Wendigo

Look at your smile, babe
I won’t have to loan you mine
I’m right behind
Where you go I go for life
If it be the deep north
Then I’ll follow after
For the cold is like a wendigo
Not a real fear
Like a rapture

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old incantation
say my name 3 full times
usher and tell you…

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that I’ve been broken
I can become
Any miracle you need

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look in the mirror, babe
look at the one I’m with
the face I kiss
you and me, for keeps, it is
If your memory freezes
Then I will remind you
That the cold is like a wendigo
Full of fiction
Like a blood moon

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old incantation
say my name 3 full times
usher and tell you…

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that I’ve been broken
I can become
Any miracle you need

Double Heart

Our clothes on the shore, I know, is not the best place to start
Although, undeniable, you’ve captured half of my double heart

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please go fall apart
thump and flood, restart
c’mon double heart

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your mind, not the same as mine, it’s blood and wine it’s myth and man
but still, I can drink my fill and hope you will be close at hand

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please go fall apart
thump and flood, restart
c’mon double heart

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keep or let go, it’s worth it
c’mon double heart
c’mon double heart

There's a lot of us in here

Some hex please
A pitch black painted wreath
A book nailed to a tree
Or a vow that you whisper when burying old baby teeth
We’ll ride drogue you’ll see
We will genuflect accordingly
A crude but truthful plea:
Dispossess me of all of this shit that keeps possessing me

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You salvage me
Cloven a thousand times
Make believe that we
Blown apart could be
Woven and redesigned

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we would rather be sent running off a cliff edge
we can hold our own palaver and the viper caused it
hanged men, fang bred
Oh come send us on

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You salvage me
Cloven a thousand times
Make believe that we
Blown apart could be
Woven and redesigned

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sever the hoof and host or
I may
be without someone to call for
one thing more
let em’ make You and offer now
free graze
jaw to tusk, all of us, Oh come send us on

Salome & Saint Procula

Make a big show of it, we both know what you did
I keep my promises
A silver platter down, forerunner over now,
You made your mama proud

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Nobody ever comes too close
To knowing all the things that we do
To change things
Dust, if you must
Make it so nobody loves us
As long as you know
Someone won’t turn a cheek
so the rest of you can follow

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Go ahead, keep sleeping, stay
Your dreaming came too late
This whole thing’s underway
They won’t be reasoned with, I still don’t know what He did
I wash my hands of Him

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Nobody ever comes too close
To knowing all the things that we do
To change things
Dust, if you must
Make it so nobody loves us
As long as you know
Someone won’t turn a cheek
so the rest of you can follow

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Someone has to
Someone has to

Part 1 Visiting

You’re scared of me, most seem to be
Truth told you don’t know I’m already gone
See what they bring, is versions of “me”
That said, I don’t choose, all I do is move

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now you know that I’m incapable
of choosing who to visit, how to do it, even when I can go
how to tell you, well, let me see
that I’m just like you, I bend the knee

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a certainty, taxes and me,
ginned up, try to cope, but you ought to know
that I will get paid, don’t hate my wage
better yet, settle in, come and make a friend

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now you know that I’m incapable
of choosing who to visit, how to do it, even when I can go
how to tell you, well, let me see
that I’m just like you, I bend the knee

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I’m just like you
I bend the knee

Part 2 Smitten

Came upon a cave, 30 years or so, before the thing they fuss about
They fuss about when I come to gather You
When You’re old enough to speak, You will undo me
I’ll have no doubt, I’ll have no throat to close my hands around
But for now just sleep
I’ll be here when you wake

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Because I came, here am I, I’m here to see Your face
To look upon the Great Unmaker
I want You to come and say everything to me
Everything to me

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I came, here am I, I’m here to see Your face
Look upon to Great Unmaker
I want You to come and say everthing to me
I want you to come and save everything
Save everything from me

Kin

Burn asunder, Make an edit
Make apologies a tithe along the way
When you keep the credit
You’re a thief, but it’s ok

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notify your next of kin
let em’ know the house got damned again
open up a window
Let us in and you’ll be ok

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I don’t wanna see a supper table
Disallow a love because you’re unable to admit I may
Be a little bolder than you’re capable of owning
I know I don’t wanna compromise
I don’t wanna compromise

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You were never automatic
I coulda quit you on the day you hit My face
You get problematic
But I won’t, and it’s alright

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you’re being a coward
only fearing your changed mind
so on every referendum you can hide
straight ticket, never alright

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I remember flying off a letter
I remember us being together in the cool of the day
I would be bereft if separated, ever, from you
How could I? How could I?
I don’t wanna compromise

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where the hell did your spine go?
Did you cut it out?
Did it never grow?
Is it made of fiction and all good intention with nothing to show?

A Kind of Hunger

Hear it coming? Open season
Each death comes with a set of reasons
Go sleep beneath the river Jordan
Come care about me
Come care about me

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tremble, recognize the distance
Go try and murder every preference
I’ll keep hanging ‘round for reference
Come care about me
Come care about me

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breath, in the end, is a thing to be spent
Make it stop
Make it all swim around Me
You don’t own a thing
Gonna drown, let you see
Make it stop
Make it all quit around Me
I never lost, I never lost you

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brother, meet me under water
deep and just a little further
each lungful pulls a little harder
come care about Me
come care about Me

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changing, watching you with wonder
you’re less and getting even younger
dying is just a kind of hunger
come care about Me
come care about Me

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breath, in the end, is a thing to be spent
Make it stop
Make it all swim around Me
You don’t own a thing
Gonna drown, let you see
Make it stop
Make it all quit around Me
I never lost, I never lost you