Sing You

 

Sing you, what God made me

Sing you, what God made me

I’m a little lamb, your weakened limb

Sing you, what God made me

Sing you, what God made me

I’m a broken mast, and I’m all at sea

Silence rises on what’s known

And his thoughts they bring me low

It’s in a story long foretold

He is gone and will go no more

He shall be brought low

And they shall burn together (and while I held him)

She said, fly, fly away

We can be of one feather

Sing you, what God made me

Sing you, what God made me

I’m your hunted king

And I’m fucked right royally

Right royally, I’m fucked right royally

 

Unbecoming

 

I heard the sound like a bird call

Standing here behind the wall

There was some talk about a war

But the birds still fly like they did before

They seem to know what is to come

Unaffected by any wrong

I saw a man torn limb from limb

But there was nothing I could do for him

He’d loved a woman back in this town

And so I went to make her my own

Unaffected by any wrong that I might do

So lay me down into your arms

I know I will not come to harm

And I’ll take you down and be your man

But close your eyes and you might feel his hands

Unaffected by any wrong that we might do

Unbecoming

 

 

Would You Have It?

 

Would you have it this way, no more to touch

The imprint once made now fades in this dwindling light

Would you have it this way, no more to feel

The limbs that once swelled under a touch known so well would now fight it

Would you have it this way, no more to know

Yes, it’s true, that’s just what you’d do, and you would have it.

Blood spilled is spilt in love only

Any skin that we split is split in desire

Bodies felled, they fall together

But if you would come this way

I would be bird for you, I would be rock for you

And I’d be your tree

If you would come this way I would be wolf for you

I’d rain down upon you

I’d be your sea

Blood spilled is spilt in love only

Any skin that we split is split in desire

Bodies felled, they fall together

There every night and we’re one inside the other

I’m a burning tree that has ached for you

And has grown for you

And my limbs will grow stronger

I’m a burning tree that has ached for you

But can ache for you no longer.

 

For The Birds

 

I stole a feather, and stole another

And with needle and twine

I bound your body to mine

There are things we must disguise

See how their eyes turn back to shine

I’d will it mine, but their mouths they whisper low and mark me

I hear her sing her loving words

But now I know that my love is for the birds

So I stole a feather, and stole another

And with needle and thread

I sewed you into the lining of my bed

So stay here by my side

See the Lord abides us in this crime

I fell into the sea of her skirt

But now I know that my love is for the birds

The swallow he eyes me like a killer

But he won’t say if he could go one better

 

 

Gathering For The Feast

 

I like to watch you rise from the water

The steam coming from your skin

You dry yourself all over

Well a door is open, won’t you let me in?

I hear the horses in the stable

The dogs that lower in the field

As we are dancing around the table

And I’m pushing

(…)

There is something that I must say

But the words just disappear from my sight

I’ve got a taste for you now

So would you let me eat you tonight?

 

In Our Way

 

The sun rises in the morning

It’s time to go again

This light makes its slow way across you

And I’m ready to go there again

In this light, oh this light

It has seen us in our perfect way

A black dog out in the field

Is sometimes a sign

And sometimes it’s just a way that I lengthen my time with you

It’s what you do with your skin

You push me out and then pull me back in

Into your tragedies and your comedies

But won’t you just let me be

Just be in my way

It’s what you do with your skin

You breathe me out and then breathe me back in

Into your tragedies and your comedies

And you’d say just let you be

Just be in your way

A black dog out in the field is sometimes a sign

But mostly now it’s just a way

That I lengthen my time

With you

  

She Lays With Wolves

 

I would not take exception

I want to be your reflection

I would not take you lightly

I want to be your one nightly

For we have borne witness to so many things

From the silence we found our way to sing

And when we low, all so full of chest

While in the night my love, she takes her rest

She lays with the wolves

I have my method and I have my way

And it serves me very well here in my day

But the night, man, that’s just another thing

The darkness does its slow unravelling

And she lays with the wolves

Now I unravel some bit of you

To see what lies behind

But you just laugh and push me away

And you say, ”my love, I know what’s on your mind.”

She lays with the wolves, now I’m inside

In her arms and her legs and her body

We’re of one kind

Now on reflection I can be

An exception and my own mystery

We walk in circles just to confuse

Your own true loving is what I will use

And we’ll build that kingdom for our own

Where I will lord over

And I’ll wait in the darkness until you fall asleep

On my shoulder

 

Only The Owl Knows

 

I rise early, my love, to see the dawn with you

To breathe the light in and the heat from your skin

A night beneath a blanket of me

I lay across you in praise

This is how I would start my days

And end them too

I made this skin for you

In the darkness it seems

The trees whisper their dreams

But only the owl knows where

And which way our love would grow

So I hold him close to my chest

And it just seemed the best way

When we long to be wise to our love’s eyes

But to know that you’re true

I made this skin for you

This morning I’m up before the birds

And run my hands through owl feathers

But when we let go you rise and I stay low

And though I have nothing of you

I still have these wings

Their spreading is like the sing

And it’s like they sing

But I flap around blind

In the darkness to find

Some skin to touch

all songs ©waywardbreedmusic 2012