jess clinton

Real Glass Heart

Tracklisting:

  1. The Runaway
  2. Tongue Tied
  3. Long Stem Roses
  4. Make It
  5. Old Neon Sign
  6. Real Glass Heart
  7. Hover
  8. Intermède
  9. Sleeping Woman
  10. Control

Lyrics

"The Runaway"

You can live your whole life feeling so blind
You never ask why
You could not find the answer
I feel like an old dog chasing tail lights
The future is bright
But damned if I can catch her

You can leave it in drive
Or put your feet to the road
If the grin across your face says “come catch the show”
Then there’s the Runaway – making her way back home

There’s an old clock ticking in the doorway
My hands wanna change
The hands that count the hours
Then it sinks in slow that it’s high time
To call it a night now
Cuz it’s the morning after

You can leave it in drive
Or put your feet to the road
If the grin across your face says “come catch the show”
Then there’s the Runaway – making her way back home

Joan of Arc couldn’t bend this highway
The wind may blow but it won’t blow my way
Joan of Arc couldn’t bend this highway
The wind may blow but it won’t blow my way
May blow but it won’t blow my way
Ooh may blow but it

"Tongue Tied"

You say you wanna make it – but couldn’t really land on your feet
You say the truth’s naked – you fake it like you had a disease
Well it’s a mighty long way to the top from breaking
Everybody moves when the ground keeps shaking

It could have been better – better than a ring on the floor
It could have been nice – nice enough to open a door mmm
Well it’s a little known fact that you just keep taking
Everybody moves when the ground keeps shaking

I get a little tongue-tied when you sell me sunshine in the middle of a rainstorm
So much for doing it right – as for the rest of my life, I’ll be making sure I’m not alone
I get a little tongue-tied when you sell me sunshine in the middle of a rainstorm
So much for doing it right – as for the rest of my life, I’ll be making sure I’m not alone
And while you may be your own worst enemy, can’t say the same for me

You say your heart’s open, while making sure I keep it in line
And if you had it better, you wouldn’t be losing your mind, no
Well it’s a mighty long way from today to flying high above the satellites
‘Til then it’s a blend, if you’re trying you can get it right

I get a little tongue-tied when you sell me sunshine in the middle of a rainstorm
So much for doing it right – as for the rest of my life, I’ll be making sure I’m not alone
I get a little tongue-tied when you sell me sunshine in the middle of a rainstorm
So much for doing it right – as for the rest of my life, I’ll be making sure I’m not alone
And while you may be your own worst enemy, I’m just being free

"Long Stem Roses"

Hurry here, wise old owl of grey and gold
Mind your wooly wings along the way
Here’s the here and now that you’ve been waiting on
Til it’s gone to the shoals of the grey

Guinevere, buy yourself a wrecking ball
Dry your weary eyes upon the chain
Of your mighty dress of tarp and paracord
Til it’s gone to the memory arcades

Ten wild horses run when the river runs dry
Stealing like a thief into the night
Long stem roses looking to lessen your grief
Tail her as she runs into the street
Just take me home
Just take me home

Ten wild horses run when the river runs dry
Stealing like a thief into the night
Long stem roses looking to lessen your grief
Tail her as she runs into the street
Just take me home
Just take me home
Oh take me home
Ooh

May our bones lay among the wishing wells
May we ever meet again someday?

"Make It"

It’s in a bottle of cold wine put away for the day we celebrate it
Let me tell you babe, we’re gonna make it, mmhmm
It’s not the rising tide that breaks the fall of what we’re faking, no
We have to take it in stride.

Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

It’s in the way you came to me with lemonade and your plaintive melodies
Spinning your tassel like a rotary, mmhmm
It isn’t bad advice to run away the way you’re choosing to
But that’s no way to live life

Ooh, ooh
Crawling across, we’re gonna make it in time
Ooh, ooh

A little shrine, a borderline
To keep us from the crazy boiling over
When sorrow has his hands upon your shoulders
Well I wish you light

A little shrine, a borderline
To keep us from the crazy boiling over
When sorrow has his hands upon your shoulders
Well I wish you light

It’s in a bottle of cold wine

"Old Neon Sign"

I’m not a sail nor an anchor
Just a lonely girl playing vagabond
Casting my wishes in amber
These aimless odes to the analogue

I’m not adrift nor a drifter
But I play the fool like a violin
Heaven seems nothing but bitter
While heavy roads make their home in your skin

Is there nobody saving a road for the wise?
Just a barely-there fight for the first prize
And an old neon sign where the sun used to rise

Is there nobody saving a road for the wise?
Just a barely-there fight for the first prize
And an old neon sign where the sun used to rise

"Real Glass Heart"

Never wanted so bad
to get out of here
I do not know these walls
I’ve counted to ten
She puts down her pen now
She’s saying that’s all

Never wanted so bad
to not have to choose
A fight to win or lose, I
I guess it depends oh
Which side of my friends
are taking the call

I might never be free
No I might never know why
Forsaken alibi
I cannot pretend no
This isn’t the end
Or maybe a fall

Well I don’t believe it’s alright, alright now
And if you were me could you call it, call it out?
Not going to waste the time that it’s going to take to find
That real glass heart of mine, mmm

Well I don’t believe it’s alright, alright now
And if you were me could you call it, call it out?
Not going to waste the time that it’s going to take to find
That real glass heart of mine, mmm

Never wanted so bad
to get out of here
I do not know these walls
I’ve counted to ten
She puts down her pen now
She’s saying that’s all

"Hover"

Evening sang this song:
“Bend me like a crane so I can hover over you.
My light is always on.
I’m begging for some company, it’s true.”

Where’s my baby gone?
Silent as a dove she flies to sleep among the green.
She’s my sweetness, my honeycomb.
Her amber waves of canyons haunt my dreams.

Ooh, ooh

Million miles of dawn:
We can take the Blue Ridge Mountain Trail along the peaks.
Those who wander won’t be alone,
for beauty lives in everything she sees.

Call my name, wild and free.
Evening blue, reign over me.
Call my name, Annaleigh.
Evening blue, reign over me.

Evening sang this song.

"Intermède" [instrumental only]

"Sleeping Woman"

Sleeping Woman, come alive for me
I’m inspired by your light in all its reason

Sleeping Woman, raise your knife and key
All your choir in the night will wake your Queendom

Ooh Child, it’s been a long time comin
And the cold iron gates are down
Ooh Child, it’s been a long time comin
And the Soul Ride takes us now
In that the walls are closing in

I could tell you of a life for me:
No compliance with the tides of craze and treason.

Ooh Child, it’s been a long time coming
And the cold iron gates are down
Ooh Child, it’s been a long time coming’
And the Soul Ride takes us now
In that the walls are closing in

"Control"

Day day day – day was dawning on the battle here
We were choking on the heartbreak, no good
We were yelling through the Everlcear
Hey hey hey – now don’t you take me for a country girl
I was brought up in a barren straight
Straight into the clutches of the real world
Oh, oh
I want control of the whole thing, baby oh
I want control of the whole thing, baby

Mountain pass, oh won’t you save me from this trail of tears?
Won’t you shelter me from what my kin did?
Oh won’t you save me from my fears?
Lie lie lie – lying underneath a setting sun
We were choking on the heartbreak, no good
And we swore we were the lucky ones
Oh, oh

I want control of the whole thing, baby oh
I want control of the whole thing, baby

What’s left of me without an elegy? Without a…ooh (x3)
What’s left of me without an elegy? Without a, without a, without a

I want control of the whole thing, baby oh
I want control of the whole thing, baby oh…