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Eyes open


01. You’re All I Have
Strain this chaos turn it into light
I’ve got to see you one last night
Before the lions take their share
Leave us in pieces, scattered everywhere
Just give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
You’re cinematic razor sharp
A welcome arrow through the heart
Under your skin feels like home
Electric shocks on aching bones
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
There is a darkness deep in you
A frightening magic I cling to
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear now you are all that I have
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear now you are all that I have

02. Hands Open
It’s hard to argue when
You won’t stop making sense
But my tongue still misbehaves
And it keeps digging my own grave
With my hands open
And my eyes open
I just keep hoping
That your heart opens
Why would I sabotage
The best thing that I have?
Well, it makes it easier to know
Exactly what I want
With my hands open
And my eyes open
I just keep hoping
That your heart opens
It’s not as easy as willing it all to be right
Gotta be more than hoping it’s right
I wanna hear you laugh like you really mean it
Collapse into me, tired with joy
It’s not as easy as willing it all to be right
Gotta be more than hoping it’s right
I wanna hear you laugh like you really mean it
Collapse into me, tired with joy
Put Sufjan Stevens on
And we’ll play your favourite song
‘Chicago’ bursts to life
And your sweet smile remembers you
My hands open
And my eyes open
I just keep hoping
That your heart opens
It’s not as easy as willing it all to be right
Gotta be more than hoping it’s right
I wanna hear you laugh like you really mean it
Collapse into me, tired with joy
It’s not as easy as willing it all to be right
Gotta be more than hoping it’s right
I wanna hear you laugh like you really mean it
Collapse into me, tired with joy
It’s not as easy as willing it all to be right
Gotta be more than hoping it’s right
I wanna hear you laugh like you really mean it
Collapse into me, tired with joy
It’s not as easy as willing it all to be right
Gotta be more than hoping it’s right
I wanna hear you laugh like you really mean it
Collapse into me, tired with joy

03. Chasing Cars
We’ll do it all
Everything
On our own
We don’t need
Anything
Or anyone
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel
Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life
Let’s waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads
I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life
All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they’re all I can see
I don’t know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

04. Shut Your Eyes
Shut your eyes and think of somewhere
Somewhere cold and caked in snow
By the fire, we break the quiet
Learn to wear each other well
And when the worrying starts to hurt
And the world feels like graves of dirt
Just close your eyes until
You can imagine this place
You’re our secret space at will
Shut your eyes, I spin the big chair
And you’ll feel dizzy, light and free
And falling gently on the cushion
You can come and sing to me
And when the worrying starts to hurt
And the world feels like graves of dirt
Just close your eyes until
You can imagine this place
You’re our secret space at will
Shut your eyes
Shut your eyes
Shut your eyes
Shut your eyes
Shut your eyes and sing to me
(Shut your eyes and sing to me)
Shut your eyes and sing to me
(Shut your eyes and sing to me)
Shut your eyes and sing to me
(Shut your eyes and sing to me)
Shut your eyes and sing to me
(Shut your eyes and sing to me)

05. It’s Beginning to Get to Me
I want something
That’s purer than the water
Like we were
It’s not there now
Ineloquence and anger
Are all we have
Like Saturn’s rings
An icy loop around me
Too hard to hold
Lash out first
At all the things we don’t like
Or understand
And It’s Beginning To Get To Me
That I know more of the stars and sea
Than I do of what’s in your head
Barely touching in our cold bed
Are you beginning to get get my point
They’re always fighting with aching joints
It’s doing nothing but tire us out
No one knows what this fight’s about
The answer phone
The lonely sound of your voice
Frozen in time
I only need
The compass that you gave me
To guide me on
And It’s Beginning To Get To Me
That I know more of the stars and sea
Than I do of what’s in your head
Barely touching in our cold bed
Are you beginning to get get my point
They’re always fighting with aching joints
It’s doing nothing but tire us out
No one knows what this fight’s about
It’s so thrilling but also wrong
Don’t have to prove that you are so strong
Cos I can carry you on my back
After our enemies attack
I tried to tell you before I left
But I was screaming under my breath
You are the only thing that makes sense
Just ignore all this present tense
We need to feel breathless with love
And not collapse under its weight
I’m gasping for the air to fill
My lungs with everything I’ve lost
We need to feel breathless with love
And not collapse under its weight
I’m gasping for the air to fill
My lungs with everything I’ve lost

06. You Could Be Happy
You could be happy and I won’t know
But you weren’t happy the day I watched you go
And all the things that I wished I had not said
Are played in loops till it’s madness in my head
Is it too late to remind you how we were?
But not our last days of silence, screaming, blur
Most of what I remember makes me sure
I should have stopped you from walking out the door
You could be happy, I hope you are
You made me happier than I’d been by far
Somehow everything I own smells of you
And for the tiniest moment it’s all not true
Do the things that you always wanted to
Without me there to hold you back; don’t think, just do
More than anything I want to see you, girl
Take a glorious bite out of the whole world

07. Make This Go On Forever
Please don’t let this turn into something it’s not
I can only give you everything I’ve got
I can’t be as sorry as you think I should
But I still love you more than anyone else could
All that I keep thinking throughout this whole flight
Is it could take my whole damn life to make this right
This splintered mast I’m holding on won’t save me long
Because I know fine well that what I did was wrong
The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you told me to look past everything I had ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was love
We have got through so much worse than this before
What’s so different this time that you can’t ignore?
You say it is much more than just my last mistake
And we should spend some time apart for both our sakes
The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you told me to look past everything I had ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was love
The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you told me to look past everything I had ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was love
And I don’t know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness
Please just save me from this darkness
And I don’t know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness
Please just save me from this darkness

08. Set the Fire to the Third Bar
I find the map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms and state lines
The distance from A to where you’d B
It’s only finger lengths that I see
I touch the place
Where I’d find your face
My fingers in creases
Of distant dark places
I hang my coat up in the first bar
There is no peace that I’ve found so far
The laughter penetrates my silence
As drunken men find flaws in science
Their words mostly noises
Ghosts with just voices
Your words in my memory
Are like music to me
And miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground and I
I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms
After I have traveled so far
We’d set the fire to the third bar
We’d share each other like an island
Until exhausted close our eyelids
And dreaming pick up from
The last place we left off
Your soft skin is weeping
A joy you can’t keep in
And miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground and I
I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms
And miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground and I
I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

09. Headlights on Dark Roads
For once I want to be the car crash
Not always just the traffic jam
Hit me hard enough to wake me
And lead me wild to your dark roads
Headlights before me
So beautiful, so clear
Reach out and take it
‘Cause I’m so tired of all this fear
My tongue is lost, oh, I can’t tell you
Please just see it in my eyes
I pull up thorns from our ripped bodies
And let the blood fall in my mouth
Headlights before me
So beautiful, so clear
Reach out and take it
‘Cause I’m so tired of all this fear
Headlights before me
So beautiful, so clear
Reach out and take it
‘Cause I’m so tired of all this fear

10. Open Your Eyes
All this feels strange and untrue
And I won’t waste a minute without you
My bones ache, my skin feels cold
And I’m getting so tired and so old
The anger swells in my guts
And I won’t feel these slices and cuts
I want so much to open your eyes
‘Cause I need you to look into mine
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Get up, get out, get away from these liars
‘Cause they don’t get your soul or your fire
Take my hand, knot your fingers through mine
And we’ll walk from this dark room for the last time
Every minute from this minute now
We can do what we like anywhere
I want so much to open your eyes
‘Cause I need you to look into mine
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
All this feels strange and untrue
And I won’t waste a minute without you

11. The Finish Line
The earth is warm next to my ear
Insects noise is all that I hear
A magic trick makes the world disappear
The skies are dark, they’re dark but they’re clear
A distant motorcade and suddenly there’s joy
The snow and tickertape blurs all my senses numb
It’s like the finish line where everything just ends
The crack of radios seems close enough to touch
Cold water cleaning my wounds
A side parade with a single balloon
I’m done with this, I’m counting to ten
Blue as seas running to them
I feel like I am watching everything from space
And in a minute I hear my name and I wake
I think the finish line’s a good place we could start
Take a deep breath, take in all that you could want