A moth is not a butterfly

Hey hey hey (my little beauties)

You are too beautiful

You and the candles

Rain

When these mountains were the seashore

It's a long life to always be longing

Goodbye to radio

Ice Age

 

 

 

 

A moth is not a butterfly
And I know why, I know why
It kind of makes you wanna cry
That a moth is not a butterfly

But some are happy in the bluest sky
And others search, in the dark of night
And sadness is a silent right
A moth is not a butterfly

A stone is not a grain of sand
Itís hard I guess, to understand
Both broken parts scatter the land
A stone is not a grain of sand

And one has lived for longer still
The other longs to break until
The wind can lift it in its hand
A stone is not a grain of sand

Oooh, ooooooh

A desertís not a mountainside
And I know why, yeah, I know why
ĎCause one is vast and one divides
A desertís not a mountainside

ĎCause one has need for open space
The otherís simply in its place
It must be known far and wide
That a desertís not a mountainside

A moth is not a butterfly
And I know why, Yeah I know why
It kind of makes you wanna cry
That a moth is not a butterfly

 

 

 

Hey, hey, hey, my little beauties
Come in and get warm
Hey, hey, hey, my little beauties
Forever is the storm
You are what God made you
Everyone can see
You don't have to change for no one,
Especially not me

Hey, hey, hey, my little beauties

There's tragedy enough
Hey, hey, hey, my little beauties
It's no reason to get tough
Everyone keeps falling in and out of love,
You're tired from all your wandering,
You'd like to give it up


Oooh, yes I know, yes I know
You hardly think of all these things at all

Yes I know, yes I know,
You're just as simple, as simple as you seem

Hey, hey, hey, my little beauties
You're never where you were
Life is ugly, sad and dirty
And this I say for sure

One certainty of living,
Is that you're gonna die
So why not stand in awe of it
Instead of asking why


Hey, hey, hey, my little beauties

You lovers and you fools
Don't get trapped in hopeless cages,
'Cause hopeless

Isn't

True

 

 

 

I walked through the airport alone
I looked at my phone
'Cause it keeps me company


I called you as I hired the car
To ask you how far
Is it there from you to me
I wrote directions on the back of an old magazine


'Cause you are too beautiful
To be in bed with me
Yeah, you are too beautiful to be in bed with me


If you could see the thoughts I see,
If you could see my thoughts, baby,
You'd agree


I write this song lovingly on
An old girlfriends guitar
She wants me to return


On the 12th floor you took off your clothes,
New York in the snow,
And our bodies left to burn

Soft gentle rebel
let the sun pierce the moments of spring

'Cause you are too beautiful
To be in bed with me
Yeah, you are too beautiful to be in bed with me

 

If you could see the thoughts I see,
If you could see my thoughts, baby,
You'd agree


If you could see the thoughts I see,
If you could see my thoughts
If you could see my thoughts, baby.

'Cause you are too beautiful
To be in bed with me
Yeah, you are too beautiful to be in bed with me


If you could see the thoughts I see,
If you could see my thoughts
If you could see the face I see,
If you could see my face


If you could see my face

 

  

 

 

When society's crumbled
And everything's gone,
When the cars are all rusted away
When there ain't no more money,
And there's nothing to buy,
And all that we have is the day

When the world becomes silent,
No planes in the air
And the voices just gather to sing
When the guns are the fence posts
And the cars are the dog house
And the telephones no longer ring

And what, what of the night
With no electrical light ?
So what then ?

You, you and the candles will be all that I need
Your face bathed in the firelight will be all I want to see
And I'll still sing you a song
That'll last the whole night long
You, you and the candles

When the grocery stores are hollow inside,
And the airports are filled with the breeze
After the anarchy finally subsides,
When you reckon with how it will be

When empires are humbled for the eyes of the people
And the truth will be like a parade
When industry's fallen, we'll make our own clothes now
The gifts of our hands rise again

And what, what of the night
With no electrical light ?
So what then ?

You, you and the candles will be all that I need

Your face bathed in the firelight will be all I want to see
And I'll still sing you a song
That'll last the whole night long
You, you and the candles

In the waste paper basket
The timing's fantastic
For lovers to mean what they say
And a night lit in candles on stained wooden mantles
Keep us safe 'till the night turns to day

You, you and the storm clouds
And the puddles at our feet
The lightning cuts through the heavens
And lights you so bravely


And I'll still write you a song
To last the whole night long

You, you and the candles
You, you and the candles

You, you and the candles

 

 

 

Rain, rain,
Falling is the only thing you ever do
Your'e getting pretty good,
You're getting pretty good at it now

Down, down,
Down to where the trouble and the hurt does live,
Where so many fall, where so many take and not give

You make it seem so graceful,
You make it seem so proud
You're just falling from the sky on to the ground

And what, what,
What if it was simple like the falling rain,
Love comes down and just sinks into your heart

'Cause when you fall, fall
Fall so hard it's ugly just to see your face,
Fall so hard the earth beneath you looks the other way

You make it seem so graceful,
The peace within your sound

You're just falling from the sky onto the ground


Pain, pain,
Why did I invite you to be here again

I thought we were through
When I walked away in the rain

 

 

 

When these mountains were the seashore
When this desert was the ocean floor
We would swim beneath the star filled sky
We were lovely fish alone in the night

 

Before the cities met the heavens

I mean way, way, way back before then
We would sing as if it were a prayer
We were lovely fish who dreamed to dare

Before clocks kept track of the time
When day led gracefully into the night
Before two fish that dreamed to fly
Created their sadness and new reasons to cry

When these mountains were the seashore
When this desert was the ocean floor
You and I were not born yet
It's too long ago now even to forget

When the blue sky found its courage
To love and raise and nourish
Back when life was simply meant to be
Our love and care alone of the sea

Before clocks kept track of the time
When day led gracefully into the night,
Before two fish that dreamed to fly
Got suspicious of a miracle
And asked themselves why

When we looked up through the water
At time and space and wondered
What it might be like to live up there
To leave our fins and gills for the air

Before the clocks kept track of the time
Before the poems began to rhyme
Before two simple fish had learned to cry
Got suspicious of their love and asked each other why

Ahahah ahahah

 

 

 

You said I'm wise, but I'm not so sure
Maybe my lies were just that good.
And my lonely tears wish never to be
puddled on the floor with just them and me

It's a long life, a long life
To be always longing
It's a long life, long life
To always be longing.

There's truth in these eyes, you can rest assured
salvaged by voices that have no words
Running with fear
Left ruin in its wake
Is the measure of a man how much love he can fake

It's a long life, a long life
To be always longing
It's a long life, long life
To always be longing

It's a long life, a long life
To be always longing
It's a long life, long life
To always be longing

Oh, the time it's just so hard
With all your fears and your running around
We sadly burned down what we had,
It happened so long...?

It's a long life, a long life
To be always longing
It's a long life, long life
To always be longing

It's a long life, a long life
To be always longing
It's a long life, long life
To always be longing
Oooh.... Ahaaah....

 

 

 

Goodbye to radio
Goodbye to the things that we know
And calculate passages

And bloom like a tiger lilly in July

And lovers will die
And lovers will rise past the darkness we've seen
So stop telling lies
And start falling blind in the deepest of seas

Salvaged by wondering
Weighed down by tears that you wish you could cry
And I want to make love with you
Spread you so wide
Like the bluest of nights

And lovers will die
And lovers will rise past the darkness we've seen
So stop telling lies
And start falling blind in the deepest of seas

And lovers will die

And lovers will rise past the darkness we've seen
So stop telling lies
And start falling blind to the darkest of seas

And lovers will die

And lovers will rise past the darkness we've seen
So stop telling lies
And start falling blind in the deepest of seas

 

 

 

Ice age

Don't cry, baby
'Cause we'll ride it where it goes
And we'll dress up for the cold
It's gonna be nice days in the ice age

And I learnt when I was in school
It only moves an inch or two
Every other day
So I think we'll be okay
It's gonna be nice days in the ice age

There's little left to say
That our love won't melt away
So have another glass of wine
And I think it will be fine
There's gonna be nice days in the ice age
Oh yeah...

And the saddest thing would be
If you up and said to me
That you tired of running scared
And you really don't care
About the ice age, baby


So maybe we'd lie down
And we'd kiss there on the ground
As we're taken by the ice
And in fact it might be nice
It's gonna be nice days in the ice age

And in ten thousand years time
When we're found there, still entwined
In a near eternal kiss
That would impress the scientists
It's gonna be nice days in the ice age
Oooh...