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  1. Myth

    Geographer Feb 28, 2012 ℗ Modern Art Records
    # Title Duration
    1 Life of Crime
    you and me we had it all wrong
    there was ice beneath our feet
    but I refuse to understand it
    and I refuse now to believe
    
    I know that I will be alone tonight
    even though you are by my side
    you said this life is not what you planned it
    but if this is a life at all
    it is a life of crime
    
    now it’s true I hardly know you
    and you will always look for me
    but there is nothing here to hold onto 
    except the possibilities
    
    when I was young I had a vision
    I saw the waves crash into the sky
    you said this life was made for the living
    but if this is a life at all
    it is a life of
    
    how can I believe
    		you don’t know
    the words I hear you speak
    		you can’t be sure
    you say a soul is in me
    well if it’s a soul you want
    then you can take the one I’ve got
    cause it’s a life of crime
    
    this life was made for something
    but it wasn’t you and I
    we all were born from nothing
    and we will never die
    
    04:29
    2 The Myth of Youth
    I was what you wanted then
    I saw your eyes reaching toward it
    the one you never thought you’d get
    now I’m a picture in your wallet
    
    everything was simpler then
    nothing gained no one losing
    we held the future in our hands
    now we’ve got nothing but the present
    
    tell me I’m a little bit
    like I was when I met you
    it didn’t end the way that we wanted it
    now I’m just breath in a statue
    
    I am here to love you
    but I don’t know if I can
    what if all I ever will become
    is nothing but a man
    
    I am here to love you
    but I don’t know what that means
    I just want to feel how I feel
    not wonder if it’s real
    I want you to be real
    
    I knew what I wanted then
    I was living for the summer
    soon we would be growing up
    and we could finally have each other
    
    now that I am looking back
    all I needed was to wonder
    but we let ourselves forget to forget
    and so we ended in an answer
    
    I am here to love you
    but I don’t know who I am
    if only I could just forget to ask
    
    take me to my younger years
    running round the woods
    with all my useless dreams
    
    no one could tell me what was real
    when you’re young you can forget anything at all
    and you wear it like a mirror
    04:08
    3 Kaleidoscope
    now it’s gone
    turn the page
    in a year we won’t remember
    what we meant to say
    
    so fill mine
    tell me why
    we’re looking through Kaleidoscopes
    at each other trying to see inside
    
    (CHORUS)
    cause love is wise
    and love will take
    the words right out of your mouth
    make you so afraid
    
    now it’s gone
    now we wait
    for a garden lost
    among likenesses and fakes
    
    you took my heart
    now lose your head
    before too long
    we will be there again
    
    CHORUS
    04:37
    4 Blinders
    see my love dance and she sways
    what I think I have she will take
    there's a center in the empty space
    if I move closer it stays in its place
    
    now I feel so afraid
    the sky is falling down like rain
    I'm drawing lines around the empty space
    I wear blinders to show me the way
    
    it's not a mystery
    it's not a mystery
    I feel eyes in the trees
    and they make me want to believe
    03:08
    5 Lover's Game
    well I just cannot tell one from the other
    that’s the way it’s got to be
    so I lay my feet in front of the other 
    til they come right back to me
    
    (CHORUS)
    there’s nothing we can do
    we were born to die fools
    there’s nothing we can do
    we were born to die fools
    
    well they say you get it if you got it coming
    it’s a lie we’ve got to keep
    when I close my eyes my mind starts to running
    but it’s you I want to see
    
    CHORUS
    
    I wonder who’s watching
    underneath the nights unlearned
    I wonder if we’re all so far now from who we were
    
    I wonder if I’m here for nothing
    I wonder if I’m here at all
    I wonder if I’ll ever love you for who you are
    
    well I just cannot tell one from the other
    that’s the way it’s got to be
    so I lay my feet in front of the other
    til they come right back to me
    
    CHORUS
    
    we were born to die fools
    we were born to die fools
    03:53
    6 The Dream Has Faded
    Do you want me tonight?  Do you want me to come find you?  We could go for a drive.  Leave the heat of this dead summer.
    
    I just realized that no one is watching us.  We could be gone before anybody notices.  We could live like bank robbers.
    
    the dream has faded
    you're not the one
    they're calling out for
    the one they want
    
    the dream has faded
    you're not the one
    they're calling out for
    you're not the lucky one
    
    You put your hand out the window, say, “Thank God for this car.  All I want to see is that long black road disappearing in the dark.”  And don't you think it kind of looks like, like we're driving straight into nothing?  Like we're trying to catch it in our headlights, but the night just keeps on running.
    
    now I feel
    now I feel
    now I feel
    now I feel
    
    
    the dream has faded
    you're not the one
    they're calling out for
    the one they want
    
    the dream has faded
    you're not the one
    they're calling out for
    you're not the lucky one	
    sometimes I feel like the wind could blow the night away
    but it would only end up in another place
    we think we're falling but love is just a thing we made
    i believe in that
    
    now I feel
    now I feel
    now I feel
    now I feel
    04:15
    7 Shell Beach
    down, down we go
    straight to the bottom 
    of the ocean floor
    
    we packed up every house
    took every family
    we were getting out
    
    and the waves 
    they are so strong
    they move your perfect body like a perfect song
    
    tonight, the world is ours
    cause we don’t need to want to know
    who we are
    
    I am alive
    but I am so cold
    if I stay here much longer I will stay for good
    
    but for now
    I feel so free
    I’m feeling almost like it was all meant to be
    03:30
    8 The Boulder
    I wonder if I know you at all
    or if I really came to talk
    
    nothing is as it seems in your mind
    but that’s the only way to get it inside
    
    let’s just take some time with this
    let’s just keep a cool head
    
    there’s no need to throw a fit
    you know what you know and that’s the end of it
    
    It’s mine
    It’s mine
    It’s mine
    
    It’s mine
    	the ground beneath your feet
    It’s mine
    	the words you’re whispering
    It’s mine
    	the wind among the trees
    It’s mine
    	your breath when you’re asleep
    03:59
    9 Vesijärvi
    black water
    fills my head
    just enough to falter
    but not to let me in
    
    cool mist
    fills the air
    I don’t know where it comes from
    or why I should care
    
    Vesijärvi
    
    now that I found you
    what will we become
    we’ll have to make it up now
    as we go along
    
    the midnight sun
    soon will glow
    just to remind us
    that we are here for show
    
    Vesijärvi
    
    we both know by now
    the light it folds into a new position
    and soon this night will turn 
    into just what it is we think we’re missing
    04:22
    10 Kites
    my wings
    are like his
    all my words
    on his lips
    
    and my brain
    is on edge
    I’m next to the bed
    where I saw you
    
    my weight
    is like his
    we both lost
    what we kissed
    
    and my hate
    burns like this
    in my hands
    in his fist
    
    and my love
    is so quick
    like the legs
    of my kids
    
    all the worlds
    I could lift
    only fit
    where I saw you
    
    pile lover upon lover
    til we’re covered with skin
    there’s nothing to discover
    from the thunder and lightning
    there’s no way to recover
    this is love not loving
    and now we are all each other
    I was a brother
    when I saw you
    05:28
  2. Animal Shapes

    Geographer Aug 17, 2010 ℗ Tricycle Records
    # Title Duration
    1 Original Sin
    Waiting for the night to crawl into your heart
    a party in a warehouse loft to keep you calm
    but this is not the way it always used to seem
    and this isn't original for you and me
    
    This is an original sin
    
    Lying in our beds at night we start to dream
    eyes moving like flashlights under sheets
    up until the morning hours we are set free
    there's nothing across from us but what we see
    
    This is an original sin
    04:45
    2 Kites
    My wings are like his
    all my words on his lips
    
    And my brain is on edge
    I'm next to the bed 
    where I saw you
    
    My weight is like his
    we both lost what we kissed
    
    and my hate burns like this
    in my hands in his fist
    
    and my love is so quick
    like the legs of my kids
    
    All the worlds I could lift
    only fit 
    where I saw you
    
    Pile lover upon lover 
    'til we're covered with skin
    
    There's nothing to discover
    from the thunder and lightning
    
    There's no way to recover
    this is love not loving
    
    But now we are all each other
    I was a brother when i saw you
    04:23
    3 Verona
    You call me all the right words but the right words sound so wrong
    you say that I am changing I guess I will before too long
    will you give me a way out or a past to live down
    either way it couldn't be worse than it is now
    
    I'm watching while a wild dog makes ripples round and round
    is every single whisper a life that we should know by now or is it just a sound
    something keeps a river from sinking into the ground
    was I ever any different
    it's the simplest ones, the simplest ones
    
    White lies in the night
    if I could be yours then you could be mine
    as long as it rhymes
    it's all that i'll ever need 
    I hear white lies in the night
    if I could be yours then you could be mine
    we keep what we hide
    and you told such simple lies
    
    Now that we are free Verona, won't you keep me out
    drive me to the city where every building shouts
    I want to hear some people i want to leave the windows down
    I never will believe you, you should know why by now
    
    It is the simplest things we want
    but we can never see enough
    it's the simplest ones, the simplest ones
    
    White lies in the night
    if I could be yours then you could be mine
    as long as it rhymes
    it's all that i'll ever need 
    I hear white lies in the night
    if I could be yours then you could be mine
    we keep what we hide
    and you told such simple lies
    05:02
    4 Paris
    That look will take me right to the ground
    and I'll be laughing the whole way down
    with thunder beneath us all I want to feel is your arms
    I know I'm leaving but we all leave no matter what
    
    If time is a mouth to feed
    every hour is ice in our fingers' heat
    so give your time to me
    if it changes you I will never see
    old lovers fall like leaves
    but just if you let them
    
    The roofs of the city like an ocean spread for miles  
    I swear I saw my whole life flicker in a window light
    you think you know what I'm thinking but you don't know why I need you tonight
    you say you feel nothing hoping nothing's all I'll leave behind
    
    If time is a mouth to feed
    every hour is ice in our fingers' heat
    so give your time to me
    if it changes you I will never see
    old lovers fall like leaves
    I hear them beneath your feet
    but nothing is endless
    04:58
    5 Heaven Waits
    White waves that crash before us
    call out some siren’s chorus
    still heaven waits for no one here
    
    Carved out a perfect circle
    right where the memory left you
    still heaven waits for no one here
    
    Streetlights cascade in ribbons
    up to the moon 
    they're waiting to see you
    beneath the weeping willow
    playing its tune
    it howls through you
    
    Lightning’s an orphaned dream who’s
    trying to find a reason
    still heaven waits for no one here
    
    Streetlights cascade in ribbons
    up to the moon
    they're waiting to see you
    beneath the weeping willow
    playing its tune
    it howls through you
    
    I was awake for it all
    I was awake for it all
    the heart of a child is beating 
    and it goes hoooo
    04:01
    6 Night Winds
    A photograph and a whisper
    will find me in the night
    like the sound of sad dogs
    wishing they could cry
    
    It's somehting only we know
    underneath street lights
    shadows make things easy
    so i made you mine
    
    This would be so simple
    if you were fast asleep
    and all the bottles you throw
    they would be lost at sea
    
    And you could take my letters
    and rearrange the words
    you could read them backwards
    Until you like what you heard
    
    If I could know what they know
    then we could sell this gold
    and I could wear your halo
    when the nights grow cold
    
    And you could wish my child's eyes
    would turn to clouds and part
    and I could wish that I lied
    when I said I lost your heart
    
    So long the days
    that melt away
    so loud the words
    you could not say
    
    If only last December
    had stayed beneath the snow
    I hear your muffled laughter
    after the curtains close
    
    To the sound of night winds
    in the dark you grope
    trying to find some likeness
    under my wrinkled clothes
    
    So long the days
    that melt away
    so loud the words
    you could not say
    06:03
  3. Innocent Ghosts

    Geographer Aug 17, 2008 ℗ Geographer
    # Title Duration
    1 Can't You Wait
    all the ways
    that I called you brother
    you couldn't wait
    but I'll never love another
    
    all the days
    all the waiting hours
    I lost your name
    but I hear your laughter cowering now
    
    all the days
    I tired to call you brother
    you couldn't wait
    but I'll never love another
    
    I see your face
    when I'm dreaming of her
    wash it away
    but I cannot love another
    
    the sun
    Is older than you are and
    my love 
    is younger than your heart and
    the sun
    is older than you are and
    my love 
    is younger than your heart and
    
    the sun, the sun, the sun, the sun…
    
    04:26
    2 Rushing In, Rushing Out
    I'm waiting for
    your open arms
    but I won't wait forever
    when the river breaks
    my eyes light up
    but they don't look to heaven
    
    I feel it rushing out
    I feel it rushing in
    I feel it rushing
    
    and in the waiting room
    doctors did the best they could
    but nothing lasts forever
    some things you cannot choose
    some days you cannot lose
    some nights you just cannot forget her
    
    this stain will not come out
    I try to live it down
    not even God will last forever
    well, I hope so
    
    I feel it rushing out
    I feel it rushing in
    I feel it rushing
    
    02:57
    3 Caught a Fire
    woke this morning with a lonely thought
    woke this morning with a lonely thought
    you weren't the one I was dreaming of
    you weren't the one I was dreaming of
    
    woke this morning with a lonely thought
    I woke this morning with a lonely thought
    you were not, not the one, I was dreaming of
    you are not, not the one, I would lay here for
    
    you caught a fire I can't unlight
    ashes like snow fall from the sky
    you caught a fire I can't unlight
    ashes like snow fall from the sky
    
    woke this morning with a lonely thought
    I woke this morning with a lonely thought
    you were not, not the one, I was dreaming of
    you are not, not the one, I would lay here for
    
    you caught a fire I can't unlight
    ashes like snow fall from the sky
    you caught a fire I can't unlight
    ashes like snow fall from the sky
    
    04:01
    4 Leave
    I don't want to feel the ground
    when you finally let me down
    I don't want to fade away
    if I'm standing in your way
    
    so go from my gate 
    I want to see you walking in away 
    with that look on your face
    don't hide it away
    so you can leave me and not be lonely
    
    this time's too slow to speak
    and I am waiting to believe
    this flame's too dim to keep
    the kettle watching me
    
    your shadow's on my wall
    it's grown much too tall
    you reach for my ceiling
    night becomes day
    you can leave me and not be lonely
    
    you're standing at my door
    but your not knocking, not like before
    you open up to speak
    there are no words left for you to breathe
    
    my hand's tied to your sleeve
    my heart's tied to a key
    it won't blow me away 
    if I'm holding on tight
    you can leave me and not be lonely
    
    03:28
    5 Each Other's Ghosts
    tonight it rains down
    houses from pale clouds
    covering whole towns
    with nothing to keep out their sound
    
    the light
    is coming
    again
    
    fires will burn out
    from the breath of a million mouths
    the whispers sounding like shouts
    you never see the moment when it hits the ground
    
    the light
    is coming
    again
    
    your heart's a candle burning
    i'm wax around your wick
    my head's an open page in
    a book you cannot lift
    
    i feel it coming in
    turning heads and breaking locks
    i feel it like a boy
    falling leaves and dreams we trust
    buried each other's ghosts
    floorboards creaking while we walk
    if they forget us will
    we miss the halls they used to haunt
    
    your heart's a candle burning
    i'm wax around your wick
    my head's an open page in
    a book you cannot lift
    
    04:14
    6 Underneath My Heart
    go
    you're on your way
    the hardest part
    is counting days
    and finding 
    
    when you stop to see you're nowhere          (wait underneath my heart)
    they don't even care
    when you stop to see you're nowhere          (underneath my heart)
    they don't even care
    
    oh
    the purest heart
    a heart of gold
    won't keep you young
    won't matter
    
    when you've grown to see you're nowhere          (wait underneath my heart)
    they don't even care
    when you stop to see you're nowhere                   (underneath my heart)
    they don't even care
    
    And you stop to see you're nowhere                    (wait underneath my heart)
    they don't even care
    when you stop to see you're nowhere                   (underneath my heart)
    they don't even, they don't even
    
    and you stop to see you're nowhere                      (underneath my heart)
    they don't even care
    and you stop to see you're nowhere                      (underneath my heart)
    they don't even, they don't even
    
    03:58
    7 Wonderful
    and it makes me want to love you
    when the music hits my eyes
    makes me want to be part of you
    so you have nowhere to hide
    
    and he's wonderful
    til he's under you
    then the lies he told
    pouring over you
    le petite morte
    in the afternoon
    kills the way you love
    what's been loving you right
    
    I got a dream coming fast and lonely
    I used to keep it where you lie
    I try to sleep but it won't stop glowing
    like the light of a funeral pier
    
    and he's wonderful
    til he's under you
    then the lies he told
    pouring over you
    le petite morte
    in the afternoon
    kills the way you love
    what's been loving you right
    
    04:31
    8 Asleep
    wake me now
    where you wander I won't wander out
    take me down
    while you wake me I won't wonder how
    I've been asleep til now
    my dreams were real somehow
    
    take me down
    while you wake me I won't wonder how
    I've been asleep til now
    my dreams were real somehow
    
    take me down
    while you wake me I won't wonder how
    I've been asleep til now
    my dreams were real somehow
    
    02:39
    9 Native Son
    I am an apple tree
    covered up in your leaves
    and no one else can feel my sin
    
    your head's a burdened cloud
    that never lets it out
    until the desert cries your name
    
    but now
    my hands are the words in your mouth
    my fingers are the days that you count
    my eyes are the lovers you doubt
    
    fortune's fools
    naked as we are
    in the woods
    with heaven dropping stars
    fortune's fools
    naked as we are
    in the woods
    with heaven dropping
    
    this weight it feels so cursed
    i hear it calling out
    over everything but you
    
    and over everyone
    i saw the native son
    waiting to hear my voice too
    
    but now
    my hands are the words in your mouth
    my fingers are the days that you count
    my eyes are the lovers you doubt
    
    and over everyone
    i saw the native son
    waiting to hear my voice too
    
    04:10
    10 The Morning
    didn't mean to wake you in the morning
    slowly move my feet along the hall
    all the light is flooding through our window
    all the world is waking to the sound
    
    and I didn't need it anymore
    cause I found something more
    in this home, in this home
    and I didn't want it anymore
    cause I found something more
    in this home, in this home
    
    don't move your head though it's spinning around
    waited so long with your head towards the ground
    standing so close waiting to hear the sound
    of all your fears scattering on the wall
    
    the walls are falling down
    
    didn't mean to wake you in the morning
    slowly move my hands along the wall
    all the light is flooding through our window
    all the world is waking to the sound
    
    don't move your head though it's spinning around
    waited so long with your head towards the ground
    standing so close waiting to hear the sound
    of all your fears scattering on the wall
    
    the walls are falling down
    
    04:33
    11 Atmosphere
    it is me, it is me my dear
    with my coat and a dream so clear
    and the side of my face like a golden rocket
    burning in the atmosphere
    can you see me from down here
    
    time like a diver fights
    for the surface when it's time to die
    and the pearls from his pocket falling down like snowflakes
    catch them on your tongue this year
    in your heat they're gonna disappear
    
    I'm giving up my life of prayer
    I'm gonna throw your ashes in the air
    and I'm watching while the wind blows back and forth
    but it's gonna let you down somewhere
    it doesn't matter how much we care
    
    the frozen flower 
    will never open again
    when the cold winds howl
    you have but seconds to live
    
    cover me in night so black
    that I could never find my way back
    to the stream in the woods where the footprints drown in
    rain coming down like tears
    drinking up all those years
    
    the frozen flower 
    will never open again
    when the cold winds howl
    you have but seconds to live
    
    05:27