Spirit Lines

by Pale Hands

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released October 28, 2014

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Track Name: Locusts
I used to think you walked on water
I used to think that you breathed fire
I thought that you could hold the sun and keep the locusts on the run
but now I see you as you really are
so much larger than the stripes & the scars
holding everything and everyone
including me
never done

I used to think you were invincible
I used to think that you worked miracles
I thought you were the only one
that could hold all my love
but now I see you as you really are
black and blue and torn apart
something beautiful, immovable
waiting in the night for arms of light

shed our skin
bide our time
we'll be just fine
one way or another
Track Name: Tied Up
we want someone to love
something to be proud of
to prove there is no shame
in fighting this way day after day

we need something to save
something to show the way
to prove it's not in vain
fighting this way day after day

an endless repetition
take up our places and cycle through

blinded by your stolen light
wrapped inside your ropes & wires
fighting for the good fight
disappearing in the night
blinded by your stolen light
Track Name: Under Over
what's the under over that you'll leave here disappointed
what chances are you taking
are they worth what you're making
it might be contagious
but I'm immune to debasement and I won't run away

do you find it attractive
a guilded and practiced
affect you're taking
is it worth what you're faking
it might be contagious
but I see no replacement
and I won't run away

i can't stand to see you so sad
I won't leave you alone in your head

even a makeshift shelter could fix this til we burn
even a spendthrift holed up in excess could return
Track Name: Juventud
I know you've got a lot to say
I know you found another way
wild strong & free
inventing everything
baby when the lights come up
are we covered in the dust
thousands of empty dreams
a world that's crumbling

hey-oh-hey
turn your head & close your eyes as our fall becomes a dive

I know we got a past to kill
I know we got a life to build
wild strong & free
we start from nothing
baby when the lights come up
you'll find that its enough
thousands of empty dreams
a world is dying
Track Name: Seismic
walking through this world
you don't see the things i see
ride alongside with me
no place else to be

nothing i can run from
nowhere left to hide
underneath the obvious
nothing left but time

breaking up your bedroom
our hearts are on the floor
pick apart & play it out
then come back for more

starting off the day
with another earthquake
thinking you can shake me but I won't let you take me

running through your paces
looking for the doors
empty on the inside
settling the score

driven to distraction
waiting for a sign
playing at the living
while dying on the vine

no time left for mourning
sweeping through the change
laying down our burden
riding out our fate
this time is mine

I won't let you waste me
I won't let you shake me
Track Name: No Stars
the patron saint of drunks & fools must be watching over me & you tonight
make our way following the stars get kicked out of every bar tonight

my baby's playing hard to get
until there are no offers left
& that's just the way he wants it

my baby's in his sunday best
when there's no one to impress
and that's just the way we want it

wish I could glow in the dark, be the one to light a spark tonight
burning up our charcoal hearts in the ashes make a start tonight
Track Name: Elemental
You can't make me take myself apart
wind down my mechanical heart
anymore

You can't leave me to go walking blind
turn off my electric eyes
anymore

You can't hold me in this haunted place
closed up and laid to waste
anymore

You can't pull me from all my desires
burning with an animal fire
anymore
Track Name: Fanatic
there's a ringing in my head that calls me every night
I go out looking for relief but i know you're not in sight
the world drops down when you're not around, it's mechanical, i'm fanatical, oh no

there's a quiet in my heart that grows throughout the day
I go out smile into it but i know it's here to stay
the world drops down when you're not around, it's mechanical, i'm fanatical, oh no

there's a nothing that remains and grows to fill the space
I go out covering it up but you see it in my face
the world drops down when you're not around, it's mechanical, i'm fanatical, oh no

feels like nothing's easy, walking wound so tight
I dream of your many faces during broad daylight
Track Name: Low Reversal
I am a pale daughter and a front runner
disappointed ancestors in a race of culture

i am a humble watcher and a ready dispatcher
when he loved another i carried on without him

I have a silent totem in the void of knowing and a soundless ocean to drown your hidden notions

I have a thousand years of endless pioneers crossing through the land to make a final stand

when everything gets stripped away
standing naked in the rain
whole worlds get swept away
only the blinding light remains