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FOUNDLING

Foundling

Released: August 2010

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FOUNDLING

  • 1. Only The Wine (2:52)

    Sprung like a wild orchid
    Curled like a wave
    Hanging like wood smoke yeah
    In the airy glade
    Only the wine talking
    Only the wine
    Head spinning, mouth open
    Time after time
    Sympathetic
    Won’t forget it
    Hope I never live to see the day
    Gone forever
    Ah whatever
    Help me find the way
    Home
    Coiled in my synapses
    Poised like a snake
    There as the time lapses
    And the levee breaks
    Only the wine talking
    Only the wine
    Head spinning, mouth open
    Time after time

    Sympathetic
    Won’t forget it
    Hope I never live to see the day
    Gone forever
    Ah whatever
    Help me find the way
    The way
    The way
    Home
  • 2. Foundling (5:29)

    At the feet of love a foundling in the reeds
    At the feet of love yeah
    At the feet of love a foundling in the reeds
    At the feet of love yeah
    Take me to the limit of
    Every minute
    Dancer in the senate of needing and wanting
    Throw me in cold yeah
    All that my heart can hold
    Until finally confronting
    Strictly on a need to know
    Gonna have to let it go
    Baby, till the time is right
    At the feet of love a foundling in the reeds
    At the feet of love yeah
    At the feet of love a foundling in the reeds
    At the feet of love yeah
    Take me home

    Every apparition and
    Every dream that
    Threatened to but never was
    Actual, solid
    Every high cause yeah
    Every phoney Santa Claus
    Who wrote his name on it
    Strictly on a need to know
    Letting it go now
    Baby, till the time is right

    At the feet of love a foundling in the reeds
    At the feet of love yeah
    At the feet of love a foundling in the reeds
    At the feet of love yeah
    Take me home

    The sugar and the bile
    You try your best to reconcile
    Your heart with its shadow
    There she blows
    All bones and stones
    And blooming pale as Death in the meadow
    Gonna have to let it go now baby
    Till the time is right

    At the feet of love oh yeah
    Sweet transcendent love yeah
    At the feet of love sweet love
    Luminescent love yeah
    Sweet resplendent love oh yeah
    Exponential love yeah
    Yeah
  • 3. Forgetting (4:18)

    Crawling then walking
    Then running and sweating
    Forgetting

    Lying and cheating
    Aiding and abetting
    Forgetting

    Itching and scratching
    Punching and hitting
    Forgetting, Forgetting, Forgetting
    Forgetting

    Reminding rewinding
    Removing regretting
    Forgetting

    Your smiles at the wake and
    Your tears at the wedding
    Forgetting, Forgetting, Forgetting
    Forgetting
    Forgetting, Forgetting, Forgetting
    Forgetting

    Spellbound and hellbound
    And caught in the netting
    Forgetting

    A wiping it clean
    A minute Armageddon
    Forgetting, Forgetting, Forgetting
    Forgetting
    Forgetting, Forgetting, Forgetting
    Forgetting
    Forgetting, Forgetting, Forgetting
    Forgetting
  • 4. Gossamer Thread (5:11)

    Talking with the old folks by the wall
    Dreaming ’bout New Orleans in the Fall
    And grateful for the time that God allows
    And doing my best to keep it hid
    Hanging by a gossamer thread
    Roll on up it’s feeding time again
    A kiss to suck the lightning from the pain
    I’m hatching us a plan for busting out
    And free of what that bastard did
    Hanging by a gossamer thread
    All lit up like the National Grid
    And hanging by a gossamer thread
    You’re choking on your daily bread
    Hanging by a gossamer thread

    Dog in the doorway
    Dyed in the wool
    Dog in the doorway
    Dyed in the wool
    Dog in the doorway
    Dyed in the wool
    Away !

    I hope that I’m wrong
    Hope that I’m wrong
    I hope that I’m wrong
    Yeah
    I hope that I’m wrong
    Hope that I’m wrong
    I hope that I’m wrong
    Yeah
  • 5. The Old Chair (2:54)

    The old chair
    The old chair
    It gets that they don’t want it anymore
    The split seams
    And bad dreams
    I’m fluttering like a dollar to the floor
    You get to wonder what you do it for
    And if you’re not there to meet me
    Only shadows gonna greet me
    The moment I go stepping through the door
    My heart pounds
    I hear sounds
    Like laughter coming softly through the walls
    The high times
    Turn sidelines
    This game it makes a fool out of us all
    You’re off but you ain’t hardly
    Kicked the ball

    And if you’re not there to meet me
    Only absence gonna greet me
    The moment I go stepping through the door

    And if you’re not there to meet me
    Just what is gonna greet me
    The moment I go stepping through the door
  • 6. In God’s Name (3:43)

    What in God’s name
    Were we thinking of?
    What in God’s name
    Were we thinking of?
    Wrapping a ghost in cellophane
    You’ve got to earn the right
    Shouting the odds and everybody loves a good fight
    Break in and move the furniture
    Work on a kiss denied
    Climbing the walls and everybody loves a good fight
    Loves a good fight

    What in God’s name
    Were we thinking of?
    Of…
  • 7. We Could Fall In Love Again Tonight (4:26)

    Could stay here forever
    Where echoes return
    There’s glory to gather
    There’s money to burn
    But I just can’t help from thinking
    If I had you by my side
    That we could fall in love again tonight
    What kind of existence?
    To want you so much
    And only feel the distance
    Each time when we touch
    Been a lot of water flowing
    Babe we could just let it slide
    Then we could fall in love again tonight
    I’ll be there in a minute
    Baby just you sit tight
    Then we could fall in love again
    We could fall in love again
    We could fall in love again
    Tonight
    Tonight
    Tonight
    Tonight
  • 8. Holding On (5:10)

    Baby now don’t look back
    Don’t let those feelings start
    Don’t let the line go slack, when you’re
    Pulling it all apart
    How to describe the sky
    Or dismantle a beating heart
    Baby we’re holding on
    Here we are holding on
    Baby we’re holding on
    To the world
    Seeking assurances
    Some kind of guarantee
    There has to be more than this, oh now
    More than the eye can see
    Holding the lanterns high, while we
    Sink with our vanity

    Here we are holding on
    Guess we’re just holding on
    Baby we’re holding on
    To the world

    Now I’m gonna love you
    Like the spring bursts from the ground
    Unfurling from the ground
    Unfurling from the ground

    Faces of buildings, trees
    All that is stone, inert
    Here in these empty streets, well it
    Silently does assert
    That we are just passing ghosts, honey
    Vapours of joy and hurt

    And here we are holding on
    Baby we’re holding on
    Yes we’re just holding on
    To the world
    Here we are holding on
    Baby we’re holding on
    Here we are holding on
    Yes we’re just holding on
    Here we are holding on
    Baby we’re holding on
    Guess we’re just holding on to the world
  • 9. When I Was In Your Heart (2:37)

    Somebody should have told you
    I never knew
    It’s just another letter
    Returning to
    When I was in your heart

    Now every word is falling
    On stony ground
    It feels as if the music
    Could lay me down
    When I was in your heart
    When I was in your heart

    Because we wanted to
    Because we wanted to
    Because we wanted to pretend
    We wanted to pretend

    Now someone else is catching
    Those gravy trains
    And one poor bastard’s loss is
    Another’s gains
    The Saviour put a bullet
    Right through his brains
    When I was in your heart
    When I was in your heart
    When I was in your heart
  • 10. A New Day At Midnight (2:46)

    Oh my word ain’t never seen
    Day so golden, Earth so green
    Put my face into the stream
    That I might see
    What might have been
    Oh my heart how time has flown
    Feet that pass along the stone
    I hardly recognized my home
    All the paths had overgrown
    The music and the laughter gone
    ‘Pon my soul ain’t never felt
    So free of all the chains I built
    All the pain and all the guilt
    Vanished now beneath the silt
    I’m striding ‘cross Orion’s belt

    Oh my word I…
    Oh my word I…
    Oh my word I…
  • 11. Davey Jones’ Locker (5:11)

    At the edge of consciousness
    Where the lines they start to fade
    And the spirit goes undressed
    Of all malice and brocade
    At the edges, silvery edges
    Where the mirror it bends and stretches
    At the edges of this world
    Where the waters crash and curl
    Take me down, take me down
    Davey Jones yeah, take me down
    Take me down Davey Jones,
    Davey Jones yeah, take me down
    Where the sands they blow and shift
    Borne away yeah on the drift
    Where the sands they blow and shift
    Borne away now on the drift
    Maybe I can free myself
    Dancing with the swaying kelp
    Maybe I’ll redeem myself
    Swirling with the swaying kelp

    Take me down, take me down
    Davey Jones yeah, take me down
    Take me down Davey Jones,
    Davey Jones yeah, take me down
    Oh yeah

    Make me dance, wanna dance
    Wanna dance
    Let me see the blue sky
    I can dance, gotta dance
    Let me see the blue sky
    Gonna dance
    Holding fragments
    Holding fragments
    Holding Chimera
    Twisting fragments
    Only fragments
    Only figments
    Only Chimera

    You’re the one that got away
    You’re the one that got away
    You’re the one they couldn’t touch
    Just the one that got away

    At the edges, silvery edges
    Where the mirror it bends and stretches
    Oh the edges of this world
    Where the waters crash and curl