Tell Me A Story: A-Z

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Afternoon

(Instrumental)

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Big Blue Whale

Oh big blue whale, you sail the sea
Oh big blue whale, do you fancy me

Oh I fancy you
I’d ride into
The amber sunset
On your back

Oh big blue whale, you rule the sea
Oh big blue whale, do you fancy me

Oh I fancy you
I’d ride into
The sky at night
Holding oh so tight

To your flippers in the wind
The waves would carry us so far
We’d share a squid by candlelight
Then swim together, side by side

Oh big blue whale, you are a chapter book
You are a story I’ll sail, like Captain Cook

To navigate
Thru the rising tides
Protect me
From my lonely nights

I’m on an island of my own out here
The waves, they make it hard to steer
This imaginary love affair
This voyage to become a pair

Like oars aboard a rowing boat
They lean into the vessel’s bow
And paddle bravely thru the waves
Together rowing towards their great escape

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City

I was walking in the city, and I took a right
I took a right
I was walking in the city, and I took a right
I took a right

I was feeling kind of restless
My bones were shaking right between my knees
I was feeling kind of restless
My feet were walking circles in the street 

My brain it froze
But words they came
Like waterfalls
Whose tongues had thawed 

I was walking in the city, and I took a right
I took a right
I was walking in the city, and I took a right
I took a right

I was wanting to jump out of my skin
Into an invisible world
Where everyone is water
And their faces drip away on down the drain

My skin, it crawled
My fingers wept
The air had crawled
Into my breath

And I was feeling kind of dizzy
And I wasn’t alright
I was feeling kind of tongue-tied
But the words, they came out right

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Dial

Dial

            Dial

Die

                                                                                  Die

                                          Dial

Trigger

                            Trigger

                                                      Trigger

                                          Another die

Air

Air

Pavement                          Air

                     Air

                                                                                                                  Error  

Pavement

                                                                                                                                                      Pavement               Air                                                                                                                                     Dial

                                                                                                 Dial

Error

                  Error

Die-all

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Enough

Find a penny, pick it up
Hope that it’ll be enough
Save it for a rainy day
When I’ll have to pay my way

Find a penny, pick it up
Hope that it’ll be good luck
Wish I didn’t have to say
“Enough’s enough”

Inch by Inch
Foot by Foot
Drop by Drop
Tick by Tock 

Inch by Inch
Drip by Drop
Hand by Foot
Hand to Clock

The holes in your pocket don’t explain
The change falling out can’t be blamed

I wish you could say all the words of your old heart
I wish you could say all the words of your older soul
I wish you could say the words your heart plays
I wish it wasn’t so easy for you to turn away

But I know
When you know that you don’t know
You know

I wish I could pay for the words of your old heart
I wish I could buy all the words of your older soul
I wish I could find all the pennies on the ground
I would add them up until I had enough

Back to the way things were
Now, where did I leave off?
Back to the way things were
Now, where did I leave off?

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Firearm

Kill the little baby inside
Kill the tiny man with the shotgun pistol
Kill the little baby inside
Kill the tiny man with the shotgun pistol

Kill the little baby inside
Kill the tiny man with the loaded firearm
Kill the little man nearby
Kill what’s being born in the bigger body

Fire one for me
Let’s fire two
Until we bleed back into…

Fire one for me
Let’s fire three
Until we fall back into form

We were born in a tiny world
We will die a tiny death
Little men, they rest inside
They will die a tiny death

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Groundhog Day

Can’t wait to wake up
Can’t wait to go to sleep
Can’t wait to
Do it all again!

Can’t wait to go to work
Can’t wait to go to sleep
Can’t wait to
Do it all again!

Same face, same mirror
Same thoughts, same fears
Set off… 8:08!

I am waiting
On and on and on
And I’m tired of it all
And I’m tired but I’ll
Do it all again!

All I do
Is repeat my days because I’m so afraid of change
All I say
Are the words that bled onto my tongue and came out of my lung
Yesterday
It was the same
But with a different number and a different name
I needed change
So I looked to you and said…

“I’m married to the sea
And you’re married to the waves
Why can’t we swim away?”

If seasons were a day
And a day was just an hour
Would flowers bloom and wilt away
On the same day?

Can’t wait to wake up
Can’t wait to go to sleep
Can’t wait to
Do it all again

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Helicopter

You are a pterodactyl with a helicopter’s wing
You are a prehistoric bird who’s taken to the wind
I’ll catch your eye, and make you sigh a million heartaches
Until you fly, over high and dangerous places

You are a pterodactyl with a helicopter’s wing
You’re gonna fly into the walls of a new print magazine
You’ll make the headlines for famous favors
To the queen of ordinary opportunity 

You have a broken needle and your record’s standing still
You’ve got a diamond suitcase and a treasure chest of bills
You walk in strides, leaping over
Silent, mummified brides from your old history
Of hovering and forward flights

You are a falling plane crash and your engine is on fire
Your arm is making faces as you wave into the wind
And pass me by and make me cry a million heartaches
Up in the sky I see archives from your history
Of hovering and fallen flights

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