Reattachment

Reattachment - Dan wallace

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What I Know
South of Heaven (no lyrics)
Invisible Lines
Faded Map
Odd Man Out
Brittle Tongues (no lyrics)
Spellbound
Messiah
Thanks for the People
Elegy (no lyrics)
27
Go Ahead
Easy Come Easy Go

1. Reattachment

300 years have gone since then – since i lost my head
i had to learn it all again – since reattachment
i never thought it’d be like this – yeah, i believed you
i thought there’d be a bit more bliss
well that’s just one more myth

3000 years, oh just let it end

last week while looking for some space – just walking around
i saw your car in a strange place – so i looked closer
the fin still hummed from gliding low – that made me wonder
i sent a signal with your code – it said that you were home

3000 years have led us to this

i was born in this land long before the electropathic clan
i will go when i’m done being the world’s youngest son

i turned my indicators off – they could not help me
i braced my senses then took off – you couldn’t be far off
in the middle of a static rainbow arch – i smelled your person
i flipped my eyes around and watched
though my view was half blocked
things became clear, i know what you did

i was born in your hands, part of some sort of master plan
i will go when i’m done exposing the minds you’ve undone

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2. What I Know

robin hood
stole from everybody that he could
even from the poor ones when he could
that’s what i know

let them say what they want to
it’s ok, they’ll always love you
it’s nothing but a fancy form of hope
that their lives won’t always be sad

elizabeth
all she ever did was hold her breath
waiting for that man to take her hand
that’s what i know

let them thank who they need to
it’s ok: they’ll always need you
it’s just another fancy way to dream
that one day they all will be free

when it all comes down to you
you don’t know what to do with
all these things that they have given you
brother that’s the way this game’s always been played
though no one ever ever ever wins, no…

anyday, almost anytime or anyplace
you can find someone who’s got no face
it’s always been that way

let them be who they need to
it’s ok: they’ll always need you
it’s just a flight of fancy they still dream
that one day you all will believe

when it all comes down to you
you don’t know what to do with
all these things that they have given you
brother that’s the way this game’s all overplayed
though no one ever ever ever wins, no…

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4. Invisible Lines

there is a line invisible and when it merges
with a curve it makes a world inside a word

i never thought about your world till my own’s demise
then i saw what it is worth to keep open lines
though I still think it’s a curse they don’t intertwine
i’m not speaking of a cross
i hate those symbols
when i talk i want to swallow every thought

well, i guess you had to be there to know
what it was like being
people trying hard to find a shining beacon
buried within them
digging through each other
cloning one another
doing things that half-way rhyme with loving
oh, i know that it’s a stretch for you
try imagining the world that i once knew

there is a line we never touch
you stay behind I stay in front
we’ll cut it when we’ve had enough

i never saw the wall of glass until it cracked in half
i never thought about the past till it came crashing back
then i missed what i once had, i missed what made me sad
though i really must confess
that even though it was a mess
i never have any regrets

well, i guess you had to be there to know
what it was like being
someone trying hard to find a little needle
buried in people
running from each other
chasing one another
doing things that half-way rhyme with loving
oh, i know that it’s a stretch for you
i’ll try imaging the worlds that you’ve known too

there is a line invisible
it wraps around my neck and yours
we pull a constellation bull

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5. Faded Map

have you found a faded map?
i think i left one here
i’m ready to be home again
back where i first began

sometimes i feel no one cares
if i ever get back home

i never had that many friends
so don’t look so surprised

i’m begging to be home again
back to my old boring life

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6. Odd Man Out

hey you over there I know who you are
you’ve run all day long, but not very far
you can’t go home, you’re on the run
you’re losing blood fast, and where’s your gun?
you’ll follow me

i know all your friends, they all know me
so come on inside, i’ll pour you a drink
and it’s a shame you can’t stay longer
but your friends, they’re not as strong as your enemies
you know they’re not

i know of a place where you can hide
you’ll see father tom there before you die
and your kathleen, you’ll see her too there
if you can make it – but i can’t carry you all the way
you know i can’t

the snowfall’s begun but the heat is on
police have caught onto your trail of blood
wait over there, behind those shrubs
don’t make a sound I’ll go get father tom and kathleen

the guns have gone off and we pray for your souls
your hearts were both good though perhaps not of gold
and childish things that you had put away
are not forgotten and we’ve learned what faith can really bring

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8. Spellbound

spellbound, in a trance, how long will all this last?
and though i’m feeling safe today, i have to be on my way
train tracks in a snow white field take me a way
though that’s not the only way that i know how to escape

thank you for trusting me, i couldn’t do this all alone
no…

razor in the right hand, drugs in the milk
these surreal amnesia dreams, slinking through guilt labyrinthine
burn scars on the left hand, and walls painted still
beneath flapping shadow wings, i’m spying a faceless fiend

thank you for loving me, i couldn’t make this on my own
no…

i’d open my eyes, but i’m blinded by the light
and i’m not so sure your right
and i’m fall… i’m falling…i am fall… i’m falling

i’d open my eyes, but i’m blinded by the light
though i’m not too scared to try
and i’m fall… i’m falling… i am fall… i’m falling

small things from the past have escaped my memory
though they’ve plague me secretly, now they’re coming back to me
my hands, they are free of this blood after all
now that i’m not on the wall, let’s take up where we left off

thank you for saving me, i’d not have done this for myself
no…

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9. Messiah

what am i but an innocent messiah
who’s been tempted by the wrong kind of fire?
what am i but a desperate messiah
full of passion, yes, but not so wise?

it’s not easy being chosen for things you’ll never be

what am i but an ignorant messiah
who’s been guided by the wrong kind of light?
what am i? just a lonely old messiah
who’s been tempted by the wrong kind of lies?

it’s not easy being chosen for things you’ll never see

circles squares and triangles
trace thin shadows across
the hordes of lost lords’ jigsaw puzzle faces

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10. Thanks For The People

thanks for the people you have been here today
there’s the teacher, there is the leader
there is the evil preacher

there was a sound without words, what did that mean?
there was a sound with some words without meaning
this is a sound that is heard near the ending,
thank you for listening

all we believe in comes from one simple place
then it slivers, turns into symbols
separates all the people

there was a sound without words, what did that mean?
there was a sound with some words without meaning
this is a sound that is heard near the ending
thank you for hearing

if i am nothing, what does that make you?
if you are nothing, what does that make me?

thank you for tearing me apart here today
you don’t have to, i don’t ask you
you do it anyway

there was a sound without words, what did that mean?
there was a sound with some words without meaning
this is a sound that occurs near the ending
thank you for hearing

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12. 27

have i lost you forever?
will that warm glow shine again?
give me peace, give me hope now
just don’t leave me all alone here

clean the chrome plated demon
keep on smiling while you nurse him
he’s the last ray of sunshine
give me hope or give me freedom

i don’t wanna’ cramp your style again
i just wanna’ be your special friend
so don’t take it personal
just don’t leave me here all alone

have i lost you forever
to the spiral shadow-chain?
to the breech in the ceiling?
to this small town poison rain?

i don’t wanna’ cramp your style again
i just wanna’ be your special friend
so don’t take it personal
just don’t leave me here all alone

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13. Go Ahead

go ahead, take it away
we will all end up the same way
i don’t mind, these are hard times
hurry up, i might change my mind

if you see me there, in my broken air
waiting for the world to pay for my repairs
please don’t stare
turn yourself around, get out of there

go ahead, take it away
we will all end in the same place
i will say to you: “hope you had fun”
hurry up, the damage is done

if you see me there, through my broken stare
waiting for the world to give me back the air
it won’t share

turn around and get away from there
go ahead, make your escape
dig a hole as deep as it takes
i won’t laugh when it collapses
hurry up, there’s nothing to save

i’ll be watching you, through my broken view
waiting for the world to split itself in two
just like you
there is nothing left for us to use … use

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14. Easy Come Easy Go

we once flew through the air
riding moonlight and prayers
you were to be my everything
no one could know how much
i loved you back then, but i know it’s over

easy come, easy go
at east that’s what we’re told
we can sing our tears away
and there’s always a new day
if all these things are really true
then why do i think of you
when there’s a moon rolling by
reminding me of old times?

we once thought we would sing
a complete symphony
you were to be my harmony
no one could know how much
i needed you then, but i know it’s over

easy come, easy go
at least that’s what we’re told
we can cry our dreams away
and there’s always a new day
if all they say is really true
then why do i still love you?
there’s such a long way to go
before my heart turns to stone

romance comes in two parts:
first it’s found then it’s lost
then there’s the rub: no one to love
no one could know how much
you’re missing it then, but you know it’s over

easy come, easy go
at least that’s what we’re told
we can drink our tears away
and there’s always a new day
we know these things are never true
but what else is there to do
before the sunlight is strong
and all the moonshine is gone?

if we must say goodbye
let’s remember tonight
by the song the winds have blown
and by the moon’s pearly glow
and if I have only one breath
left for a dying lament it’s just for you, only you

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