Lyrics

"Attic Faith"    solo album

01. Comfort Me
02. Christmastreet
03. Closer To Happy
04. I Want You
05. Two Years On
06. Heart Still Breaking
07. Killing The One I Love
08. Snow Dome
09. Come To Life
10. Amsterdam Weeps

 

Comfort Me

Your hair has fallen 'cross your face on the pillow
You sleeping hands clings to your anchor, your lover
And I heed to the waves crying 'why do you choose me
When I see all the saved in your world of beauty?'
And it doesn't get me through to try to see it like it is
When everybody wants just to be with you forever
If you'll be with me forever I will pull myself together
I will try to calm the river, I will try to love you better
But the terror isn't hiding, in your stillness so inviting
In the heavy leaden silence, like the ocean we are riding
And just when I see its beauty, like a wire running through me
I am burning from the inside, only tears on the outside

You need to comfort me
You need to come to me
And prove it to me now
Prove it to me now
That' I'm the one

Now I see you, I don't hear you and it hurts me more to leave you
Not to where you are driving, not to know what's on your mind now
Not to know how much you love me, not to know how much you need me
Not to know who calls you after, not to know if I believe you
Yes, the terror is in the hiding, in your stillness to inviting
In the heavy leaden silence, like the ocean we are riding
And just when I see it's beauty, like a wire running through me
I am burning from the inside, only tears on the outside

You need to comfort me
You need to come to me
And prove it to me now
Prove it to me now
That I'm the one
You need to comfort me
You need to come to me
And prove it to me now
Prove it to me now

 

Christmastreet

A rain coming down of stars and angels
Ribbons of gold sparkle and fall
Over the street, silence, silence
Silent we go out into the world
Falling down again
Lying at my feet
The gold and glitter gone
Blowing through the streets

So let me down slow
Innocence and joy
Fading as we go
And it will be alright

Promises made and lies invented
So many wrongs going 'round in my head
All of life in a blinding light
Now the sun don't shine on anyone
Falling down again
Lying at my feet
The gold and glitter gone
Blowing through the streets

So let me down slow
Innocence and joy
Fading as we go
And it will be alright
So let me down slow
Innocence and joy
Fading as we go
And it will be alright
Darling, don't you know
All my life I've been trying to belong
But I'm out of time
All I ever wanted was you
And be alive, be alive

 

Closer To Happy

Who's gonna know me when I hit the mark
When I'm closer to happy?
And who's gonna hear what I felt for so long
Was always in me?
Where do I go when the goals that I had
Have fallen behind me?
Who will it serve when everything's done
And I'm waiting for no-one?

I had a reason
Now I don't know why
But I had a real good time
The white night's over

History, yeah, it's a bottomless drop
And everyone goes down
I know better but I hang on to you
Inventing stories
I'm looking down on Columbus again
Lording the water
Heaven is opened and the rain pours down
And I'm running for shelter

I had a reason
Now I don't know why
But I had a real good time
The white night's over

 

I Want You

Was it I who fell over the edge of us
To lose myself in hunting for you again?
For the fiery crush, hungry for the walking lust
For your hands on my skin, the woman you defend

Something breaks into colour
Something in the wilderness

It's the sky again, like an eye screaming open
In the light of a room you don't recognise
But it's all to be learned, the black cloud has broken
From sunset back to sunrise

Something breaks into colour
Something in the wilderness
I want you, I want you, I want you

Silent night
Only you

I can hide in a world, seal you inside my head
But every time I find you waiting for me to fall
It's a lie honey, what I follow
But it's the sweetest thing I've swallowed
And I'm falling faster than before
Beating faster at the core

Something breaks into colour
Something in the wilderness
I want you, I want you, I want you

 

Two Years On

Once I had only lies
Like stone, weighing down my days
Worn, emptied of my love
So soon or so late
But you never even tried
The one that I was waiting for
The wild October wind
Blew me through the open door

And if from the start my aim was true
Then this is the song I made for you

Snow begins to fall
We shelter in a street
As dawn draws out the life
From the Tin Soldier's heat
You say you'll be mine
I hear an early train
You lying by my side
And for the first time I can hear
Your wide open heart
Longing for the world

And if from the start my aim was true
Then this is the song I made for you

You never even tried
The one that I was waiting for
The wild October wind
Blew me through the open door
And I knew
Yes, I knew

Once I had only lies
Like stone, weighing down my days

 

Heart Still Breaking

Coming down low over the Great Lakes
I wish my heart would break now for sure
Darling, I know it was a mistake
Only fools make, nothing more
Turning it slowly, over and over
I can't find a way to understand
Seems so long ago since we were lovers
But I still hold your face in my hands

Into Chicago, reborn tonight
But I won't make it
Too much remembered
A heart still breaking
Always trying to forget you

It took all my strength to rescue the winter
Torn and splintered
Not a sound
Came from the emptiness, the place we had entered
And all our senses in tears were drowned

Into Chicago, five thousand miles now
If I don't love you
Then I need something
Heart still breaking
Always trying to forget you

 

Killing The One I Love

Killing the one I love
Living the way I know
Turning away your hand
Lost when you would go
Darling, I know you were a friend
And I lost you in the end

Killing the one I love
Nearly made it good
Compromise is winning
Oh, but I ever could
Darling, I know you were a friend
And I lost you in the end

Killing the one I love
Living the way I know
Turning away your hand
Lost when you would go
Darling, I know you were a friend
And I lost you in the end
Darling, I know you were a friend
I only got it in the end

 

Snow Dome

Walking in the falling snow
No music in our little dome
I'm sending you away now
Tomorrow you will be back home
Been shouting out in silence
Been carrying a heavy load
Trying to give you some protection
But something always has to show

If we close our eyes for a little while
Maybe everyone would reappear

No distance we can really go
Just 'round and 'round our little dome
I found you in a swirling snow
And I'll lose you in the swirling snow
From streetlight to streetlight slow
This is everything you own
In your suitcase
Through the perfect snow
I'll be following the track back home

If we close our eyes for a little while
Maybe everyone would reappear

Can you hear me, can you see me
through the snowstorm and the shaking?
Hearts are breaking
Turn a light on

If we close our eyes for a little while
Maybe everyone would reappear
If we close our eyes for a little while
Maybe everyone would reappear

 

Come To Life

All I see as one who knows no end
To the way he's got to go
A tired traveller coming through the snow
Looking for a light and warmth
Come to life, be with me
We'll keep the sun over the sea
Come to life, be with me
When all we crave is to sleep

I'm gonna find a place to wake up
I won't regret that I never understood
The failing kiss, the words you couldn't say
So I drink the last whiskey with the sun
Come to life, be with me
We'll keep the sun over the sea
Come to life, be with me
When all we crave is to sleep
When all we crave is to sleep
When all we crave is to sleep

 

Amsterdam Weeps

Boats are leaving
Boats are coming home
All our lives between
Waves that come and go
I'm losing ground here
Feeling sober
Through the red light
Night is over
All through the morning
While you are sleeping
Amsterdam weeps

All the anger
all the small dreams
Dragged around here
On a lonely spree
While we greet strangers
In the old streets
Amsterdam weeps
Time isn't waiting
A new day is breaking
And Amsterdam weeps

Conversations going nowhere
We talk of changes
We never get there
We meet like strangers
And drink to happiness
But Amsterdam weeps
All through the morning
While you are sleeping
Amsterdam weeps
Silently moving under the starry light