House on the Bluff - Lyrics

I've had a handful people ask me about the lyrics to the songs on House on the Bluff. It never honestly occurred to me that some people enjoy those sorts of things, eventhough I personally do myself. I love liner notes, artwork, all that noise. Seeing what makes an artist tick is a great joy of mine and learning that there are some that want to see that side of myself if a great honor.

Anyhoooo, here are the lyrics to all the songs found on House on the Bluff. Enjoy!

 

Where We Sink

Lines
Horizon lines
The sky feeds itself
To a sea where shadows represent cities
And the light represents barrens

As someone who says they’re a loner
You’re not alone
Your company cannot speak the way you speak
So you make them out to be cold
So cold

Reversal
Taboo to think
That heaven is under the sea
And the sky is where we sink

As someone who say they’re a loner
You’re not alone
Your company cannot speak the way you speak
So you make them out to be cold
So very cold

Solo
Don’t say I’m flying solo

Your company cannot speak the way you speak
So you make them out to be..

 

The Nomad

He plays the rambling songs
The voice of a nomad
It clears my head
Steadies my hands
Famous names thrown around
Like the nomad throws knives
It clears my head
Steadies my hands

He’s filling my head to clear it
He’s filling my head to clear it

Handfuls of pills thrown around
The audience extends their hands
Applaud the nomad
Who plays the rambling songs
That clear my head
Applaud the nomad
Praise for him

He’s filling my head to clear it
He’s filling my head to clear it

He’s filling my head, get out of my head
He’s filling my head

 

Flowers on Your Arms

I see a wood-slat house
That has seen beyond out years
Paddleboats lay dormant in the creek
That flows behind
Through smoky windows
We see the train’s arrived

We wonder if it would take us to
Fortune serenity
These pissing contests where we do
Not show empathy
You sit on the couch
And paint flowers on your arms
My attention turns from the view of…

I only want to look at you
I only want to look at you
And then I realize you’re not her
And the flowers on your arms flourish complete

 

Lunabri

It was here that I lost my mind
Where did it run off to
How did it open your smile
You pace this place
You make your way
Like some rabbit or python
Where did you come from

You’re living in your head, man
You’re living in your head
Tell me where did you come from
Where did you come from

Speak, man, don’t hold your peace, man
Stop living in your head
Tell me where did you come from
Where did you come from

Meet me again
Behind the banner at open mic
Come back to bed
Take a picture say goodnight
All night
Say goodnight
And when the day break comes
We’ll let the alarm clock run
And when the day break comes
We’ll let the alarm clock run
Say goodnight

 

Run Along

I lie awake
I lie awake with the storm
Waiting for you to respond
Knowing I’ve done less good than harm
I lie awake
I lie awake and hold on

My body shakes
My body shakes with the thought
This battle is one of many lost
Hoping that you’ll come to my door
My body shakes
My body shakes with the storm

I keep telling myself to move on
I keep telling myself you’ll come around
And there you’ll come around
And I shut down
Oh, yes I do

I promise you
I promise you I’ll move on
And I promise you that I’ll never let this go
There’s no excuse to run along
So I fall asleep
I fall asleep with this song
I fall asleep
I fall asleep with this son