Lyrics

HINTERLAND

FOOL’S GOLD

The Fool’s been chasing time
luring her with foolish bribes
And it’s soon to wreck his mind
Catching light would make the fool seem bright!

Throw on your old love,
She’s not ruined yet, is she? Oh!
And keep your eyes above
And come back down tonight for me.

Ohh Fool’s Gold! Ohh Fool’s Gold!
Ohh Fool’s Gold!

And his heart is full on a stairwell
As he’s taming the song for the chord.
And he’s getting stoned on silence
So he won’t miss the time anymore!

Ohh Fool’s Gold! Ohh Fool’s Gold!
Ohh Fool’s Gold! Gold!
Fool’s Gold!


FOR YOU

The sweetest honey for my mind is you.
The feel of your hand in mine is hard to lose.
Am I caught in a landscape where even if I win I lose?
But I’d hate it if you never knew
That I’m saying this song is for you.

Should you feel the music rising from you
Would it surprise you
If I paint you in a tune?
If this song should lose its everything, its melody,
There’s one thing it’d never lose,
Me and you!

For you! Ahh Haa Ohhh!
Ahh Haa Ohhh!
For you! Ahh Haa Ohhh!
Ahh Haa Ohhh!
For you! Ahh Haa Ohhh!
Ahh Haa Ohhh!
For you! Ahh Haa Ohhh!
Ahh Haa Ohhh!
For youuuuuu!

ALICE

If one pill could shrink you The other would make you grow tall,
If one word would fill you
Oh wouldn’t I say them all.

Alice didn’t know what she had
One gave her pain the other was glad!

Daaa taaa daaa doooo!
Daaa taaa daaa doooo!
Dit Dit Dit Dit Di Oooooo!
Dit Dit Dit Dit Di Ooooooooooo!

Sometimes she’s scared and others she’s glad
Some friends are good and others are bad.
Oh isn’t that how it starts
She ran in circles chasing hearts!

Daaa taaa daaa doooo!
Daaa taaa daaa doooo!
Dit Dit Dit Dit Dit Oooooo!
Dit Dit Dit Dit Dit Ooooooooooo!

Oh isn’t that how it starts
She ran in circles chasing hearts!

Daaa taaa daaa doooo!
Daaa taaa daaa doooo!
Dit Dit Dit Dit Dit Oooooo!
Dit Dit Dit Dit Dit Ooooooooooo!

COLUMBINE EYES

He leads you down to where you had forgotten,
And then he treats you to his mind.
Fishermen are sleeping in his pocket
While he tells you of the pines!

Oh Columbine Eyes!
Oh Columbine Eyes!
Oh Columbine Eyes!
Oh Columbine!

Nothing ever lasts it seems
First it comes and then it leaves,
You cried in you pretty sleeve, Oh Well.
And isn’t that how it goes
For what you’ve had and what you’ve known
And everything you’ve thrown out of your mind.

For Columbine Eyes!
For Columbine Eyes!
For Columbine Eyes!
For Columbine!

He leads you down to where you had forgotten
And then he treats you to his mind.
And Hallelujah’s shining through his pocket,
While he sings life with his eyes!

With Columbine Eyes!
With Columbine Eyes!
With Columbine Eyes!
With Columbine!

BIRDS IN MY BELLY

And that sweet halleljuah is singing again saying
Ohhh! Ohhh!
This pining inside me is beating me out howling
Oohhh Ohhh!
You be the roof and let me be the walls of this room.
This is the bride that we’ve wed and time is her groom.

You’re the sweetness to my honey,
You’re the sugar to my wine,
You’re the daylight to the morning,
You’re the melody, you are the ryhme!

And all of these noises are making me anxious with
No Ohhh No!
You use them all in a rhapsody playing my heart solo
You turn them all to a tune.

You’re the laughter to my comedy
You’re the blue hues in my eye
You’re the nervous birds in my belly
You’re the roots in me, you are the vine!

You’re the nervous birds in my belly!
You’re the nervous birds in my belly!

HOLYMEN AND THIEVES

Stay with me,
Stay with me,
I’m not trying to make this right
Watch as they leave,
Watch as they leave
And wonder what the man in the moon is thinking tonight.

And pictures of Holymen and Thieves
Are looming in your mind
And Darling it’s not right!
And doesn’t it just seem right then
That the old man’s growing young?
Darling we could be one!

World spinning round,
World spinning round
Oh and we could make them see!
World spinning round,
World spinning round,
Don’t you ruin it before it gets to me!

And Thieves and Hanging Holymen
Are things that change your mind.
And Darling it’s not right!
And doesn’t it just seem right then
That the old man’s growing young?
Darling we could be one!

Stay with me,
Stay with me,
I’m not trying to make this right.

MINORS AND MAJORS OF YOU
Ohhhh!
Ohhhh!
Lalala!

Ohhhh!
Ohhhh!
Lalalalalala!

Beggers can see what is worth their while,
And when Josephine stole Napoleon’s smile
It was you, rising and falling.
And it keeps you still,
Oh in the palm of your hand.
And all of man’s will wouldn’t save you
From what you had been! Oh!

Ohhhh!
Ohhhh!
Lalala!

Ohhhh!
Ohhhh!
Lalalalalala!

And all of man’s will shared a fortunate end,
And a day with you would be time that’s well spent,
Which gave way to your comings and goings.
The minors and majors of you are swelling in me!
Your cup overfilled drinking from what you had seen.

Ohhhh!
Ohhhh!
Lalala!

Ohhhh!
Ohhhh!
Lalalalalala!

THE ARCHER’S SON

The dancing of the pendulum the swaying of the grain
But you won’t talk about your sorrows or your loves again
Oh Ohhhh Oh will you?

Oh The Archer’s son!
Oh The Quiet one!

You fell out of your mothers branches oh when you were young
You said the taste for words escaped from your lungs
Oh Ohhhh Oh did they?

Oh The Archer’s son!
Oh The Quiet one!

You talk about your father’s tale, Your mother’s trees for eyes
You’re pleased with your secrets, you’d never call them lies
Oh Ohhhh Oh were they?

Oh The Archer’s son!
Oh The Quiet one!
Oh The Archer’s son!
Oh The Quiet one!

HEY

What started a joke has me thinking
What looked like a cage set me free
What started wrong ended perfect
A single page grew a tree and

Hey! Ohhhh!

There are cages on your doors
And they never go away
When you were young all you were young
And you never had to say just

Hey! Ohhhh!

There is something Oh inside
That never was that way
When you are full on your fill
Of what you had to say just

Hey! Ohhhh!
Ohhhh!
Ohhhh!
Ohhhh!

THE WORLD’S ON FIRE

The world’s on fire
Where nothing grows
Tonight I saw you
Heaping on the coals

You’re speaking in tongues and aching with pain,
You’re out of you heart,
You’ve fevered your brain.

Ohhh Noo! You’re no good!
Ohhh Noo! You’re no good!

Brothers and Sisters turn your faults into gains
Again and again
Mothers and Fathers turn your hearts from pain
Now do it again

The world’s on fire
Where nothing grows
Tonight I saw you
Heaping on the coals

You’re speaking in tongues and aching with pain,
You’re out of you heart,
You’ve fevered your brain.

Ohhh Noo! You’re no good!
Ohhh Noo! You’re no good!

The world’s on fire
Where nothing grows
Tonight I saw you
Heaping on the coals!

WINTER

Winter takes her dischord
and spends it laughing with me.
The sons that she will leave us with
would say the fault lies with me.

But you won’t find it in me.
You won’t find it in me.
What you’re hoping to see.
Oh you won’t find it in me.

The leaves of trees heard the howl
of bitter cold wanting me,
and what you wanted and sought
I never claimed that I’d be.

But you won’t find it in me
You won’t find it in me
What you’re hoping to see.
Oh you won’t find it in me
You named the snowflakes for me
And held the birds in your hair.
There was a time when I thought
That all Novembers lead there.

But you won’t find it in me.
You won’t find it in me.
Though you’re hoping to see it,
Oh you won’t find it in me.

And you won’t find it in me.
You won’t find it in me.
Though you’re hoping to see,
Ohhh!
You won’t find it in me.

THE BIRD AND THE FOOL

RESPECTIVELY SWOLLEN

The child’s cradle has been calling
It says no bird can sing like you
And I’m not accustomed much to strangers
But I heard that you enjoyed the view

They say come down from resepectively swollen
And tie yourself here,
But I know what they’re asking of you
And I don’t expect that from you
And I hope that you enjoy the view

And Local Morning Glory’s sighing
Ah but the sound means nothing new
And reason said to take a look to see
Ah just to catch a glimpse of you

They say come down from resepectively swollen
And tie yourself here
But I know what they’re asking of you
And I don’t expect that from you
And I hope that you enjoy the view
And I hope that you enjoy the view

WON’T YOU DANCE

Reach for the stars, ah part your hands
Oh that you’d take me now for a dance
And it’s true that you’re not a bad man
You’re just not very bold dear
And one shouldn’t worry there’s age in your eyes only show it When you’re saying goodbye
Or have you grown lame from your hands in
Your pants you might stop getting old dear

Won’t you dance
Get your feet off the floor
Oh dance with me darling

Won’t you dance
Get your feet off the floor
Oh dance with me darling

‘Cause you are worth dancing for

Reach for the stars, ah part your hands
Oh that you’d take me now for a dance
And it’s true that you’re not a bad man
You’re just not very bold dear
And one shouldn’t worry there’s age in goodbye
Lean your head back oh to catch the light
Or have you grown lame from your hands in
Your pants you might stop getting old dear

Won’t you dance
Get your feet off the floor
Oh dance with me darling

Won’t you dance
Get your feet off the floor
Oh dance with me darling

‘Cause you are worth dancing for
Worth dancing for

NERVOUS

Took me by surprise today
When you asked me if I was okay
And just cause I walked away
Doesn’t mean I had nothing to say

Ohhhh
Get so
Get so
Get so
Nervous

Get so
Get so
Get so
Nervous
I

Thought of you last night again
Dreams consumed with what could have been
And play back all I could have said
Mistakes I made while I lie in bed

Ohhhh
Get so
Get so
Get so
Nervous

Get so
Get so
Get so
Nervous
I


THE BIRD AND THE FOOL
If I grew wings,
Would you still follow
And could you give up the smoke in your eyes

But I don’t think you’ve noticed
Darling what it means to you
Your playing tricks on the Bird and the Fool

If I grew wings,
To lift you higher,
Ah to lift your light far above me

And the clouds seemed right for the lighting
Ah and they suited you
When we were still just a Bird and a Fool

And if I grew wings
Would you grow old with me
Where the light and the life grew into you

Implore the light from Heaven
Ah let it perch in you
And we’d be more than a Bird and a Fool.

If I grew wings,
Would you still follow
And could you give up the smoke in your eyes

But I don’t think you’ve noticed
Darling what it means to you
Your playing tricks on the Bird and the Fool


THE GREAT FALL

Remember why you took your love
And buried what you knew
And every man envied what you had
By the time you through

And ohh look at you
Now look at you
And you once praised by kings
Ah there was light in you
But ohh look at you

And when you said that you were born
And I believed you
And that the wind might take you up tonight
And ohh how it carried you

And ohh look at you
Now look at you
And you once saught by kings
Ah for the light you knew
But ohh look at you

Remember when you took your love
And how it burned in you
And you might have refound what you had
Ah when I look at you

And ohh look at you
Now look at you
And wiser men have saught to find
Ah what you already knew
But ohh look at you
Ohh look at you
Ohh look at you
Ohh lalala
Ohhh


BOUGHT A TICKET FOR A PLANE

Bought a ticket for a plane
Try to escape from all the pain
Smile and wave as you pass

The hollow man he takes his toll
As he steals your face and you sold
And slowly tears away your soul

You traded friends and family
For your riches and your vanity
You will walk this road alone

Take me back to where I was
Before I bleed out on the floor.
Lord, help me make it to the door..

Take me back to where I was
Before I bleed out on the floor.
Lord, help me make it to the door..
‘Cause I can’t take it anymore

Bought a ticket for a plane
Try to escape from all the pain
Smile and wave as you pass


UNIMPORTANT INK

Unimportant ink,
Bleeds when you say
Dreams of trains and damned streets won’t fade away
Make them come out strange,
Line them up and throw away
Eyes that seem so helpless
Make the voices sing
Things I want to say
Pray somehow that through
Through this song I will find a way
Things I want to say
Beautiful excuses you’ll compose some day

And ohh aren’t you beautiful
And it’s beautiful your heart feels that way

The miser in his hour
Being only ours
Flew around the world just to be with you
Ticking clock towers
Ah pass the hours
Ah that he has ’til he can look at you

And ohh aren’t you beautiful
And it’s beautiful your heart feels that way


OF A BURNED OUT STAR
And throw away your dancing shoes
And catch the light to lure the moon
From Heaven dear

And now that I can see it’s true
You tricked the man inside the moon
Into staying there

And maybe you’re not quite right here tonight
And maybe you’re not quite right here tonight
But who says you should be?

And take me off with you to fly
Could we fall into holes in the sky
And laugh at them

And I went dancing in your eyes
You stole the blue from the sky
And captured it

And maybe you’re not quite right here tonight
And maybe you’re not quite right here tonight
But who says you should be?


SOMEONE TO SING TO

I’d learn the words if you’d be someone to sing to
‘Cause I thought I saw something in you
And darling some things must change
But this song shall remain the same

Lalalalala

Old man don’t stand so close to open windows
There’s nothing to carry you away
And dreams are there ’til you wake
And when you do your heart starts to break.

Lalalalala
Lalalalala


ANGEL SONG

Traveling down a road I’ve never gone before
I’m searching for a way and I going along
It’s getting dark too dark for me to see
Then I hear an angel she’s singing to me
Ohhhhh oh Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh oh Ohhhhh

Come with me and I’ll show you the way
We’ll go together and travel for days
And we can take it easy and talk like old friends
And as we carry on I’ll sing you this song

Ohhhhh oh Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh oh Ohhhhh

Followed her over hill and through bend
And as I followed I was distracted by men
I talked awhile then I tried to break free
Angel I called but I lost her through the trees

Ohhhhh oh Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh oh Ohhhhh

Angel, angel I can’t find the way
She was there leading and lighting my way
Searched for the path all night and all day
Exhausted I sat as I heard a sound fade

Ohhhhh oh Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh oh Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh oh Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh oh Ohhhhh