Monday, 27 May 2013

nedm lyric sheet


wool

in the car back from town
i felt like breaking/braking 
you kept your head down
is that a word i couldn't say?

these bedrooms are strangers
and we slept in corners all over the country 
but i meant to warn you that if you escape 
from everything keep your heart 
in the other compartment and i'll be reading
your horoscope for eight years to come 


in ~2 seconds

put a hand across your mouth
when you talk about the scene
you're 23 and write this down 
as you drive north you're playing
the same shows again and i won't be the one 

in ~2 seconds, say it all 


salathund

i might go riding again
i will take a bad fall this time
i might go riding again
i will take a bed for all this time

your heart beats, makes it real
my mind leaps to believe what i feel 

salthund, i am


greece

seems like you got stranded between

i've got my father's tongue and my mother's tired tired eyes
the glasses hum in the cupboards, in the kitchens
but there's no longer a church in the distance
there's no longer a church in the distance but

you spend your summers on the island of andros
well i am greece and i need another bail out mum 
and i will wave from the coast as your boat sails out
i will wave from the coast as your boat sails out

stay faithful to the night 
play humble but get it right
you didn't know back then
you didn't know how to 


nedm

i don't want no hype
pulling on my shirt sleeve after
i don't want to fight 
i just want to see you suffer

in spain i threw my cds out of the hotel window
in the hope they would land on someone i loved
and then my heart went running back to single
two singles wasn't enough for me
if i have to put it bluntly

i'm not too cynical to feel bad here 
the mountain's a pinnacle
an open tier
and i'm not too cynical to feel bad here
the good times were clinical
an open tier 


the city is as cold as you want it to be

in your days we got far 
arrest me now, send me down

i never knew what to say to you
i never knew what to wear
eating the apple cores is such shit
i hope you're all better now 

the city is as cold as you want it to be
there's hope in the harbour there's hope in the trees
if this heart keeps beating on 
i hope you're all better now 


summons

hold on to your hats
we will summon one last chance
with your notes and orders
we will slaughter whatever you want
take me to the great plains
i am ready, i am ready 

i won't be set into your days
no one else knows the way to
no one else knows the way


coal

you are as tough as the hills
the houses that we grew up in

the hair on my arm will grow thick as the tree trunks
when i put my hands around his neck

open it and let your whole world reappear 
the envelope is torn and you won't shed a tear


warned

what if we burnt all our hands warming them by the fire
what if i had been warned not to trust my desire
because your hands weren't hungry as i pushed them down
your shoulders were not heavy as i climbed on top
your feet were like a babies' and i crawled underneath

and you got all the bullshit out of my system
we went to your sister's and she'd been sunburnt
i fell asleep on her sofa for about forty minutes
and i forgot where i was for awhile

my hands weren't hungry as you pushed them down
my shoulders were not heavy as you climbed on top
my feet were like a babies'

and her heart was not a child's til i came along


gardens

why can't we grow up / live in the garden / never get tired 

the first time that i saw circles in the branches and every time since then i've tried to remember the exact location it's always in winter the trees cracked and naked 

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