Lyrics

"The Swell Season"

01. This Low
02. Sleeping
03. Falling Slowly
04. Drown Out
05. Lies
06. When Your Mind's Made Up
07. The Swell Season
08. Leave
09. The Moon
10. Alone Apart

 

This Low

We made a plan that was subject to change
So whatever way it works out, we both get the blame
In the arms of this low
And you took the wind right out of my sails
By sweating me out on all the little details
In the arms of this low
In the arms of this low

Thread the light, thread the light
Thread the light, thread the light
Thread the light, thread the light
Thread the light, thread the light

We made a choice and we knew we would pay
For stealing the joy and trying to escape
From the arms of this low
And if by some chance you break from the pack
You know I'll be waiting to welcome you back
In the arms of this low
In the arms of this low

Thread the light, thread the light
Thread the light, thread the light
Shine the light, don't hide the light
Live the light, and give the light,
Seek the light, and speak the light
Crave the light, and brave the light
Stare the light, and share the light
Show the light, and know the light
Raise the light, and praise the light,
Thread the light, and spread the light

 

Sleeping

Are you sleeping?
or still dreaming?
still drifting off along?
I'm not leaving
with this feeling
so you'd better best be told

and how in the world did you come
to be such a lazy love?

oh, it's so simple
and fitting
the path that you are on
we're not talking
there's no secrets
there's just a note that you have gone
and all that you've ever owned
is packed in the hall to go on

and how am I supposed to live without you?
a wrong word said in anger and you were gone
I'm not listening
for signals
it's all dust now on the shelf
you're still working
you're still counting
you're still buried in yourself
and how in the world you come
to have such an absent love

oh, and how am i supposed to live without you?
a wrong word said in anger you were gone
and how am I supposed to live without anyone?

and how in the world did you come
to be such a lazy love?
and where did you go?

 

Falling Slowly

I don't know you
but I want you
all the more for that
words fall through me
and always fool me
and I can't react

games that never amount
to more than they're meant
will play themselves out

take this sinking boat
and point it home
we've still got time
raise your hopeful voice
you had the choice
you've made it now

falling slowly
eyes that know me
and I can't go back
wounds that take me
and erase me
and I'm painted black

well you have suffered enough
and warred with yourself
it's time that you've won

take this sinking boat
and point it home
we've still got time
raise your hopeful voice
you had the choice
you've made it now

take this sinking boat
and point it home
we've still got time
raise your hopeful voice
you had the choice
you've made it now

falling slowly
sing your melody
I'll sing it loud
loud

 

Drown Out

Drown out, the voice that breaks the silence
And talks the joy out of everything
You were found out
and had to walk in darkness
without the only thing you care about

And we drive away and head for south
We found our way and blocked it out

Cry alone and die alone
Pray alone and stay alone

You were burned out
And had to stop before all hell broke
And finally took, took its toll

And save our souls, we're playing dead
And mine for gold in a heart of lead
And turn around and save yourself
We found our way and blocked it out

Cry alone and die alone
Pray alone and stay alone

Drown out, drown out

 

Lies

I think its time we give it up
and figure out what's stopping us
from breathing easy
and talking straight
they way is clear
you're ready now
the volunteer is slowing down
and taking time to
save himself

The little cracks that escalated
before we knew it was too late
for making circles and telling lies
You're moving too fast for me
and I can't keep up with you.
Maybe if you slow down for me,
I can see you're only telling lies, lies, lies,
breaking us down with your lies, lies, lies.
When will you learn?

The little cracks that escalated
before we knew it was too late
for making circles and telling lies
You're moving too fast for me
and I can't keep up with you.
Maybe if you slow down for me,
I can see you're only telling lies, lies, lies,
breaking us down with your lies, lies, lies.
When will you learn?

So plant the thought and watch it grow
Wind it up and let it go

 

When Your Mind's Made Up

So
If you ever want something
and your call comes
then I'll come running
to fight
and I'll be at your door
when there's nothing
worth running for

when your mind's made up
when your mind's made up
there's no point trying to change it
when your mind's made up
when your mind's made up
there's no point trying to stop it

you see
you're just like everyone
when the shit falls
all you want to do is run
away
and hide all by yourself
when it's far from
there's nothing else

when your mind's made up
when your mind's made up
there's no point trying to change it
when your mind's made up
when your mind's made up
there's no point even talking
when your mind's made up
when your mind's made up
there's no point trying to fight it
when your mind's
your mind's
there's no point trying to change it

so
if you ever want something
when your call comes
then I'll come running

 

The Swell Season

Instrumental

 

Leave

'I can't wait forever' is all that you said
Before you stood up
But you won't disappoint me
I can do that myself
But I'm glad that you've come
Now if you don't mind
Leave, leave
Free yourself at the same time, leave
Leave, I don't understand
You've already gone

I hope you feel better now that it's out
What took you so long?
And the truth has a habit
Of falling out of your mouth
But now that it's come
If you don't mind
Leave, leave
Please yourself at the same time, leave
Leave, let go of my hand
You've said what you've came to
Now

Leave, leave
Let go of my hand
You've said what you've had to now
Leave, leave, oh leave
Let go of my hand
You've said what you had to now
Leave, Leave
La da da.. ohh..

 

The Moon

Cut the bonds with the moon
And let the dogs gather
Burn the gauze in the spoon
And suck the poison up
And bleed

Shut the door to the moon
And let the birds gather
Play no more with the fool
And let the souls wander
And bleed
From the soul

A slow hurt, and it breaks us
And so down, down, down, down and so plain
So down
When you play some more it seems so
And my friends are past this game, of breakdowns
And our friends that are lost at sea, throw down
And I'll break the wasted space
Slow down, slow down
If you don't slow down, slow down
If you don't slow down, slow

Cut the bonds with the moon
And watch the dogs gather

 

Alone Apart

How many times have I been here
How many times have you lost
And how many times have you drowned in the sea
if you weren't there to rescue me

We're sailing, we're sailing every night
We're drifting, we're drifting alone apart
Not to show that we're in need
But I'd heal your wounds if you bleed

How many times have i hurt you
And how many times have you
And how many times I'd been on my knees
Begging, begging "please forgive me, forgive me"

We're sailing, we're sailing every night
We're drifting, we're drifting alone apart
Not to show that we're in need
But I'd heal your wounds if you bleed

Thank you for being so patient with me
I've been weaker than I ought to be
Despair and jealousy blinded my mind
And I couldn't see how you're trying for me