll still be young
    With our heads in the clouds
    Planting bombs on the sun
    When there’s nothing left and I see right through your bones
    We’ll be transparent and we’ll bleed into the unknown

    It’s not our simple minds polluted by what we’ve done
    No broke down palace is where we’ll lay this love
    It’s not our simple minds polluted by what we’ve done
    No broke down palace is where we’ll lay this love

    SWIMMING WITH MINNOWS

    Who am I and what will I do next?
    Can I spend time to watch? Can I spend time for less?
    If I stay in my old haunt with these ghosts all around
    Can I spend time to watch, can I spend time to drown?

    With these ghosts all around, we’ve been sitting here for days
    The silence is the loudest in my head since last May
    Even if we don’t want to leave here today
    With these ghosts all around, we’ve been starring at for days
    With time, time, time ticking

    If I stay in my old haunt with these ghosts all around
    Can I spend time to watch, can I spend time to drown?
    In the belly of New York City, losing hour by each hour
    Chasing daytime into night, I follow darkness for a while

    Time, time, time is ticking

    Swimming with minnows, we learn to swim like the rest
    Hold your breath, watch the clock, stay in line, fold your hands
    Swimming with minnows, we learn to swim like the rest
    Hold your breath, watch the clock, stay in line, fold your hands
    With the time, time ticking

    With time ticking