L Y R I C S

La Niña

Be careful when the bone breaks
Don't lie for love less than honest
You'll never fix how that heart's been torn
Be careful when the dam starts to quiver
Don't drive so close to the water
You won't know what hits you 'til its got your tongue

When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
No need to drag you out
No need to drag this out
No need to drag anybody down

Don't wanna be the one to say it
But I'll say it 'til you hear me
Nothing good's gonna come of it
You better run
'Cause you learned to be the good girl
The pretty girl, the nice girl
Girl who never needed nothing
And now you're learning what good that does

When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
No need to drag you out
No need to drag this out
No need to drag anybody down

Comes a time when the rain leaks
Straight through your walls and it hits you
It hits you when you're sleeping
Babe, he's gonna hit you when you're sleeping
Any second the phones gonna ring
It's gonna be you and your problems
And I can't say nothing
No I can't say nothing

When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
No need to drag you out
No need to drag this out
No need to drag anybody down

Tear Me Down

Tear me down, build me up backwards
It's the only way to know
Tear me down, build me up backwards
It's the only way to understand

You see I had a dream that he did what he wanted
And he followed me back to the light
And when I awoke again, I was just shaking
And nothing you do can make me feel alright
Tear me down
I don't know where I am

Hold on, hold on, we can be stronger
Than the monsters in your bed, you said, you said
But I am not and I just start shaking again
You see, I had a secret, put it in my pocket
With some stickers and a handful of change
But the rain made it rust and it cut me up inside
And I'll never be that free again
And I don't know where I am

You say eenie-meenie-miney-mo
Catch me by my fingers, by my toes
And if I holler, let me....
Go

Well there were two little girls playing jump-rope games after dark
Singing 'Miss Suzy Says' under the bare bulb of the streetlight in the corner park
Singing 'Ollie-ollie-oxen-free', mother may I take one step home
I want to come home now
Cause I don't know where I am
Tear me down if you want to understand

Cinderella dressed in went upstairs to kiss a
Made a mistake, kissed a snake, tell me
How many doctors, how many doctors
How many doctors did it take?
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight
Nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen
Out... out... out... out

Orion

When the ladder don't seem to add up
And you've had it with your habits
And the white noise is your only voice
And the piecemeal falls all to pieces

Orion, Orion
Orion, Orion

When the white horse is a wild ghost
And the bedsheets burn the air you breathe
And the white noise is a lion's roar
And the worst hits, and you can't learn to forget

Orion, Orion
Orion, Orion

Who's calling me out
When you're saying my name, when you're saying my name
Who's calling me out
When you're saying my name, when you're saying my name

Orion, Orion
Orion, Orion
Orion, Orion
Orion, Orion

Deer Fly Blues

In five days, you learn to see

Twenty one, you learn to speak
What never is and never was
Lies limp beneath your tongue

In seven days, you'll run your race
Beat to shit and full of grace
Meditate on black and white
What's dark now will be light

Cross of blood where the deer fly stung
God bless your broken bones
Cross of flowers on the grave
Teach me to be brave

Your teacher comes on swollen wings
She says your name, but not too sweet
She says don't bother looking back
God bless your broken past

Her yellow eyes like sunsets bleed
All your stories into dreams
Dip your feet down in that mud
There's nothing left but love

And a cross of blood where the deer fly stung
God bless your broken bones
Cross of flowers on the grave
Teach me to be brave

Cross of blood where the deer fly stung
God bless your broken bones
Cross of flowers on the grave
Teach me to be brave
Teach me to be brave
Teach me to be brave
Teach me...

The Bells and You Beneath

 

Birds are leaving, the bells and you beneath
Choir is leaning, the bells and you beneath
Somone's saying your name, telling us to be proud
But the story's too shaky, the words are too loud

Grasshopper high, mud on the ground
When you go up, you're not coming back down

Black car too shiny, the bells and you beneath
Felt a little dizzy driving, the bells and you beneath
The sky is too grey, the words are too clean
They mean what they say, but they can't say what you mean

Grasshopper high, mud on the ground
When you go up, you're not coming back down
Grasshopper high, mud on the ground
When you go up, you're not coming back down

Handful of dirt
Head in my hands
Find a good tree to lean on
'Cause it's too hard to stand
Choir is singing
The bells are so high
The sun's slowly sinking
The words are too bright

Grasshopper high, mud on the ground
When you go up, you're not coming back down
Grasshopper high, mud on the ground
When you go up, you're not coming back down