TKOL Lyrics

1. Bloom

Open your mouth wide
The universal sigh
And while the ocean blooms
It’s what keeps me alive
So why does it still hurt?
Don’t blow your mind with why

(Vocal melody consisting of oohs, etc)

I’m moving out of orbit
Turning in somersaults
Turning in somersaults
A giant turtle’s eye
A giant turtle’s eye
Jellyfish swim by

2. Morning Mr Magpie

You got some nerve coming here
You got some nerve coming here
You stole it all
Give it back
You stole it all
Give it back

Good morning, Mr. Magpie
How are we today?
Now you’ve stolen all the magic
And took my memory

You know you should
But you don’t
You know you should
But you don’t

Good morning, Mr. Magpie
How are we today?
Now you’ve stolen all the magic
Took my melody

3. Little By Little

Turned so nasty now
The dark cell [or "self"]
The pit of my soul [Or 'The pillar of my soul”]
The last one out of the box
The one who broke this spell

Little by little by hook or by crook
I’m such a tease
And you’re such a flirt
Once you’ve been around
You’ve been around enough (ooooh)

Little by little by hook or by crook
Never In earnest
Never get judged
I don’t know where it is I should look

You could want it all, the flag and pole
I’m curling with my love
The last one out of the box
The one that broke the seal

Obligation
Complication
Routines and schedules
The job that kills you [obvious reference to “No Surprises”]
Kill you

Little by little by hook or by crook
Living in earnest
Never get judged
I don’t know where it is I should look

4. Feral

You are not mine
And I am not yours.
And that’s okay.

Please don’t judge me.

 

5. Lotus Flower

I will shake myself into your pocket
Invisible, do what you want, do what you want
I will shake and I will disappear
I will slip into the groove and cut me up and cut me up

There’s an empty space inside my heart
Where the weeds take root
So now I’ll set you free
I’ll set you free

There’s an empty space inside my heart
Where the weeds take root
So now I set you free
I’ll set you free
Slowly we unfurl
As lotus flowers
Cause all I want is the moon upon a stick
Just to see what if
Just to see what is
I can’t kick your habit
Just to feed your fast ballooning head
Listen to your heart

We will shake and be quiet as mice
And while the cat is away do what we want
Do what we want

There’s an empty space inside my heart
Where the weeds take root
And now I set you free
I set you free
Because all I want is the moon upon a stick
Just to see what if
Just to see what is
The bird that’s flown into my room
Slowly we unfurl
As lotus flowers
Cause all I want is the moon upon a stick
I dance around your pit
The darkness is beneath
I can’t kick your habit
Just to feed your fast ballooning head
Listen to your heart

6. Codex

Sleight of hand
Jump off the end
Into a clear lake
No one around
Just dragonflies
No one gets hurt
You’ve done nothing wrong
[Vocal melody, ooh, ooh, etc.]

Slide your hand
Jump off the end
The water’s clear
And innocent
The water’s clear
And innocent

7. Give Up The Ghost

Don’t (hurt/haunt) me
don’t (haunt/hurt) me…[loops]

Gather up the lost and sold
Into your arms
Into your arms

Gather up the pitiful
Into your arms
Into your arms

What seems impossible
Into your arms
Into your arms

I think I have had my fill
Into your arms
Into your arms

I think I should give up the ghost
Into your arms
Into your arms

8. Separator

It’s like I’m falling out of bed
From a long, vivid dream
The sweetest flowers and fruits are hanging from trees
Falling off the giant bird that’s been carrying me

It’s like I’m falling out of bed
From a long and vivid dream
Just exactly as I remember
Every word
Every gesture

I’ve my heart in my mouth
Like I’m falling out of bed
From a long and vivid dream
Finally I’m free of all the weight I’ve been carrying (oooh)

Every woman blows their cover
In the eye of the beholder
I’m a fish now out of water [delayed, possibly reversed words here in
background]
Falling off a giant bird that’s been carrying me

I fell open
I laid under
At the tea parlor
Lost your number
I wanna slip under
And lay back under [Reminds me of House of Cards “Fall off the table, get
swept under”]

And if you think this is over
Then you’re wrong
If you think this is over
Then you’re wrong
If you think this is over
Then you’re wrong
(Wake me up, wake me up)
If you think this is over
Then you’re wrong
(Wake me up, wake me up)

Like I’m falling out of bed
From a long, vivid dream
Finally I’m free of all the weight I’ve been carrying

Now at last you begin
Well at last you again [I'm unclear about these two lines]
Wake me up
Wake me up
Wake me up
Wake me up
Wake me up
Wake me up
Wake me up
Wake me up

 

Supercollider/ The Butcher

 

Supercollider:

Supercollider
Dust in a moment
Particles scatter
Coming up from the soup

Swimming upstream
Before the heavens crack open
Thin pixelation
Coming up from the dust

In a blue light
In a green light
In a half life
In an arc light

I’m a bass bin
Flip-flopping
I’m a pulse wave
Hot-stepping

I put the shadows back into
The boxes

I am open
I am welcome
For a fraction
Of a second

I have jettisoned my illusions
I have dislodged my depression

I put the shadows back into
The boxes
I put the shadows back into
The boxes

I see an angel hanging over the balcony
I see the angels hanging over the balcony

The Butcher:

Beauty will destroy your mind
Spare the gory details
Give them gift wrapped for the man with everything
Though I lived a lonely life
I was confused
A butcher
I feel nothing

As it courses up my arms in position of the worms
Up, up through my heart and to my brain

I’m a big slab of basic combination cut out chopped liver on the block
My heart’s still pumping
My heart’s still pumping

He’s a warrior
A warrior
Here’s a little bitch coming outta him
He’s a warrior
A warrior
Here’s a little bitch coming outta him
Coming outta him

Staircase:

I walk down the staircase
Magnetic pull
Back to the other place
That I cannot go
I’m sending a chopper
To steal you away
The pot is full
Let me take control
Let me take control
The pot is full
Of secrets to be told
Secrets to be told
Out of orbit
And I always will
The pot is full
Let me take control
Let me take control
The pot is full
Of secrets to be told
Secrets to be told

26 Comments.
Comments
  • Satori23

    This should be split up into seperate pages/links instead of the full lyrics just being pasted on one page. Link for each song. Basic. Simple. Easy.

    This is just poor design & functionality.

    That is all.

  • Cobra

    Feral really have lyrics!!! :) omg :) http://www.youtube.com/user/lllphaserlll#p/c/888B52BC1EA359E6/0/u0V9X5Lw51c you were right!! ;) thanks!!

  • Jobby

    In Staircase, It’s “I have always and I always will”
    In Little by Little the chorus line is “Never In earnest” and he doesn’t make a No Surprises reference, It’s “Routines and schedules drug and kill you”
    In The Butcher it’s “I’m in bits, lacking basic combination” “he’s a warrior, a worrier.. etc”

  • nathan

    I think in loutes flower its ‘we will sneak ane be as quite as mice’

    could just be me :)

  • Loïc Zev

    In Separator, the last two lines before the “Wake me up” part at the end, I’m pretty sure he says “When I ask you again”

  • Vabooms

    those really don’t sound like the lyrics for feral…

  • deryk

    I’m a fish now out of water [delayed, possibly reversed words here in
    background]

    i’m sure that the background vocals in the right ear are:
    “did somebody die?” (with overlap)

  • Magpie

    On Little By Little…
    I think it goes:
    …Little by little by hook or by crook,
    Never get hurt
    Just never get judged
    I’m no idiot, I shall/should look…

  • mk3

    Perhaps in little by little
    “the pillar of my salt.”
    “Obligations, Complications,
    Routines and Schedules,
    Drug and Kill You.”
    Which I think They actually may to some extant.
    And i also think it is
    “A giant turtle Dives, as
    jellyfish go (flow) By.”
    in Bloom. Just some possible interpretations of course.

  • And at the end of separator he says

    When at last you give in… Instead of
    When I ask you again

    • Josh

      ok, I will revise you. These were sent to me 1-2 days after the album came out

      • Walloflce

        I understand. Staying busy and all. Just thought I’d help. I pretty much have listened to nothing but TKOL since it came out. Also – headphones work wonders when trying to REALLY find out what he’s saying…

      • Anin

        Okay, “When at last you give in”. I couldn’t figure that one out.

    • Walloflce

      HA! back again! This time with my interpretation of what I think he’s really saying…

      Bloom

      open your mouth wide
      a universal sigh
      and while the ocean blooms
      (it’s what keeps me aligned)
      so why does this still hurt?
      don’t blow your mind and whine

      i’m moving out of orbit
      turning in somersault
      a giant turtles eyes
      jelly fish flow by
      (it’s what keeps me aligned)

      Morning Mr Magpie

      you’ve got some nerve
      coming here
      you’ve got some nerve
      coming here

      you stole it off
      give it back
      you’ve stolen all
      give it back

      good morning
      mr. magpie
      how are we today?
      now you’ve stolen
      all the magic
      and took my memory

      you know you should
      but you don’t
      you know you should
      but you don’t

      good morning
      mr. magpie
      how are we today?
      now you’ve stolen
      all the magic
      and took my melody

      Little By Little

      turned to nasty now
      the dark cell
      the parallel of my soul
      the last one
      of out the box
      the warning broke the spell

      little by little by
      hook or by krook
      i am such a tease
      and you are such a flirt
      once you been around
      you been around it enough

      little by little
      hook or by krook
      never the earliest
      never get joyed
      i know idiots
      i should learn

      you clearly are wrong
      the flatter bulk
      curling with my love
      the last one
      out of the bark
      the warning broke the seal

      obligation
      complications
      routines and schedules
      junk that’ll kill you
      kill you

      little by little by
      hook or by krook
      never the earliest
      never get yours
      i know idiots
      i should learn

      little by little by
      hook or by krook
      i am such a tease
      and you’re such a flirt

      Feral

      n/a

      Lotus Flower

      i will shake myself into your pocket
      invisible
      do what you want
      do what you want
      i was shaking and i disappeared
      i was slippin to the groove
      you cut me off
      you cut me off

      theres an empty space
      inside my heart
      where the weeds take root
      so now i set you free
      i set you free

      slowly we unfurl
      as lotus flowers
      cos all i want is a moon
      upon a stake
      just to see what if
      just to see what is
      i can’t kick your habit
      just to feed your fast ballooning head
      listen to your heart

      we were shaking and we’re quiet as mice
      while the cat is away
      do what we want
      do what we want

      there’s an empty space inside my heart
      where the weeds take root
      so now i set you free
      i set you free

      cos all i want is a moon
      upon a stake
      just to see what if
      just to see what is
      blue lights flow into my room
      slowly we unfurl
      as lotus flowers
      cos all i want is a moon
      upon a stake
      i danced around the pit
      the darkness is belief
      they can’t kick your habit
      just to feed your fast ballooning head
      listen to your heart

      Codex

      sleight of hand
      jump off the end
      into a clear lake
      no one around

      just dragonflies
      flyin’ to their side
      no one gets hurt
      they don’t know it’s alone

      slide your hand
      jump off the end
      the waters clear
      and innocent
      the waters clear
      and innocent

      Give Up the Ghost

      (don’t hurt me)

      gather up the lost and sold
      (in your arms)
      gather up the paid in full
      (in your arms)

      what seems impossible
      (in your arms)
      i think i have had my fill
      (in your arms)

      i think i should
      give up the ghost
      there in your arms

      Separator

      It’s like I’m falling out of bed
      from a long and vivid dream
      the sweetest flowered fruits
      are hanging from a tree
      falling off a giant bird
      that’s been carrying me
      it’s like i’m falling out of bed
      from a long and vivid dream
      just exactly i remembered
      everyone
      every gesture
      i’m a heart
      in my mouth

      i keep falling out of bed
      from a long and vivid dream
      finally i am free from all the weight
      i’ve been carrying

      as that woman
      blows her cover
      in the eye of the beholder
      i’m a fish now
      i’m a walrus
      falling off a giant bird
      that’s been carrying me

      i fell open
      i went under
      at the tip off
      lost your number
      i wanna slip over
      and get back under
      and if you think this is over
      then you’re wrong
      wake me up
      wake me up
      wake me up

      i keep falling out of bed
      from a long vivid dream
      finally i am free of all the weight
      i’ve been carrying
      when at last
      you give in
      when at last
      you give in
      wake me up
      wake me up
      wake me up

  • Junk that killed you
    Killed you

  • Also… Sheesh

    I think I should give up the ghost

  • Also… I should have mention..

    Little by little

    Turned to nasty now
    The dark cell
    The parallel of my soul
    The last one out of the box
    The warning broke the spell
    (later) seal

    Little by little by…
    Never there the earliest
    Never get joyed

    2nd time around
    Never the earliest
    Never get a choice

  • I’m pretty sure instead of

    “I dive into those eyes”
    It is..
    “a giant turtles eyes”

    This is to be taken seriously.
    Give a listen

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