The Absentee EP Lyrics

Something Else Instead

When applause turns to laughter
I want to know what it knows
When the laughter leaves the room
I want to go where it goes

Everything is asking to be something else instead
Everything is asking

If you’re going to be a friend
You’d better get out of this bed
If you’re going to run away
You’d better take back what you said

Everything is asking to be something else instead
Everything is asking

Seven hours on a train
Abandoning this vanity:
Always traveling in pain
To get from me to humanity

To be something else instead

Crossing Over

Who would take the tongue from the tower
Breaking that bell?
Who would say, ‘don’t steal flowers’
Then take for themselves

I’m crossing over- find me
I’m crossing over- finally, find me

In the dark dialing the number
The girl is beyond
Can’t believe that something so fierce, so free
Could really be gone

She’s crossing over- finally
Crossing over- finally

There is no mercy behind the burning blue
No magic alive enough to
Bring her back to you

She’s crossing over- she’ll make it through
She’s crossing over- she will find you

 

Blind Tonight

It’s like you said

I just don’t listen
Love in the red
You tell me what’s missing
I dance around it
I am surrounded by your light
I’ve seen it shine so bright
But i’m blind tonight

I don’t want to walk away
I don’t want to walk away
I don’t know what to say
Should I go, or should I stay?
I don’t want to walk away

It’s like I read
In some black bible
You burn the dead
And send the spirit home
I’ve dreamed about it
My heart pounding till it’s tight
So divine, that sight
But I’m blind tonight

Love is light left over
When the rest is so much dust
And what we leave behind
Will surely be the best of us

I don’t want to walk away
I don’t want to walk away
I don’t know what to say
If I go, where will I stay?
I don’t want to walk away…

Effortless

Look past my eyes whenever you’re worried
When i won’t even say ‘hello’
Oh, I know, it’s hard on you
When I won’t fake the truth

But you’re making it look so easy now

I’ve got a tiny guitar and a hole in my head
An unmade bed and a big, big love
Oh, I know, it’s hard on you
Waiting for the breaking through
But you, you’re making it look so easy now
I would appear to be
An effortless mess of a man
Just doing the least that i can
Oh, but you know what I am

So just look past my eyes-
You’ll see something back there
In fact, there’s a light that looks like you
Making it look so easy

 

Hardest Day

You clench your pretty jaw
Against the cold words coming
I offer this commitment
Don’t beat against it
Don’t start running
Don’t start running

I watch you weigh the question
And I brace for the flood
What I want is a burning field
What I want is to cross this blood
To cross this blood

I can’t cure you with contentment
Heal your resentment or your scars
But I can drive the car
When the hardest day
Has worn your will away

Just don’t start running