THE FAMILY CREST

To Love You

And so, I was born to love this woman

Hands outstretched upon these aging eyes

And so, I was born to love this woman

From the dawning spark, 

my love has held this heart of mine

 

I was born to love you!

 

 

It Keeps Us Dancing

There’s a wreckage here, it lines the coast

There’s a heartbeat, like a ghost

Moving slowly through its frame

There’s a silence, a sad refrain

Where you’re going, is where I’ve been

Where your heart leads, it’s not the end

Like a fire, you’ll grow and grow

And it keeps us moving, it keeps us dancing

Oh, my past, love, is harsh and thick

But still, you’ve come back around, 

love, to pull me up from the sticks

And through these memories, of love in vain

We keep on moving, and moving, 

and moving, and moving, and moving

Oh, the past, love, it carries weight

And though I swear, love, it’s far too late

Like a fire, we’ll grow and grow

And it keeps us moving, it keeps us dancing

But in this wreckage tonight

Through the dark, there’s a light that grows

And, oh, the horns of the dawn

Beg this heart to move on and grow

 

Oh, you battered, oh, you broke

Turn your wheels here, guide your spokes,

Because this fire will grow and grow

And It keeps us moving, it keeps us dancing

 

Oh, say the sun to the soil

Here’s to my ever-loving girl

Here’s to the heart on my sleeve

A piece of you’s a piece of me

 

Oh there’s a wreckage tonight

But I’m feeling all right

Oh, to the world and her spoils

I couldn’t love you more!

 

 

Take Tonight

I, I am a god

Thrust upon the world

Thrust upon the world so hollow

 

And you, you are the sea

Rising like a wave

Rising like a wave over me

 

Oh, love, what do we do?

We never wanna stay

‘Cause we never wanna lose

 

And oh, love, well where do we run?

We always gotta go at the sound of the gun

 

Take your time, take control

Take your heart, take your soul

Take your love, take your life

Take my hand, take tonight

 

You, you are the dawn

Screaming through the dark

Screaming to the dark and silent night

 

And I, I am the one

Waiting in the wings

Waiting in the wings of your life

 

But oh, love, what do we do

We never wanna stay

‘Cause we never wanna lose.

 

Oh, love, well what do we say

We never wanna go but we never wanna stay

 

So get off your cross

‘Cause, love, you are lost

If you take my hand, 

then I’ll take your heart

 

Take your time, take control

Take your heart, take your soul

Take your love, take your life

Take my hand, take tonight

 

 

Rest

I’m yours, you’re mine

Our hearts, our time

Will pass us by

The sweet, the night

So aged and true

The soft red hue

Of the alpenglow

The things we’ll know

The sea, it swells and grows

The years will go

And like aging leaves

We‘ll fade so sweet

 

Let’s hold time, let’s hold time

Oh, love, let’s hold time

And you’re mine

You’re all mine

You’re all mine

 

You saved me from myself

When I’d all but given up

And pulled me from the floor

Where I’d always gone before

You saved me from myself

When I’d all but given up

 

All wrapped in blue

The sweet red hue 

Of the alpenglow

The things we’ll know

 

 

Never Gonna Stop

And a cold wind blows

Like you’ve never known

Throw yourself into the siege

And the way you fly

Through the dark of night

It’s like you’re dancing with the breeze

 

Oh, once you go, 

you’re never gonna stop for me

We’re backed into this life

We’ve run out of time

We’re backed into this life

This heart, this mind

Move into the night

Oh, it’s a silent storm

We’ve been moving toward

And were a ship that’s lost at sea

 

And when the cold wind blows

Like you’ve never known

Oh, love, you’ll pull away from me

 

Oh, once you go, 

you’re never gonna stop for me

 

You’re backed into this life

We’ve run out of time

You’re backed into this life

This heart, this mind, 

move into the night

Move into the night

 

We’re backed into this life

We’ve run out of time

We’re backed into this life

We’ve run out of time

 

We’re backed into this life

We’ve run out of time

We’re backed into this life

This heart, this mind

Move into the night

Move into the night

 

 

Daggers

Hold my love, hold my fate

Hold my tears that fall away

Hold my hands, hold my bones

Cut me to pieces, on my own

She went away this time

Hold my days, hold the night

Hold my love, hold my spite

Hold my fears, hold my shame

Hold the tears that fall away

Hold my heart, hold my bones

Cut me to pieces on my own.

She went away this time

 

Oh, where do we go from here, love?

Oh, where do we go from here?

 

She went away this time

 

 

Waiting Still

Now you’re done

You’ve lost your way

You say your mind is gone

And how the weight is off

Still, you’ve got

This empty cage

Oh, your heart, oh your heart

Is it beating once again?

And the dark, and the dark

It is speaking to you, friend?

 

Are you waiting, are you waiting still?

For everything you wanted, love?

When everything you want is gone?

Are you waiting, are you waiting still?

For everything you wanted, love?

When everything you want is gone?

When everything you want is gone?

Shake my heart

With your grace

A weight that lingers on

A fear that’s never gone

And still, you’ve got

An ample chase

Oh, you’ve miles, oh you’ve miles

Oh, you’ve mountains left to change,

Till you’re whole, till you’re whole

Till you’ll hold her once again

Spin my head around

My chest is on fire and I’m ashamed

We’ve got miles, we’ve got miles

We’ve got miles, we’ve got miles

We’ve got mountains left to change

Spin my heart about

My weight is a heavy ball and chain

Cause you were there for me

For all the world to see

Are you waiting, are you waiting still?

For everything you wanted, love?

When everything you want is gone?

Are you waiting, are you waiting still?

For everything you wanted, love?

When everything you want is gone?

When everything you want is gone?

 

 

I Was Born

I was born in the wings 

Of an old cathedral where my parents sang

There they spoke in overtones

Lifting slow and echoing across my frame

And through it all, through it all

We never thought about the end

And through it all, through it all

We never thought about the silence

Now the drums break the dawn

Moving two by two and shaking through the nave

Cannon song, carry on

Voices rise and fall out like a mighty wave

And through it all, through it all

I never thought about the end

And through it all, through it all

We never thought about the silence

 

 

Like a Light

Oh, the moon, it rises up

And oh, the sun, it shuffled off

I came to meet you

I came because I need you

And oh, this lonely vagabond

That moved into your silent song

The valleys and lagoons and grooves

That made up every part of you

Rest your head

And rest your heart

And slide

Close the doors

And close your eyes

And we’ll fly into the night, like a light

 

And oh, the dark is passing on

To move us slow into the dawn

And silently we shake the dunes

That make up every part of you

 

You and I were born to fly

Into the sweet, into the night

And far into the days the grow

Their silence and their afterglow

Hold my hands 

And close your eyes 

And, love, slide

 

Lock the doors

And rest your heart 

And we’ll fly into the night

Hold your hands against the sun

And let it warm them one by one

The places and things we’ll see

The waning of our time so sweet

You and I were born to fly

Into the sweet, into the night

 

 

The Years

May the earth be soft beneath your feet

May the air you breathe be sweet

I cannot rest my love on a vacant heart

So I pray, my love, my dear, that you will sleep, sweet

May the stars rest low above your head

May their light cast out where you might tread

May the whispering winds carry words so soft 

And sweet from me, my love, my sweet

And I think that you are 

The most beautiful thing 

That I have seen in years

 

The years, the years 

The years move on

Our hearts beat soft

The years, the years

The years move on,

Our hearts beat softly

 

May the sun lift slow to warm you dear

May its rays dry up your tears

May the waking dawn bring the love you seek

May your heart be strong, my love, my sweet

 

 

The Mighty Echo

Now you’re done, 

now you’re done with the wakng world

Slowly it rises and echoes from your chest

And the sound, and the sound of your breaking heart

Well, it shakes, through the night, through the night

 

And take your time, pretty baby

Brace yourself

‘Cause the weight of the world 

Is a much heavier thing, love, than you thought

 

Oh, the sun, oh, the sun rises with her heart

With a kiss, with a twitch, you were pulled into the dawn

Here and now, here and now is an evil love

‘Cause she’s gone, 

‘cause she’s gone and you have lost her forever, dear

 

Take your time, pretty baby 

And brace yourself

‘Cause the weight of the world 

Is a much heavier thing, love, than you thought

And take your time, pretty baby, brace yourself

‘Cause the weight of the world 

Is a much heavier thing love than you thought

Here, crossing such bounds, dear

The lights rearranged on the vacant, sprawling ground

Now, she’s lost forever!

Steer here, into the sparks

Into the soft and mighty echo, love

 

And the wind, it goes from your lungs

And the sound you know, oh, the sound, you feel it come

Like a beast, 

like a beast that’s coming up out of your chest again

Take your time, pretty baby 

And brace yourself

‘Cause the weight of the world 

Is a much heavier thing, love, than you thought

And take your time, pretty baby

Brace yourself,

‘Cause the weight of the world 

Is a much heavier thing love than you thought

Dear, fly over countries here

The lights rearranged, and you’ll never find her 

In this mighty echo!

Throw fear, sadness and love, dear

Into a void that could swallow up the sun

The dark the silence!

Lift, speed, out over cities

The lights rearranged, such a bitter beauty 

Oh, this mighty echo!

Fall spear, into the dark, into the soft and mighty echo

 

And now you’re done

Now you’re done 

Now you’re done, now

 

 

The Rock's Resting on Your Back

Now there’s no place for me

Where the wind echoes off the sea

But here there’s a place for you

Where the sun echoes off the blue

 

And you wanted to take my heart

Break my heart, love

You wanted to take my heart

Wake my heart, 

Shake my heart

Break my heart, love

 

Love, there’s a weight to me

There’s a silence my heart it keeps

‘Cause love there’s a place for you

Where the sun echoes off the blue

And you wanted to take my heart

Break my heart, love

You wanted to wake my heart

Shake my heart, love

But there always was silence through the pain

The love that could have been

The answer is clear

The rock’s resting on your back

And, love, you were the sun you were the rain

The love that should have been

The answer is clear

Oh, now that we’re here