Lyrics

The eighth

I put faith in love
And love in faith
And what I believe
I’ll meet you at the eighth
Of manic sounds

I put hope in time
And time in hope
That’s my equation
Your voice is rope
And I’m bound.

I studied the
Intercloud lightning
And that’s us I guess
So I watch the sky
For a sign

And down here
And up there
It’s beautiful
But frightening
When clouds align

So this is the eighth
This is the point
The tip and the edge
Stay and fight

In biblical versions
Of the story of life
I would stand on my knees
And plead for trust
But I don’t believe

In the theater
Version of me
My hands would shake
As I turn in to rust
From the grief

In daydreams
We are on empty fields
And your scarred skin
Reflects northern lights
In greyscale

And some do stay
And some wake up
And some they flee
And some will fight
Even if they’ll fail

So this is the eighth
This is the point
The tip and the edge
Stay and fight

So I fear to weep
And weep from that fear
A noise so loud
Falling tears I hear
They hit the ground

All will heal with change
And change while it heals
Well that’s what they say
But it depends on how it feels
When all comes around


The swimmer

Oh that night by the sea
We were running, laughing, chasing the sunset
and hurrying to catch that one moment
Singing songs
Going to nowhere
Good times
Bright times
I’ll always keep it safe in my mind

Now the sea is getting dark
and the waves are getting bigger
and it’s hard to keep on floating
keep on swimming
keep on going
when the salt in your tears mingles with the sea
and your arms are getting numb
and your body’s getting soar

But we just have to kick our feet
and we just have to move our arms
and when you start to sink just climb on my back
and I swim
Oh I swim
I swim for the both of us
‘cause I’m a pretty good swimmer
You know

I’ll never stop
I’ll always swim for you and for me
I’ll never stop
I’ll always swim

‘Cause I’m a pretty good swimmer
you know
that I’m a pretty good swimmer
you know

I never stop (pretty good swimmer)
I never stop (one stroke at a time)
‘Cause I’m a pretty good swimmer you know (pretty good swimmer)
that I’m a pretty good swimmer
You know that I’ll never stop


Grammar

If she was an adjective
I guess she would be something positive
Gracefully hardcore lovely mess
That’s the words I’d have to give

If I was an adjective
I guess I would be something of the same
The only difference there would be is
That I’m the one to blame

If we were an adjective
I guess we would be something complicated
Beautiful and difficult and forwards and back
Shining and unstated

If she was the wind
She’d probably be both a hurricane and a breeze
And if I was a windmill in her storm
I would spin with ease

If she was the time
And I was a clock
I would never stop to tick (tack tick)
Because my batteries driven by life itself
And a windmill that’s founded with bricks

If she was a verb
Something someone do
She would be to smile
First with the eyes
Then with the mouth
And longing there for a while

If she was a noun I know she would be
The desert sands
Massive and whole
Beautiful and bold
But fragile for the touch of hands

If we were a noun I guess we would be
The little light in the night
A small sparkle in the big unknown
But yet we shine so bright

If she was a verb
Something someone do
She would be to smile
First with the eyes
Then with the mouth
And longing there for a while


Crazy

Every road that I’ve been on lately
Has been driving me crazy

It’s been such a long time
Since I felt your skin
Under my fingertips
Or my mouth against your neck

My hand in your hand
You said you never let go
Still I’m standing here
Hands in my pocket
And tears in my soul

My mind is like a maze
My heart is like a maze
No road that I’m walking
Could ever compare with your embrace

Every road that I’ve been on lately
Has been driving me crazy

Oh my dearest friend
How can I ever say goodbye
Oh my dearest friend
How can I just walk on by

You went away
Oh I asked you to stay
Can’t make my hand to wave goodbye
Even if I’m trying with the other hand to lift the first one up

‘cause it’s to heavy
Heavy like all the things
That are us
That are us
I can’t wave goodbye to us

Every road that I’ve been on lately
Has been driving me crazy


Swim in the clouds

It’s the only thing we see
It’s the only thing we ever seen
So were did it all go wrong
Now we don’t know where we belong

Never good enough
Always something we can change or remove
or add a little there
Ending up believing that
our bodies are wearing to much hair

So we pick ourselves apart
Making our obsessions in to art
Trying to hide ourselves away
Won’t let our true selves to stay

And then we’re cutting to deep
Cutting to deep
Into our skin
Don’t want to see what’s underneath
So just let us be

Oh please just let us be
Oh please let me be
Oh please let us be
I’d like to teach my body how to swim in the clouds
like I did when I was a child

I’d like to teach my body how to swim in the clouds
like I did when I was a child


Swedish psalms

I walk these streets and try to breath
Slow are the steps with my feet
Thinking of being laid of
A cigarette or two to keep me calm
No food to eat need to cheat
I have a hunger I have to beat
I’ve been possessed with hopelessness
And cursed with Swedish psalms

Falling out of a system of doubt
Employment in a drought
25 and already climbed high
Exp. and ed. or bye bye
I need to be more then able and free
Conformed to the company line
So I walk these streets and try to breath
I blink to keep my eyes dry

Cursed with Swedish psalms
Empty hands with worn out palms
The beat inside say give us another chance
Or feet and fists and a whole new dance

No securities for the ones with impurities
Just a subscription of pills to ease
Responsibility without possibility
No hopes without ability
The food for the kids government counterbids
So you take from your own plate
So the hunger it screams in and out of our dreams
And we all fill up with hate

We’re responsible for so much more
Then just me and you
All there is for us to do
Is to fight and see this through
We have no choice but to raise our voice
And say this is not okey
The game they play with lives at stake
Has to go another way

Cursed with Swedish psalms
Empty hands with worn out palms
The beat inside say give us another chance
Or feet and fists and a whole new dance


I never said, you never heard

Amy lit a light to warm my shadows
Amy lit a light so I could see
All the words I never said you never heard
Forever lost
Forever never be

Charlie held me tight a whispered slowly:
tell me all your thoughts and I’ll be here
But all the words I never said you never heard
Forever lost
Forever never be

Why can’t you be here
Why can’t you be here
I need you to be here
Right here

Charlie held me tight and whispered slowly:
tell me all your thoughts and I’ll be here
And Amy lit a light to warm my shadows
Amy lit a light so I could see

Why can’t you be here
Why can’t you be here
I need you to be here
Right here


Hidden from the world

All the words you said to me
I could not believe
The challenge and the mystery
All fall upon thee
The times and the change
Will catch us in the act of something new
This must be the start of something new

You plant this little seed
Tiniest of ideas
My head and my heart disagrees
All fall upon thee
What lies ahead
Will catch us in the act of something old
This must be the end of something old

You tie this little knot
And reel me in
Realize what you’ve got and were you’ve been
And never let go
Hold on tight
Taking it slow all through the night
This will be the goodbye

Hidden in the dark
We forget about the rest
Put our mark and each other to the test
It all is so easy there
Hidden from the world
In each others care protected from the fear
This will be the only hello

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