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Big Dark Love

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Track Name: I Shot An Arrow
Tires burnin' in the backyard
Smoke risin' on the plains
Girl's singing that stupid song again
The thunder makes an awful din
Street fills in like a tomb
Folks seek shelter, but there's no room

I had a dream too big for the world

Get me out of here
Take me to the edge of town
To the underground
It can't be that far
Get me out of here
Doesn't matter where
I don't care
Anywhere but here

The food lines wind and shiver and shake
What's it gonna take to get by?
And this weave of events fools attribute to fate
Is like calling bones meat 'cause they're on a plate
It's just a lie


I had a dream too big for the world

Get me out of here
Take me to the edge of town
To the underground
It can't be that far
Get me out of here
Doesn't matter where
I don't care
Anywhere but her

I shot an arrow into the dark
I shot an arrow that missed its mark
I shot an arrow!

I shot an arrow!
I shot an arrow!
I shot an arrow!
I shot an arrow!
I shot an arrow!
I shot an arrow!
I shot an arrow!
Track Name: Strange Eyes
Oh Iris
I'm lost inside your dark light
Blacks out my sight

Strange eyes
Strange eyes
I cannot hide from yours
I cannot hide from yours

I cannot hide
Lord I have tried
You give me no reprieve
No chance to fight

Strange eyes
Strange eyes
I cannot hide from yours
I cannot hide from yours

Strange eyes
Strange eyes
I cannot hide from yours
I cannot hide from yours

Strange eyes
Strange eyes
I cannot hide from yours
I cannot hide from yours
Track Name: Big Dark Love
I sit at my table
I drink from my cup
I gaze down the stairwell
Flip through the telephone book
I spit out the window
Oh, it hit someone
Isn't that fun?
But it's not enough

I got the bends, I got the shakes
It never ends, it always aches
In the night, in the cold
It comes on
Pain like a searing light
Cuts like a dull knife
Are you awake?
Can I come over tonight?

I know it's a big dark love
I know it's a big dark love

I got the bends, I got the shakes
It never ends, it always aches
In the night, in the cold
It comes on
Pain like a searing light
Cuts like a dull knife
Are you awake?
Can I come over tonight?

I know it's a big dark love
I know it's a big dark love


I know it's dangerous
It's my big dark love
Track Name: Dream in Red
I saw you walking down by the river
Down by the water
Dragging a heavy load
What I saw, I don't know
If I believe it, does it make it so?

I saw you walking down by the river
Down by the water
I wish I had never gone
What I saw left me cold
If I believe it, does it make it so?
If I asked you, would you tell me no?

Down by the river's ditch, is where I lie
My body was broken and my wrists were tied
Floating in the reeds there, tangled in the weeds
That's where this lies

Where I was walking down by the river
Down by the water
Dragging a heavy load
What I saw, I don't know
I dreamed of a red river
I dreamed in red
Track Name: Solitary One
Never let on the ghosts all around you
Were directing you to your end
To your peace, to your release
Sadness fills the air
Now your tenure is done

Oh, you're a solitary one
Oh, solitary one

Your sisters beg you
Come outside and have some fun
You're locked up inside
My solitary one

Gardens full of aching trees
Shaking leaves wither and retreat

Oh, you're a solitary one
Oh, solitary one

You've got your books
You've got your shows
But who you really are
Nobody knows
You just carry on
'Til you're gone


Oh, you're a solitary one
Oh, solitary one

The wolves are in the yard, rolling 'round in the sun
You're locked up inside, my solitary one
Track Name: Send Me Home
Rooms full of spirits surround me
They're as real as they can be
Every morning I plant my shaky feet
On an earth so hard and mean
Body's broken, systems fail
You care for me to no avail
No reward, no, it's not fair
And I'd be on my way ifI wasn't so damn scared

[Chorus]
Oh, will you send me home?
Will you send me home?
I can't go, but I can't go on
I want to stay, but I ain't got long

Will you send me home?
Time to move on

Every morning I'm in pain
I weep to greet the day
Get me out of this wretched shell
Crack me open, wish me well
Put me in a simple box in a patch of dirt
Send me on to greener pastures, won't be the worst
Whatever comes is mine and mine alone
And if I have to ask you, will you send me home?


Oh, will you send me home?
Will you send me home?
I can't go, but I can't go on
I want to stay, but I ain't got long

Will you send me home?
Will you send me home?
Will you send me home?
Will you send me home?
Will you send me home?
Will you send me home?
Will you send me home?
Will you send me home?
Will you send me home?
Track Name: Last Thing
It's been days, it's been months
Since the darkness covered us, in the night
It feels like the snow will bury us

I don't want to be cold
I just don't want to be another chore, no, oh
Some wounded bird to care for
An unwanted job for you
That's the last thing I'd want to do

Though the times are changin'
Don't matter much for us
Though I've been a crook
I can still taste the rust

I don't want to be cold
I just don't want to be another chore, no, oh
Some wounded bird to care for
An unwanted job for you
That's the last thing I'd want to do

I know it's impossible to fight
I know it still will be all right
But if by some other force
Could burn away the darkness, I would welcome it
Because I am done waiting for the sun


It's been days, it's been months
Since the darkness covered us

I don't want to be cold
I just don't want to be another chore, no, oh
Some wounded bird to care for
An unwanted job for you
That's the last thing I'd want to do
Track Name: Natural Pearl
Sterling silver, natural pearl
You're your mother's little girl
Sterling silver, natural pearl
You are your father's only girl

Eat your mother's lunch and thank her
Don't stay up too late with strangers
Natural pearl, oh natural pearl
Please don't leave our little world

Sprightly sounds of kicking feet
Break the surface of the silv'ry deep
Oh no, oh no
Children don't you go

Sterling silver, natural pearl
You're your mother's little girl
Keep yourself away from danger
Hide your luminescence from strangers

Oh natural pearl, oh natural pearl
Hiding here away from the world
Sterling silver, natural pearl
Track Name: It Will Never Die
It will never die, no
It will never die, no-o-o
It will never die
It can only grow more light

I've never felt so alone
With the stars pressing down from above
It's a feeling of terror
But there's also beauty in there

I can shout, cry out

It sounds small
There's nothing out there at all
The echo rings
And disappears in the deep

I'm out like a light
Swallowed up in the night
The dreams are dark
The landscape is stark
The hills flash red from the fire
Of the occasional passing car
It flickers and fades
The brush rustles in the wind


I can shout, cry out

But the sun, the horizon, the flames licking at the sky
And the dark all around me
Bugs writhing in the light
Shining on my pen as I continue to write
And every sound is like thunder, amplified
And every minute gets longer
Whether I like it or not


It will never die, no
It will never die, no-o-o
It will never die
It can only grow more light
Track Name: Hunted
Driving in the country
I passed her home
Her room was filled with
A warm light glow
I was singing into the darkness
Moonlight thick as mud
There was no way she could understand
It was a roaring in the blood

I watched her on the screen
It felt like she was watching me
I was consumed
I told her there was nothing that I wouldn't do
And then she came and burned it all away

We don't know what it's like to be hunted
We don't know what it's like to be wanted too much
We don't know what it's like to be hunted
They're not like us

We don't know what it's like to be hunted
We don't know what it's like to be wanted too much
We don't know what it's like to be hunted
They're not like us


They're not like us
They're not like us
They're not like us

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