LYRICS

A House I Don't Remember EP

Keep Back

Weep your tears next to me
Keep this hidden from me
Drain your blood over me
Keep this hidden from me

Show me the house you grew up in
I'll see what hung on your walls
Hold me too close for comfort
So I can hold you responsible

Give your nightmares to me
Keep this hidden from me
In your memories tie me
Keep this hidden from me

Follow your fears
Keep me out of here

Keep back

Show me the house you grew up in
I'll see what hung on your walls
Hold me too close for comfort
So I can hold you responsible

Moth

Drift through the stores
Keep the balance
In through the doors
take your chances

Moth toward light
Glowing windows
Drained of all fight
Surrender slow

Girls on billboards laughing
Silence, hysterical and lasting
Me, with my creased hands
They know I can't speak back from here

(Keep Out) 

They sing, 
"Don't bite the hand that feeds you" 
Up in their framed thrones
"Don't bite the hand that feeds you" 
As I stand here skin and bone

Feel you close in
The years we froze
I'm still mannequin
Break the windows

A man in a car
The sirens echo
He looks on ahead
Like I'm not here

Girls on billboards laughing
Gloss and dress so sheer
Watch me start to wonder
If maybe I'm not really here

(Keep Out) 

They sing, 
"Don't bite the hand that feeds you" 
Up in their framed thrones
"Don't bite the hand that feeds you" 
As I stand here skin and bone
 

All Talked Out

Sleep now
In your box
Full of phones
Speak with a grin
To a man
You don’t know

Across the line
Hold out your hands
Voice softly lull
A doormat for his shoes

(Pretty mouth
Pretty mouth on the phone
Tell them it’s ok
Tell them your name
Words crawl through the wires
And down your back like fingers
Where did his hands go? 
Where did his hands go? 
Wash it off, wash it all off
Don’t speak, pretty mouth
You are all talked out) 

Head in the game
You tell your friends about your day
Words and words and words to wear you away
Making the money
To make you forget
That you weren’t ok
Thinking in circles, think
Nothing really happened anyway

Where did his hands go? 
Where did his hands go? 
Wash it off, wash it all off
Buckle your shoes, don’t talk
Don’t tell mum in the car
You are not allowed
You are not allowed

(Words crawl through the wires
And down your back like fingers
Don’t speak now pretty mouth, 
You are all talked out) 

Ring Empty

Hold me tighter here
I made this house for you
I wait it out in fear
That there’s nothing here you want to hold on to

And with all this noise in us
They are all you hear
A constant hum, 
They ring empty in your ears

And I hold you
With aching arms
So tight
My nails cut your skin

In your tired eyes
You don’t see me
I fight, 
Still waiting in the wings

I try
But they’re still ringing in your ears

Evaporate

I want to feel you here
All over me
Like water
Free

I want to feel you here
All over me
Into my skin, seep
All over me

I miss you with your flooded eyes
Too much for them to crystallise
I feel the sound around me die
No tears, this space is paralysed

And this is all that I can find
It’s not enough to feel alive
(Breathe) 
I take the bus home through the night
They drive the way without the lights
No one sees the way this bites
(Breathe) 

Next to me you fade
Evaporate
Into the air
Breathe

You disappear
Into yourself
I watch
As you leave

Into my arms, come

I miss you with your flooded eyes
Too much for them to crystallise
I feel the sound around me die
No tears, this space is paralysed

And this is all that I can find
Your body anchored by my side
It’s not enough to feel alive
(Breathe) 
I take the bus home through the night
They drive the way without the lights
No one sees the way this bites
(Breathe)

Remember

I remember the very first day
I felt water splash across my face
Grown hands guide me through the space
A blue pool deep inside my brain

A grazed knee and the feel of pain
Faces seep across two decades
It seemed strange so I asked you the same
You said all you remember are those pretty girls’ names

A worried boy’s whisper over and over
Taking the trouble away to take you closer
To a love where guidance didn’t matter
To side glances and unrequited stares
Addiction will run you empty
This addiction will run you empty

But tell me will you
Remember the night
You first really saw me stand there
It was so bright
Among the eyes below
You saw your fingers in my short hair

And I sang about a dream
You’d never felt before
Opened up this dark door
My feet weren’t on the floor
I wore a different dress to all those names
That now all seem to sound the same

And I can't be them for you
No I can't be them for you

I remember the very first time
I held a hand of my own size
Both small but only one was a child
She taught me how to hold a girl as she cried

You say tears were too much for you
When she cried you always left the room
Back to your bed where things would stay the same
I heard you whispering their names
Addiction will run you empty
This addiction will run you empty

But tell me will you
Remember the night
You first really saw me stand there
It was so bright
Among the eyes below
You saw your fingers in my short hair

And I sang about a dream
You’d never felt before
Opened up this dark door
My feet weren’t on the floor
I wore a different dress to all those names
That now all seem to sound the same

And I can't be them for you
No I can't be them for you