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Clean Lines

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CLEAN LINES

Clean lines no replies Stuck up in the haze again
Look out look down on the town that’s done you in
Cross third avenue the gates open up
And they’re at your front door (don’t open the door)
Come back, relax, compact your things
The telephone rings for the cover of a magazine

I could never live your life
Stuck in permanent daylight
So afraid of what the night might leave behind

Reach out I drowned inside the promised land
Does it hurt? they’re digging, they’re digging to find the dirt
All alone in crowded rooms and suddenly it’s got to you
A wave’s coming down (but you don’t hear a sound)
Recoil, retort, stuck at the airport
The telephone rings – your understudy’s waiting in the wings

I could never live your life
Stuck in permanent daylight
So afraid of what the night might leave behind
And it’s hard to think that time
Has been moving without you
But all this keeps me coming back
Keeps me running back to you

And now that you’re gone
I find it’s hard to carry on

I could never live your life
Stuck in permanent daylight
So afraid of what the night might leave behind
And it’s hard to think that time
Has been moving without you
But all this keeps me coming back
Keeps me running back to you

Keeps me running back and coming back to you

GOODNIGHT

If I knew where this was going
If I felt I knew the way
Tell me when the satisfaction of your typical reactions
Tell me when they start to fade

I know I have seen this movie
Swear my life’s projected light
In the script that you directed and the actions you invented
A starring role: me in your life

Don’t close your eyes
Don’t say goodnight

Never thought your face would haunt me
See right through me with your eyes
Can we just get back to when we were so young and understanding
We together shared a li(f)e

Don’t close your eyes
Don’t say goodnight

I was hoping that you’d see the light
Oh I was hoping that you’d see the light

Don’t close your eyes
Don’t say goodnight
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t say goodnight

DRIVE

Creases, dents, lines carved in my eyes
The water rushes in
Around the creeks and rivers once dry
Black and blue, sweet saline old and new
Drifting in the peachy plains, rapid spring
Back and forth side to side
Blink

You know how hard it is
Driving west at sunset
Looking past the tears
Through dirty glasses and a foggy windshield

Steady as she blows
Steady as she blows me over
Blows me over

Gaining speed gravity pulls and slides into the pulse skip width
Lingering and trembling follows suit
Quickly to the leader’s route in hot pursuit
Down I-95 I drive

You know how hard it is
Driving west at sunset
Looking past the tears
Through dirty glasses and a foggy windshield

I don’t want to see this
I can’t stop this feeling
I can’t run and I hide

So I drive

Steady as she blows me over

FALL AT YOUR FEET

I’m really close tonight
And I feel like I’m moving inside her
Laying in the dark
And I think that I’m beginning to know her
Let it go, I’ll be there when you call

And whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

You’re hiding from me now
There’s something in the way that you’re talking
The words don’t sound right
But I hear them all moving inside you
Go, I’ll be waiting when you call

Hey and whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

The finger of blame has turned upon itself
And I’m more than willing to offer myself
Do you want my presence or need my help?
Who knows where that might lead?

I fall

Whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I fall, whenever I fall

IN YOUR EYES

Love I get so lost, sometimes
Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
When I want to run away
I drive off in my car
But whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are

All my instincts, they return
And the grand facade, so soon will burn
Without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

In your eyes
The light the heat
In your eyes
I am complete
In your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
In your eyes
The resolution of all the fruitless searches
In your eyes
I see the light and the heat
In your eyes
Oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
The heat I see in your eyes

Love, I don’t like to see so much pain
So much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

And all my instincts, they return
And the grand facade, so soon will burn
Without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside