Gold In The Shadows

Released on: Mar 22, 2011

Lyrics

The Tide Pulls from the Moon

So like your
Father in the face and blood
Terrified and cold
And whispers 
The coming of a cleansing flood
For you

You hide your
Filthy hands from all of us
Still unseen and tied
What water
These killing hands could ever clean
Still you run

I want to be changed from
The shadow and the tomb
Like water rushing over us
The tide pulls from the moon

Your mother
The passing of a silver ring
Oversized and cold
This specter
Will walk the halls of every seed
From you

Beautiful Girl

Unfurl your gown
A distant fuller skin
I knew you once

My God the sun
The windows bear your bones
Reveal your crime

Beautiful girl
Let the sunrise come again
Beautiful girl

Your sailor eyes
The water in the well
A thirst to fill

Let down your arms
The purging of this dark
The fall to free

Beautiful girl
Let the sunrise come again
Beautiful girl
May the weight of world resign
You will get better

The Winter from Her Leaving

Shove me out to see 
The sea
The quiet of December
To the deep I turn

From the wreck I bless 
This mess
For what I can remember
Your ghost I burn

Why do I always feel
Like I'm waiting to begin

Lay me down this sound
Unbound
The birds of spring returning
Your ghost I burn

Shall I sleep to keep 
This peace
The winter from her leaving
To the bow I run

Why do I always feel
Like I'm waiting to begin

Fade and Then Return

I've been locked out
For twenty years or so
What is this age on me now
If memory serves
Then I should recognize
This staring glass

My legs so frail
Like I haven't stood in years
This gait so wrong
I crawl towards you
Familiar I would swear
Though name escapes me now

Fade and then return
Fade and then return

Like baby's breath 
I'm holding on to air
My lungs a thief
Should I know you
A stranger though you seem
You feel like home

Fade and then return
Fade and then return
Fade and then return
Fade and then return
What covers over you

Psychasthenia

Could you map this globe
With a torment slowly rose
To a fear resigned
Quiet room I hope I find

Cut me open please
Cut me open please

With an alter robe
I have stumbled knife to lobe
In compulsion drown
Counting every phantom found

Cut me open please
Cut me open please

With a bridge I've killed
I will serotonin fill
To a fear resign
Quiet room I hope I find

Bird of Winter Prey

Be still
Bird of winter prey
Lay down
Your faster thinning frame

Be gone
The salting of the wound
Return
The harvest we once knew

We're more than just the blood of what we've done
We're more than just the blood of what we've done

Dry mouth
The water soon will rise
New birds
Will feather up the sky

Shake until they pass
What words of them will last

We're more than just the blood of what we've done
We're more than just the blood of what we've done
Let sleep your eyes until the morning comes
We're more than just the blood of what we've done

Let You Break (feat. Leigh Nash)

To cut out the figure
The grounding of this
Let melancholic drown

To greener reminders
Of better pastures
You're beautiful and found

Embattled walls that I have raised
To only bring you down
A fortune I would gladly trade
To swim within the sound

I wish you would
I wish you would

I will never (I will never)
I will never let you break

The burn of the summer
When I first saw you
Still upon my brow

The gentle refusal
The fear you flourish
Let peel away from now

The red that I have run so long
The penchant for this flight
The memory of this overcomes
Lifting now to light

Wounded Head

How this feels like a floating
For the physical form you crave
And the gentle reminders
Hovering still the same

For the curative portion
The dysthymic of bold and blue
You are softened and hollow
Reflecting this winter hue

Wounded head you will be fine
Your weary legs will hold you in time

So you open the window
Wipe the grey from your salted eyes
Feel the string that once broken
Mended and slowly tied

Hope for remedies comfort
For the listless and looming moon
And the ghost of your father
Follow you home no more

Let water run through
Won't you open your eyes
Let water run through

Tied to Me

And all of these days they pass like water
Should I even tighten the grip of my hand
I get the sense that we're all chasing after
The same simple thing that I don't understand

To carry you on

And you wear a color that I don't remember
Your hair so much shorter than it used to be
Years cannot change all the secrets we gathered
Years cannot change what you still mean to me

To carry you on
Carry you on
Carry you on
Tied to me

I'd like to linger with you till the morning
And pretend the winter has given to spring
Conjure up guilty reminders together
And fade into this like we both used to be

What Hold

What hold this has on you
Heavy shoulder
Your feet tied to the floor


Your former self would
Hate these fixtures
Of metal wire and wood

As you lay down in
Stranger's linen
The bluish scars you hide
Reminisce of sweet addiction
Strings you never tied

Would you bend these bars
That hold you
Keep you from the peace
And stillness come

And lay your head
Beside a better burden
Until the heal has come

As you depart from
Short duration
And cut the bracelet off

The withered arm and
Port of entry
The living for the numb

I would bend these bars
That hold you
Keep you from the peace
And stillness come

And lay your head
Beside a better burden
Until the heal has come

You will see sunrise again

From the Water (Bonus Track)

Hold up your arms
I don't see you 
Let tide return

Your tired limbs
Sea and battered
I look for you

I will pull you from water
Let your lungs return to air
Take you back unto the shore
And lead you home

This ravaged mind
A thousand voices
They call for you

Draw near my hand
The swelling water
Your rest will come

Blood and Bones (Bonus Track)

Are you falling towards the evening
From the last light that you saw
From the corner of the curtain
Perching on the wall

And I kept the words you gave me
You’re the song I try to sing
I was ruined when I saw you
To every living thing

In my blood and in my bones
In my blood and in my bones

You have burrowed to the mortar
I have nothing left to hide
You’re the seed that’s softly growing
Ever to my side

Bird of Winter Prey

Be still
Bird of winter prey
Lay down
Your faster thinning frame

Be gone
The salting of the wound
Return
The harvest we once knew

We're more than just the blood of what we've done
We're more than just the blood of what we've done

Dry mouth
The water soon will rise
New birds
Will feather up the sky

Shake until they pass
What words of them will last

We're more than just the blood of what we've done
We're more than just the blood of what we've done
Let sleep your eyes until the morning comes
We're more than just the blood of what we've done

Ever Could

Don't it feel like rain today
Still I think we walk
You have grayed since younger days
In slower rhythm talk

You have been a stronger wind
The guiding of my right
The ever present confidant
A light in these dark eyes

I want you like no one else ever could
I want you like no one else ever could
Do you
I will lay her down tonight
Beneath the grass and bay
Ever she will walk this field
Ever she remains

Don't you wait for the sky to fall

The Tide Pulls from the Moon

So like your
Father in the face and blood
Terrified and cold
And whispers 
The coming of a cleansing flood
For you

You hide your
Filthy hands from all of us
Still unseen and tied
What water
These killing hands could ever clean
Still you run

I want to be changed from
The shadow and the tomb
Like water rushing over us
The tide pulls from the moon

Your mother
The passing of a silver ring
Oversized and cold
This specter
Will walk the halls of every seed
From you

From the Water

Hold up your arms
I don't see you
Let tide return

Your tired limbs
Sea and battered
I look for you

I will pull you from water
Let your lungs return to air
Take you back unto the shore
And lead you home

This ravaged mind
A thousand voices
They call for you

Draw near my hand
The swelling water
Your rest will come

Blood and Bones

Are you falling towards the evening
From the last light that you saw
From the corner of the curtain
Perching on the wall

And I kept the words you gave me
You’re the song I try to sing
I was ruined when I saw you
To every living thing

In my blood and in my bones
In my blood and in my bones

You have burrowed to the mortar
I have nothing left to hide
You’re the seed that’s softly growing
Ever to my side

Fade and Then Return

I've been locked out
For twenty years or so
What is this age on me now
If memory serves
Then I should recognize
This staring glass

My legs so frail
Like I haven't stood in years
This gait so wrong
I crawl towards you
Familiar I would swear
Though name escapes me now

Fade and then return
Fade and then return

Like baby's breath 
I'm holding on to air
My lungs a thief
Should I know you
A stranger though you seem
You feel like home

Fade and then return
Fade and then return
Fade and then return
Fade and then return
What covers over you

Psychasthenia

Could you map this globe
With a torment slowly rose
To a fear resigned
Quiet room I hope I find

Cut me open please
Cut me open please

With an alter robe
I have stumbled knife to lobe
In compulsion drown
Counting every phantom found

Cut me open please
Cut me open please

With a bridge I've killed
I will serotonin fill
To a fear resign
Quiet room I hope I find

Tied to Me

And all of these days they pass like water
Should I even tighten the grip of my hand
I get the sense that we're all chasing after
The same simple thing that I don't understand

To carry you on

And you wear a color that I don't remember
Your hair so much shorter than it used to be
Years cannot change all the secrets we gathered
Years cannot change what you still mean to me

To carry you on
Carry you on
Carry you on
Tied to me

I'd like to linger with you till the morning
And pretend the winter has given to spring
Conjure up guilty reminders together
And fade into this like we both used to be

By My Side

I still hear you calling
When sleep is escaping me
I still hear you farther on

I see you in waking
A ghost in the window shade
My lover the form you take

By my side
Walk with me
Make this well
By my side

We dance through the evening
You feather around my toes
I still hear the words you plead

Gold In The Shadow

And she comes to me when I am in my sleep
Let the night fall here to hurry her again
Like a thief I wait to steal her to my arm
She is gold in shadow and she will remain

Let the night come well
If only here to stay
Let the night fall well
If only to remain

And I hold on even when the morning comes
Like a bird resists the pushing from a nest
She will shelter me when daylight bends below
I will be with her in shadow once again