FAITH

 

A pile of bricks signposted 'home'

Just one memory labelled 'a taste of the future'

Get down on your knees

And you say you don't believe

That you've lost faith

There's a god you don't believe in

And he's turning his face

But when your'e talking in tongues

Your words are a double-edged sword

My mouth is bleeding from your love

 

If you won't let me be your salvation

Let me be your sin, let me be your downfall

And I would forfeit my soul to possess yours

Let me possess you, and have faith in me

 

And the world you created, it rots from the core

With a beauty that lies on the surface

Enticing you for more

Taste it, touch it, breathe it, just don't believe it

You can forbid but don't forget

And you practice what you preach

And I'm begging you to put down your stones

And show me some mercy

There's a logic to my controversy

And I'm shouting from your steeple

"Take me higher"

 

If you won't let me be your salvation

Let me be your sin, let me be your downfall

And I would forfeit my soul to possess yours

Let me possess you, and have faith in me

 

Word by word and piece by piece

I'll skin myself of my hopes and dreams

To be yours and to be complete

I'm not looking for heaven

All I'm wanting is you

All I'm looking for is you

 

If you won't let me be your salvation

Let me be your sin, let me be your downfall

And I would forfeit my soul to possess yours

Let me possess you, and have faith in me

Have faith in me

 

 

 

GLITCH

 

I learned to live dicing death

I learnt a gamble can keep you at second best

I seem to play best when playing my cards alone

Imagine my confusion when you came along

 

With subtle lips and a fragile song

Finding our teachings

In melodic lines between right and wrong

Maybe I knew then, maybe I knew then

 

That I'll be the sound of your voice

When the echoes don't find you 

I'll be the glitch in your heart

That replays till you're sick of it

I'll be the fire that burns every inch of your skin

If only I could find the words to let you in

 

So I held your heart in both hands

Shielded your eyes

From the light that the truth commands

Your sweet serenity, I'm just a replication

Of buried histories that are best kept forgotten

So I will not repeat myself, I can't repeat this

 

I'll be the sound of your voice

When the echoes don't find you

I'll be the glitch in your heart

That replays till you're sick of it

I'll be the fire that burns every inch of your skin

If only I could find the words to let you in

 

To let you in, I'd let you in, to let you in...

 

I'd be the sound of your voice

When the echoes don't find you

I'd be the glitch in your heart

That replays till you're sick of it

I'd be the fire that burns every inch of your skin

If only I could find a way to let you in

ILLUSIONS

 

My thoughts, illusioned

Such beautiful combinations of it all

My love, oh my love

Your words, such a beautiful contradiction

The silence aches from your tongue

My love, oh my love

 

Though your blood runs as steel

Your very touch stings like silver

You've already gone, no you're already gone

As you're stealing away

From the truth that lies between us

I already know, no I already know he's the one

 

Playing anagrams with your emotions

Just to feel like someone understands

My love, oh my love

Please forgive my childish ways

But I thought love would be easy

Such a beautiful mistake

How can it be the one that kills me 

My love, oh my love

 

Though your blood runs as steel

Your very touch stings like silver

You've already gone, no you're already gone

As you're stealing away

From the truth that lies between us

I already know, no I already know

He's the one, he's the one

 

Fixed upon my sky

Doesn't matter if your linings start to fade

Let the seas demand revenge

Fixed upon my sky

Doesn't matter if those linings start to change

Let the seas demand re-

Let them command you

 

Though your blood runs as steel

Your very touch stings like silver

You've already gone

No, you're already, already stealing away

From the truth that lies between us

I already know, no I already know

He's the one

He was, he was, he was

SKELETONS

 

I watch you wake as I'm learning

Each move you make

How could I have been

So wrong to see you with me

 

He holds so tightly to himself

Reminded by the consequence

We stop this moving forward

We live in darkness

For the fear of being blinded

 

I hear the skeletons whispering

I feel them closer as they try to fit my skin

I will them further

Don't you dare possess my innocence

I will wait for him till Heaven's doors give in

 

I walk this path with subtlety

Hoping it leads me further

My busy feet won't falter 

Till they're by your side

Help me by your side

 

I hear the skeletons whispering 

I feel them closer as they try to fit my skin

I will them further

Don't you dare possess my innocence

I will wait, I will wait

 

Don't you dare tell me to be silent

I will raise my voice

Till the air we breathe is common ground

I will make this choice

I'll be loving you softly from this distance

You'll be on my mind

 

I hear the skeletons whispering

I feel them closer as they try to fit my skin

I will them further 

Don't you dare possess my innocence

I will wait

 

As they try to fit my skin, I will them further

Don't you dare possess my innocence

I will wait for him, I will wait for him

 

 

 

 

KISSING PALMS (with Joe Bayliss)

 

Joe:

I'm the thorn in your side

I'm the sand in your eyes

I'm the bruise that keeps on blooming, love

But you're the cross that I bear

All heart-stained disrepair

You're the gift that just keeps on giving, love

 

Emi:

Such simple ways, such poetic a mind

Oh, how quietly he breaks my heart

Such eloquence in his sweet surrender

I didn't feel his eyes burning

I didn't feel his eyes burning

 

Joe:

Eleventh hour, you've changed your mind

I'm all knuckles clenched and eyes wide and white

The thought of you is exhausting

But it's a pin drop from lust

You're the tear that keeps the tears flowing

 

Emi:

Just for once, would you show me peace

Would you settle down deep in my bones

The root of it all, you've staked your claim

Would you find me when it's over

Find me when it's over

 

Emi & Joe:

If I close my eyes

With god-like restraint

You can tell me tomorrow where the punches land

Breath at last, I've choked here on trust

Every time I washed the shade of you from the sheets

I've changed my mind

I'm willing to try. I'm willing to try

 

Emi:

Let me leave

I'm sick of waiting on somebody else's high ideals

This tainted state, with ragged heart

I'll be subtle as I leave you

I promise I'll be subtle as I leave you, love

 

Joe:

Your heart's an empire

That's five a penny and tailor-made

Between the bricks beneath there's just the two of us

I'm for kissing palms and bending knees

If it keeps the taste of you on my skin

 

I'm the thorn in your side

I'm the sand in your eyes

I'm the bruise that keeps on blooming, love

SWEET RETURN

He questions the silence

As he haunts my every sound

He lives for desire

As he holds me down to the wire

He says 'don't you trust me now, once again'

'Don't you trust me now, trust me now'

So give me fire, give me blood

Give me reason to give this up

For the arson in my veins

Give me pleasure, give me pain

Give me understanding

Though my heart can't stand it

Let us burn

I'll be waiting on you, and your sweet return

So vacant, so agile

Yet he yearns like a child

His sweet melody grows stale on the summer breeze that pulls him away

Further from me, yet still he says

'Don't you trust me now, once again'

I can't trust him now, trust him now

So give me fire, give me blood

Give me reason to give this up

For the arson in my veins

Give me pleasure, give me pain

Give me understanding

Though my heart can't stand it

Let us burn

I'll be waiting on you

You, you, you

So give me fire, give me blood, give me reason

For the arson in my veins

Give me pleasure

Give me understanding

Though my heart can't stand it

Let us burn

I'll be waiting, I'll be waiting on you