LYRICS

Sand & Clay // Hollows for Sorrows

Half light
linking arms while
seagulls circle
shores anew

I’ll alight
and leave the last line
on the sand dunes
an ode to you

The wheels will turn
and the sundial saw
how we were
coming closer

Half light
on the hillside
looking over
an open end

Some things
leave you reeling
send you leaping
the farthest fence

And the wheels will turn
and the sundial saw
how we were
coming closer

Deep seams
under cover
like no other
could ever leave

Well, you can’t fight
fire with fear
But you can find
your way from here

The wheels will turn
and the sundial saw
how we were
coming closer

Leave a flower
under the ground
for me, now

Breaking waves
over the slate roof tiles

Deeper down
it all seems the same
to me, now

Sand and clay?
It still let the rain through


Stella’s Telescope // Hollows for Sorrows

I thought I’d find
A warmth underneath the ice
Waited for a sign
A drift or a shift in light

Sleet sheets for snow
Breathe you before you go
A ring through a telescope
A spring where the well was choked

Dig a hollow for your sorrows
Bury all you’ve lost
What’s forgiven is forgotten
Now the stars have crossed

Before the sky is dark
Which things still linger on?

Take what you thought was gone
And hear what your heart could not

Dig a hollow for your sorrows
Bury all you’ve lost
What’s forgiven is forgotten
Now the stars have crossed



Pendulum // Hollows for Sorrows

It’s all in the turn of the cards
I had no regard
For the hours won

And though we were close
once, the song
is remembered for the note
It ends upon

The song fell silent

The beat of my heart starts to rust
I count the seconds on an abacus
And one by one I become
The ticking of a clock
A pendulum

I can’t claim the life I choose
As grain by grain
The shore slips through
Egg timers with clouded glass
I can’t tell how
much time we have

Must I go
in search of you?

Doors of oak
I can’t get through

The song fell silent

While I swung
in search of you

While I swung
the shore slipped through

While I swung
the hands moved fast

While I swung
I let you go past


Cold Light // Lustre & Curve

There’s a wall in my way
and I can’t find the faith to take it down

But there’s a lot still at stake
and that’s all I can say now

There’s a weight in my hands
and I can’t stop the sand from shaking out

So I get deeper and deeper
deeper and deeper down

There’s an oath inside your mouth
and a soul to settle down

But I’m no fool
I’ve known fair and I’ve known foul

There’s a dusk on the loch
but the clock keeps a click till morning comes

And in the mist, there’s a truth
But it shifts and it moves on

There’s a voice in my head
stops me dead just before I get it right

But I’m getting closer and closer
Closer to cold light

There’s a secret in your wake
and a love that made you break

But you long
you still long to keep it safe

Maybe this time
Maybe next time
I’ll get the timing right

Maybe this time
Maybe next time
I’ll set the world alight

For you

And the war will abate
And we’ll take what we’ve saved
When that day comes

So give it all, give it highs
Give it something to ride on

And the wall, it still stands
But my heart leaps and lands the other side

So, while I’ve ropes and I’ve rungs
And I’ve hope in my lungs I’ll climb

Surely leaving a light on counts?

Maybe this time
Maybe next time
I’ll get the timing right

Maybe this time
Maybe next time
I’ll set it all alight

For you


Clutching at the Dark // Lustre & Curve

You always said you’d turn
your hand to the task

Grab the ropes and reel them in
And pin your hopes to the mast

I had the flag flying
I cut the slack with you in mind

Was it wishful thinking
On your part or mine?

I always thought you’d turn
your back to the wind

Open arms and brace your heart
Against the last hurricane

I had the kite flying
I was ready for the pull

I would ride the updraft
for the sense of something real

So be kind and be calm
I will keep the curtains drawn
Till the light comes round to find us
Clutching at the dark

You always seemed to hear
a howl as a hum

Never one to waste your fears
on a foe that might not come

I had the wolves running
I had the black dog on my tail

I convinced myself I’d glimpsed
The eyes behind the veil

So be kind and be calm
I will keep the blinkers on
Till the light comes round to find us
Clutching at the dark

So, say now
That all the signs were there

So, say now
They served us well
They served us

What then?

I kept the plates spinning
I kept the faith for year on year
I felt the time ticking
And nothing drawing near

So be kind and be calm
I will keep you in my arms
Till the light comes round to find us
Clutching at the dark



Above the Embers // Lustre & Curve

Where the wind is high and mighty
Where the white lie’s in the dust
There’s a door behind the ivy
I’ll keep it there for us

When horizons spin around us
And the diamond’s in the rough
There’s a lantern on the mountain
They can’t take that from us

They can’t take that from us

And slowly, as the ice moves
Slowly, as summer comes
You’ll come to be a bird
above the embers

From the burn into the boughs
From the woods into the wilds
There are feathers under fires

And slowly, as the ice moves
Slowly, as autumn comes
I’ll come to be a bird
above the embers

Slowly, as the ice thaws
Slowly, as seasons turn
We’ll come to be the birds
above the embers