when the things that heal us…album lyrics

Ghost in my Mind

Say you’ll meet me back on the horizon
Say you’ll greet me there on the line
You’re most wanted even in these final seconds
You’re most wanted even though you’re a ghost in my mind

A ghost in my mind
A ghost in my mind

I will let you fly off to the horizon
Calmly, sweetly you’ll take to the sky
No more resting by your side at the horizon
Between the dust and the photographs I will take you in my arms

 

The ghost in my mind
The ghost in my mind

Drawing a line to the ghost in my mind

Running down my body
Running down my spine
Running down my body
Running down my spine

Sweet one, dear one – you’re off to the horizon
When the sun sets I’ll forget how we walked side by side
Take the swearing take this new day draw a line across the horizon
Barely standing, barely shifting – the blur that disappears beneath the line

 

The ghost in my mind
The ghost in my mind

Drawing a line to the ghost in my mind

 

Catch and Release

I throw a line up to the moon to cast it’s light into your room
Through an open window I might see you in relief,
Might see you in relief,
Might see you in relief

Once you lay across me I took photos of your body
Now the picture has forgot me and you’re shaken out of reach
You’re shaken out of reach
You’re shaken out of reach

You drew me in just like the tide
Eclipsed me then and cast aside
You’re powerful even when you’re not near me
Even when you’re not near me
Even when you’re not near me

Holding on again we’re holding on again
Catch and release at shutter speed
Catch and release at shutter speed

Movements of the heart like throwing darts like throwing darts
From bright to light to night to shattered shadow whatever the angle
Whatever the angle

I turned around and you’d stepped out
I turned around and you’d stepped out
I turned around you’d left me lying on the carpet
Like throwing darts I try to bring us back to the start

Holding on again we’re holding on again
Catch and release at shutter speed
Holding on again we’re holding on again
Catch and release at shutter speed
Catch and release

You were once my delight now you’re a streak of light
I can only point and shoot
I can only point and shoot
I can only point and shoot
I can only point and shoot
I can only point and shoot and point and shoot at the moon

Catch and release at shutter speed
Holding on again we’re holding on
Catch and release at shutter speed
At lightning speed
Catch and release

Small Doses

Amongst the weeds, in the spot where you last left me
Broken heart cardboard cut out
Paint by numbers and draw a line around it when you think you’ve got it
Glue them back together and draw a line around it
When you think you’ve got it

when I come undone when I come undone when I come
when I come undone when I come undone

Absent father, distant mother well we all have got them
The shapes we cut out when we muck about
Paint by numbers and draw a line around it when you think you’ve got it
And glue them back together and draw a line around it when you think you’ve got it

But I can’t make it out yet
And it feels like a silhouette
That takes me by surprise
Help me hear me out

I come alive when you are near me
But I am like a deer in the headlights
Paint by numbers, draw a line around it when we think we’ve got it

And glue them back together, draw a line around it
When you think we’ve got it

But I can’t make you out yet
And you feel like a silhouette
That comes up from behind
Help me heal me help me hear me out

When I come undone

Then I talk a lot

Please come closer in small doses

When I come undone when I come undone

Cowfish

Turn something over in your hand
Does it feel good to you?
Turn something over in your mind
Is it sparked by your own desire?

‘Cause we were lovers

But we swim away

I want to keep you safe from harm
But some fish still got to keep their horns
Let me turn you over let me take you down
Do you want to feel alive (or) do you want to feel alarmed?

‘Cause we were lovers

In each others arms

With the deep to discover

Far beyond the ghosts of our past

But we swim away
But we swim away

We love to congregate

But we swim away

That Sun_That You

Send love for the body and the mind
Send love for the body and the mind

Send love for the body
Send love for the body and the mind

What do I do?

You love
You love you taking over
You want me to take over
You want me to take over

That sun will come close to you
That sun will come close to you

That sun
That you

Falling Down

Back here at the start again a baby learns to walk
Plant your feet onto the ground now can you turn around and talk?
The mechanics of our love all at once and not so subtle
Then static and unmoveable but sometimes like a toddler
Wobbly cute and falling down
Bottom first with fatty thighs

Hey….hey….we’re falling down
Hey….hey….we’re falling down

Emerging from the ocean floor and now I make my way to town
I’m not the man I was before when I was hanging upside down
Take the escalator or catch a train to get there faster
With all this elevation it’s just compression of the spine to think that we’ve arrived
From crustacian to the divine

Hey hey we’re falling down
Hey hey we’re falling down
Hey hey
Hey hey

And now we’re coming off as if we’ve lost our way
Turning on the same spot like it happens all the time
Not having left, never having arrived
Like it happens all the time never having left, not having arrived
Not having left, never having arrived 360 degree child

Hey we’re falling down
Hey hey we’re falling down
We’re falling down through the turnstileHarmony
(lyrics by Tracey Bonnington)

There is a feeling that harmony brings
It’s like a humming that keeps me warm

And the day feels like it resonates from the moment that it dawns
And the day feels like it resonates from the moment that it dawns

I had expected it would come
When everything began to clear

And the day feels like it resonates from the moment that it dawns
And the day feels like it resonates from the moment that it dawns
That it dawns
That it dawns
That it dawns
That it dawns

I have always had you near
I knew that I have always had you near
That I have always had you near
That I have always had you near

Molybdenum

When you feel you cannot see the end
When you’ve driven down that road and back again
Calm yourself you restless being
Calm yourself you restless being

When all of the pins are in the air
Spinning without rhyme or reason everywhere

Calm yourself you restless being
Calm yourself you restless being

 

When all of the feelings have run through
And all of the meaning has eluded you

Calm yourself you restless being

Calm yourself you restless being

When the ones you love can’t help you out
When your mind is riddled with all doubt

Calm yourself you restless being
Calm yourself you restless being

 

When all of the feelings have run through
And all of the meaning has eluded you
Calm yourself you restless being
Calm yourself you restless being

Desire is like a fire
(Take a spark and make a flame like blood it’s running through your veins)
Desire is like a fire
(Take a spark and make a flame like blood it’s running through your veins)

Desire is like a fire it keeps running through
(Take a spark and make a flame like blood it’s running through your veins)
Desire is like a fire it’ll keep on running through you so
(Take a spark and make a flame like blood it’s running through your veins)

So calm yourself you restless being
Calm yourself you restless being

Remnants

She fell to her death, but she didn’t die
I wear my nerves on the outside of my body
My tears are an intercession
There’s a girl I hate with a vengeance

Falling over white snow white sky
Everything is filmed in black and white
A woman walks the land, trying to get her head right
She fell to her death, but she didn’t die

And all the remnants of my life fell away
And I ended up on your couch in disarray

Sister, mother, friend and lover you are all of these
Sister, mother, friend and lover you are none of these

Catch the rain before it starts to fall
Read the ending before you start the novel
That girl, that girl she said we were done
What was up was down we were all reeling toward the sun

So turn around and take your spot
We can’t remember what we all forgot
I draw a line to the edge of my body
We like to fantasise that it all means something
All means something .

 

And all the remnants of my life blew away
And I ended up on your couch in disarray

Sister, mother, friend and lover you are all of these
Sister, mother, friend and lover you are none of these
Sister, mother, friend and lover you are
Sister, mother, friend and lover you are none of these

but she didn’t, but she didn’t die

 

 

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