song lyrics:

HOLD ON, DAYLIGHT
Woke up angry at my mother
I never had a brother
To teach me to fear
Who I bring near

I remember all those songs
I would sing along
Until I heard that I misheard
All the words

Hold on daylight, I’m not through yet with the night
Hold on daylight, I’m making my amends with the night

Speak for me that lone coyote
Who howls until the morning
Singin’ to himself
He don’t need no help

Speak for me that old cedar tree
Who has seen me drive
My mother wild
I’m still a child

Hold on daylight, I’m not through yet with the night
Hold on daylight, I’m making my amends with the night

Stole the sidewalks from my hometown
Placed them in a new ground
Thinkin’ of what’s past
And who will last

Woke up thinkin’ how it used to be
How I thought it would be
And what it is to make sense
Of anything

Hold on daylight, I’m not through yet with the night
Hold on daylight, I’m making my amends with the night

SATELLITE
Leave September for your blues
We’ll sleep it over ‘neath the harvest moon
Stay just a little while more
And we can lay in that old satellite you saved

Lead me oh lead me through your cellar walls and I will follow
Don’t take me don’t take me so far I can’t discern that old surface
So stay just a little while more
And we could lay in that old satellite you saved

Flies took over my sun-stained corner
And I could not reply anyone’s orders
No I could not reply anyone’s orders

The constellations will not hear a thing
A silent heart’s not easy to redeem
So stay just a little while more
And we could lay in that old satellite you saved

Linger darlin’ don’t you know it ain’t so dark this time of the night
Lend your eyes so easily to all these images we’ve conjured in the sky
So stay just a little while more
And we could lay in that old satellite you saved

WILLOW
Don’t leave me here in all of my lace clothes
Sleeping ‘neath that old willow
In the yard where we buried our old black dog
While weeping like that old willow

Henry don’t you look at me that way
As if I knew the rules of the game
Henry don’t you treat me like a child
My years are young; my spirit’s grown tired

Well Henry at the dawn when I finally wake
Don’t speak of me like a mistake
Cause oh the willow lied to me it cried to me so helplessly
Shut your eyes and you’ll be fine
Just shut your eyes this time

Leave me in the dirt, with the seeds I do prefer
I’ll save my eyes for the sun and in the spring I will return

Just leave me here in all of my lace clothes
Sleeping ‘neath that old willow
In the yard where we buried our old black dog
While weeping like that old willow

BEST OF LUCK
Don’t take it all cause you’re too small to get away with everything you say
Have you heard the worst of things happen when you sleep?
You miss the way the sunlight shades the day away the days away
Then midnight comes, you’re all alone cause you tried to make the whole world come
The whole world come

Oh where do you go
Oh where do you go
Oh where do you go when the storms come?

Strangers on the street they’re telling me I’m someone that I ought to be
But lookin’ at your hollow seat I’m not sure that I am anything
The lines I sing are blinding every time that I rewind
My memory convinces me of things that just can’t be
That just can’t be

Oh where do you go
Oh where do you go
Oh where do you go when the storms come?

Just let it burn and walk away
And maybe we will learn some day
“Don’t go trackin’ mud onto the floor”
My father says, “I won’t tell you no more, no more”

Don’t go chasing all your troubles down they’ll surely lead you to the ground
Six feet under is just as cold as the last time we spoke
Stepping out into the mud from here on out I’ve only got my luck
Then fate whispers in my ear “I really do wish you best my dear”
Best of luck

Oh where do you go
Oh where do you go
Oh where do you go when the storms come?

STEEP DESCENT
Don’t fear the steep descent
We’ll go slow and steady
And hold your mother’s hand
When things don’t go as planned

You went the way thought safe
Til dirt slapped on your face
Don’t look down too soon
Cause fear will follow you
Oh fear will follow you

Be it the way you thought it should
The boy and the sun would stay put
But now you are hanging on the edge
And some day you surely will forget
How you survived the steep descent

The pain of all the years
In your spine and in your tears
With bravery in your bones
You’ll hold the surface close

Speak kindly of the moon
You’re safe though he’s too soon
There’s solace in the skies
And time will treat you right
Oh time will treat you right

Be it the way you thought it should
The boy and the sun would stay put
But now you are hanging on the edge
And some day you surely will forget
How you survived the steep descent

Check your grip
And leave it oh leave it oh leave it alone
These vultures trick
And gravity’s holding its own
So leave it oh leave it alone

Be it the way you thought it should
The boy and the sun would stay put
But now you are hanging on the edge
And some day you surely will forget
How you survived the steep descent

NEWSSTAND
My old best friend walked by the newsstand everyday
A dollar for the burdens of the world, your way
“Mary, you’re silently weeping,” she said
“Your own dear ghosts are all hold up in your head”

Thank you, god bless to all the sinners and the rest
Be our savior knees to the floor
Be our savior and we will weep no more

My friend stayed up all night praying for the sinners to do right
Thunder rolled when morning came, the dawn cried to be saved
“Mary, don’t tell me there is nothing here to see”
Lightning on all the waters at dawn don’t mean the evil’s gone

Thank you, god bless to all the sinners and the rest
Be our savior knees to the floor
Be our savior and we will weep no more

My god, don’t tell me I’m right
I’m not ready to sell back my bought soul

My old best friend walked above the buried dead one day
Her violin shaking in the wind and her bare feet where the roots bend
“Mary, don’t go on believin’ it’s the end
Your ghosts will shiver when you’re dead, but they won’t know where you’ve been”

Thank you, god bless to all the sinners and the rest
Be our savior knees to the floor
Be our savior and we will weep no more

SOLD MY SOUL (THE RIVER SONG)
As the minute touches twelve, I can feel my own hell
Greet me softly, hello slowly
Time gave me tomorrow and it’s still too late for sorrow
Take me home; take me home

Sold my soul to the wind as it blows my hands left in the cold
Paid my dues to the river running through my mind, caught behind

The only place I know is where I care to go
My friend and the leaves and my family and the trees
Cause here with every breath I can feel the coming death
Take me home; take me home

Sold my soul to the wind as it blows my hands left in the cold
Paid my dues to the river running through my mind, caught behind

The angle’s turning in my loose brown shoes
And I cannot think of any ways not to lose
I’m lost in my innocence and godforsaken blissfulness
I’m torn between a savior and myself

I’m dancing in the silence or truth-forbidden violence
Paving our way to the grave
Sorry for my ignorance it’s far too late for common sense
Take me home

Sold my soul to the wind as it blows my hands left in the cold
Paid my dues to the river running through my mind, caught behind

And I’m torn between a savior and myself

FAYE
Oh, Faye, do you remember those days?
Sleeping on the truths our mother made
And dying for the things we can’t explain
Oh we’re dying for the things we can’t explain

Here I’m banking on lies that I’ve made up
Believing whatever my eyes see
My gods are in trouble deep
Now I’m sitting alone in a while
I’ll have to recall to my child
What this all means

When do we turn the other way?
I will look when I am ready
‘Til that day I’m breathing heavy
Lord it’s cold, oh it’s cold, lord it’s cold, oh it’s cold

Oh where will we go, where will we go?
All I know is what I know
I am the product of whatever story is told

Oh, Faye, do you remember those days?
Three years and a thousand miles sometimes I do forget your smile
But when November comes I’m stuck in snow my feet go numb
Oh, Faye, sometimes I do forget those days

Here I’m banking on lies that I’ve made up
Believing whatever my eyes see
My gods are in trouble deep
Now I’m sitting alone in a while
I’ll have to recall to my child
What this all means

When will you remind me what it’s like
To feel the aching of my father his ship sinking in this water
Lord it’s cold, oh it’s cold, lord it’s cold, oh it’s cold

Oh, Faye, do you remember those days?
Oh, Faye, sometimes I do forget those days

AUTUMN STRIKES
You’re folding up the paper like you’re through
The mice are coming in as if you’re used
There are cracks in all the walls where we used to store our thoughts
Boy, don’t run away from all your worried days
Autumn strikes you worst where you’re afraid

We’re all cold when frost meets our feet
And everybody’s tired when the blues lure them to sleep
Summer days are slow but the don’t know where the wind blows
Don’t let the songbirds tell you where to go

I’m sold on the reflection of the red oak in the dew
And I am taking all your sadness and I’m throwing it in too
Oh your attic’s safe, though it is small
So don’t fear the things you’ll forget after all

You left your footprints in the attic dust
Gone back to retrieve what you have lost
Some days aren’t the same without your memories to blame
But somewhere in the east the dawn does say
“Light will come your way”

I’m sold on the reflection of the red oak in the dew
And I am taking all your sadness and I’m throwing it in too
Oh your attic’s safe, though it is small
So don’t fear the things you’ll forget after all

You’re folding up the paper like you’re through
The mice are coming in as if you’re used
There are cracks in all the walls where we used to store our thoughts
Boy, don’t run away from all your worried days
Autumn strikes you worst where you’re afraid

THE SEA
Hold your fingertips still
I don’t want anything to spill
I am certain to believe
This time it’s gonna set us free
Oh the sea, the sea

It is a long way to the shore
What else is all this time for?
What have we got to loose
Except the soles of our shoes

It won’t be so bad
We’ve got your dad’s old flask
To keep us occupied on this ride

So strap those boots back on
And we’ll keep travelin’ on
Across the states and to the waves
We won’t look back until it’s too late

I loathe the winter waves
Like ice on all my plans
And blisters on my hands
We never stood a chance

Take this sand and learn it
Cause you know that you deserve it
We may walk for miles
Before we hear the silence of the waves

You were always one to justify
How you spent your time
So here I say, just take today
And toss it all away into the waves

Hold your fingertips still
I don’t want anything to spill
I am certain to believe
This time it’s gonna set us free
Oh the sea, the sea

PENNIES FOR GOOD
Sidewalk nights, occupied by shadows in streetlights
Callin’ pennies for good, a dime to make things happen as they should

Walls fall down on stage
And who gave you the weight
To assume the names of all those bitter faces
They won’t ask forgiveness
Take our dark turn bring us to the light

Leave me blind my fingertips turn gold
Turn my back your heart sinks like a stone
Cryin’ pennies for good, a dime to make things happen as they should

Streets collapse in beat
To the tune they never teach
To unwritten names of all those bitter faces
They won’t ask forgiveness
Take our dark turn bring us to the light

Sang odes to gasoline for years
Would you autograph my fears
Write pennies for good, a dime to make things happen as they should

Walls fall down on stage
And who gave you the weight
To assume the names of all those bitter faces
They won’t ask forgiveness
Take our dark turn bring us to the light
Bring us to the light

JUPITER
I saw all the planets the other day
I was afraid they were coming our way
I was ashamed

I looked at Venus laughing at us
Took all that we can to make a better man
He’s drowning in our drains

I saw Saturn and soon learned what I’ve discerned
The sun’s been faking
These planets are taking us all

I spoke to Jupiter he said
He feared nothing’s worth taking from here

I’ve been trying to touch base with the sun
But he doesn’t answer to no one, no, no one
When I am drunk and alone
I dare to pick up my phone

I am greeted by flames
I’m scared but I’ve already lost this game
He said don’t you hate regret?
You’re loosing but you’re not dead yet
Oh you’re loosing but you’re not dead yet

I spoke to Jupiter he said
He feared nothing’s worth taking from here

FLAMES OUR FACES
I learned my lessons from the flames
Of that fire that we built
Before the rains came
And that guilt collected rust on all our plans
Oh the guilt collected rust on all our plans

Sparks fly out and land on my bare hands
And I’m not gonna stand
No I’m not gonna stand
No I’m not gonna stand it alone
I’m not gonna stand it alone

So I move closer, I move closer
I take a step towards that fire burning masks on all our faces
It flames our faces

We forgot what it was to feel the dark
So we close our eyes, we close our eyes
And tell each other what it’s like inside

We paint the dark in those red and yellow sparks
And all we’ve got to say
On what we’ve done today
Was write down that old story book we made

And I feel the heat
I feel the heat
I feel the heat make it deeper and deeper in my seat
And sink to sleep

When you wake I will be days away
I’ll be running down
Oh I’ll be running down
Our intentions we left lying around

And I move closer, I move closer
I take a step towards that fire burning masks on all our faces
It flames our faces

Oh you can find me
Oh you can find me
In the ashes of our names
Purposefully plain
And we will become those flames
We will become, oh we will become
Oh we will become those flames