Bell Hollow

LYRICS

FOXGLOVES EXTRAS (2008)   1. Copper Crayon (Project Jenny, Project Jan Remix)
  2. Eyes Like Planets (Halo33 Remix)
  3. Getting On In Years (Phofo Remix)
  4. Lowlights (Cruel Black Dove Remix)
  5. The Bottle Tree (Peter du Charme Remix)
  6. Peru
  7. Late At Night
  8. Throw Me


FOXGLOVES (2007)   1. Seven Sisters
  2. Our Water Burden
  3. Foxgloves
  4. Copper Crayon
  5. Eyes Like Planets
  6. Jamais Vu
  7. Getting On In Years
  8. Storm's End
  9. The Bottle Tree
  10. Lowlights


SONS OF THE BURGESS SHALE (2006)   1. Sons Of The Burgess Shale
  2. Bodies, Rest And Motion
  3. Secret Key
  4. Shukriya Moon


BODIES, REST AND MOTION ©2006 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

When I’m up in the sky
Easy life 4000 miles
Push a button to recline
In a velvet bullet so official

Take me back to the place where I may
Float down the river 40 days a year

Is this food feeding me?
Is this life eating you?
Put your hand to the glass
Can you feel my pulse the way that I do?

Take me back to the place where I may
Float down the river 40 days a year

A dip in the river, a trip in the mind
Take me back to the place I feel safe


THE BOTTLE TREE ©2007 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

Plenty of wines make us light up
In the gaze of strangers
Plenty of wines render us
To the saints and angels
But this bottle tree
Between you and me
It’s just fool’s fire

My soul is walking 20 feet
In front of my body
I feel like the diva made to wait in the lobby
But this neon light

Where we set our sights
It’s just fool’s fire

That was then
But this is now
You got what you wanted
But it went sour
That was then
But this is now
You got what you wanted
And it slipped out of your hands

But this neon light
Where we set our sights
It’s just fool’s fire

That was then
But this is now
You got what you wanted
But it went sour
That was then
But this is now
You got what you wanted
But it went sour


COPPER CRAYON ©2007 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

Dirty little mind, you will find
All of the studies that we do
Make us keenly prepared to
Get a handle on you

Dirty little mind, step inside
Sit in the fancy chair tonight
Drink this and live forever
I don’t mind

Stay for the night
Dream in the light
Bow when you hear that bell
Like a good normalite

Dirty little mind, me and you
And you know I’m messed up too
I’ll be lonely forever if you run out on me

Dirty little mind, step inside

Sit in the fancy chair tonight
Drink this and live forever
I don’t bite
We never settle up
We never put our anchor down
We drink from paper cups
Get messed up on the edge of town
Wouldn’t find you there
You’re nowhere


EYES LIKE PLANETS ©2007 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

Seven stories linger while we lie here
One is for your wrist
And if you lie still, I’ll weave one in your hair

One for when they
Pulled me from the water
One is for the metal taste
The pause before the pounce

It’s a yarn I spin for you
With the talking talking

This one is a relic that I salvaged
This one is the mossy claw
That punctured me
And here’s the holes

It’s a yarn I spin for you
With the talking talking

The sand is seething on that coast
The wound is healing on my throat

It’s a yarn I spin for you


FOXGLOVES ©2007 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

Line by line
In the skin just above her ribs
The ink is seeping in
And as the magic-hour moon
Comes up above the tenements
The tragic name appears

“He would have done the same for me”

Delicious sadness
She likes to wash it down with wine
The kind that comes in boxes
White painted bicycle
White painted flower on the ground
A sacrament that sickens

“He would have done the same for me”

I know my hands are tied
I know the ink has dried
It’s to the bad text and the sad text
that we listen harder
It’s when the makeup runs
we lean in really close

What will keep her clean this evening?
What will make her fancy free?


GETTING ON IN YEARS ©2007 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

With no money
It’s like a resurrection
I got no money, I don’t care
Come on, girl
I’ve made it more than clear
Come on, girl
I’m getting on in years

Find out the reason I’ve got fire for you
Find out the reason I’ve got fire for you
Come back and see me
I’ve got fire for you

It’s the same old song...

Put your hand up, there’s a revolution
I’ve got surprises left for you
Come on, girl
I’ve made it more than clear
Come on, girl
I’m getting on in years


JAMAIS VU ©2007 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

With my mother’s concentration
I can stare for a thousand years

At anything you put in front of me
As long as you’re there when I
Turn around, round round

And I want you to follow me
And I want to break out of here
And when we are face to face
Imagine a place with no fear

If I cave in –
Cave in to temptation
Turn around
Remind me what your name is
And then you fall back
In slow motion
With a swell of the strings
A swell of the strings


LATE AT NIGHT ©2008 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

Bring all your friends to my house
Over the river
With all the rain from last September
This is a landslide

Would you believe that someone flew to town
Willing to live for love or daylight?

All night
Awful light
All night
All for light

We got the beat of Matthew
(You can get it all night)
Down in the cellar
(You can get it all night)
We got the fire that makes you better
(You can get it all night)
I've got a lot to learn
(You can get it all night)

We put the easy feeling high in the rafters
We're gonna make the Bowery love you

I want you out of mind when I go to bed
I want you out of mind when I go to bed
Go to bed

Rain down
Rain down
Rain down
Stars all around

All night
Awful light
All night
All for light


LOWLIGHTS ©2007 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

The neighbor’s aware the way we
Dance and we stare in your room
So tell me the way you want
The knobs to be turned
In your room

My coldest light
Is the warmest light you bring
And I connect the dots
When you ask for everything

Now I’m taking it back for good...


OUR WATER BURDEN ©2007 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

You’d make a nice addition to my vision
You know that I’d like to get you
On my sea ship
Cause you know the right connections
You know the right connections

Take the letter on the mantle
Open it slowly, read my hand

And you’ll find out on the sea!

Pack with some discretion,
You tradewinds Asian
There’s no special way to do this
You just get through this

Cause you know the right injections
You know the right injections
Take the letter on the mantle
Roll it up into a cup or handle

And you’ll find out on the sea!


PERU ©2008 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

My dancing days are over for now
My dancing days

Something’s gotta change
Something’s gotta change
Something’s gotta change
Something always does

I'm related to the cold and grey
I'm related to the Western way

By dark or light
Could the water take me tonight?
By dark or light

Something gotta change
Something’s gotta change
Something’s gotta change
Something always does

I'm related to the cold and grey
I'm related to the Western way

One day you'll find me there
Wrapped up, enfolded in your hair
Could you wash the city off me?
I don't really care
My twisted tiger bear

My dancing days are over for now
My dancing days

Nothing's gonna change
Nothing’s gonna change
Nothing’s gonna change
Nothing ever does

I'm related to the cold and grey
I'm related to the Western way


SECRET KEY ©2006 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

I’m about to turn your secret key
Like a knife balancing on your knee
I’m looking for a place to take you
Where the two of us can be alone
Some suburban back road or a
Ten mile olive grove

Drive with me into someone’s orchard
Up in the North we’ve got the lakes
Up in the North
Ride with me far from all the dealers
Down in the South they’ve got more snakes
Than ever before

I’m about to turn your secret key
There’s a fire growing inside of me
I’m burning for the rain


SEVEN SISTERS ©2007 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

Bend the lightning around your neck
And wear it like it’s a jewel
When the clouds start falling in
And the buildings puncture them
We’ll walk the sweet promenade

Like we’re on vacation
Like we’re young and wild
They take a hard look at you
Shocked at the view

I was Rumi and you would whirl
You were not like the other girls
You ate the radio waves
And you promised you wouldn’t tell
Now they’re ringing the final bell
For all the innocent slaves

And I’m at the station
And I’m all at sea
I want the big clock to fall
Vacation, and we’re young and wild
I take a hard look at you
Shocked at the view

These crazy fingers point to heaven
And seven sisters paint the nails
I frighten children and my mother’s mother
I want to lift the veil

One gives birth to two
Two gives birth to three
Three is everything
In this season of sour grapes
The season of sour wine
We drink it holding our nose

Like we’re on vacation
Like we’re young and wild
They take a hard look at you

Shocked at the view
The station, and we’re all at sea
I want the big clock to fall


SHUKRIYA MOON ©2006 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

In my bed your ankle sets my mind to flight
Hike it up three inches and give me just one sight
In the bazaar today in sheets of ghostly white
When you passed me...perfume, am I wrong or am I right?

Star, moon or meteorite,
Fly her beside me tonight!

Take your little finger, dip it in and pull it out
Lift your veil on accident so I can see your mouth
Can I guess your age before I see your secret world?
Can I guess your age? Are you a woman or a girl?

Star, moon or stellar delight,
Fly her beside me tonight!


SONS OF THE BURGESS SHALE ©2006 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

One makes you laugh
The second one cuts you in half
I’m leaving here tonight as a shade
The soldiers and the lights and the arcade

What if you look into my eyes?
I’ve thrown out the circle for you

What’s the trouble with me?
My eyes are staring out but they don’t see
You are the message
I only realize it now that I’m not
Borne of the stuff of the earth
Of the ground
But you’re never gonna feel the same way I do
Cause we love violence

What if you look into my eyes?
I’ve thrown out the circle for you

How will you know what to do?
When everyone’s looking at you?


STORM'S END ©2007 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

This land’s in danger
How cold and light my head!
They sent us aching to the prairie
To bury bones

This land is bloody
10,000 eyes
Creep up the corner of your face
Where every lie’s in lower case

Don’t get them started
They’re cold, cold hearted
And not inclined to understand
About my situation, my situation
My separate nation where
Every lie’s in lower case
Every lie’s in lower case

And you have buried us up to the ears
Is this the way it will be for years and years?

And you have lost
The perfect jewel of the sky
And this will not go un-criticized


THROW ME ©2008 Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)

And you take me
And you throw me up and over
The garden wall

And you take me
And you throw me up and over

Like you know
What's holy
Like you know
What's good for me

Cold and frozen eyes
Cold and orthodox
Old religion
Never been part of this bright-eyed world

And you make me
Walk the city streets all winter
Looking for a home

And you make me
Walk the city streets all winter

Like you know
What's holy
Like you know
What's good for me

Cold and frozen eyes
Cold and orthodox
Old religion
Never been part of this bright-eyed world



Lyrics by Nick Niles.
All songs © Woo Sweggin Music (BMI)
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