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Graphite & Diamonds



There is a vine
Far older than I
That grows on our fence to the west
When I am gone
I hope that it grows
To cover
All that I
Leave

V is for Vine
V is for Life
V is for Virtue and Vice
When I am gone
I hope that it grows
To cover
All that I
Took

A matchbox
Full of needles
For a gramophone player,
Is sitting right here - on my bedside table.
Some are rusted, some gleam,
In memory of your music machine,
In memory of the dancing halls
In memory of the handsome boys.

Oh where could that player be?
You'll find the needles here with me.

A shoebox
Full of letters
Is in my dresser drawer,
Sometimes I spread them all out onto the floor.
And then I fall into stillness and furrow my brow,
In memory of a drive out of town,
In memory of a road that lead south,
In memory of the voice
I don't have now.

Confined and realigned
Up to your neck,
Up to your neck into the brine.
Defied, you realise you're holding hands
With the ones who you despise.

A light glints from the shore,
There's only one,
There's only one who you adore.
You couldn't wait to see them,
You couldn't wait to see them all.

Controlled, the drugs take hold,
Your bloodied hands were just doing what they're told.
Admired and told to stand,
Your heavy heart is the weight of their demands.

Rest behind your weary eyes;
Up to their necks,
Up to their necks in all their lies.
They couldn't wait to see you,
They couldn't wait to see you fall.

Their sighs, their whispered lies,
Your sweaty hands,
Their pathetic alibis.
Tonight you're satisfied;
Up to their necks,
Up to their necks into the fire.

An empty glass,
A shattered heart
Left at the bar,
What is left won't get you far.

And you couldn't wait to see them,
You couldn't wait to see them fall.

They're taking her down tonight.
Each star has lost its light,
You wouldn't believe the sight.
All hands on deck tonight.

The squall is rolling in,
Southern skies growing dim.
One stands against the prow,
All can be questioned now.

Is this all you stowed away -
The fury and the fray,
Is that all the sea can say?
Is that all the sea can say.

Water reaching to my knees,
Dragnet silt all in my sleeve,
All I know
All I believe,
Is your pull
And your leave

The Moon has always captured me,
Oh so close and desolate,
Known as water's magnet.
It drags me gently through the reeds,
Underground through lakes and seas and
Sedimentary history.

Your pull,
And your leave.

And you told me
The periods of light and rock
Are all there is.

We all turn round
And the blood flows up and down,
I take another breath,
Gravity holds my head to rest.

We all turn round and the lines etch in
Like water running down stone;
The only time travel I'll ever know.

Your pull,
And your leave.

You told me
The periods of light and rock
Are all there is.

Life pushing upwards and out,
Hair and nails lead the way
Growing and dying in the same day.

"Find a path,
Find a path,
Find a path" they said,
There must be something in the end?
There must be something in the end.

You told me
The periods of light and rock
Are all there is.

I met her on my way home
She had a gun in her hand and a smile that said
"Be careful dear,
Don't wish for what you fear.
My only purpose is to see him in the ground
Without a sound.
He caused this misery and nothing's surely stopping me from trying."

She don't feel so well,
The ceiling fan reminds her of a Ferris wheel;
It's fine if you sit still.
Whistling blue from the kettle
Reminds me of you.
She's sure to hit the floor
Before she sees the border or the law.

A flicker of life still glows,
It's hard to know when to fight
Or just to let things go.
You never really know.

I met her on my way home,
She had a gun in her hand and a smile that said
"Be careful dear,
Don't wish for what you fear.
My only purpose is to see him in the ground
Without a sound.
He caused this misery and nothing's surely stopping me from trying."

Rest your weary head
Over the coals,
Take a bath and dream of getting old.
Take a photograph
See what you saw.
Break my heart and then show me the door.

No, you won't see me here again.

Can't stop breaking my heart.
Foolish enough to think you were the last.

Fairytales of a love lost at sea.
Ships set sail to bring you back to me.
Land ahoy -
My heart's running a race,
The sea, she still holds me in her sweet embrace.

No, you won't see me here again.

Can't stop breaking my heart.
Foolish enough to think you were the last.

Do you remember,
Do you remember when
The walls were blue and white,
And a little fringed Holland blind kept us safe at night?

Do you remember when the hill was green,
And the horseshoe lake was full?
Dry times now
And the dust is thick on every window sill.

Pins and hummingwire
Cut across the plains outside.

There could be a call tonight.

Out in the yard by the pepper trees,
We buried that little box -
You spent the day on dovetail joins,
As I wept against the rocks.
Inside there lies:
All we cannot love.
Inside I keep:
All that I love.

Pins and hummingwire
Cut across the plains outside.

There could be a call tonight.

Oh darkness,
Oh deathland,
Oh river of joy;
Come bury me,
Come swallow me,
Come take me to that boy.

Pins and hummmingwire,
Cut across the plains outside.

There could be a call tonight.

Get your bodies on the dance floor;
Bodies on the floor.
Get your bodies on the dance floor.
Down on the floor,
Say a prayer for the ones who've fallen before.

I'm building a bower,
Twig by twig.
And then I'll ask you
What you think?
And if you like it
I hope you will stay,
And if you don't,
I'll let the wind
Take it away.

But now I am doubtful
That I have the skill,
But if I don't do it
Someone else will.
And so I am searching despite all my nerves,
For every
Last branch
That you
Deserve.

It starts with a silver line,
Through your name and mine.
Down like a diving bell,
Is this your hell
Or is it mine?

The sea will swell itself,
We'll breathe through coral shelves.
Now your veins are tight,
Like copper wire.
I could kill us both tonight.

Drifting from the ship,
Nitrogen is letting slip;
Forget we live on land,
You're gonna die in sand.
Come on,
I'll take you there tonight.

I'll take you there tonight.