Isolation Is The New Party


1. Told Me Twice
2. Dead Poet’s
3. Babe I’m Just Scared
4. Houston
5. Stay By The Water
6. Through Heaven
7.. In The Middle Of The Day
8.. On The Beach
9. Cushions
10. Take Tonight
11. Worthy
12. Covenant Maker
13. Want Out
13. Through The Night

1. Told me twice

You told me your lover was leaving
and yeah I can recognise a good thing
but don’t let them tell you it ain’t a big thing
It’s a big thing

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2. Dead poet’s

The dead poet’s driving from the scene at the bank
The writer’s arriving with only himself to thank
The gasoline shimmers at the base of the tank
The warden delivers the inmate his shank

I come to you

Stops for gas at the first town and the popo arrive
The poet looks round the compound, wonders if he’ll survive
Cops secure the handcuffs tighter and throw him into the car
The inmate looks for that writer where he writes in the yard

I look for you

7 years for armed robbery, 17 for the death
Tells his cellmate “No, I’m sorry, my soul is all I have left”
Men don’t appreciate his honesty or tolerate his independence
Shank carrying ex-naval officer is about to hand him his sentence

I come to you

I come to you like a convict; I come to you like a hound
I come to you with a death-grip intensity; I come to you like the sound
Of a poet’s live heart imploding, of a soul ascending the earth
I come to you for enfolding; I come to you to give birth

I come to you

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3. Babe I’m just scared

Throwing up my hands a little bit
Making your demands and giving it just the right control to manifest your goal
Blowin’ in the wind I fought off my Dad’s visited sins
Well sort of, he’s still playing a role but he ain’t got my soul
Takin’ out the trash you’ve given
Spending all the cash, you’re living high above the clouds, breaking all our vows
Saw you in the dark the other day, friends tell me you’re great, why wouldn’t they?
Why you still so loud if you’re living in ‘the now’ today?

Babe I’m just scared

See you at a meeting or somewhere
Your eyes are defeating me here
I still feel the pain; I still feel the same
Your smile is genuine, or something, for a while you let me in but nothing constant once remains and parts of you have changed
OK

Babe I’m just scared

And I get scared of life
And I get scared of getting older without
I get scared of time
I get scared of the words that slip out of my mouth

Babe I’m just scared

You smile from cheek to cheek and everyone tells me I should speak
But maybe I’m seeking something new, something’s coming through
Our love was a gift, well to me it was
I ain’t reframing it, that’s because no matter what you do I will always love you, babe

Babe I’m just scared

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4. Houston

I get the reason why you taste man, chasing the high you get blind
Well you don’t see the damage it’s done, you don’t mind
Yeah I could come around some time and I might
But its wasteful if your gonna lie

Get off the methadone, learn to sleep alone, take your brother home
Seven hours young, be the man you want, take it all, just get away

Come on don’t tell me that you’re happy just getting stoned, you all alone
On your throne you sit on your own so unknown
Well I’ve known some things you’ve known where I’m from
But I’ve grown and I’ve shown you why

I can’t really believe you’re satisfied just killing time, you waste mine
Well you get so far behind the start line
A stitch in time saves nine, all right yeah that’s fine
If you’re trying to be walking blind

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5. Stay by the water

I was calling but you couldn’t hear my voice
I was falling but I couldn’t make a choice
Watched the days pass, I couldn’t catch the sun
Let the dawn go, I couldn’t be the only one
but you
Were home, I knew you’d go

If you stay by the water, my love, I will run to the water for you
If you lie while the moon rides the night, I’ll arrive as the sunlight breaks through

I was stalled up; I stayed awake for days
When you called up I fell into a haze
Placed the phone down, I didn’t know the cost
But I know now exactly what it was I lost
in you
Were stoned, I knew you weren’t alone

I was dreaming another time or place
A trace of semen, a trail of our mistakes
You were smiling; I tried to wipe it clean
Then you were crying, girl I don’t know just what this means
but you
Are gold, its getting cold

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6. Through Heaven

I threw heaven away, now I’ll have to burn in hell for your love
I threw heaven away, now I’ll have to burn in hell for your love
But that doesn’t mean though that I don’t love you, lord
No that doesn’t mean though that I don’t love you

I turned my back on myself, now I’ll have to be someone else for your love
I turned my back on myself, now I’ll have to be someone else for your love
But that doesn’t mean though my taste in records has changed
And that doesn’t mean though that I don’t dress the same

Well I’ve seen enough and it’s been hard enough stop it
There you go with your bold chains

I coined the term codependent, now I’ll have to write a book for your love
I coined the term codependent, now I’ll have to write a book for your love
But that doesn’t mean though that I’m Californian
That doesn’t mean though that I’m Californian

I walked away from my heart ‘cause I got tired
I said “I love you so much” but I was a liar
Cause I sacrificed my soul for a woman’s smile
I should know by now that I can’t get through this trial without you

Seen enough and its been hard enough to stop it
It’s barely microscopic
Chances are you drop it down
Starting out to get there, half a mile from nowhere
There you go with your bold chains

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7. In The Middle of the day

In the middle of the day I’ve found so many things
Spent a lot of time that way, look at all the pearls it brings
Eyes don’t need a lot of time to see and breathing comes so easy
My lips can’t kiss what they can’t touch and I can’t taste your zealous bleeding

Angels ride on slave ships
I can’t leave tonight the freedoms rising
Sinai on high and high
Yes I and I by and by, by and by

Holy water on his face, wash away his pretty tears
Shame don’t mean that you’re disgraced only that your sins have chased you here
Dawn don’t rise before the night and you won’t rise before your sleeping
God don’t bow before the sun and you won’t before me either

Devils get where people let them
Come tempted, leave repentant
Sinai on high and high
Yes I and I by and by, by and by

Doesn’t matter what you say, I’ve found so many things
Idle hands make devils play, but I rise on angel’s wings
Brains don’t work without earth-gas and I can’t give you a reason
The lake of fire still can’t burn ash and that’s exactly why I’m breathing

God is good, and earth, touch wood
It’s understood before the flood come
Sinai on high and high
Yes I and I by and by, by and by

In the middle of the day

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8. On The Beach

Come around, can’t afford to buy another van before summer comes
And what I’ve found, from nights alone without a phone call, is that I ain’t heading where you’re bound
On the beach the surfer boys with sandy hair all flock to you to see you smile
You’re out of reach but not because you’re gone simply because you haven’t been here for a while

You could always find a place to stay and I don’t need to know
You could always find someone to love and I wont let it show

Harbour oak the sailors and their tattooed ladies look at you like at the stars
At night I choke, I couldn’t stand the campfire whispers, I try not to think ‘bout where you are
Holding back the memories of you, sometimes I picture us there, lying in the wind
If a heart is black then why’s there golden light around it teaching me like mothers teach children

You could always find a place to stay and I don’t need to know
You could always find someone to love and I won’t let it show

And all I need is already gone
What I believe is taking too long
And when you leave I know you’ll be strong because you’re free

Lied again, took you back another time like all those times you took before
And if you miss a million whiskey kisses from me, well I don’t drink whiskey anymore

You could always find a place to stay

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9. Cushions

I got so high it made my nose bleed all over the cushions at your house
And now you don’t want me coming round no more
I was so clumsy I spilt my ice cream all over the cushions at your house
And now you don’t want me coming round no more

And all the cushions at your house are gonna be happy ‘cause I wont be coming around to make a mess on them again
But all the cushions at your house are gonna get lonely ‘cause they can’t have any fun if they don’t have any friends

I smoked so much I coughed up black stuff all over the cushions at your house
I was so excited I came too quickly all over the cushions at your house

The cushions at your house

You broke my heart so bad I broke down all over the cushions at your house
I cried so much it formed a river flowing through the cushions at your house

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10. Take tonight

All the parking lots are closed and your strength’s starting to show
But the truth nobody knows is that you’re not going home till you know you’re on your own
I tried but couldn’t change
I never said we were the same
But if you want someone to blame, honey I got nothing left I can sacrifice my name
In the dawn the cold arrives and the hunger still survives
It’s a wonder you’re alive, through every maze you’ve passed unscathed and never wondered why
Now I don’t take your fall and I won’t come if you call
This is not the time to stall and all I know about love is that I don’t know fuck all

Take tonight
Change your life
You were wrong
I was right
about me

It’s an ugly fucking face in the mirror for me these days
Yeah and I’ve fallen from grace so far I’d call the cops on Jesus just to get a little taste
They say the truth will set you free and a lie won’t let you be
Well if knowledge is the key then all I want to know is that you got away from me

Down here the miracles get trapped
Down here the banks have got no cash
Down here we’re searching through the trash
Shelly’s pregnant Tobin’s selling and he’s strung out on the smack
Now I don’t take your fall and I won’t come if you call
This is not the time to stall and all I know about love is that I don’t know fuck all

Take tonight

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11. Worthy

In the morning we rise to the sound of the birds
In the silence I pray for the wisdom of words
When I told you I knew you had already heard
by the water

Now I’m watching the sun as it sets behind the hill
The wind is breathless and the wild child of the ocean is still
You sing softly behind my memories of you
and when I’m drifting…

You were worthy of something that I couldn’t give

And I know it’s not the same
Couldn’t take you away from your pain
Though I thought a lot about it I couldn’t change
You were worthy

When you’re dancing you still hold yourself just the same
To see you shining so golden just fills me with pain
And I knew you by touch but you knew me by name
Maybe one day my memories won’t carry any shame

In the night sky distant fireworks fire beyond the shore
And the scent of the wood smoke brings me back to where I was before
You were talking to someone about something, then so soon
it was broken, I noticed that you’d left the room

You were worthy

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12. Covenant maker

You come to me like you say things like you’re used to
You say your heart is troubled yet you refuse to cry
Your truth disarms my judgment, your heart’s not an alibi
You look at me so hard I know that I’ll try
I’ll try girl

And you know you can never escape things that you can’t enfold
And you know you will never be free from the stories you’ve told
I can’t believe that you would hostage your soul
I can’t take you in half and make you a whole
No

I’m not the covenant maker

You come to me and tell me that you’ve been waiting
You’re a little afraid I remind you of Satan
I say “you’re not to worry” and open the door
You tell me that you feel that you’ve been here before

Yes and do you remember the scent of winter when you were seven years old
You should know I would never trade love for the truth or my soul
You’re on fire, inspired, desiring god’s gold
You wont find it in divine stories I’ve told about my soul

I’m not the covenant maker

Did you think that your thoughts could take you to the realm of your soul?
If you truly believe that then union was never your goal
I can’t believe that you still need to be told
If you don’t know by now, brother, I’d better hold you

‘Cause you are the covenant maker
Between you and your soul
You alone
Like I am
I am the covenant maker between I and Bahola
Between I and Jehovah
Between I and Jah
Between I and Atua

I can’t believe that you would hostage your soul

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13. Want out

I want to be the one you wanna be with and if I get a chance then I’ll show you
I just look at all this time we’ve spent getting nowhere near it
So much shit’s gone down I don’t know what to do
Well honey I could cry ‘til you come over but it’s me who needs to comfort you
Sometimes in my way you’ll sense I’m sober
I got just enough time to make it through

Make up your mind if you want out
I’ll help you climb your own way out
I couldn’t find a reason to get out
If I’m left behind you won’t be late now

I wanna touch the god that made you baby
I want to walk a thousand miles
Just to be there when the shit gets crazy and serenade you with my smile
I want to ‘fuck it all’ and turn to starlight
I want to scream the world your name
I could live or die and maybe I might
Our love would still be the same

I wanna kill the pain that scares you lover
I wanna throw it all away
I want to thank the earth and bless your mother for bringing you to me
Say have you ever heard an owl from my home?
Have you ever cried across my name?
Can you imagine me shaking on that hilltop and screaming away your pain?

Make up your mind if you want out

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14. Through the night

Through the night I hear you travel
Are you comin’ are you goin’?
Which direction’s never clearly in my mind
I know you’ll be passing my way tonight
We got some time

Beyond the dreams of fallen horses you climb
Memories turn to silent echoes, don’t you rewind
You could always find a lantern if it wasn’t hard to find
I know you’ll go your way truly and I’ll go mine
We got some time

To the bottle I’ll return and that’s fine
I don’t need a rainbow catcher to see the signs
I’ll tow my trailer southbound, you toe the line
I left the front door open, you left behind
Sometime

Remembering the gifts you gave me fills me with light
The smile upon your pretty face, girl, my favorite sight
Nowadays that it’s all over still it’s all right
Maybe I’ll never find another but maybe I might
I got some time
You got some time
We got some time

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