MUSIC

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