Tell Me A Story:A-Z (2010)

An ongoing collection of singles, released in alphabetical order.

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afternoon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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big blue whale
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Oh big blue whale, you sail the sea
Oh big blue whale, do you fancy me
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Oh I fancy you
I’d ride into
The amber sunset
On your back
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Oh big blue whale, you rule the sea
Oh big blue whale, do you fancy me
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Oh I fancy you
I’d ride into
The sky at night
Holding oh so tight
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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
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Oh big blue whale, you are a chapter book
You are a story I’ll sail, like Captain Cook
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To navigate
Thru the rising tides
Protect me
From my lonely nights
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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
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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
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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
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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
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My brain it froze
But words they came
Like waterfalls
Whose tongues had thawed
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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
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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
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My skin, it crawled
My fingers wept
The air had crawled
Into my breath
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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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courting song
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Hey there, darling
We’ve only got an hour
Better make a move quick
If our love is gonna flower
I’m waiting for you to want my number
Yeah, I’m waiting
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I feel your heat
It’s touching on the surface of my shirt
It’s sweet
It’s making me nervous
I’m shaking, oh yeah, I’m shaking
Into a fit
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Come over for a while
I’ll make it worth your while
Come over for a while
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Deal me a hand of four red aces
I’ll be betting all my cash, if you take me to the races
Cuz I think I’m gonna win today
I’m feeling lucky
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My bed, it’s close
It’ll only take a minute
If you drive real fast, boy
You’ll get a ticket
But I’ll pay it
Oh yeah, I’ll pay it
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Come over for a while
I’ll make it worth your while
Come over for a while
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dial
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Dial
               Dial
                             Die
                                                                                     Die
                                             Dial
Trigger
                            Trigger
                                                         Trigger
                                               Another die
Air
Air
Pavement                          Air
                        Air
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Pavement
                                                                                                                                                        Pavement               Air                                                                                                                                     Dial
                                                                                                  Dial
Error
                       Error
Die-al
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enough
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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
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Find a penny, pick it up
Hope that it’ll be good luck
Wish I didn’t have to say
“Enough’s enough”
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Inch by Inch
Foot by Foot
Drop by Drop
Tick by Tock
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Inch by Inch
Drip by Drop
Hand by Foot
Hand to Clock
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The holes in your pocket don’t explain
The change falling out can’t be blamed
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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
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But I know
When you know that you don’t know
You know
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Fire one for me
Let’s fire two
Until we bleed back into…
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Fire one for me
Let’s fire three
Until we fall back into form
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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
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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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Can’t wait to go to work
Can’t wait to go to sleep
Can’t wait to
Do it all again!
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Same face, same mirror
Same thoughts, same fears
Set off… 8:08!
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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!
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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…
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“I’m married to the sea
And you’re married to the waves
Why can’t we swim away?”
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If seasons were a day
And a day was just an hour
Would flowers bloom and wilt away
On the same day?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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