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THE HEADWINDS (EP)

 
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The River • Love Don't Go

The Headwinds

Brittle Bones • Marry Me

 
 

 

The River

There’s a heart here cast in stone 

And there’s a past dear I must atone 

Oh, there were moments I thrust away 

Now there’s a keeper I must pay 

 

So here’s the scythe now and here’s the soil 

And here’s the seed dear that I must toil 

To heal the orchard from the cold dead earth 

 

Well I’m sorry love, for all I have undone

And I’m sorry, dear, for what I have become

 

Down to the river we’ll go 

 

Oh these weathered old hands of mine 

They have grown weary over time 

This aging heart love, it tremors slow,

But dear it’s beating still stands to grow 

 

And oh the years dear they’ll be harsh and long

But I will go out and sing your songs

Over the mountains, over hills and streams

 

Oh I’m sorry love for all I cannot change 

For the moments past I’ll gladly take the blame

 

Oh, you got my heart wrapped up you know, 

I loved you from the start, so go, 

light up the dark my darling 

Go find a better start dear 

 

Down to the river we go 

 

 

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

 

 

The Headwinds

There was a cold December snow,

on the streets and towns below

you struck your name into the ground with me.

But love like all frigid things,

we did melt away with ease 

washed away iniquities

we sailed out into the sea

 

like a wave upon the shore

we rose up and crashed back down upon ourselves.

and the words that fled our lips,

bitter shrieks and evil quips, oh how they stained

how they stain the ground below.

 

Like a horn that breaks the fog,

I beat down here on my chest love like a drum.

And you'll hear my growling voice,

once so silent, now I've got no god damned choice

 

but to sing my bitter song,

let the headwinds pull the tune out of my lungs

and my voice it whimpers low

dearest lover I don't know

should I stay or should I go.

 

and love like the autumn leaves

oh our fate, it was to die away with ease

And my dear in years to come 

will you think of me with hate here or with love?

 

and oh this house, we built of stone,

it crumbles back to the earth below,

and I am done, and you are done

and we are gone

and nothings left here but this song.

 

 

Brittle Bones

Brittle bones,

you stand alone.

Doff your shoes

and warm your toes.

 

Strike the air,

but no one's there

and the sun is going down, down, down.

 

Broken beast

your angry shrieks,

shake the night,

till the mornings light.

Stamp your sound

into the ground.

 

And the weight,

is finally away,

the weather here's muted out,

now your body here is finally gone somehow 

and the world is spinning round, round, round.

 

Straight to the bottle,

you're falling now.

and it goes down…

 

and a weight, 

a bitterness has found

an easy way down your throat.

Oh the barkers now kindly calling out,

and the sun is going down, down, down.

 

 

Marry Me

Wait with me,

hold me down, lift me up, till I've got nothing left to sing about.

Call on me dear,

when the night grows soft, we'll go.

 

Come away with me,

I'll take you out, lift you up, till you've got nothing left to worry 'bout.

Lay with me.

 

When the darkness rocks the soil

oh our bodies twitch and toil

we slip away.

 

Oh here we shake the sand

and we hold our harsh demands,

and slip away, slip away.

 

Oh when Darkness rocks the soil

oh our bodies twitch and toil

we slip away.

 

Oh here we shake the sand

and we hold our harsh demands,

to slip away.

 

Marry me, 

Marry me love,

our symmetry, it simply defines us,

Marry me,

Marry me love, my dear.