Lyrics

 

Break Your Heart

We can’t talk about anything
at least that’s what you say
every time we speak

And you—you’re not listening
so I’m not talking at all
and you fill in all the blanks
with whatever hurts you most

Don’t break you
don’t break you
dry eyes open
breath breathing
don’t break you
don’t break your heart

Hello maybe
goodbye guarantee
did you ask me over
just to ask me to leave

Tears cry
can’t trust
a blurry kaleidoscope
there’s no monsters
anyone else can see

Don’t break you
don’t break you
dry eyes open
breath breathing
don’t break you
don’t break your heart

Please shake you
wide awake you
sunrise you
clear eyes you
don’t break you
don’t break your heart


Evergreen

This place looks
like I wanna feel
it helps me remember
nothing at all

Your face smiles
like I wanna steal
soft and bright
just right right here

All I ever wanted to be was an evergreen
so strong and simple and grand
so quiet because what else needs to be said
so still because where else would I rather be
so strong and simple and grand

This river bends
right where it’s supposed to
always leaving always arriving
always familiar and new

Gold light rose light
blue light into star light
soft and bright
just right right here

All I ever wanted to be was an evergreen
so strong and simple and grand
so quiet because what else needs to be said
so still because where else would I rather be
so strong and simple and grand

This space breathes
easy with rest
it rises and falls
and empties and fills

Lean fast against me
so I can feel your heartbeat
soft and bright
just right right here

All I ever wanted to be was an evergreen
so strong and simple and grand
so quiet because what else needs to be said
so still because where else would I rather be
so strong and simple and grand


For All the Lonely Scientists

I can't get to sleep at night
but it's not trouble it's TV
but then it's new places, it's new faces
it's different area codes but nothing has changed
it's punk rock, it's new wave
it's all the same to me anyway
it's a square stranded right on the edge
of a circle I guess

I can't wait to be sided with

It's not fair that you can't stay here
and it's not fair that you can't go back
and it's right out of your lazy boy and in to the fire
you can try to wrap your head around it
until the cherry bomb goes off
and keep making your bad, bad jokes
at all the wrong times every time

You can't wait to be sided with

No one invited this monster
it showed up on its own
now that it can't be stopped
you'll have to learn to get along with it

All the boys in all the science labs like
all the girls in the rock and roll bands but
all the girls in all the girl bands like
all the boys who break all the rules and
all the unnoticed girls in their bright white coats
they see it all, try not to lower their hopes

So don't wait to be sided with


I Guess You Already Knew That

What if I was to tell you
that I can't tell you
anything you don't already know
well I guess you already knew that anyway
yeah I guess you already knew

Don't worry
we're not out of food just yet
don't worry
we've still got plenty of colors left in the crayon box
don't worry
you've got a real good winter coat
but I guess you already knew that

I did all my homework
I did all my research
I asked all the questions
and I found out all of the answers
but I was a day late
I was a dollar short
but I guess you already knew that

What am I supposed to do
when the answers aren't enough
and where am I supposed to go
when the map turns upside down
and how am I supposed to see
when the lights are all turned off
and what are you supposed to do
when I'm turned inside out
and how are you supposed
to put me back together again
well I hope you already know

So you tell me to shut up
and you tell me to be calm
and you tell me maybe I should sit down
but the only thing that ever really helps
is when you tell me over and over again

I love you with my whole entire heart
I love you with my whole entire heart

So what if I was to tell you
that I can't tell you
anything you don't already know
well I guess you already knew that anyway
yeah I guess you already knew


Just Like July

Stop your running
build a fort where you're standing
and defend it with all that you've got

When you're finished
slip away a little lighter
undercover under cover of night

Click your heels as many times as you want
you can never go back there again

Just like July you don't ever wanna leave home
set a timer, set me straight, said the magistrate, set a course of your own
tell a story, tell a lie if you gotta, tell the truth if you want me to care
but just like July, one of these days you're gonna have to go

Like a magnet
held underneath a table
to make a paperclip dance

Sooner or later
the trick will be discovered
and you'll be unimpressed

On any given day
I might almost say
exactly what needs to be said

Just like July you don't ever wanna leave home
set a timer, set me straight, said the magistrate, set a course of your own
tell a story, tell a lie if you gotta, tell the truth if you want me to care
but just like July, one of these days you're gonna have to go

What happens if we run out of silence
what if this is it
empty dialogue balloons hanging everywhere
blocking out the sun

Quick—jump skinny on a motorcycle
naked underneath your backless paper gown

IV Hoisted overhead with your free hand
point the wheels right outta this town

Clap your hands as loud as can
if you want to
if you have to
if you believe

Just like July you don't ever wanna leave home
set a timer, set me straight, said the magistrate, set a course of your own
tell a story, tell a lie if you gotta, tell the truth if you want me to care
but just like July, one of these days you're gonna have to go


Nerds in Love

Through the glass of the telescope
the moon looks bigger than the sky
it's nice but it looks much brighter
reflected in the shiny of your eye

And I can see us there
bouncing slow and gracefully
two astronauts in love
dancing in an empty silver sea

Then you blink and it's over
and we're still here
standing barefoot
on the cool, damp grass and we're
light on our feet
and light in our heads
my hands are nervous
but you're still holding on

We kissed and saved the world
from total annihilation, I'm sure

Light years from here
and as those light years go by
the light from this moment will pass through
another lens and into another eye

Every night
when I'm lying in bed
I replay the moment
watch the movie in my head

The ceiling fan chases it's tail
and so the wind blows
while my brain pulls down
the shades on it's windows
and I fall backwards into space
through the constellation of your face

You're a heart-shaped constellation
in my sky

We kissed and saved the world
from total annihilation, I'm sure


Sam vs the Ape

There is no nice way
to say that I think I despise you
but that's only because
everybody just loves you
and I get lost

Send me your rejects
and I'll win 'em over for sure
dirty jokes and free smokes
and another round on me
you know classy was never my style

I get the feeling
the strange, strange feeling
that you don't need me as much as I need you
and I get the feeling
the strange strange feeling
when you walk in the lights go dim on my side of the room

Never the river
always the boat
never the frown
always sweep it under the joke
because that's what they want

Put on your finest
and shake all of their hands
just make 'em laugh
and keep smiling
and they'll turn around and ask for more
when you slap 'em right in the face

I get the feeling
the strange, strange feeling
that you need me more than I need you
so skip to the punch line
and I'll try try try not to give you notes
but please please please
you could use some help from me

Time and time and again
I've had to bail out
10,000 moving parts overwhelm
and I've shown my wrecking ball of a heart can't be trusted
time and time and again

King Kong
looks down on even the highest rooftops
and I'm Fay Wray
helpless and angry and kind of in love
don't let me go

I get the feeling
the strange, strange feeling
that you need me as much as I need you
so fold your hands and shut your mouth
don't you know we're on top of the world
don't let the bullets spoil the view


The Captain

Somewhere between honeymoon and lost at sea
is right where we want to be
throw it in and watch it sink and wave goodbye
so you'll always know just where it is

22,000 miles in search of constant daylight
powered by an engine pumping warm red blood
mark the calendar and cross the days off as they pass
I'll tell myself not to wait up for me

There is a feeling in the middle
when you reach the end of everything and everywhere
an unraveling of all the knots that made their homes
in all good things a tiny bit at a time
there is a feeling in the middle
with a beginning in the ending every time

There is no stopping only drifting
there is no finding without seeking
there is no time only ticking
there is no taking back what's already done

There is no craft too small for big adventure
there is no storm that can't be waited out
there is no rational explanation needed here
there is no easy way don't look for one

There is a feeling in the middle
when you reach the end of everything and everywhere
an unraveling of all the knots that made their homes
in all good things a tiny bit at a time
there is a feeling in the middle
with a beginning in the ending every time

This city any city is too much and not enough all at once
a paper fortune teller limiting and dictating all our plans for us
folding and unfolding, knocking down and cutting down and building up again
makes it hard to try too hard to be a good one like a good one knows a good one ought to be

So here we are instead, following a bright green sail
to where the noises settle still
the milky way seems somehow closer here
I hope everyone lives forever

There is a feeling in the middle
when you reach the end of everything and everywhere
an unraveling of all the knots that made their homes
in all good things a tiny bit at a time
there is a feeling in the middle on the edge along the upside
on the hour every hour there will never be a need for an update

that is gone

let it go let it go let it go


This Little Sound

I'd never tell you this song is for you
because I'd never be so brave
my heart is hidden
under the sound

This little sound is a pretty good sound
but it's not what you wanted to hear
it's got holes in it
and you needed to be caught

This is the sound of doing my best
but this is the sound of me falling short

The things that you love
that you're holding onto
just let 'em burn
the light it creates
will show you the world

One day this might seem funny
but one day isn't here yet
now's got holes in it
and you needed to be caught

This is the sound of in-between
this is the sound of breaking away

The sacred-est dirt
from a little back room
of a church in New Mexico
I never said
but I kept some for you

If we come from dust, it's a little more us
and surely that might help you out
but this logic's got holes in it
and you needed to be caught

This isn't the sound of figuring out
this is the sound of letting go

This little sound is a pretty good sound
but it's not what you wanted to hear

It’s got holes in it


This Song

Night light or day time
up too early up too late
divided by time
long hours and a date line

Part of me will be right back
part of me will wait right here
part of me on an aeroplane
part of me will meet you there

This song is only here because you are not
this song is only here to fill the lonesome
this song is only here to burn the night time
so bring me bring me back my home
and let me let me
stop playing this song

Let me hear your voice
tell me what I’ve missed
how different how far away
how many more days

Part of me with something to say
part of me is all ears every day
part of me on the edge of my seat
part of me is falling asleep

This song is only here because you are not
this song is only here to fill the lonesome
this song is only here to burn the night time
so bring me bring me back my home
and let me let me
stop playing this song