THE FAMILY CREST
 

BENEATH THE BRINE

 
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Beneath the Brine • The World

Love Don't Go • William's Dirge

Howl • The Water's Fine

I am the Winter • She Knows My Name

As We Move Forward • When the Lights Go Out

There's a Thunder • Make Me a Boat

 
 

 

Beneath the Brine

Oh, young love of mine

She sleeps beneath the brine

And oh the sound, the tick

The weighty click of her heart against my spine

 

Now the dark is nigh

And she lays here at my side

But like a steady squall

Her arms they fall and her legs, they grasp me tight

 

Oh, young love, young dear

Why have you taken me in your fall?

All of my love, all of my life

Given to you, sacrificed

 

Oh, my waking world

I leave you for a girl

Cast away into this blight

Swimming blindly through the night

 

Now my heart is bound

Like a plague upon this sound

And oh, it slips away, such soft decay

Then it grows

 

Oh, young love, young dear

Why have you taken me from the fall?

All of my love, and all of my life

Given to you, sacrificed

 

Stay clear of the wreckage

She goes down, down, down

 

And she burns like the sun

And it all falls away

Take your time and I'll take mine here today

But it cuts like a knife

And we're bound here as the night, it breaks away

And it all goes down

 

Oh, the sun!

 

Oh, young love, young dear

Why have you shaken me from the fall?

All of my life, all of my days

Given to you, cast away

 

Here's to the war

Here's to the night

All of my love, sacrificed

 

Soft and kind

Cold as ice

Hold yourself beneath the brine

 

Smooth as wine

Black as night

Hold yourself beneath the brine

 

 

The World

Build yourself an empty home

Mold it out of soot and stone

Hide your little love away

Keep it from the light of day

'Cause all the things that he can do

Love, here he cannot hurt you no more

 

But when you go

I hope you know

That the world's just not the same

 

Move away into the night

Pull the curtains up so tight

Hold yourself off from the sun

Hide away from everyone

'Cause all the things that he can do

Well, here he cannot hurt you

 

Sometimes you break the mold

Sometimes your heart is cold

Set away with your demons

Here dear, you must stay clear of his heart

 

'Cause he threw it like a stone

Through your windows

But I really hope you know

That we hope that you'll come back around

 

And I hope you know

That when you let go

The world will heal another one

 

 

Love Don't Go

So you lost your head inside your heart

And the weighty world it tore you apart

And you've all but given up

On the stone you call a heart, you're singing out

Sing it out

 

Oh, the love you've placed inside my hands

Oh, the fervor that your heart demands

Well we went off with a spark

But you were left out in the dark, singing out

Oh, sing it out

 

Oh, love, you wanna step outside

Find a place to run and hide

It isn't that it's tough

It's just that I don't love you enough

 

So take your shaking bones

And step out on your own

The winter never stops

 

Oh, love, you wanna step outside

Find a place to run and hide

It isn't that it's tough

Oh, baby love, it's just that I don't love you enough

So take your shaking bones and go

 

And there's nothing left inside my heart

No there's nothing left for you

Oh, there's nothing left inside my broken heart

 

You say yes, and I say no

Love don't stop, oh love don't go

Love don't go

 

 

Howl

State your name

State your case

'Cause the lines were drawn

Do you love me babe?

 

Now you say, 

“Lover stay

Warm these bones my dear

Light my heart afire!”

 

I know you never mean to say

All of the awful things you say

But oh God, the reason is yours

Oh God, the reason was yours

You smile

 

I howl to the moon, to the stars

To the way that we were

Howl to the moon, to the stars

When the weight of the world

Is just too much for you

 

Now I wait

As love and fate

Echo from your lungs

Do you want me babe?

 

Here you state

That a storm is waiting dear

Turn the lights down low

‘Cause one of us is surely gone

 

I know you never meant to stay

I know love 

We weren't meant to be

I know you never meant to go 

Break my heart of gold

But oh God, the reason is yours

Oh God, the reasons are yours 

Tonight we're smiling

 

Forever lost together

Forever howling at the moon

‘Cause it's just too much for you

Forever lost together

Forever howling at the moon

When it's just too much for you

 

I'm gonna kiss, gonna kiss

Gonna kiss your lips

I'm gonna make sure dear that 

My love sticks

I'm gonna shake, gonna shake

Gonna shake your legs

I'm gonna make make make 

Make make you beg

 

I'm gonna make sure that 

Your heart is true

I'm gonna say here, 

"Darling, I love you!"

I'm gonna make sure that 

You love me too

 

Do you love me dear? 

Do you love me here?

 

I'm gonna break break break 

Break you dear

I'm gonna shake 

Shake up all your fears

I'm gonna take 

Take you down my dear

Do you love me dear? 

Do you love me dear?

 

I'm gonna make 

Make you love me dear

I'm gonna break 

Break you down my dear

Tonight I'll smile 

 

You’ll howl to the moon, to the stars

To the way that we were

'Cause it's just too much for you

 

Forever lost together

Forever howling at the moon

'Cause it's just too much for you

 

Forever lost together

Forever howling at the moon

'Cause it's just too much for you

 

 

The Water's Fine

You say your heart is found

And motion to the sound

You hold yourself against the wake

You say the water's fine

 

Save me from this life I have made

 

There's a hustle and a bustle

In the city tonight and I find

That a feeling it grows

Down from my legs to my spine

 

Save me from this life

Bathe me in the light

Save me from the dark of the day

 

Save me from this life

Bathe me in the light

Save me from the dark of the day

 

You say this life is sound

And move upon the ground

You hold yourself against the waves

You say the water's fine

 

 

I Am the Winter

Maybe there's a heart

Slowly beating for you in the dark

That casts a sturdy sound

Slowly lifting out above the ground

 

But it's not mine this time

No it's not mine this time

 

Maybe there's a man

That's holding out, love, his undying hand

With a warmth, a loving spark

To pull you out, away love, from the dark

 

But oh, my love, I am the winter

And my arms are cold

And, dear, my gale breaks us to splinters

And my wake is bold

 

The things I gave to take

The hearts I loved to break

The words that slowly fade to nothing

 

So maybe there's a heart

Slowly beating for you in the dark

But it's not mine this time

No it's not mine this time

 

 

She Knows My Name

Now with a wonder

She wakes by the curtains, she knows

That the morning brings an ending to our love

And the window it shakes with a silence that grows

Oh it hurts her but she's never never known

 

Oh it's not that bad when she goes

'Cause she sings my name like it's a sad, sad song

Oh it's not that bad when she's away

 

She knows my name she knows it well

And she knows my face more than herself

But I wish her well

 

Here in the morning 

She wakes without warning, she cries, 

"Oh, I love you dear!"

And this widow of old past insidious hearts

Well she screams a lot and cries to be alone

 

So it's not that bad when she goes

'Cause she sings my name like it's a sad, sad song

Oh it's not that bad when she's away

 

She knows my name, she knows it well

And she knows my face, more than herself

But I wish her well

 

Sometimes she stalks and moans like a ghost

And the way she throws her words

Well they hurt me to the bones

They weigh me down like stones

 

Here, in the evening

My words are deceiving and cold

And oh, with a wonder, 

Our hearts torn asunder it shows

That her love was just an excuse to be loved

 

So it's not that bad when she goes

'Cause she sings my name like it's a sad, sad song

Oh it's not that bad when she goes

'Cause she sings my name like it's a sad, sad song

 

A sad song

 

Deutsche

Meine Liebe gehört dir

 

English

My love is yours

 

 

As We Move Forward

My hands, they stand empty dear

My lips, spread to whisper clear

Oh, the words

Change is inevitable my young love

And as the past moves on

Dear it never goes

 

So take up your pencil here

And write out the words you fear

But oh, my love

Oh just take a little more time, my young love

And oh, my dear, please be responsible

 

As we move forward

With an open heart

We look backward

Searching for the start

The start, so we can piece this together

 

Hope is an echo now

That lasts until the ending sounds

Out so loud

Until we give our last breaths out

And we close our eyes

To a waking dawn

 

And here, here I'll always be

And dear, when you cry for me

Just recall, oh my love, you're the only one I love

And as the days move on

Dear, they never go

 

As we move forward

With an open heart

We look backward

Searching for the start

 

All of us are in this life together

All of us are in this spin forever

 

 

When the Lights Go Out

When the lights go out on the city

Lay your head upon my chest

And away we'll go

This silent road

We'll never know

 

When the lights go out on the city

Wrap your arms around me dear

And with a steady hold

We take the time

We'll never know

 

And who is to say why we're leaving dear?

Who is to say why we've gone?

Oh clearly this rock isn't going nowhere we know

 

When the lights go out on the city

Rest your hands inside mine dear

When the lights go out on the city

Know that I am with you here

 

When the lights go out

Oh you're gone, but you're never gone my love

Oh, the city lights

When the lights go out

 

 

There's a Thunder

There's a thunder in my heart, rising up

There's a flicker and a spark, rising up

All we are are silent villains

That go on and on

 

There is nothing in this world I can't give

There is something in this life left to live

Oh here and now will last forever

It goes on and on

 

Don't sit back down to fall away

Riding on the backs of yesterday

You've got your heart, it's locked up safe

But rising up, the voices grow

Shaking through the streets and towns below

Slowly lifting up

When the world's not soft and silent anymore

 

Onward and upward we move on now

On and on and on

 

 

Make Me a Boat

Make me a boat

And set me afloat

And carry me home

Find me a wave

Thats soft and safe

And made for me

 

Find me a wave

That is slow and amazing

To care for my heart

Find me a wave

That's harsh and ungraceful

To tear me apart

Find my own maker

Carry me home

The lights are unchanging here

Lead me away to the city today

The shaking of all my fears

Cast away

 

Born in the fire, we're watching it grow

We're watching it grow

Cast in the fire, she makes me a home

She makes me a home

Burn in the fire, we're watching it grow

We're watching it grow

Cast in the fire, she makes me a home

She made me a home

 

And she made me a home

Oh, she made me a home

And we moved soft and slow

So please marry me love

Oh, please marry me love

 

Make me a boat

And set me afloat

And carry me home