Lyrics

To Go Deeper:


1.) Plays Only Once:

maybe these lanterns will all melt together

hundreds of old orange lights

maybe not

and I wanna know what you really think

yeah I wanna know what you really think

 

cause the distance you pull me nobody does

the song that defines my existence plays only once

and the way that you shift me nobody can

I’ll keep all the kindness you gave me wrapped in saran

and the way you’ve amazed me nobody could

the things that you say, they have changed me, rings to the wood

‘Cause I wanted a center, for you and me

I wanted a center together, not separate dreams

and I wanna know what you really think

 

cause I don’t know how to be anymore

I don’t know how to be anymore

 

Maybe these columns of shapes that repeat will spin around once again

Maybe not

Maybe I’ll realize that I’m just nothing

And maybe I won’t

And I wanna know what you really think

Yeah I wanna know what you really think

 

cause the distance you pull me nobody does

the song that defines my existence plays only once

and the way that you shift me nobody can

I’ll keep all the kindness you gave me wrapped in saran

and the way you’ve amazed me nobody could

the things that you say, they have changed me, rings to the wood

‘Cause I wanted a center, for you and me

I wanted a center together, not separate dreams

and I wanna know what you really think

 

cause I don’t know how to be anymore

I don’t know how to be anymore

I need those days when you traced my design

we became just the same, co-defined


2.) Lost Balloon:

I found you on the other side

Sweeping down the other road

If I could glue you in, they would know

I will arrange it, and I’ll sleep

 

You’re on the fly and maybe belong

Here below the sky

 

I found you on the other side

Sweeping down the other road

If I could glue you in, they would know

I will arrange it, and I’ll sleep

 

You’re on the fly and maybe belong

Here below the sky

When we decide we’re safe where we hide

Cinders blow inside

 

We’ll rage against the odds of all of us

Wherever dark rushes out

We’ll not believe

The place where we would lay is all ablaze

Whenever they burn it down

We’ll go between


3.) Field of Columbines:

things are getting hazy now

i know it wont be long

but ive just given in

i can feel the reeling

the sucking of soul into the air

and yet im distracted

by a beautiful sunset

the shifting of seas

waves throw me overboard

pull me under

return me to where im meant to be

back to ground below the trees

the crisp of the autumn

the yellow wood

whispering of wind

trying to tell me all these years

something i cant quite figure out

that flickering dreamland i cant quite reach in time

that transient feeling i cant quite keep alive

the whiteness of air

the beauty of dark

is there anything above me?

is there anything above us?

could things be better in the space between the colors of the rainbow?

with those who have passed and those we let die

in our own way on our own time

you can ask why if you like

shout at the sky if you like

get really high if you like

but you won’t find the reason

in this life


4.) The Eye Above Us:

this one’s circling back to me

while the other one’s leaving

all I want is to shake the room, but I’m addicted to the silence

thought that I was all done with this

an astronaut on the rooftops

I miss the glove and the baseball field, yeah I could never get enough

I wanted radiance as near as I could see

Still, will I see you as you’re staring into me?

We are the eye above us

 

Join me we’ll lay on the lawn we will sing summer songs and hold on to this

They say a power apart from us judges us from a safe distance (no)

We are the eye above us

 

I don’t want to be comfortable

with only me to believe in

don’t know whether to search for it or really if it’s even hiding

I find it easy to get outside

when all the banners are streaming

if you told me to get out now, I’d be the only one inside

I wanted radiance as near as I could see

Still, will I see you as you’re staring into me?

We are the eye above us

 

join me we’ll lay on the lawn we will sing summer songs and hold on to this

they say a power apart from us judges us from a safe distance (no)

WE are the eye above us


5.) Running Down Mountains:

Notice the sky she said

Don’t fear of dying

Instead, look for me and you’ll find

The light in a lion’s eye

God knows she is already wise

Been running down mountains to fix me inside

How ’bout the time when we both heard the language of earth and we laughed in the dirt,

A rebirth for the sides of ourselves we’d been hiding, no longer dividing

A welcome return, remain reaffirmed

 

You have made me unafraid

I see far beyond your face

Leave our vices in our wake

Tell me how we’re all the same

 

Notice the sky she said

Don’t fear of dying

Instead look for me and you’ll find

The light in a lion’s eye

God knows she is already wise

Been running down mountains to fix me inside

 

She’s got rivers, blue skies, and spring nights in her mind

A world to describe, and rainbows for eyes

She is fire, burning underwater, turning ever farther

Beauty through her layers

Showing me what home’s supposed to be and how to get there

 

Heat within the embers

Fly within the feathers

It’s not just all or never

So glad that we remembered

 

You have made me unafraid

I see far beyond your face

Leave our vices in our wake

Tell me how we’re all the same

 

She’s got rivers, blue skies, and spring nights in her mind

A world to describe

And rainbows for eyes

She is fire, burning underwater, turning ever farther

Beauty through her layers

Showing me what home’s supposed to be and how to get there

No more days beside the ladder so glad that we remembered


6.) River Far:

will you drift on the sea of this sound?

while you dream of the home that you found

caught in the starry night, you sway

only the living light you wanna take to me

 

and i will shoot across the prison yard

a pressure wave on through the wall

it’s beautiful at the other side

i’ll ride the river far to find this


7.) Guarding Hand:

The drying lake

We’ll never leave together

I’ll defer to the future

When thundering blue arrives

You’re projecting when you read the sign

You’ll be climbing the hills ‘til you hear songs in the grain

That feed to

The drying lake

We’ll never leave together

Though they left out the edges

They thought to fill your inside

These are stones from an endless mine

We’re grinding the drill ’til fine

 

Weather rising

Color flying in

To leave with the wind

Outer layers crumble

Generations die

Swaying to the siren

Waving them goodbye

Tumbling with no guarding hand

 

All reliving themselves

Tumbling with no guarding hand

They could feel what they held with no guarding hand

They would live with the end

Falling in time as they’d step,

This is as close as they’d get

 

When I go aside

I’m clearing up

I’m clearing new curves and lines to walk when I’m fine

To walk when I’m fine

I’m in command

Tumbling with no guarding hand


8.) Competing Waves:

For now it seems I need to forget her

But where will she be when I haven’t found someone better?

I wonder

Been wanting to change my mind, to reconsider

She may always

Be calling in me

She may always

Be calling in me, and dancing in (contrasting with)

 

Competing waves

Strings of graves

Competing waves

Strings of graves

 

Our day went and came, but our love still remains,

It’s a pain that I integrate, instead of pushing it away


9.) Remember:

We funneled down your molten gold all day

In the same way tulips bridge the soil

And you stood in front of me so proud

Forgetting all you knew in the breeze

And what isn’t still could be

 

The sunlight on the water

Is where I’m meant to be

Your cheerful eyes take my disguise and throw it far into the sea

Recall you weren’t you enough

So better days will mend the cuts

And all that’s ever true is love and that what isn’t still could be

‘Cause wherever you go

Yeah, wherever you go

Hear the waves calling out and remember

 

Turn around to friendly fireworks

Pulling up your backward driveway

Sleeping with your face down in the dark

Waiting for somersaults in spring

 

But we still pull molten gold through our fingers

And we didn’t have to wait nearly as long

All that’s ever true is love and that what isn’t still could be

 

The sunlight on the water

Is where I’m meant to be

Your cheerful eyes take my disguise and throw it far into the sea

Recall you weren’t you enough

So better days will mend the cuts

And all that’s ever true is love and that what isn’t still could be

‘Cause wherever you go

Yeah, wherever you go

Hear the waves calling out and remember


10.) Walk in a Dream:

It’s like a walk in a dream

The one you barely recall

You hear the wind in the trees and

You can be nothing at all

You stop creating the wall

Realize it wasn’t your fault

They say this ride’s short and small,

How?

 

Fly on through moments

So close(d) to open

My body on notes and my mind on their echoes

Stream

Take me

 

It’s like a walk in a dream

The one you barely recall

You hear the wind in the trees and

You can be nothing at all

You stop creating the wall

Realize it wasn’t your fault

They say this ride’s short and small,

How?

 

Fly on through moments

So close(d) to open

My body on notes and my mind on their echoes

I’m high on the road at the edge of your soul

Speak

Shake me