sean pawling

Sunsinking

Track Listing:

  1. Overture
  2. Rio Grande
  3. 100 Lives
  4. Last in Line
  5. Carpenter Brass
  6. Type A Tango
  7. Heavy Eyes
  8. San Simeon
  9. Sunsinking
  10. Minocqua, WI
  11. Wait for the Silence
  12. Let’s Get to the Point

Lyrics

"Overture"- Instrumental

"Rio Grande"

She wakes at dawn to the same rising sun,
that shone so oppressively in her hometown of Metapán.
She traveled so far, just to be put behind bars,
Freedom never felt so close yet so far.
They gave her a coin so she could call who she wants,
Instead she cries by herself hoping we will hear.

She’s callin’ from the Rio Grande, yea and no one is listening,
yea yea
yea yea

Many are called, but few ever make the cut,
Sell the prayer of the Migrant just to make a buck.
She’ll try it again and again and again,
There’s no savior for her in Salvador.

She’s callin’ from the Rio Grande, yea and no one is listening,
yea yea
yea yea

She’ll try it again and again and again,
She’ll try it again and again and again.

She’ll try it again and again and again,
She’ll try it again and again and again. Oh

Oh, ooo oooo again, again again.

"100 Lives"

How many thousand of beggars must I be,
Before you will love me?
100 lives I’ve lived before,
They left me wanting more.
I wandered many different lands,
So that I could finally ask your hand.
Shall I recite all our history?
You’ve seen it all along, I just want you to know.

These are the days that we have longed for.
So Many lifetimes have come before.
Gotta want it, gotta need it, I’ve been dreaming of you for so long. X2

We were there in the first light,
Peaceful in the blinding white.
Part of me and part of you,
Made of something new.
I prayed for you in the darkest of hours,
And dreamt of you while at war,
Passed you on a city street,
And here we finally meet and I know for sure,

These are the days that we have longed for.
So many lifetimes have come before.
Gotta want it, gotta need it, I’ve been dreaming of you for so long.
Gotta want it, gotta need it, I’ve been dreaming of you for so long.

Looking back on eons-long ago, oh oh oh
When we were just echoes in another’s eyes waiting to grow,
I want to know, I want to grow.

"Last in Line"

Take these arms, watch them grow,
into the man who’ll keep you warm.
Hold these hands, & listen close,
They sing a quiet song.
As a child, I dreamed of you,
But never knew if you’d loved me too.

Last in line, I thought they’d steal ya,
First to go because they do not hesitate.
Talk of love when they don’t mean it,
All the while you don’t know I’m thinking of you.

See you there, flirting with Steven,
How could I be his even?
He makes you laugh with just a smirk on his face,
Like Dorian, he hides his picture.
As a girl, you didn’t fall for that,
And grew into the woman I love.

Last in line, I thought they’d steal ya,
First to go because they do not hesitate.
Talk of love when they don’t mean it,
All the while you don’t know I am thinking—
Now your mine and we both share it,
It took so long, but I loved every single day.
One year becomes a million,
Happy tears they fall because you’re thinking of me.

"Carpenter Brass"

The clambering from the pews did offend,
the Mantra of the Seven Hens.
Each proclaimed that they had come before the egg,
and the beginning had an Eye & Head,

And massive Hands made of all the elements
which pushed forth endless sediment.
Rolling, then coming to a crawl,
Bright stars & galaxies.

Don’t close your eyes thinking that you know it all,
It’s gone in a moment, just like a dream it will be over.
Yea, yea, yea

Sitting on a mountaintop of wrinkled earth,
the skin of which I peeled back to the core
and it revealed golden, molten burning heart,
That counted time & played the part.
While the people screamed and they ran from the flood,
And lovers said goodbye to the world
A ghost appeared over the pool
And ash began to rise, yeah

Don’t close your eyes thinking that you know it all,
It’s gone in a moment, just like a dream it will be over.

The weight of the world, the time that it takes til it’s over.x4
Don’t close your eyes thinking that you know it all,
Don’t close your eyes.

Don’t close your eyes thinking that you know it all,
It’s gone in a moment, just like a dream it will be over

"Type-A Tango"

I just wanna take it slow,
I feel like you are pulling me in every direction,
and when it’s not this, it’s that,
I’m tired of all these over-corrections, yea
I don’t think you understand,
why people do not fit into your perfect plan.
I don’t mind being open-ended,
but you wanna keep things closed.

I’m taking my time and I am feelin’ fine,
hey hey hey
I was thinkin’ you and I could see eye to eye,
hey hey hey

You are always one step ahead,
why don’t you share the moves of your Type A Tango.
I would gratefully learn the turns,
and show how much I care.

I’m taking my time and I am feelin’ fine,
hey hey hey
I was thinkin’ you and I could see eye to eye,
hey hey hey

I just wanna take it slow, I’ve got no other place to go.
I just wanna take it slow

"Heavy Eyes"

Heavy eyes, I think too much,
Distracted by my endless appetite,
I wish it’d fade away, but it’s here to stay,
Day by day, it’s all the same & moving much too fast,
Don’t you know that you and I won’t last?

Heavy heart, it’s hard to part,
Two cowards clinging to a sinking raft.
Both too hedonistic, much too realistic,
Neither knows how to let go, holding onto the past.
Don’t you know that you & I won’t last?
Don’t you know that everything must pass?

Heavy head, I think instead,
I’ll try something new, something new,
Before I realize that I’m caught in a life,
Of back and forth with no true north,
a ship without a mast.
Don’t you know that you and I won’t last?
Don’t you know that everything must pass?

"San Simeon"

Further down San Simeon, walking by the ocean,
A strange sound reached my ears, beckoning me,
The green dunes echoed with shouts of ecstasy,
And I came upon a party, of skeletons in finery.

Moving to a steady beat, crashing trumpet & tambourine,
Their counterpoint haunting & deep, as night fell upon a blackened sea.

Oh, lighter & lighter, Come float above the ties that hold you down
Oh, higher and higher, rising until our feet don’t touch the ground

A nobleman spoke to me,
with tears in his eyes.
Of stories countless as the stars,
and truth laced with lies.
A bright-eyed girl took my hand,
and we danced until dawn.
And as first light came, the onshores breathed anew,
and she turned to dust in my arms.

Oh, lighter & lighter, Come float above the ties that hold you down.
Oh, higher and higher, rising until our feet don’t touch the ground.

Gimme one more chance & I’m gon’ shake it loose,
To the break of day I ain’t got nothin’ to lose. Here we go
Gimme one more chance & I’m gon’ make it right,
To the break of day fill up my appetite. Here we go…

Oh, lighter & lighter, Come float above the ties that hold you down
Oh, higher and higher, rising until our feet don’t touch the ground
Oh don’t hesitate now, no, for you will join them in the end
Oh faster and harder, yeah, it don’t make a difference

Gimme one more chance, gimme one more chance

"Sunsinking"

Don’t know where I’m going, or where I’ll be,
I’m just trying to pass the time livin’ in peace.

The forces have gathered underneath,
They come with the dark tide darling, washing over me.

I can see they’re twisted, don’t hold true,
I stay with the departed, closely holding onto you.

I can still feel you, your fragile warmth,
Sun eyes shine so brightly, onto everyone.

Where have you gone now? Not sure I know,
When the horizon fades, that’s where I’ll go.

And when I see you there, I’ll be resting my bones,
Floating in the deep end, with the sinking sun.

On and on, it goes too fast, too slow, nobody knows
That’s why I miss you darlin’, that’s why I miss you girl
On and on, it goes too fast, too slow, nobody knows
That’s why I miss you

I can see they’re twisted, don’t hold true,
I stay with the departed, closely holding onto you.

And when I see you there, I’ll be resting my bones,
Floating in the deep end, with the sinking sun.

"Minocqua, WI"

everyone’s got a reason
you were my reason
I buried you inside my heart

and everyone’s got a feeling
you were my feeling
they say I need to find a way of letting go

everything wasn’t right before
but now it’s all fucked up
sailing to a different shore

tell me how to get to you
you can’t have gone too far
follow you to the other side

I am wading in the sea
wading in the sea

everyone’s got a favorite
this was your favorite
I come out here all by myself to let you know

I left a note on your pillow
stared out the window
it’s going to take some time to learn to pretend

everything wasn’t right before
but now it’s all fucked up
sailing to a different shore

tell me how to get to you
you can’t have gone too far
follow you to the other side

I am wading in the sea
wading in the sea

"Wait for the Silence"

She’s always on my mind
She’s always on my mind
Even when I’m lost in time…

Wait for the silence & wait, wait for the silence, hey hey,
Wait for the silence as I lay you down with the stars.

My love, I feel bold as the night, I feel fearless as the day subsides.
As we dance, as we move like the leaves in a parking lot.
We ask ourselves not to move for as long as we can,
Taking in every breath and smile, as we fog up the glass.

Wait for the silence & wait, wait for the silence, hey hey,
Wait for the silence as I lay you down with the stars.

My love, we hold out our hands, tracing shapes in the field of lights,
The city moves and sleeps and drinks and weeps,
And I imagine what it would be like to wander through the skies,
Wake up, pull you close only to let you go, when we are finally home

Wait for the silence & wait, wait for the silence, hey hey,
Wait for the silence as I lay you down with the stars.

I wanna be a fire in the sky,
Past the outer waste, we’ll find our rest, with all the dying stars,
And I’ll wait for you there, And I’ll wait for you there

"Let’s Get to the Point"

Baby, let’s get to the point, now that we’ve come to the end-
Of the day girl, there’s nowhere else, I’d rather be.
Holding you, so tender your kiss, I admire-
Your beautiful smile, there is nobody, nobody quite like you.

And we’ll wake to the morning sun, when it lights up your eyes.
You will never be the lonely one ‘cause I’ll stay here by your side.

When we’re apart, I wait for the stars to arrive at night, but they never come,
‘Cause there’s nothin’ girl, oh nothin’ that can outshine you.

Baby, the day has ended, so let’s embrace the night,
And make our own sparks,
There is no one here, no one but me & you.

And we’ll wake to the morning sun, when it lights up your eyes.
You will never be the lonely one ‘cause I’ll stay here by your side.
I wanna know, will you stay with me?
Will you stay? Will you stay? Will you stay?
Come stay the night.