THE RUNAWAY FOUND

 

THE WILD SON

 

Your knives are sharp

When you put them in my heart

Though the truth, you’d say

Is I like them there that way

 

From this hoodlum skin

I can always run to him

Undeserved, capsized

In the gutters of his eyes

 

Darling I need you far more than I say

None of my fears are as dear to me.

 

Now a great light dims

Every day I’m torn from him

And our stars align

In Elysian Fields at night

And the wheels, they turn

And the fallen heather burns

At a loss and scared

In exile and unprepared

 

Darling I need you far more than I say

None of my fears are as dear to me

 

And blessed’s the night

When none of my fears are as dear to me.

 

 

GUIDING LIGHT

 

I’m fine from within

Just better without

This noose around my neck

Is counting me out

 

Whenever I run

Some beautiful sin

Is calling outside

And it’s that that reminds me of you

 

Now every last effort tried

So far has been denied

It’s easy to cry for love

Far harder to try

 

There goes my guiding light

Farewell my guiding light

There goes my guiding light.

 

I fought my way in

Just to find my way out

Of this weightless regret

Surrounding me now

 

And whenever I run

Some beautiful sin

Is calling outside

And it’s that that reminds me of you

 

Now our every last effort tried

So far has been denied

It’s easy to cry for love

Far harder to try

 

There goes my guiding light

Farewell my guiding light

There goes my guiding light

Farewell my guiding light.

 

LAVINIA

 

See my love is asleep on the floor 

In a pose that’s familiar

See my son will just send you to war 

If the battle don’t kill you

 

I’ve her name in mine 

Calling all the time

 

That I don’t want to live in your side 

Though the rose is vermilion

And I find it so hard to survive 

Without when within you

 

My sweet Lavinia

 

All the years buried under the floor 

And the wounds in the parlors

Would have come up to greet us before 

If it weren’t for my heart ‘cause

 

I’ve her name in mind

And it’s calling all the time

 

For my sweet Lavinia.

 

 

MORE HEAT THAN LIGHT

 

The imperial disaster’s in a furious decline

They’ve been burning down the ghettos, burning down the ghettos

Crossing all of the lines

 

And everyone gets so excited as it all starts to rise

All the time all the time radiating -

More heat than light

More heat than light.

 

They ’ve been spitting on the mirage in the back of the van 

If he can do it if he can do it if he can do it

I think anybody can

 

They ’ve been polishing the dolphin - you’ve never seen a beast so bright

All the time, all the time radiating -

More heat than light

More heat than light

 

All you funny little men with that fever in your eyes 

You say put them with the others, put them with the others

You should never analyse

 

He fucked the watermelon women like a thief in the night 

All the time, all the time radiating -

More heat than light

More heat than light.

 

 

THE TIDE THAT LEFT & NEVER CAME BACK 

 

I´m sick from this city

It burns in my side

The ships that are leaving

Shine so bright in the night time

 

And though the memories fade

It´s still you that I find

If only you could stay and not leave me behind

 

The tide that left & never came back is on my mind tonight

´Cause it´s a small town & it misses you my love.

 

Don´t fall into all 

Those sad stories you write

Your voice is so pretty 

When it gets caught in the right rhyme

 

And though the memories fade

It´s still you that I find

If only you could stay and not leave me behind

 

The tide that left and never came back is on my mind tonight

´Cause it´s a small town & it misses you my love.

 

It’s a small, dead, broken town

And it misses you my love.

 

 

THE LEAVERS DANCE

 

Berenice

My hands, my feet are worn

As much as yours are

 

And though my head, my hands, my heart are forming

They still feel worlds apart

 

Berenice

Beneath it all you´re golden

And that´s all I´m feeding on

 

And though my head, my hands, are growing colder

We move in circles now

 

Berenice there´s no release at all

That´s not worth dying for.

 

Berenice

My hands my feet are worn

As much as yours are

 

Berenice there´s no release at all

That´s not worth dying for

And it´s not for our desires but our design that we all fall apart

 

Berenice there´s no release at all

That’s not worth crying for

And I don’t mind leaving now

‘Cause we all fall down.

 

 

TALK DOWN THE GIRL

 

There’s seven moons for seven seas

Won’t let them get the better of me

Nor pass me by

Nor pass me by

 

My seven fears have fear of me

They’ll take their leave eventually

Well they can try

Yeah they can try

 

My love was strong

But for now has gone

Eleven stories up

From the second floor

A love not worn

Is a love not done

 

Now talk down the girl

Talk down the girl

 

So little known is known to me

So little colour left to see

But black and white

But black and white

 

A silhouette at seventeen

If they can find what’s left of me

Burned in the fire

Burned in the fire

 

My love was strong

But for now has gone

Eleven stories up

From the second floor

For a love not worn

Is a love not done

 

Now talk down the girl

Talk down the girl

 

There’s little more for us to say

You’ve made your mind up anyway

Another world

In other words

 

I hate to leave you here this way

But i can’t think why you should stay

Now I miss my girl

I miss my girl

 

My love was strong

But for now has gone

Eleven stories up

From the second floor

For a love not worn

Is a love not done

 

Now talk down the girl

Talk down the girl.

 

 

THE VALLEYS OF NEW ORLEANS

 

Someday the walls will tremble with terrible flames here

‘Til the mouth of some hurricane sweeps them away

And If I had either love or fortune I’d shed them both here

But those cards are so rarely played I’ve hid them away 

 

In the valleys of New Orleans

The valleys of New Orleans

 

Oh Stanley I’ve heard you laughing your way around here

There’s a game that I wish to play, so slow down

I found another in Sidneys’ pocket, she knows my name

And she says she wants to drive all night in the dark through all

 

The valleys of New Orleans

The valleys of New Orleans

 

Sidney says God is watching so don’t fear now

She says he’s bound to come, just give Him time

Her mouth has the taste of sea salt and saddled rum

She speaks in a vagrant language I’d heard once in a film about

 

The valleys of New Orleans

The valleys of New Orleans.

 

 

VICIOUS TRADITIONS

 

I’d pull my weight if it made any difference

He gave his life for the nine million others

But on his grave’s written Here Lies Joseph

His country’s gun and innocent soldier

 

Well fight your way out of this one

 

He grew a blood red vision for all their good intentions

He made an easy million from a foreign investment

He danced with the devils in beautiful buildings

Affirmative action for a useful reunion

 

He’d change his name if it made any difference

Now he’s waiting in line for the lasting confession

But on his grave’s written “Here lies our son Joseph

His country’s gun and innocent soldier.” 

 

Well fight your way out of this one

Fight your way out of this one.

 

 

THE NOWHERE MAN

 

I wonder where the junkies go to die

Were you a friend or just some passer by?

Because lately it feels like I might need some time

 

If you want me then you’ve found me

With time I don’t mind.

 

Lately I’ve wondered how many eyes there are in mine

Because if this ain’t real then what’s the point in trying?

Lately it feels like I might need some time

 

If you want me then you’ve found me

With time I don’t mind.

 

And darling I wonder how many signs you’ll find tonight

We all know it’s the longest ties that bind

Still lately it feels like I’m on my knees each time

 

If you want me then you’ve found me

With time I don’t mind.

 

I’m the nowhere man

And I’m nowhere now but where I stand

And if you want me then you’ve found me

With time I don’t mind.