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
 
Well, 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 fire

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 of this still lingers 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 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

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

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?

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

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?

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