A THOUSAND PASTS​/​NO FUTURE

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released October 18, 2013

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Track Name: I Hope It Rains Today
I hope it rains today
blankets cover every part of me
right from the centre of my head
to ever tip that i have

I hope, i hope
and i hope you shut your eyes tonight
and you never remember me again

Unraveling like a loose thread
I don't know how to mend this
right from the earliest memory
to what you doing now
what you doing now
what are you doing now?

and I know you think I should try to see myself more
well that's all that I can
and I know you think I should try to see myself more
well that's all I'm trying to avoid
it's all I wanna avoid
Track Name: Sleep All Day
I been thinking about you all day
I've been thinking about you all day
Sometimes it's okay, sometimes you're just tired
sometimes i look in your eyes and I know you wanna go
where d'you wanna go?

It's okay you can sleep all day
you grown up now and you've fallen far
It's okay you can sleep all day
you grown up now and you've fallen far

Used to be so small I could hold you in my arms
now you lead me through the crowd
keep looking back with a smile
all by yourself

I been thinking about you all day
I've been thinking about you all day
and i know the life we have, it's not the best
just tell me one thing, what's so bad about me?
come on, what's so bad about me

It's okay you can sleep all day
it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
It's okay you can sleep all day
It's alright I won't try to wake you up anymore


Sometimes you're small
sometimes you're tall
Sometimes you can't recall my name
sometimes you're strange
Sometimes you've changed
sometimes the water runs so fast
Sometimes you're cold
sometimes you're weak
Sometimes the daylight flickers out
sometimes you're dark
Sometimes you're strained
sometimes you're calculated
Sometimes the daylight flickers out
sometimes you lie like lizards in the sun
Track Name: Papertown
I keep moving all my plans around my plate
so i guess I lost my appetite for this
and I don't wanna win this competition
that life's become
oh.. since I woke up
since I woke up

And it seems like all the faces that I see
hang on their heads so sad and hopelessly
well I don't know, maybe it's all mirrors to me
know that I think about it it's probably all in my head
All in my head
All in my head

So I'm dropping questions into the circle of my belly button
one by one, asking myself every morning
am I really only here cause I got used to it
I just got used to it
I just got used to it
Track Name: Bird of Clay
Left your sad book on the train
those winter nights keep the city hopeful
but the cold is much the same
running down your coat sleeves
through these bricks and gravel
bricks and gravel

There's an underground alert started in my mind
no-one's keeping posted, the radio won't respond
I can't be closr to you I can only write
creaking comes from blackened buildings
and I'm just living light

So as the city sleeps I hope that you will think of me
just a bird of clay fallen off it's purch
silently it weeps but keeps on falling
bird of clay will soon be subterranean
I thought, i thought
how come you're not as cold as me?

The serpent waits to bite the bird
my claws are bleeding from the wires on the fence
no view can last forever
no plea can go unheard
my breath salutes the sunrise as i try to see beyond the present tense

So as the city sleeps I hope that you will think of me
just a bird of clay fallen off it's purch
silently it weeps but keeps on falling
bird of clay will soon be subterranean
I thought, i thought
how come you're not as cold as me?
Track Name: Minor Characters
Fallen into a lot of grooves
just cause your feet don't move
in any direction till someone better comes and pulls you out there
thinking of those ripples spreading out
from the point where your toe tapped the water years and years ago

and that's how it goes
I guess you weren't that bright
and that's how it goes
saying it'll level out

so lost in your wild dreams
when the alarm clock cuts you
two week old days still lying on the floor
if you could speak now, if there was someone there you'd say
just how weak you feel most mornings, this morning included

and that's how it goes
I guess you weren't that bright
and that's how it goes
saying it'll level out
it'll level out

Guess you didn't work it out
guess you don't know now
guess you didn't work it out
maybe no-one does...
and it seems like they don't care
they don't care about you
and it seems like they don't care, they don't care about you
Track Name: Swing
Oh god, would you believe where i've put my feet
now I miss the way your smile hung there on your face
so perfectly, so completely

Now love's only real when it's your hand
and don't tell me you don't understand
Just tell me you feel everything I say
everything that I say
I love you, you love me
I love you and you love me

Now wrap your fingers around
I'm all that there is now
and don't you dare ever let go of me
or you'll be so cold
so cold, even when the light falls in
through your bedroom window in the morning

Oh I'll be the name on your walls
the smell on your clothes
everyone that you ever told
what you really are
Track Name: Bitter Wind
You're not like them
oh you're not even close
the harpstring tightens taut
and the true bow moans

oh your poisoned chalice
filled to the brim
choose Hell with jesus
or heaven without Him
and the red sea is sinking
the sky is falling in
and the red sea is sinking
the sky is falling in

I'm never angry
no I've made my peace
it's brief love on earth
or forgotten beast

and at supreme tension
there must be a pinch
this martyr incarnate
in the bitter wind
and the black sea is sinking
the sky is falling in
and the black sea is sinking
the mind is falling in
falling in
Track Name: Cocaine
Do you remember feeling cold
in the night-time, dreaming
held a conch shell to our mouths
nothing stupid, going missing

I only worry when I see those blood stains
and the Sun's coming up
and it's everywhere
oh your headaches
your blood and bones..
you painted apostles as they lose
their footing

My baby only does cocaine
don't you know not to say these things?
cause that feeling is only cocaine
and it passes on
it passes on.

Don't remember growing old
only part we eventually forgot
sound of neon burning out
coloured lights didn't lead to what you thought
didn't lead to what you thought

We were terror, Byron, Cain
built a world and stole into it
part the oceans, graph the skies
hope the world would stay insulted
stay insulted
oh the town's waking up, everyone's getting up
let's go for breakfast now
let me take you away

My baby only does cocaine
don't you know not to say these things?
cause that feeling is only cocaine
and it passes on
it passes on.