Lyrics

"Horsedrawn Wishes"

01. Swingboat Yawning
02. Cradle Burns
03. One Thousand Couples
04. Swab The Temples
05. Speed To My Side
06. All Mornings Break
07. Man Under Glass
08. Shimmer Sun Like A Star
09. Angela Starling
10. Ribbon Fat
11. Thirsty European
12. Bell Jars Away

 

Swingboat Yawning

Swingboat yawning up and down Digging trenches in the stars again And for the rest of our lives Crippled by the bugs By the comfort Tugs take your stands reap your penance let me be myself feminine whines of a piece of mind have gone through but gone unheard I walk alone well walk at things waiting waiting balance doesn't come I sway incurable never stop shaping Heaven to be overcome what are you going through the only thing I can ask you swingboat yawning up and down digging trenches in the stars again and again and again loving you has been much easier than I could have ever imagined now my future is all behind me I won't swing the lights away from ill-begotten controlled faces curing all your false sympathy... still recovering still recovering.

 

Cradle Burns

[It's alright it's just the cradle burns racing to corner of your mind that hates the world burn the dress and hang it in the tree count the birds that see the shine of hope without disease I am the son of a mother and a man but the monkey is wheezing like a whipped old man the clowns are off feeding the fat to the flow here comes the servants to shovel bones right upon the wake the cradle burns return with hands of terror to rub my feet together it's alright psychology of blame has one cheek an eye for any eye and leaps of faith to tame I am the son of a mother and a man but the monkey is wheezing like a whipped old man the clowns are off feeding the fat to the flow and here come the servant to shovel bones funny funny funny how the well gets water when the fever flows and by the charge of the chance we can race the dance to Babylon every day a rat falls from the sky to chase the snow around the room and tell you you're for flies every day a cradle burn will fall if you drown all the days you wasted your hands on a whip without a spine I am the son of a mother a man and the horsedrawn wishes have been sent on their way down a hole where the cradle burns go here comes the servants to shovel bones

 

One Thousand Couples

The Gethsemane head and the bathwater baby are aching for life quite apart from the flow do you distance yourself from the courage of crowds to get through the day so who am I to be so sire that we are the lost souls we have been suffering could you float a candle on the fallen tears before welcoming the waves down the corridors could you see to it that the given up dreamers are talked of well so who am I to be so sure to be so sure that we are the lost souls we have been suffering one thousand couples in a seizure of delight at the failing energy energy for like dreamers and losers never die loners and seekers never die they just drag those bodies along to remind themselves they don't belong

 

Swab The Temples

Trying to get well no lies here lies swab the temples of the untapped dreamboy a jagged day in life for the lighthouse parasites I hope you'll be the same again well the same as us a rest from your tomorrows from the spoon and back again they keep you while they can the the only way they can kill me kill me every way you can my body is safe in my hands suffocate me in the swan wing coat I'm going where the lost sleep goes I'm the same yes the same so it pays to show restraint my body is safe in my hands trying to get well no lies here lies swab the temple before every new surprise a sense of a belonging to a few but not so few who never saw the light of day or felt the weight of living just sinking down into the bloodless arms of angels cooling down the burns of a million days

 

Speed To My Side

I followed them footsteps where they lunge the mean to the edge of Christ where they hoist the night like a closing eye for a lover for a lover I'm only here to lean noise flew birds through the crooked sky and they all said see speed to my side nobody ever told me that this sort of thing come alive down down back from where you came you've come alive too late the sweat shone like stars on the violent hands that carried them away like whispers from a crippled band are you welcome are you welcome do you want to be oh the wrecking ball of nightmares is on its way to me speed to my side nobody ever told me that this sort of thing could come alive down down back from where you came you've come alive too late speed to my side all for nothing lies anger in the eyes because I love you nobody ever told me that this sort of thing could come alive.

 

All Mornings Break

And by times' decisions for me I've been dancing to some glamorous regrets borrowing the memories of my dreams sinking down into the bloodless arms the bloodless arms of angels that cool down a million loveless moments that I've had you don't look good to me no you don't look good at all lost in the noise forever to be to be hung on the moonswing that takes me through crowds all morning break regardless regardless of the state of mind you find you find yourself in yellow summers behind the wall days fall away so fast a broken man could see another night through you don't look good to me no you don't look good at all never lie down by your dreams don't trip the lights you're a perfect wonder

 

Man Under Glass

I deny everything good I want to be on the side the side that keeps you alive the side that says you're alright the worlds are fantasy worlds so choose your fantasy world you are a man under glass you are ditchwater and gas time is roadkill and fast you say there's ghosts in the wall you're not a part of no race you'd change your face if you could and blaze a trail of escape Godspeed to everything gone don't go taking the show away from me I see no hope for me and I see no hope for anyone your mind is racing like cars you'd fill a night with the stars that fill your eyes with belief you are the envy of everyone though you're not here anymore these things have gotten to me I feel so stained and unclean I shadow small and unclear I thought a lot about you oh give me answers and love don't go taking the show away from me I see no hope for me and I see no hope for anyone man under glass man under glass man under glass what did you say what did say what did say I hate the sun I hate the sun I hate the sun don't make me laugh

 

Shimmer Sun Like A Star

They are the good men superpowered men every day is as good as any other they have the good hearts they're not the victims yet of any system that they didn't understand biological men bend their backs to send a fountain of worry to the lap of the man who already understands it's easier for some than others did you answer to the call or the whisper hey hey it's your very last hope don't mock the madness to show them all cheapen yourself and push for it all join the circling round the new kill count your blessings it's not your reason to just get through everything always count your blessings it's not your always to just get through everything with a reason with a reason they come on all ration and pig out small never seeing the lazy murdering the mask is melting on to the faces now we know the offspring of the slaves of the slaves shimmer son like a star you're alive you're alive the arms at sides can't touch you don't carry stones to the grave catch up your stolen rage spit the circus on the fire

 

Angela Starling

Angela Starling was way past hope and on to something that she's never find after that day things got bigger than us they got bigger than giants and given a life I know magic finds its way I've been blistered by the moonbeams the moonbeams I have had much better time than these better reasons and better excuses to ring a bell for the tiny man's uses don't have to decide I love this compromise you've finally got me swallowing miracles the whole way down then came the dawning the waking the tasting and the need to live longer than ever before all the wrongdoing after one wrongdoing was clearer than history to her I know magic finds its way I've been blistered by the moonbeams

 

Ribbon Fat

Now the reins are loose and all around the tumbleweed is tracing out your frown the furrow's on the rise the buried are alive there's trouble in the seven day dust now the veil of beasts have dragged you round you've kissed the hands of strangehold and found they bruise the neck of songbirds on their way to you we are the century's ghosts we are the century's ghosts all ribbon far let loose on the tangled curse that pierced your eye and will to carry on now the ox has blown the feathers through the oven door to make the angel wings the hallelujah sirens are singing to the aspiring there's trouble in the seven day dust float the bloated butchers on a string the supper songs are deafening and green the lucky jaws of time are sweetened by the rhyme we are the century's ghosts we are the century's ghosts we are the century's ghosts all ribbon fat let loose on the tangled curse that pierced your eye and will to carry on to the weeping dogs at ankles we can say could you ring a bell of sense to shake loose the seven day dust from the plastic trees drum terror man take me someplace new

 

Thirsty European

Full of the thirst of the ugly energy of cowardice hopeful and the hopeless hope down in the laughing stock the hunger of loneliness has fed better men than me we're going to make a difference to everything that moves has gone all wrong lately I am thirsty European I sit at bay in silence gathering their gathering down in the laughing stock this could be the wandering to stop the wandering we're going to make a difference to everything that moves has gone all wrong degenerate monsters were always going to thrash the slander bang the stones in praise of the popular schools who can't remember their names they got lost in the lies they won't just die for anyone forever couldn't it be right to always be right here and by besides thirsty European pass it round throw up your money for the angel clipper with the brainwash cheeks that lost their rosy these past weeks living through hell living through hell carry me to Christmas with bells on my toes through Dublin streets on my musical feet got no regrets no thanks to give but mother I've been living through hell again

 

Bell Jars Away

Your skin holds no bones the bones I know bell jars away let's be fearless with our promises bowed in for reasons for those reasons for those reasons I have thrown myself into your warm hold where you bless away the shivering we were saved by cars we were saved by bedrooms somewhere between the pennyshadows and the ghostbush jewellery we said there we'd never be alone here chancing our arms to stay true do you remember imagination a friend I thought I'd never forget this motionless ease measure me by Bell Jars away I've a hundred thousand names for you bowed in for reasons I could dance on the graves of the people I've been take me anywhere and everywhere you've been through when will the world ever end treasure real as my tongue you live through and in me from now to now got so many different bloods for you I'm weak with the rush of the chance I've taken.