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

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