Let You Down Lyrics

LET YOU DOWN
you were always coming round
but i found that i’m always gonna let you down
you were always coming round
but i found that i’m always gonna let you down

PORCHLIGHT
sharper sounds will trickle down my sides until
talking stops and shades are nearly drawn down tight
for days we’re gone
a porchlight stayed on
time spent alone
bathing in stones
lift your feet step lightly on the grass, we’ve been
laying down our imprints on the ground, set in
for days we’re gone
a porchlight stayed on
time spent alone
bathing in stones
for days we’re gone
a porchlight stayed on
time spent alone
bathing in stones

SIMPLIFY
we have tried to simplify our lives
to balance lows and highs
to understand your side
you know we’ve tried
under covers, no pills for distraction
craving for incline, desperate for traction
it was in the cards
a life of living hard
giving in to sin
turning stones to gems
under covers, no pills for distraction
craving for incline, desperate for traction
well we stumbled blind
into longer lines
tried to heed the calls
from between the walls
under covers, no pills for distraction
craving for incline, desperate for traction

ET TU KITTE’?
kitty, i can’t let you go outside
though i must endure your crying
understand i haven’t been myself
understand it’s the best i’ve ever felt
lately i’ve been passing time with sleep
no obligations left to keep
in a while we’ll talk of this more calmly
in a while we won’t mention this at all
funny but it makes me feel alright
just knowing you can’t sleep at night
after all, there’s nothing left to squander
after all, you’re already packed and gone

RUSTIC STAIRS
rustic stairs to darkened homes
drain the safety out of this stay on your own
plain narration, long and dull
hang your coat, you’ve spent too much time in the cold
creaky floors give way underfoot
you drive on dirt, your shoes are now covered in roots
across the room from a view of the dunes
you stay by the fire cause you like the smell of old wood
the rain on the tin makes me rise from my bed
i’ve taken to reading, it keeps me from resting my head
we picked up the branches that fell on the lawn
i knew you would speak the second the storms were all gone
the storms are all gone

SLEEPING ON THE GROUND
i know i’m tired
it’s time to rest
the day is done
and i’m sleeping on the ground below your head
my hands are tied
mouth is shut
you’re the one
who’s been sleeping on the ground below my head
it’s no wonder this room has changed
been left unarranged
and under frames
paint stayed the same
and i’m sleeping on the ground below your head

PATTERNS SHAPE THE MILE
why do your hands shake?
i guess you’re cold
curl up under perfect cover
each line is pointing
placing the blame
barely muffled, i’ll stay quiet
the change in my pocket
somehow amusing
sadder all the while
patterns shape the mile
patterns shape the mile

COURTYARD WALTZ
lovely mess, she stays calm
late night guest, room calls
courtyard waltz, main house
clocks all stop, the maid shouts
i’ve been here for years
watching you my dear
giving host, fade out
dust and smoke, the maid shouts
i’ve been here for years
time to go my dear

ARUN
you were pressed into a silhouette
a pencil-sketch tattoo
the color guard marched into the yard
an exercise in passing through
you match the deuce
(unhand your grip, you’ll find it)
cuts you loose
(come back into the other room)
here’s the test
buried and bored in rest
passing time was just a cough
where you been?
i took one on the chin
a muted blow bounced off
you match the deuce
(unhand your grip, you’ll find it)
cuts you loose
(and don’t forget you’re still our guest)

BABY YOU’RE A DEAD MAN
lightning will strike you down
heaven sent underground
i know a thing or two
on ways to get back at you
no archer’s arrow
the pathways narrow
no archer’s arrow
from shielded sparrow
a veil won’t disguise your voice
when crying’s your second choice
i offer my only hand
to see how much you can stand
no archer’s arrow
the pathways narrow
no archer’s arrow
from shielded sparrow
time has shown
the seeds you’ve sown
the lies you’ve told
will all haunt you

DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD
do what you’re told
but just know
you can leave anytime you please
i keep it difficult
you keep it simple
i dropped your fables out on the table
slender pauses
in front of closets
i’ll wear you down cause i always wear you down
pass the vino
off the vine-o
we’re drunk as winos all the time
just do what you’re told
just do what you’re told
just do what you’re told
just do what you told me that you’d want to come inside
come inside, come inside
don’t you want to go
don’t you want to leave with me today
just do what you’re told
everybody knows that’s the only way
don’t you want to go
don’t you want to leave with me today
just do what you’re told
everybody knows that’s the only way
don’t you want to go
don’t you want to leave with me today
just do what you’re told
everybody knows that’s the only way
don’t you want to go
don’t you want to leave with me today
just do what you’re told
everybody knows that’s the only way

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