a thousand prison nights

In a broken room a woman sits down again
Wrapped up inside feels the webs of hate
Fertile fingers free with no escape   
Timed decent nothing ever explained to her

Don’t let go, I know, I know

Bitter veils mask wounds we compromise
Watch freedoms’ door close before our eyes
Science opaqued let it clear let us rise
Silenced sounds repeat, calling all the time

Don’t let go, you know, you know

Endeavour ends a thousand prison nights
Purple sashes draped in green and white
Honour and hope pure of soul blaze of light
Bond fed voices form deeds not words

Don’t let go, we know, we know

angels and anvils

A tribute to Chris Whitley

All the things you left unsaid
All the things you left undone
I’m crying for the poems unwritten
Burning for the passions unsung

So soon

The angels that you made for us
The anvils that we heard you hold
All the love that kept you free
Shining and to be told

Too soon

I feel the dust settle and burn
Too soon for a wild, wild, return

Your angels and anvils slipped away
Slipped away

Painting with an open heart
Honestly mysterious
Never could I have known
The life you made delirious

So soon

I feel the dust settle and burn
Too soon for a wild, wild, return

Your angels and anvils slipped away
Slipped away

So so tired of thinking too much
Thinking too much

Your angels and anvils slipped away
Slipped away

Photo by Lucas Packett

city slumber

Whisper your dreams, while the city sleeps
In moonlit days, your secret it keeps

Nineteen crimes behind closed doors
Quiet screams and restless shores

Never knowing, when the night will end
I’ll help you breathe, and feel free again

Nineteen crimes behind closed doors
Quiet screams and restless shores

ghost train

On a bed of lush green grass
Life worn feet tell of the long deep past
Love expressed and sorrow found
The sighs from the hallowed ground

Beneath the earth so your spirit rises
Memories twisted broken in the grave
They hoist you up to fall again
The sighs from the hallowed ground

A half opaque trail of smoke across the horizon
Thats lost in it’s own illusion
It goes on and on, it goes on on and on

ladybird

…And just then, a ladybird dropped down, with questions in her eyes
But her words, were pictures in smoke, to inhale, internalise
“When you see, the pictures on the wall, of this prison paradise…”
“Do you see, yourself as the star, in the movie of your life?”

Could be time to slow it up, could be time to speed it down
Focused only on your heart, but your head still hangs around

You just have to feel something, you don’t have to understand

“Let me film, everything you do, let me screen it ev’ry night”
“Sing along, ev’ry time I play, a soundtrack to your eyes”
As the lights, and curtains fall from view, I whisper once again
Thanking her, explaining that I’ve found, this film will keep me sane

Could be time to slow it up, could be time to speed it down
Focused only on your heart, but your head still hangs around

You just have to feel something, you don’t have to understand

retreat to hangover square

Buy a drink for me
Then I think we’ll see
Islands meet with secret prayers
Now retreat to Hangover Square

My relentless skin holding me in
Tear it open my skeleton swim
Guards and soldiers bar release
Time beheaded and left outside in peace

Out of place like the moon
Clear as day when it’s only noon
A dove disappears behind a cloud
My voice disappears in the crowd

Pearls of wisdom washed on the shore
Open to those seeking more
Who can I share all of myself
Mermaids queue and bathe within my wealth

You said you won’t ever close your eyes
‘Cause it’s just too dark inside
Let’s just sit and touch the sea
Time to focus and slip, into, the real me

Out of place like the moon
Clear as day when it’s, only noon
A dove disappears behind a cloud
My voice disappears in the crowd

moon at noon

the hunger

See my hunger in your eyes
My madness reflected, amplified
Those who we hunger for
All-consuming, we want more

I hunger for you
I love you

I’d tell you but I’d terrify you
Our insanity, it comes through

I hunger for you
I love you

Holding hands towards my paradise
Leading you to our vice

I hunger for you
I love you

we'll get by somehow

She cries through the night
Sees death within life
From the frozen sea
A plague comes for those
Wearing curses for clothes
Statues of sand crash to the sea

See me spread my wings and fly
Before I lose my chance to roam
I glide ten thousand miles
But never want to feel alone

You follow as I sail
No solo fairytale
I breathe your air
A well full of fire
Unleashes my desire
Could turn a mind from blind to see

See me spread my wings and fly
Before I lose my chance to roam
I glide ten thousand miles
But never want to feel alone

So hold me close and softly say “it’s alright for now”
“no matter how much the changes hurt, we’ll get by somehow”
So hold me close and softly say “it’s alright for now”
“no matter how much the changes hurt, we’ll get by somehow”

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