B i o g r a p h y
 (by Jason Ankeny)

The onetime frontwoman for the acclaimed indie pop combo Crowsdell, singer/songwriter Shannon Wright was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. A product of the area's thriving all-ages punk scene, she formed Crowsdell with bassist Paul Howell and drummer Laurie Anne Wall, debuting in 1995 with the underground favorite Dreamette and soon after relocating to New York City. However, when relations with the Big Cat label soured in the wake of 1997's Within the Curve of an Arm, the group dissolved, and an embittered Wright sold most of her belongings and moved to rural North Carolina, where she began recording a series of deeply personal, folk-inflected songs to four-track. A handful of solo singles followed before she recorded the full-length Flightsafety, issued on Quarterstick in 1999. Maps of Tacit appeared a year later. Wright released the sparse mini-LP Perishable Goods and the typically eclectic Dyed in the Wool in 2001. In 2004 she put out the tempered and emotionally rich Over the Sun, followed by the equally affecting Let in the Light in 2007. After Wright's longtime label Quarterstick/Touch & Go closed down operations, she pushed forward with new albums Honeybee Girls in 2009 and Secret Blood in 2010 as well as performances at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival curated by Shellac in 2012. In Film Sound, Wright's first album for Brooklyn-based indie Ernest Jenning, saw release in 2013.




Flightsafety
- 1999-04-20 -



Floor Pile
All These Things
Rich Hum of Air
You're the Cup
Twilight Hall
Captain of Quarantine

Holland (Instrumental)
Hobos on Parade
William's Alabama
Yard Grass
Heavy Crown

Maps of Tacit
- 2000-05-09 -



Absentee
Within The Quilt Of Demand
Fences Of Pales
Ribbons Of You
Flask Welder
Dirty Facade
Heavy Crown
Noise
The Hover Is Ajar

Regulation Scorrer (Instrumental)
Ember Days
Pay No Mind

Dyed in the Wool
- 2001-08-21 -



Less Than A Moment
The Hem Around Us
Hinterland
A Vessel For A Minor Malady
You Hurry Wonder
Dyed In The Wool
Method Of Sleeping
Surly Demise

Colossal Hours (Instrumental)
The Path Of Least Persistence
(Figure II)
The Sable
Bells

Over the Sun
- 2004-04-06 -



With Closed Eyes
Portray
Black Little Stray
You'll Be the Death
Throw a Blanket Over the Sun
Avalanche
If Only We Could
Plea
Birds

 

With Yann Tiersen
- 2004-10-26 -

No mercy for she
Dragon fly
Sound the bells
Something to live for
Dried sea
While you sleep
Ode to a friend
Ways to make you see
Callous sun
Pale white


Let In The Light
- 2007-03-26 -



Defy this love
St. Pete
You baffle me
Idle hands
When the light shone down
Don't you doubt me
In the morning
Steadfast and true
They'll kill the actor in the end
Louise
Everybody's got their own part to play


Honeybee Girls
- 2009-09-21 -



Tall Countryside
Trumpets On New Year's Eve
Embers In Your Eyes
Honeybee Girls
Black Rain
Father

Sympathy On Challen Avenue
Never Arrived

Strings On Epileptic Revival

Asleep

Secret Blood
- 2010-10-31 -



Palomino
Violent Colors
Fractured
Dim Reader
On The Riverside
Commoner's Saint
Merciful Secret Blood Of A Noble Man

Fairgrounds (Instrumental)
Satellites
In The Needle
Under The Luminaries
Chair To Room (Instrumental)

In Film Sound
- 2013-03-18 -



Noise Parade
The Caustic Light
Tax The Patients
Who's Sorry Now
Bleed
Mire
Captive to Nowhere
Surely, they'll Tear it Down
Mason & Hamlin (Instrumental)

Division
- 2017-02-03 -



Division
The Thirst
Wayward
Accidental
Seemingly
Soft Noise
Iodine
Lighthouse (Drag us in)

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

I started a Joke
Lurking in Sagas


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Flightsafety

Floor pile

I stood inside your pool in some palm setting reel
A picture on a screen there sat you and me
And i comb the wire for a lock of papier-mache
I build a tower for you to portray
You let go of my hand and acted like we never touched
Like some harbour a ship never brushed
I am the floor pile walk over me
My light has grown tired paint over me
All at once i just can't abide i fear
On the cobble swims a king with a hearty smile

All these things

Under the carport that has no spring
Cement floors where the creatures ring
And your mother she never calls
Says you're the cause of all her pain
But all these things don't carry camelot
Through the betrayed all these things
Don't hold form with a stout cord and chain
You are out of sorts and ready to retire
On the brink of my answer i fell asleep
For a little while

Rich hum of air

I croon like a lumber crane
Sank quick inside your snare
Her fellow steps across my head
I'm her colt and she's my mare
Dense falls across my face
That's the source i won't contemplate
You can't tear my shell away

You're the cup

Up the hill to a vacant lot
There's nothing to see
Walk the pillars to settle in
And find that you've turned from me
You're the cup and you're the drink
That keeps swimming up north through the stream
I'm the raft that got filled with sand
That keeps knocking about in the drain
My hands are laid out to persuade a gathering
Hair is polished and shiny trim
Just keep a friend in me

Twilight hall

Shade calls the bone marrow she left a stage so bare
And everyone clapped to see you rise so gracefully
What a fright on such a beautiful night
The soldiers rang around my head
The flies ate the called cabs
Everyone says i'm scared not you you believe i'm dead

Captain of quarantine

I'm rushing a lamppost fevers got me
I'm thawing my best jokes but i sat alone
With the captain of the quarantine
I chewed my way through my boat
I paddled with feathers i fell snug in a fish snare
My faulty fins fell impaired
You boasted about your coins
I seared back your wooden charm
You shelved my affections

Hobos on parade

You eloped with a bout of slurs
Flew the hedge with a pace
I must convey when i feel good then i pay
Keep quiet about my lane
Lost you through distaste

William's alabama

He's a man of the grain
Wears his robe of burly pain
Bowls the town for alcohol
Chewed up his name and he sold it all
Perched it up for sale
He turned the light out
He turned the sign down farewell goodnight
The awning falls flat and the clocks are spinning
Bowl the town for alcohol you are what i need
He resides in a carnival turns the pages
And mocks it all he's a martyr with a wide rope
Turns his head to watch it fall
Hacked his hand through the toil
He's a product of failed love

Yard grass

Built a house made out of blood
Fought the serpent and his thugs
Played the game fought the fought
All wrapped you astound me living life through
Your sleep
Yard grass in flight on the ledge we fly
Yard grass in flight the serpent has moved from sight

Heavy crown

I'm never gonna live in that room with you
Weathered from seeing the upside
Choking on my own smile
I float around with my heavy crown
Grease the coil to watch it unwind
It feels so fitting to cover things with gauze
Sever the from the outcome
When what's existing subsides

Maps of Tacit

Absentee

Mend the sea on this floating tin can
On the branch i bend
This swollen page is a yawning friend
Through the straw i stem
Reframe and cut this, ailing theme
In the lenses i tame
How can i conceal this woven outline
How can i fray from this lane of you

Within the quilt of demand

What could hinder this haste
Calm strewn the isle of this tattered grain
In all this muzzled distaste
I brush the vial hoping to misplace
Cover me with soil and tread
Drape me with flames this frock of disdain
Atop this sunken ravine pull out the slate
From under me
This kingdom in the quilt of demand
Forces the conquer of the plan

Fences of pales

This drone you sound alarmingly meek
Is inside my head and plummets my bed
It rallies and summons me in my sleep
The sun is groggy and upon your plate
Arms do fumble they're out of their frame
Luster has moved and opted your space
When you call a caddy
I'll be the kind you use
The sagas pose their levee
That's the kind that floats to you
And after all i idle to carry on
The clocks married the dated
Operas sails salutes
The planks are calm with boredom
It's the kind you tend to coo
Every gala's a blanket in flight
And i'm the kind you use
And you with all your ready is a horror
The recital is staged and ready to recite
Stating the flaws and running you wild
But i'll be any stable you like
The radius is starting to stumble and fright
The loveliest station is wailing from sight
But i am ready to part from you

Ribbons of you

These bloated veins have climbed
Hillsides and airlines
Looking for a limb to reside
This eager scheme has turned
Lathered up your bottled smile
But the notice just passes the tether by
In storms the coils do fail
And I will paw for air
You buckle and stir
My brittle hand
O' this empty glance of you
Folds only to consume
How they fray away
These ribbons of you

*** Thanx a lot to Dissonancetheory for this one ***

Flask welder

Long before this deserted map
You use to dim to light
The person you show one use to believe
The facet has blurred the link
You boil the greatest of lakes
You lid the envelope of monsoon
Your mar hushes my frame
You lid the envelope of monsoon
Your gilded eye
Your sharpened speech
You use to lend the light
A flask welder
Your jaunty trade
You use to pry the weight

Dirty facade

This background is so vague
This falter much too strong
A slew of reluctance
Makes the focus warble on
For every laden vein
Is a grim pail of prey
The true are open
They wrestle with this state
What a dirty facade
The coming of an ugly file
Every guide is ill-timed
Purely lit for the lofty kind
What a dirty facade
The coming of an idle qualm
And everyone is so still
No one ever is pure

Heavy Crown

I'm never gonna live in that room with you
Weathered from seeing the upside
Choking on my own smile
I float around with my heavy crown
Grease the coil to watch it unwind
It feels so fitting to cover things with gauze
Sever the from the outcome
When what's existing subsides

Noise

Doldrums badger the hum
Flapping about for everyone
These limbs they do ring
Stagger with frugal means
Hector pillars within
Choking the laughter thin
This checkered timely place
Your babble swells the complaint
Carry the cost
But what will turn this noise down

The hover is ajar

The hover is ajar
My worth has fled
Be certain of this empty tray
Do we maintain that there is no one
For me to ring
This stale sight of you
Your spotted eyes
They're soiled through
These fragments i skew

Emberdays

So stark is this burrow
So void is this valley
So bare is this vessel
These emberdays have grown grey
So vague is this refuge
So wide is this pattern
So clean is this tassel
These emberdays have grown grey

Pay no mind

I'm the bagpipe that is bursting
I'm the shuffleboard at night
Your eyes they swim like oceans
Every word is a lovely rhyme
You're sporadic and so lovely
Every room is so alive
I'm laughter and a fake
My bulb is an ugly shrine
Pay no mind to me
I cannot show love

Dyed in the Wool

Less than a moment

Why is this delight
Excused as nothing
Is this vigor
A vast decay
This ugly state
I shall not answer
This nausea
I delve to slain

This only takes one moment
Could you explain your meaning
This only takes one moment
My pleasure in your meaning

This majesty is no longer
A replica with no taste
May I admire
Your tinted cheek
This lobby of worth
I urge to keep

This only takes one moment
Could you explain your meaning
This only takes one moment
My pleasure in your meaning

The hem around us

You fiend, you friend, you confidant
You hold me against my will
I scurry and scant this hectic step
You climb adrift this boorish racket

'Cause it's you, it's you
Come and see
You're ridding me of my plan
It's you, it's you
Come and see
You're ridding me of my plan

You and me could ride this fleet
You and me could drive the sea

This wire, this mane, this coronet
You hold me against my will
You rummage and sear this furious step
You climb adrift this boorish racket

'Cause it's you, it's you
Come and see
You're ridding me of my plan
It's you, it's you
Come and see
You're ridding me of my plan

You and me could ride this fleet
You and me could drive the sea

Hinterland

Come let's probe these blackened eyes
Come let's smear this spectacle
Come let's slam on the light
This must soon be revised

Hinterland, I shall descend
Hinterland, I crumble within
Hinterland, I shall descend
Hinterland, I crumble within

I shall feel nothing
I shall be rinsed

Hinterland, I shall descend
Hinterland, I crumble within
Hinterland, I shall descend
Hinterland, I crumble within

A vessel for a minor malady

There's no cure so why should I care
We have fled into this blackness
In this sling I must contain
With your force
You comfort my trembling hands
And fold them aside

These hued eyes
They have sent
The longest beating
The hour bows
I seek some light
With golden strings
You use your force
To comfort my trembling hands
And fold them aside

You construct this wheel
With your threads of argentine

You hurry wonder

This frost you stand in
It draws me on wobbled legs
This sway is stabled
I gnaw through your gate
And you sort what I bend
You jar me for relief

You hurry wonder
And fasten it in
This order is frantic
For the marvel you'll send

This canter is guided
This room I pace

You hurry wonder
And fasten it in
You idle my forfeit
My dire you mend
The uproar is cautious
The error absent
This order is frantic
For the marvel you'll send

Dyed in the wool

There goes your body in a box
That's all I have left
Now this odor lines my shaking bed

There's no order to you
Order to you, order to you, order to you
Come with me you dirty wretch
I will keep this in
Come with me you dirty wretch
I will keep this in

And how does this duty send me relief
When I've been cheated of you
Unlessly

There's no order to me
Order to me, order to me, order to me
Come with me you dirty wretch
I will keep this in
Come with me you dirty wretch
I will keep this in

Method of sleeping

Oh, you bastard son
You can't be counted on
Oh, you bastard son
You can't be counted on

There's the palest shape
Steady your weeping face
Lay the pillow to your cheek
We are failing it seems

This funeral lies inside
My mourning head
What was between us
Has now become a wedge

What was is failing in your eyes
What was is failing in your eyes
What was is failing in your eyes
What was is failing in your eyes

Surly demise

This state it cannot be sound for seeing through
The days with fresh eyes
Try to lick these bits back in place
These tanks bore there wintry weight

To wake these scraps of morn
It bears a stone and that's what I've become
These legs are built upon a surly demise
We all reach for a, a hand in which we will guide

Let's sit quiet and shall not stir
Your mouth is fragrant and lassoing this room
No never is too long to date
Your crusty petals are prying away
These legs are built upon a surly demise
We all reach for a, a hand in which we will guide

Pails of cheer have become stains
Pails of cheer have become stains
Pails of cheer have become stains
Pails of cheer have become stains

The path of least persistence (Figure II)

There goes your mother and her plague
What a terrible display
Of a charcoaled tongue
That wouldn't lend a hand

Though this deed was a thoughtless act
With alcohol intact
And quietly she seeks the day to pass

With these stitches that you clean
You hold your flag of your doleful plea
And you're steadfast and it's make
You raise your flag of your doleful plea

No there's nothing left to recall
A fruitless title bestowed
Among someone you could never know
In the plight of this dismay
The thickness of this plague
She's just a ??? that's lost its way

With these stitches that you clean
You hold your flag of your doleful plea
And you're steadfast and it's make
You raise your flag of your plea

The sable

Air dives from your reach
You cover your mouth
Hoard your lovely breath
For which not to speak
The sable is dead
Its absence has spread

You're always sweet
In the darkest of days
???

The sable is dead
Its absence has spread

Bells

Your presence howls inside my ear
You lifted the ark from me
Now there's nothing I cannot see
A wooden tin, a hidden sleet

Throw the matches upon my bed
In this boiling light
It swims through this
Hollowed bin to me

Now you ring, in his parlour (?)
Now these bells ring

Over the Sun

With Closed Eyes

Your eyes
Tarnished gold
So crystallized
And wise

You stood
Just like
A tender child
Whenever you stumble by

Your smile
Familiar eyes
You disturb my sleep
I pursue your cheek
To possess
Whenever we try to speak

So save me
In the restless sun
And save me
Before the crashes come
And save me
In the rushing sun
And save me
Before the moment's gone

From now on
It shall be you
Though we may never speak
Your light
Comes in
Crashing down
All over me

So save me
In the vacant sun
And save me
Before the crashes come
And save me
In the restless sun
And save me
Before the light is gone

I won't do without you
I won't do without you
I won't do without
Save me
In the restless sun
You save me
Before the crashes come
You save me
In the vacant sun
You save me
Before the light is drawn
You save me
In the restless sun
You save me
Before the moment's gone
You save me
In the vacant sun
You save me
Won't you save me?

Portray

What's this
That I see
Have you turned yourself from thee
You wanna hide
Won't you portray any longer

Well
There it is
No more comfort
Will comfort me
You are not
Whom you appear
Anymore

Let it not subside
That beacon falls from your eyes
There's nothing left but change

Well
Quietly
My eyes ???
"sight to see"
You are not what you seem
Any longer

Let it not subside
That beacon fallen from your eyes
There's nothing left but change

What was, what will be
Have you turned yourself from me
You wanna hide
Won't you appear to be any longer

Longer

Look at you
You wouldn't do this to... me

Well
Quietly
My eyes ???
"sight to see"
You are not what you portray
To be any longer
Longer, oh

If, by chance, you come for me
I won't slip away
If, by chance, you come for me
I won't slip away
From you

Me...
You wouldn't do this to... me.

Black Little Stray

Bring yourself up to the light
You shall be burned senselessly
Bring yourself up to the light
You shall be rinsed out of your state
Confine yourself to the light
And burrow your tepid shame

Bite down on your tongue
What does not wither will pry away
Bite down on your tongue
That black little stray has come for your taste
That black little stray has come for your taste

Confess all that you've seen
Confess with one of all your tragic misdeeds

See the sun wrestle with your door
See the sun wrestle with your door
Trembling stray, this is now your home
See the sun wrestle with your door

You'll Be the Death

When the day is over
And it falls into grey
Move your body close
They're changed
And could you be the answer
For a wretch like me
Claps your hand in mine
I must confess
You'll be the death...
Of me...

And all my trials start
Move to the light
Your arms your face
The cruelest eyes
And could you blur my visions
No words do we need
Claps your hand in mine
I must confess
You'll be the death of me
While I...

I sit here waiting...
All day
I was aged
I'll be your friend
All day
I was aged
All day
I'll be your friend
You'll be the death...
Of me...

You sing the saddest songs
And the voice in my room
Your arms your face
The cruelest eyes
And could you be the answer
For a wretch like me
Claps your hand in mine
I must confess
You'll be the death of me
While I...

I sit here waiting...
All day
I was aged
I'll be your friend
All day
I was aged
All day
I'll be your friend

You'll be the death of me
While I...

I sit here waiting...
Waiting...

No hope for you
No hope for me
You'll be the death of me
While I...

I wait for you.

Throw a Blanket Over the Sun

He throws a blanket over the sun
He closes out everyone
While she prays,
"Don't let him take me
There must be a better way"

You will come to me in a dream
Rifled up my sorrow
Oh just to ease my pain
And let it slay me
Oh let me suffocate

Oh, why must you leave
This lamb you wound remains
if only to see your face
I pray on my knees

Oh, why must you leave
This lamb you wound remains
If only to see your face
I've taken everything

Even the birds could not
Take the burden of her body's plane
No wires held in place
Her body just could never mend
And let it take me
Oh, come take me instead

No love is here
No love is here
No love is here
No love is here
No love is here
No love is here
No love is here
No love is here

Oh, why must you leave
This lamb you wound remains
If only to see your face
I pray on my knees

If only to see your face
This lamb you wound remains
I pray on my knees
You've taken everything

Avalanche

My man
Dissolved in my hand
Just like an avalanche
He's gone

Our plans
There's no plans
White mountaintop
I climbed down

My man
Dissolved in my hand
Just like an avalanche
He's gone

Our plans
There's no plans
White mountaintop
I climbed down

If Only We Could

Though it may seem
You never denied me of anything
You said in your worthless lie
Better stay with your own and I'll stay with mine

But if only we could just leave from this place
And step away from your black frugal sky
If only we could just leave from this place
And step away from your black frugal sky

Better watch what you say
You might just find out your words have no worth
You said in your miserable lie
Better stay with yours and I'll stay with mine

But if only we could just leave from this place
And step away from your black frugal sky
If only we could just leave from this place
And step away from your black frugal sky

Such a mistake
Such a mistake to spend time on you
Such a mistake
Such a mistake to spend time on you

But if only we could just leave from this place
And step away from your black frugal sky
If only we could just leave from this place
And step away from your black frugal sky

Plea

Into this state
I watched you confirm all of my fears
Have given birth

Offer me
Offer me
Offer me some restraint
Not for this
Not for this
It cannot take place

Let them hear my plea
When your love comes after me
Let them hear my plea
When your love comes after me

No sayin' this
No sayin' this
Why must we try
Metallic sky buries me
I'll soon forget

Let them hear my plea
When your love comes after me
Let them hear my plea
When your love comes after me

Your love is a forgery
A mockingbird to mimic through me
And these eyes, they will not recover
Your eyes have turned to black
Turned to black
Turned to black
Turned to black

Birds

Deep beneath the sound of your breath
I lay craving your death
This damp room full of concrete
Lonely i stand
And alone i will leave
There is no reason for your display
Now a dead cloud that's drawn clean

When all the birds have broken their wings
Oh mercy you
Oh mercy me
And all at once i turned
I follow your hand to our funeral bed
It echoes my name
When sorrow sings
It brings me no chance we'll ever mend

When all the noise is driven away
There's my love, now it's stained
Gallant words
You must refrain
Lonely i stand
And alone i will leave
There is no reason to your display
You're a fable
Now come clean

When all the birds have broken their wings
Oh mercy you
Oh mercy me
And all at once i turned
I follow your hand to our funeral bed
It echoes my name
When sorrow sings
It brings me no chance we'll ever mend

Walk, walk walk walk away
Burn, burn burn, burn into flames
Shy, shy, shy, shy away
Over this past
Over this pain

And all at once i turned
I follow your hand to our funeral bed
It echoes my name
When sorrow sings
It sings me no chance we'll ever mend

With Yann Tiersen

*** Thanx a lot to Ember Days & Lolito_fr & Myxini from the Unofficial Shannon Wright Forum ***

No mercy for she

Today fell to her feet
She called his name
She called his name
She called his name

She called his name
No mercy at my feet

No mercy come for me
She called his name
No mercy at my feet
She called his name
No words shall be
No words shall be
No mercy for she
To fall at her feet

Dragon fly

On the day that we met
I awoke
From a total sleep
You said
Keep your eyes open wide
And keep my arms open wide
You brought me courage
You bring me courage
To keep my eyes open wide
And keep my arms open wide
You brought me courage

You show
A kind of delight
Dancing 'round
Like a dragonfly
Like a coverlet in the summer's air
In the summer's air
In the summer's air

On the day that we met
I awoke
From a total sleep
You said
Keep your eyes open wide
And keep your arms open wide
You brought me courage
You bring me courage
To bring my eyes open wide
To keep my arms open wide
You bring me courage

You wrap your curve of delight
Round my cold cold neck
You're a coverlet
In the summer's air
In the summer's air
In the summer's air

Sound the bells

Sound the bells
We can break away
Sound the bells
Dizzy am I
It's come to light
Most days
Put a smile
Upon your face
It's come to light
Most days
Put a smile
Upon your face

Something to live for

Warm like the sun
You give me your hand
And say come in
?? breath
A funny face
You say come in
All has changed from here
I will (come in)?? / I welcome it in
All has changed

Now i can't explain
The path is newly paved
And sorrow hides its face
I've found someone to live for
No i can't explain
The path is newly paved
And sorrow hides its face
I've found someone to live for

Give me your hand
I'll lead the way
No i can't explain
The path is newly paved
Sorrow hides in shame
I've found someone to live for

Someone to live for
Now go
Little sparrow
I'll send you on your way
With paper wings
I'll send you on your way
No i can't believe
What i've seen
No i just can't believe
Farewell
Little sparrow
On your way

Dried sea

Our trouble
Come for me
I row a dried up sea
Trouble tore at my sleep(sleeve?)
I row a dried up sea

Ribbons to hide my face
Shame does not come to claim
Trouble tore at my sleep(sleeve?)
I row a dried up sea

Never you mind
You can manage
Never you mind
You can manage

Never you mind
You can manage
Never you mind

Well....fuck that (?)
I fail to explain (?)

Never you mind
You can manage
And never you mind

If, when you stand (?)
Would you sleep (? )

Never you mind
You can manage
If you try
You can manage
You can manage
You can manage
If you try

While you sleep

Temptation red
Inside my head
Temptation red
Inside my head

You're so innocent
When you sleep
You're so innocent
When you sleep

Oh my darling
You're too good to eat
Oh my darling
You're too good to eat

You're so innocent
When you sleep
You're so innocent
When you sleep

Come on, come on
This can't be wrong.
I'd put you in a bottle
I'll take you away from harm

Come on, come on
This can't be wrong
I'd put you in a bottle
I'll take you away from harm

Come on, come on
This can't be wrong
You're so innocent
When you sleep

Ode to a friend

Friend I let myself in
Little bold (???) saturated sigh
I hoped you might
Help my sorrow's din
Bring out your breath of strife

My friend
Can you help me
Why did I drink
From that devil's hand
Oh my friend
Can you help me
Why did I drink
From his hand

It's not easy
It's not kind
These things we turn to face
It's not easy
It's not kind
These things we turn to face

Oh my friend
Can you help me
Why did I drink
From the devil's hand
Oh my friend
Can you help me
Why did I drink
From his hand

Come take my hand
We'll say goodbye
?????
Come take my hand
We'll ride from here

Ways to make you see

You are following me
Under crusted teeth (?)
No no no this cannot be
You'll never know who I am

Ways to make you see
It's not that love has failed me
Ways to make you see
It's not that love has failed me

Do you touch her
Like you touch me
Do you corrode her
Like you corrode me

Ways to make you see
It's not that love has failed me
Ways to make you see
It's not that love has failed me

I'm not the first
One falling past (?)
Voice that i've heard
(how my?) Disguise (?)
I'm not (hurt?) 
I'm not afraid (?)
I'm not (afraid / praise?)
I'm not afraid (?)

Callous sun

By her bedside
He brought to her a (?)
By her bedside
We sit to redeem
My father, my father
He darkened my name
My father, my father
You must not get away

The sun is out
And it's callous and stout
And i can't believe

Offer what
Offer what you can

The sun is out
And it's flawless and sound
And I can't conceive

The sun is out
And it's callous and stout
And I can't conceive
Of this loneliness

My father turn
Turn away

The sun is out
And it's callous and stout
And I can't believe
Of the night I bleed (?)

It's reckless and helpless
It falls down my face
This conflict is coming
It wrestles with fear (?)
This folly/falling is coming (?)
It's fragrant with haste (?)

Pale white

Mr Haley turned and said
You must not cry now
Crossed the ocean
For his love
To bring her falter

And his chest beat like a wolf
To bring her home
And his chest beat like a wolf
To bring her home

Nobody will come dance
Will come dance upon our grave
Nobody will come dance
Will come dance with us

Her face's so delicate and bright
In alabaster

And his chest beat like a wolf
To bring her home
And his chest beat like a wolf
To bring her home

And if ever you try to sever
All the things we've come to know
And if you ever try to sever
All the things we know

Nobody will come dance
Will come dance upon our grave
Nobody will come dance
Will come dance with us

Let In The Light

Defy this love

You help me do the things I hold
You help me do the things I hold

Defy, defy our love
Defy, defy our love

And it's not the roles you play
And it's not the roles I play

Defy, defy our love
Defy, defy our love.

Oh, how they start
Little birds so gently
I give you all the love I've got
And let it shine right through me

Can we please forget the pain
Can we please forget today
Define, define our love
Define, define this love

Oh, how they start
Little birds so gently
I give you all the love I've got
And let it shine right through me

All the while
I still carry
The lullabies that you sing
Circle round angry on me
If only you would come for me

St Pete

Two young horses dragging to St Pete
Worn out tired, right here

And the night falls on this oceans' white hour
‘Cause you won't be coming home to me
And you said it sad and so playfully
I wish God would make things clear
‘Cause there's no fight left in me

Relentlessly the sun is igniting
While all these concrete boxes sit empty
On these defeated Floridian streets
I know you won't be coming home to me

Two young horses dragging to St Pete
Worn out, tired
Worn out, tired
There's no fight left in me

You baffle me

In the backyard today
The light ricochets
Along the dark trees
And I never thought I would be
So ready to play
Alone in your sea

You baffle me
You baffle me
You baffle me
You baffle me

And now your tongue may be bold
When I just want to hold
Your delicate cheek
And tear the page from your hymn
Your song is too grim
The night is tucked in

You baffle me
You baffle me
You baffle me
You baffle me

And the moon trails on
You speak mildly
You move in me

You baffle me
You baffle me
You baffle me
You baffle me

Idle hands

It is cruel
The tricks we play
Only I could find my way

Do what you want to
Say what you want to say
Your unruly eyes
Ruly eyes
They speak

When there's trials
So quiet
When there's trials
Watch for idle hands

We need the tender care
Of useful things
To prepare
So bend the light to share

When there's trials
So quiet
When there's trials
Watch for idle hands

When the light shone down

You couldn't keep
Your lavish voice down
Like a volcanic flow
That clings to the ground

When the light shone down
Upon your checkered face
You reach but don't take

In a quiet room
No more time to spend alone
This place is drab
You're the best friend I ever had

When the light shone down
Upon your checkered face
When you say the things you say
I don't know what to think

In a quiet
The things you say
No more
The things you say
In a quiet
No more

When the light shone down
Upon your checkered face
When you say the things you say
I don't know what to think.

Don't you doubt me

Oh give it time
These trying days
Just let it lie
Your boat will come
And when it comes
Don't send it back
Yes when it comes
Don't send it back

Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt me

Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt me

Lift your voice
The depth of ???
And soon you'll see

Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt me.

Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt me.

Your boat will come
And when it comes
Don't send it back

Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt me.

Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt
Don't you doubt me.

In the morning

You, dead sparrow
Used to sing
And now what once was yours
Is out of reach

Oh, everything you wanted gave way
Oh, everything you wanted gave way

You were timid, shy away
If only you'd let the day unfold

Oh, everything you wanted gave way
Oh, everything you wanted gave way

Oh, everything you wanted gave way
Oh, everything you wanted gave way

In the morning light
Cold, tender light
In the morning light
Cold, tender light

Oh, everything you wanted gave way
Oh, everything you wanted gave way

Oh, everything you wanted gave way
Oh, everything you wanted gave way

In the morning light
Cold, tender light
In the morning light
Cold, tender light

Steadfast & true

Like a barrel of dread
You are hovering 'round my head
If only you could try to resist
Come now, wont you try to forget

Steadfast and true
Gentle are few
When everything just slips away

So glad to see you smiling
On this new morning with me

Steadfast and true
Gentle are few
When these thoughts just get in our way
Steadfast and true
Gentle are few
When everything just slips away…

They'll kill the actor in the end

If not for you
I'd be lost
And with too much to repay
With one lace and one shoe

If not for you
I would be a broken bird with broken wings
That won't move
That won't mend

Everything must come to an end
Let's stay as long as we can
Everything must come to an end
They'll kill the actor in the end

If not for you
I'd be cast
With my tail between my legs
Without you
There'd be no rest

Everything must come to an end
Let's stay as long as we can
Everything must come to an end
They'll kill the actor in the end

Louise

Louise has spilled her bottle of pills
She speaks with a foul mouth
And struggles with them

And she
Could do most anything
Yes she

But as you turn
You do, my dear
You do
Look so sad

Your badges
Your pictures
Are hung on the wall
The house has been painted
The numbers are gone

But as you turn
You do, my dear
You do
Look so sad

She's barren
She's bare
She stares at me
She's frozen in my memories
In my memories
In my memories

Everybody's got their own part to play

You ought to know by now
Nobody's coming to make a sound
You take the fork to your mouth
Have no shame
Try to contain

What's it like
What's it like
When everybody says you ain't trying

What's it like
What's it like
When everybody says you ain't even trying

Oh, the faithful heart
Is when we start
With these trying things

Should have known better
To ask for something
You wouldn't give
You take the words from your mouth
And nobody knows what the truth is

So what's the point
What's the point
When everybody else ain't even trying
What's the point, what's the point
When everybody else ain't even trying

Oh, the faithful heart
Is when we start
With these trying things

Oh, everybody's got their own part in their own play
And I wish I could pour some salt on this tepid rain

But oh, the faithful heart
Is when we start
With these trying things

Honeybee Girls

Tall countryside

Riding through the tall countryside
A one and a two
So shiny and new

With the noise ahead in the torn trees
The ink is to pale for me and you to read

And your sterling cup that you hold too much
Reads the name that your father gave to you

Just a dream never came true
You are the light chasing the room
Just a dream never came true
You are autumn that blew through

Riding through the tall countryside
A one and a two
So shiny and new

Just a dream never came true
You are the light chasing the room
Just a dream never came true
You are autumn that blew through

Trumpets on New Year's Eve

Oh, let them all see
'Cause it's now New Year's Eve
And I'm pacing the floor
Wanting you at the door

I stand in the crowd
With my silver tin crown
Darting glossy new smiles
And I don't hear a sound
'Cause the music's too loud
And everything turns to you

I look towards the door
Wanting you all the more
Hoping just by chance
You will be there

I look towards the door
Wanting you all the more
Hoping just by chance
You will be there

My fist in a clinch
Al my terrible tricks
Are starting to, starting to flood

But you will decide
If the door will be shut
If these strings will be cut

I look towards the door
Wanting you all the more
Hoping just by chance
You will be, you will be
You will be there

Ember in your Eyes

Birds never sleep
On this mountain peak
In a borrowed town
The bells never ring

Piercing the sky
On a noon time flight
Casting down
These dampened streets

Your ember eyes
Outshine the night
Outshine the night
Hiding rivers from the sea

Your ember eyes
Outshine the night
Outshine the night
Hiding rivers from the sea

Your lie locked hair
On the back of your chair
Is the robe of a cavalier

Hours in the night
Soon will strike
This tower that we built

Your ember eyes
Outshine the night
Outshine the night
Hiding rivers from the sea

Your ember eyes
Outshine the night
Outshine the night
Hiding rivers from the sea

Honeybee Girls

On Cheshire bridge
Where the skyline sits
We truly live

Honeybee girls giving it all
While the lurking eyes
Tip the dirty glass

Silver skyline
Mingles into the night

Say good night's fire
Statues in the sky
On Cheshire bridge

Silver skyline
Mingles into the night
Silver skyline
Mingles into the night

Black Rain

The world came tumbling down
The day is crashing through
Your tear dim eyes in their best disguise
Know that things must fall somewhere

Come let's make things safe
The trouble it shall break
The leaves have changed to red
No more black rain
No more black rain to come

There's no need to ask why
When the boat is sinking
We didn't move when we needed it most
Know that things must fall somewhere

Come let's make things safe
The trouble it shall break
The leaves have changed to red
No more black rain
No more black rain
No more black rain to come

Come let's make things safe
The trouble it shall break
The leaves have changed to red
No more black rain
No more black rain
No more black rain to come

Father

Father
Come save me now
Just whisper
A simple advice
It's been too long
Since I've seen you
When change come
I won't answer

So please (?)
I'm an unsolvable cell
So please (?)
I'm an unsolvable cell

This house a speaker
No sound
No static
No concern

So please (?)
I'm an unsolvable cell
So please (?)
I'm an unsolvable cell

Sympathy on Challen Avenue

These firefly's buzzing around our heads
Shoot the light into your bright eyes
As you fix your hair

It's never seemed quite like this
When the warmth of your hand
Travels to blood in mine

And they will churn the bells
All the mistakes that we hail
Turn your broken key in the lock
As the day turns inside
This black night

A well wishing friend a catastrophe sits
Across the wall your lie has come home
So weathered and bent

So many ???, years of ???
Now you're older
It all seems to fall from your hands

And all this time we've been broken-hearted
And we never let on that our ship had parted

And they will churn the bells
All the mistakes that we hail
Turn your broken key in the lock
As this day turns in
To the night

And all this time we've been broken-hearted
And we never let on that our world had grown quite

And all this time we've been broken-hearted
And we never let on that our ship had parted

And they will churn the bells
All the mistakes that we hail
Turn your broken key in the lock
As this day turns inside
This black night

Never Arrived

You never arrived
You never arrived

You never arrived
You never arrived

You refuse me
Never arrived
Kept clear from sight

Strings Of An Epileptic Revival

It's taken its toll
It's beyond my control
I'm lying in my shaky head
Your voice impaired
I can see that you're scared
Let me know when it's done

I'm hanging from your string
I'm your puppet I'm not your king

I'm hanging from your string
I'm your puppet I'm not your king

This weather ???
With axes over my eyes
I see but cannot speak
Pulling threads from my sleep

I'm hanging from your string
I'm your puppet I'm not your king
I'm hanging from your string
I'm your puppet I'm not your king

Tell me when it's over
Tell me when it's over

I'm hanging from your string
I'm your puppet I'm not your king
I'm hanging from your string
I'm your puppet I'm not your king

Asleep

( The Smiths Cover / Junior hymn 7-inch )

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
I'm tired and I
I want to go to bed

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
And then
Leave me alone

Don't try to wake me in the morning
'cause I will be gone
Don't feel bad for me
I want you to know
Deep in the cell of my heart
I will feel so glad to go

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
I don't want to wake up
On my own anymore

Sing to me
Sing to me
I don't want to wake up
On my own anymore

Don't feel bad for me
I want you to know
Deep in the cell of my heart
I'll feel so glad to go

Secret Blood

Palomino

White horses stumble in the rain
White horses stumble in the rain

Me and you run
Run like white horses
You and me run
Run like white horses

White horses stumble in the rain
White horses stumble in the rain

Me and you run
Run like white horses
You and me run
Run like white horses

Violent colors

One thousand people
Move with the sun
Blur in the distance
That tore into night

Burn my eyes
Cut me with your kiss
Under the station light
Gentle and weightless

Violent colors
???
??? light
Radiant sun

Violent colors
???
??? light
Radiant sun

One thousand people
Move with the sun
Blur in the distance
That tore into night

Burn my eyes
Cut me with your kiss
Under the station light
Gentle and weightless

Violent colors
???
??? light
Radiant sun

Violent colors
??? light
Radiant sun

Two pale green eyes ??? my ???
Two pale green eyes ??? my ???
Two pale green eyes ??? my ???
Two pale green eyes ??? my ???

Violent colors
???
??? light
Radiant sun

Violent colors
???
??? light
Radiant sun

Fractured

Burn your iris with a clash of light
Dubious son doubled up inside

Magnify build a son
Rather than mend a man

Hide your face ringside in fright
Hammer down broken up inside

Magnify build a son
Rather than mend a man
Magnify build a son
Rather than mend a man

Dim Reader

We all wake up just the same
Hawthorne crowns promise spring
Still I can't shake the noise from outside

The promise took to never
They torpedo their daggers
Against us while we climb up Eden's wall

Magnetic electric tides
You buckle up your lonesome eyes
And I'm so busy to fall into empty arms

???

On The Riverside

Young and tender ones
Red and blue wagging tongues
So quiet in their sleep
Under the tales and through the tows
Bridges turn from new to old
River's running through me

Rush the river and jump the tides
Kids run around in summertime
Still anger runs through me

???

Rush the river and jump the tides
The kids run around in summertime
Anger still runs through me

Commoner's Saint

???
???
Relentlessly exhausted
Been held here for days

Crossed over rivers slip muddy banks
Caught by the snare of a commoner's saint
Crossed over rivers slip muddy banks
Caught by the snare of a commoner's saint

There is something strange here
And I don't understand
???
??? and exhausted
???

Crossed over rivers slip muddy banks
Caught by the snare of a commoner's saint
Crossed over rivers slip muddy banks
Caught by the snare of a commoner's saint

Merciful Secret Blood Of A Noble Man



It takes all kind of people
To make the world go round

Satellites

Every day the sun beats down
Knocking flames ??
Kingdom that we use to keep
Now a fable not a dream
A silver coated satellites
Such a sad and lovely sight

Winter comes ??
Knocking ??
And I was born an only child
Now a fable not a dream
And every child stands in line
For silver coated satellites

In The Needle

No one lived here last night
Just a mind full of worry
Another needle off the pine
No one ever said goodbye

Stagger from light to dark
Blood rushing in on me
Stagger from light to dark
Blood rushing in on me

???

Another needle off the pine
Swinging from your hands

Stagger from light to dark
Blood rushing in on me
Stagger from light to dark
Blood rushing in on me

???

Under The Luminaries

We built mountains out of sand
The home we tried to defend
We live deep beneath the ground
Cardboard walls falling down

White light stood still
Under shades we drew
I'm soon to be bound by the warmth of you
White light stood still
Under shades we drew
I'm soon to be bound by the warmth of you
Still

All this time going past
There is no one around
It's just a day moving fast

White light stood still
Under shades we drew
I'm soon to be bound by the warmth of you
White light stood still
Under shades we drew
I'm soon to be bound by the warmth of you
Still

White light stood still
Under shades we drew
I'm soon to be bound by the warmth of you
Still

In Film Sound

Noise Parade

Feel it in your head
Collapsing your chest
Bodies growing stiff
Tremors in your head

Tremor take control
Feeling on the floor
Gloom is glowing thin
Your shaking lips
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
The noise parade
The noise parade
The noise parade
The noise parade

All alone to the end
Afraid to slip again
And your tired eyes
Tunets free again

The noise parade
The noise parade
The noise parade

The Caustic Light

You must have heard me
Trying to reach you
One hundred words
One hundred times

Fear in your eyes
Caustic light
Break and collide
No more delight

Stand to the hurt
Hurts so soft
Stand to the hurt
I bled and bled

The color is over
End in sight
No longer yours
No longer mine

Stand to the hurt
Hurts so soft
Stand to the hurt
I bled and bled

Now let's turn
Coming from the sun
No more to wait
No more, no more
No more to wait
No longer yours
No longer mine
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
Caustic light
Shines in our eyes
The caustic light
Shining in our eyes

Now let's turn
Coming from the sun
Now let's turn
Coming from the sun

Caustic light
Shining in our eyes
Caustic light
Shining in our eyes

Tax The Patients

So you drink this filthy water
From your filthy hands

Use your thunderous breath
Ask for more, give much less

So you should
Don't try to sell me onward

So you drink this filthy water
From your filthy hands

You broken all in the way
And this adds what you claim

So you should
But don't try to sell me onward

Try to withstand, try to withstand
Try to withstand, try to withstand
Just a bit longer
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
Try to withstand, try to withstand
Try to withstand, try to withstand
Just a bit longer

You try, you try
You try, you try
You try, you try
You try

Yea you try, you try
You try, you try
You try, you try
You try

Who's Sorry Now

Walkin tonight
Nowhere to go
You turn me out
I have no say

And now you deny
What you take
And home go at least
Such to its taste

Who's sorry now
Now that you're alone
Who's sorry now
When you have no hope

In the linger of night
So cold
When I only want
Someone to hold

And that's why I'm afraid
What you choose
You turn me out
I have no say

Who's sorry now
Now that you're alone
Who's sorry now
When you have no hope
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
Who's sorry now
Now that you're alone
Who's sorry now
Now that you're alone

Who's sorry now
Now that you're alone
Who's sorry now
When you have no hope

Who's sorry now
When you have no hope
Who's sorry now
Now that you're alone

Bleed

Won't somebody
Come and shade
This bleeding heart

It's so helpless
And out of shape
Oh, this heart

So I'll wait
I'll wait for you
I'll wait
I'll wait for you

Won't somebody
Come and shade
Oh this heart

I'm so useless
I can't sleep
This bleeding heart

So I'll wait
I'll wait for you
I'll wait
I'll wait for you

No one, no one
No one, no one can change you
No one, no one
No one, no one can change you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
Won't somebody
Come and shade
Oh this heart

It's so useless
Without you
Oh this bleeding heart

So I'll wait
I'll wait for you
I'll wait
I'll wait and wait for you

No one, no one
No one, no one can change you
No one, no one
No one, no one can change you

No
No, please stay
No, please stay

No one, no one…

Mire

They want
Truce and havoc
Can't you see that's what you do best

Tell me how
To rid this poison
That you put inside your head

Tell me how
How it's over
You're relying
I'll be in here

So you cry for something
Just don't know where
Tell me that it's over
The look on your face
Now the door's wide open
‘Cause that is too late
And little you had
Can't give away

They want
Truce and havoc
Can't you see that's what you do best
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
Tell me how
To rid this poison
That you put inside your head

Your misery
Comes in harmony
Misery
Comes in harmony

So you cry for something
Just don't know where
Tell me that it's over
The look on your face
Now the door's wide open
‘Cause that is too late
And little you had
Can't give away

Captive to Nowhere

Burst into flames
In pieces on the ground
Have you been to nowhere
To no one

In fable's arms
From this moment on
Bitter in my mouth
As it washes down

Like you're captive
In these burden days
Captive to nowhere
Yea, you're captive
In these burden days
Captive to nowhere

Burst into flames
In pieces on the ground
In fable's arms
From this moment on
It's bitter in my mouth
As it washes down
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
Like you're captive
In these burden days
Captive to nowhere
Yea, you're captive
In these burden days
Captive to nowhere

You're captive
In these burden days
Captive to nowhere
Like you're captive
In these burden days
Captive to nowhere

Surely, They'll Tear it Down

On the longest day
Since you were with such decay
Back in here, brothers sleep
You think you're there to keep

From two vacant eyes
Never to reach up to me
Back in here, brothers sleep
You think you're there to keep

Your chance to reach
Just as clear, clear to see
On the longest day
Since you were with such decay
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
Didn't you tell, didn't you tell
Didn't you tell, given its try
Didn't you tell, didn't you tell
Didn't you tell

No chance, no chance to be
No chance, nothing to keep
No chance, no chance to be
No chance, when you throw your crumbs at me

Didn't you tell, didn't you tell
Didn't you tell, given its try
Didn't you tell, didn't you tell
Didn't you tell

Division

The Thirst

It's my thirst
The thirst for your hand
Vast as the sea

So vastly I seige
A fool, a con, a fiend
You fell into a fool

Non Albums Tracks

I Started a Joke

( Perishable Goods EP )

I started a joke
Which started the whole world crying
Oh if I could only see that the joke was on me

I started to cry
Which started the whole world laughing
Oh if I could only see that the joke was on me

I looked at the sky
Rubbing my hands over my eyes
And I fell out of bed
Hurting my head
From things that I said

Til I finally died
Which started the whole world living
Oh if I could only see that the joke was on me

I looked at the sky
Rubbing my hands over my eyes
I fell out of bed
Hurting my head
From things that I said

Til I finally died
Which started the whole world living
Oh if I could only see that the joke was on me

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Lurking in Sagas

( Crowsdell - Within the Curve of an Arm LP )

A ruffled brow
A sturdy snout
I'm not much fun to be around
Refrain from you, refrain from me
Afraid of what we might could be
You turn me out, you kick at me
I never ask what you ask of me
And backing up from it all I'm ready to flee

But I have erased it
Very clear
And all of my friends have complained to me

A filthy sound
A wretched mouth
I'm not much fun to be around
I'm not afraid to be myself
I never want to let you down
You turn me out, you kick at me
I never ask what you ask of me
And backing up from it all I'm ready to flee

I have erased it
Very clear
And all of my friends have complained to me
Yeah, I have erased it
Very clear
And all of my friends have complained to me

Da da da da . . .
Complain, complain, complain to me
Complain, complain, complain to me
Complain, complain, complain to me

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