“The Sea” (2013) Posted on Monday 21 October 2013

A Distance

You move in waves, there is a distance when you speak
I read the signs, try to decipher the emotions
And look at lines like reading numbers on a screen
It builds inside, a tidal wave that’s coming closer every day

It’s just a lot to know.
It’s just a lot to swallow.

I’ve got a lot to say, I’ve got a lot to share
I’ve got a lot to say to a disinterested caller
Talking at a distance
Listening at a distance

We stand as if on the inside looking out
We read the signs, making millions of connections
I’m doing just fine – the things I need are getting cheaper every day

It’s just a lot to know.
It’s just a lot to swallow.

I’ve got a lot to say, I’ve got a lot to share
I’ve got a lot to say to a disinterested caller
Talking at a distance
Listening at a distance

Synapses firing, we’re onto you
We’re untangling the wiring, we’re onto you
Won’t be fooled or deceived again, oh no

The Sea

There is a big idea, a deep collective longing
“Things were better then, but we’ll go back some day”

When we’re looking at that big blue deep expanse and saying:

We can always run away
Get in a big black car
And drive it all the way till we feel at home again

And when we’re at the beach
We’ll parade into the waves
As far as we can reach
Drag me down – back into the sea

It’s in the blood, it never said farewell
And when we fill our lungs we’ll
Slow it down – back into the sea

All the cities we have built
All the centuries we have killed
We could be swimming in the ocean
A million years from now

We could throw it all away
So we feel at home again

And when we’re at the beach
We’ll parade into the waves
As far as we can reach
Drag me down – back into the sea

It’s in the blood, it never said farewell
And when we fill our lungs we’ll
Slow it down – back into the sea

The Wilderness

There was a sign on the horizon
Some kind of promise in the air
We could already feel it all begin to change
So we willed away the demons
Felt safe in strangers’ arms
Though the poison already seeping through the ground
Then we waited by our windows
As it rained the summer months
And we knew we were slowly running out of time

To get clean

Now there’s a wilderness that’s waiting
To come take hold of us
And there’s something inside that’s just begun to hatch
And unfolding, deathly wings
That will wrap around your heart
And bring you all the way into the fire

To get clean

Witchi Tai To

(Jim Pepper)

Witchi tai to, gimee rah
Hoe rah neeko, hoe rah neeko
Hey ney, hey ney, no way

Witchi tai to, gimee rah
Hoe rah neeko, hoe rah neeko
Hey ney, hey ney, no way

Water Spirit feelin’ springing’ round my head
Makes me feel glad that I’m not dead


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