Scarlet's Walk

Amber Waves

Well he lit you up like amber waves in his movie show.
He fixed you up real good 'til I don't know you anymore.
From ballet class to a lap dance straight to video.
And the pool side news was that he would be launching you.

Into every young man's bedroom, you gave it up,
On DVD and magazine, you gave it up,
A private rite of passage, you gave it up,
To every boy's sweet dream, with their paper cuts.

You said he's got a 'healing machine'
It glows in the dark, glows in the dark.
You say there's not a lot of me left anymore, just leave it alone.
But if you're by, and you have the time,
Tell the Northern Lights to keep shining,
Don't let it seem like they're drowning.

He could light you up and summon every swan to the lakeside,
Off to Cabo San Lucas for some optical stimulus.
Then you started to guess there was someone else
Through his flint glass,
Seeing all of you immersed in his sepia.

Into every young man's bedroom, you gave it up,
On DVD and magazine, you gave it up,
A private rite of passage, you gave it up,
To every boy's sweet dream, with their paper cuts.

You said he's got a 'healing machine'
It glows in the dark, glows in the dark.
You say there's not a lot of me left anymore, just leave it alone.
But if you're by, and you have the time,
Tell the Northern Lights to keep shining,
A late it seems like they're drowning.

So I went by 'cause I had the time
Told the Northern Lights to keep shining.
They told me to tell you they're waving

Your Cloud

Where the river cross crosses the lake,
Where the words jump off my pen and into your pages,
Do you think, just like that, you can divide this
You as yours, me as mine, to before we were us.

If the rain has to separate from itself,
Does it say "Pick out your cloud?"
Pick out your cloud.

If there is a horizontal line,
(Stay right here.)
That runs from the map off your body,
(I'm gonna stay with you.)
Straight through the land shooting up,
(Stay right here.)
Right through my heart.
Will this horizontal line,
(I'm gonna stay with you.)
When asked, know how to find,
(I'm gonna stay right here.)
Where you end, where I begin
"Pick out your cloud."

How light can play and form a ring
(I found, I found, I found a thrill.)
Of rain that can change bows into arrows.
(I found, I found, I found a thrill.)
Who we were, isn't lost, before we were us.
Indigo is his own blue always knew this.
If the rain has to separate,
From itself, does it say, "Pick out your cloud."
Pick out your cloud.

If there is a horizontal line,
(Stay right here.)
That runs from the map off your body,
(I'm gonna stay with you.)
Straight through the land shooting up,
(Stay right here.)
Right through my heart.
Will this horizontal line,
(I'm gonna stay with you.)
When asked, know how to find,
(I'm gonna stay right here.)
Where you end, where I begin

If the rain has to separate,
From itself, does it say, "Pick out your cloud?"

 

A Sorta Fairytale

On my way up north up on the ventura,
I pulled back the hood and I was talking to you,
And I knew then it would be a life long thing,
But I didn't know that we, we could break a silver lining.
And I'm so sad like a good book I can't put this day back,
A sorta fairytale with you (a sorta fairytale with you)
A sorta fairytale with you

Things you said that day, up on the 101, the girl come undone.
I tried to downplay it with a bet about us,
You said that you'd take it as long as I could, I could not erase it.
And I'm so sad like a good book I can't put this day back,
A sorta fairytale with you (a sorta fairytale with you)
A sorta fairytale with you

And I ride along side,
(Riding by, yea)
And I rode along side you then,
And I rode along side 'til you lost me there in the open road,
(Riding by, yea)
And I rode along side 'til the honey spread itself so thin,
(Riding by, yea, yea)
For me to break your bread, for me to take your word. I had to steal it.
And I'm so sad like a good book I can't put this day back,
A sorta fairytale with you (a sorta fairytale with you)
I could pick back up whenever I feel

Down in New Mexico way, something about the open road
I knew that he was looking for some Indian blood and,
Find a little in you, find a little in me.
We may be on this road
But we're just imposters in this country you know.
So we go along and we said we'd fake it.
Feel better with Oliver Stone
'Til I almost smacked him seemed right that night and,
I don't know what takes hold out there in the desert cold.
These guys think they must try and just get over on us.
And I'm so sad like a good book I can't put this day back,
A sorta fairytale with you (a sorta fairytale with you)
A sorta fairytale with you

And I was riding by,
(Riding by, yea)
Riding along side, for a while 'til you lost me,
(Riding by, yea)
And I was riding by, riding along 'til you lost me,
(Riding by, yea)
'Til you lost me in the rear view,
You lost me. I said, "Hold on"

Way up north I took my day, all in all was a pretty nice day and,
I put the hood right back where you could taste heaven perfectly.
Feel out the summer breeze, didn't know when we'd be back and I
I don't, didn't think we'd end up like, like this

Pancake

He-ya. He-ya.
I'm not sure who's fooling who here,
As I'm watching your decay.
We both know you could deflate a seven hurricane.
Seems like you and your tribe,
Decided you'd rewrite the law,
Segregate the mind from body from soul.

You give me yours, I'll give you mine.
'Cause I can look your God right in the eye
You give me yours, and I'll give you mine.
You used to look my God right in the eye. He-ya.

I believe in defending in what we once stood for.
It seems in vogue to be a closet misogynist homophobe.
A change of course in our direction,
A dash of truth spread thinly
Like a flag on a popstar, on a Benzodiazapene.

You give me yours, I'll give you mine.
'Cause I can look your God right in the eye
You give me yours, I'll give you mine.
You used to look my God right in the eye. He-ya.

Oh, Zion please remove your glove,
And dispel every trace of His spoken word,
That has lodged in my vortex. He-ya

I'm not sure who's fooling who here,
As I'm watching our decay.
We both know you could deflate a seven hurricane.
You could have spared her, oh, but no,
Messiahs need people dying in their name
You could have spared her oh, but no,
Messiahs need people dying in their name.
You say, "I ordered you a pancake" He-ya.
You say, "I ordered you a pancake"

Wednesday

Nothing here to fear. I'm just sitting around,
Being foolish when there is work to be done.
Just a hang-up call and the quiet breathing,
Of our Persian we call Cajun on a Wednesday.
So we go from year to year with secrets we've been keeping.
Though you say you're not a Templar man.
Seems as if we're circling for very different reasons.
But one day the Eagle has to land.

Out past the fountain, a left by the station,
I start the day in the usual way.
Then think 'well why not' and stop for a coffee,
And begin to recall things that you say.

No one's at the door. You suggest a ghost,
Perhaps a phantom I agree with this in part.
Something is with us I can't put my finger on,
Is Thumbelina size ten on a Wednesday?
So we go from year to year with secrets we've been keeping.
Though you say you're not a Templar man.
You tell me to cheer up, you suspect we're oddly even.
Even still, the Eagle has to land.

Out past the fountain, a left by the station,
I start the day in the usual way.
Then think 'well why not' and stop for a coffee,
And begin to recall things that you say.
Pluck up the courage and snap, it's gone again.
I start humming "When Doves Cry."
Can someone help me, I think that I'm lost here.
Lost in a place called America

I Can't See New York

From here, no lines are drawn.
From here, no lands are owned.
13,000 and holding,
Swallowed in the purring of her engines.
Tracking the beacon here,
"Is there a signal there on the other side?"
On the other side?
What do you mean, side of what things?

And you said, (and you said)
And you did, and you said you would find me here.
And you said, and you would find me even in death.
And you said, and you said you'd find me.
But I can't see New York,
As I'm circling down through white cloud, falling out,
And I know his lips are warm,
But I can't seem to find my way out, my way out.
I can't see New York,
As I'm circling down through white cloud, falling out,
And I know his lips are warm,
But I can't seem to find my way out,
My way out of this hunting ground.

From here, crystal meth in metres of millions.
In the end all we have, soul blueprint.
Did we get lost in it,
Do we conduct a search for this,
"From the other side," from the other side?
What do they mean, side of what things?

And you said, and you did, and you said you would find me here.
And you said, that you would find me even in death
And you said, and you said you'd find me.
But I can't see New York,
As I'm circling down through white cloud, falling out,
And I know his lips are warm,
But I can't seem to find my way out, my way out.
I can't see New York,
As I'm circling down through white cloud, I'm falling out,
And I know your lips are warm,
But I can't seem to find my way out,
My way out of your hunting ground.

You again, it's you again.
I can't see, I can't see New York
I can't see, I can't see New York
From the other side I hum, from the other side.

Strange

Strange- thought I knew you well.
Thought I had read the sky.
Thought I had read a change in your eyes.
So strange woke up to a world that I am not a part,
Except when I can play its stranger.

After all, what were you really looking for.
And I wonder 'when will I learn blue isn't red,'
Everybody knows this.
And 'I wonder when will I learn,'
'When will I learn,'
Guess I was in deeper than I thought I was
If I have enough love for the both of us

"Just stay," you said, "we'll build a nest."
So I left my life, tried on your friends,
Tried on your opinions.
So when the bridges froze and you did not come home,
I put our snowflake under a microscope.

After all what was I really looking for.
And I wonder 'when will I learn.'
Maybe my wish knew better than I did.
And I wonder 'when will I learn, when will I learn,'
Guess I was in deeper than I thought I was,
If I have enough love for the both of us.

So strange now I'm finally in, the party has begun.
It's not like I can't feel you still.
But strange what I will leave behind.
You call me one more time but now I must be leaving.

Mrs. Jesus

Life lines and suicide crimes he found me in a state.
Grabbed my purse and hitched a Ride with a Mrs. Jesus,
"How you been?" I've been cruisin' a good invention,
But in some ways I don't think it gets any easier.
Your walking on the water bit, by far my favorite one,
But now it seems we're drowning in a drop of water, love.

And even as I'm climbing up the stairs,
I know there's Heaven there,
And then empty arms that comes with the morning star.

Well, made my bed of cut roses, by understanding that the cause,
It just comes first with my Mrs. Jesus.
The Gospel changes meaning if you follow John or Paul,
And could you ever let it be the Mary of it all.

And even as I'm climbing up the stairs,
I know there's Heaven there,
And then empty arms that comes with the morning star.

Well, life lines and suicide crimes there's something every day.
And there's someone always paging my Mrs. Jesus.
Your walking on the water bit, by far my favorite one,
But now it seems we're drowning in a drop of water, love.

And even as I'm climbing up the stairs,
I know there's heaven there,
And then empty arms that comes with the morning star.

So if you get the Jones at the crossroad,
The personals are great.
If you're my way let me love you, Mrs. Jesus.

Carbon

Carbon made, found her at the end of a chain,
"Time to race" she said, "race the downhill."
Behind crystaline irises loons can dive,
Where the world bleeds white.

Just keep your eyes on her.
Keep don't look away
Keep your eyes on her horizon.

Bear Claw, Free Fall, a Gunner's View,
Black and blue, shred in ribbons of lithium,
Blow by blow her mind cut in sheets,
Layers deep now unravelling.

Just keep your eyes on her.
Keep don't look away
Keep your eyes on her horizon.

Get me Neil on the line no, I can't hold.
Have him read Snow Glass Apples,
Where nothing is what it seems.
"Little Sis you must crack this," he says to me,
"You must go in again, carbon made only wants to be unmade."
Blade to ice it's Double Diamond time.

And keep your eyes on her.
Keep don't look away.
Keep your eyes on her horizon,
Her eyes on her horizon.
Her horizon

Taxi Ride

Ha, ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha.
Lily is dancing on the table.
We've all been pushed too far.
I guess on days like this you know who your friends are.
Just another dead fag to you, that's all.
Just another light missing on a long taxi ride, taxi ride.

And I'm down to your last cigarette and,
(Down to)
This "we are one" crap as you're invading,
(Time to this)
This thing you call 'love" she smiles way too much, but,
(Come down)
I'm glad you're on my side.
(Ha, ha, ha, ha, sure)
I'm glad you're on my side, still.
(Ha, ha, ha.)

You think you deserve a trust fund,
Just because you want one.
Sure you talk the talk when you need to,
I fear the whole world is starting to believe you.
Just another dead fag to you, that's all.
Just another light missing, in a long taxi line, taxi line.

And I'm down to your last cigarette and,
(Down to)
This "we are one" crap as you're invading,
(Time to this)
This thing you call 'love' she smiles way too much, but,
(Come down)
I'm glad you're on my side.
(Ha, ha, ha, ha, sure)
I'm glad you're on my side, still.

Lily is dancing on the table.
(Lily is dancing on again)
We've all been pushed too far today.
Even a glamorous bitch can be in need.
This is where you know the honey from the killer bees.

I'm glad you're on my side,
(Ha, ha, ha, ha, sure.)
I'm glad you're on my side,
(Ha, ha, ha, ha, sure.)
I'm glad you're on my side, still.
Got a long taxi ride. Got a long taxi ride.

Crazy

Ah, ah, ah, ah
Not sayin' not charmed at all.
Not sayin' that you weren't worth the fall.
But I was alone when I knew it was real,
Down the canyon when I knew I had come,
To the line, through the dawn, to the light,
To the turn when you said you could drive all night,
Drive all night.

So I let Crazy take a spin.
Then I let Crazy settle in.
And kicked off my shoes, shut Reason out,
He said, "First let's just unzip your religion down."

Ah, ah
Found that I, I craved it all.
Saw me melt into your native shelter,
Where you carved my name.
Paper tigers scare me and came,
Alive, through the dawn, to the light.
To the turn when you said you could drive all night,
Drive all night.

So I let Crazy take a spin.
Then I let Crazy settle in.
And kicked off my shoes, shut Reason out,
He said, "First let's just unzip your religion down."
So I let Crazy pull me in.
Then I let Crazy take his spin.
And kicked off my shoes, shut Reason out,
He said, "First let's just unzip your religion down."
Heard that you were once "Temptation's girl"

And as soon as you have rearranged the mess in your head,
He will show up looking sane, perfectly sane, if I know Crazy.

Another Girl's Paradise

You caught me lingering in another girl's paradise,
The way she paints the world, I want that in my life.
Emeralds, you should know, are renting in her meadow.
With a stroke beauty lives,
How could I resist, you are Desire.

When it all is said, said and done,
Who can love you and still be standing.
There's Mary calling up a storm.
Can I take from you and not keep taking?
Naked as day Gemma follows him.
Does it all come down to,
The thing one girl fears in the night,
Is another girl's paradise?

Through twists and turns, Jasmine foxed me in her grove.
Arms filled with honey-bells, St. Michael's Sanford Bloods.
"You have come to discover what you want,"
What I want is not to want what isn't mine.
"But I am Desire."

When it all is said, said and done,
Who can love you and still be standing.
There's Mary calling up a storm.
Can I take from you and not keep taking?
Naked as day Gemma follows him.
Does it all come down to,
The thing one girl fears in the night,
Is another girl's paradise?

Ah-ha-ho. Ah-ha ah-ha and I know you keep telling me.
Ah-ha-ha. Ah-ha ah-ha does it all come down to,
The thing one girl fears in the night
Is another girl, a, is another girl,
A, is another girl's paradise.

Wampum Prayer

In our hand an old, old, old thread,
Trail of Blood and Amens,
Greed is the gift for the sons of the sons,
Hear this prayer of the Wampum,
This is the tie that will bind us.

Scarlet's Walk

Leaving terra. Leaving terra. Leaving terra.
If you're a thought you will want me to think you.
And I did, invited a guest up until,
You announced that you had moved in.

"What do you plan to do with all your freedom?"
The new sheriff said, quite proud of his badge.
You must admit the land is now in good hands,
Yes, time will tell that you just lift your lamp.

I will follow her on her path,
Scarlet's walk through the violets.
Just tell your Gods for me all debts are off this year.
They're free to leave, yes, they're free to leave.
Leaving terra. Leaving terra.

There was a time when I thought that,
Her destiny should've been mine.
Big brave nation, but instead,
Her medicine now forgotten.
"What do you plan to do with all your stories?"
The new sheriff said, quite proud of his badge.
We're weaving through every rocket's red glare,
And huddled masses, you just lift your lamp.

I will follow her on her path,
Scarlet's walk through the violets,
Just tell your Gods for me all debts are off this year.
They're free to leave, yes, they're free to leave
Leaving terra. Leaving terra.

If you're a thought you will want me to think you.
And I did, and I did.

Don't Make Me Come to Vegas

Don't make me come to Vegas.
Don't make me pull you out of his bed.
I am vigilant
That it will not be you,
On the menu serving up for his friends.
Don't make me come to Vegas.
Don't make me pull him out of your head.
Athena will attest that it could be done,
And it has been done and I think that I am up to it.

And the Jacaranda tree,
She's telling me of the trouble you're in,
Just by the way she bends.
Remember dancing and wondering as you were swaying
What kind of woman you'd be,
"What will be will be" over my dead body.
Ah, oh, Ah oh
Slip through your hand
(Slip through your hand)
Again and again.

My old flame was a jester,
And a joker and as dealer of men,
They called him the prince,
A Prince of Black Jacks and of women,
And of anything that's slipped into his hands.
"And the Ranches and the mustangs,"
And the way you said, "You can have all this
Except for me
You see Lady Luck is my mistress,
And you'll have to play second to her wish."

And the Jacaranda tree is telling me it's not over yet,
Just by the way She bends.
"If you come breezin' through,"
You said "I'll know that it's you,
By the taste on my lips,
Bet on the desert's kiss."
I could slip through your net "over my dead body."
Ah oh, ah oh
Slip through your hand
(Slip through your hand)
Again and again.
Ah oh, ah oh
Slip through your hand
(Slip through your hand)
Again and again.

Don't make me come to Vegas.
Don't make me come to Vegas.
Don't make me come to Vegas

Virginia

In the lush Virginia hills they kept her as long as they could.
'Cause they knew when the white brother found,
White shell beads wrapped around her skin
A life giving river, her body open, as will his hand.
With a 'goodbye' there she goes

She may betray all she loves,
And even wait for their Savior to come.
And in some things, maybe he'll be right,
But as always the thing that he loves he will change from her,
Sunwise to clockwise to soul trading,
Still she'll lay down her body covering him all the same

So hundreds of years go by,
(The red road,)
She's a girl out working her trade.
(Carved up by sharp knife.)
And she loses a little each day to ghetto pimps and presidents.
Who try and arouse her turquoise serpents.
She can't recall what they represent,
And when you ask, she won't know.

She will betray all she loves,
And even wait for their Savior to come.
And in some things, maybe he'll be right,
But as always the thing that he loves he will change from her,
Sunwise to clockwise to soul trading,
Still she'll lay down her body covering him all the same

Oh Virginia.
(Do you remember,)
You won't even re, oh Virginia.
(When the land held your hand)
You won't even re
(When the land held your hand)
Oh Virginia, you won't even re-
(She will let you back in.)
Oh Virginia,
(Do you remember, oh)
You can't remember your name

Sweet Sangria

I know you know every desperado and Sharp Shooter in the West.
You say that I can't see behind the mask,
Of those who call themselves the Good Guys in this,
Who take and take "So are you with me or not,"
You say, "This time decide"

Balmy days sweet sangria,
She's been gone have you seen her,
Senorita, shyly turning away,
Leaving me our fading flame.
Yeah you think about that.

What you believe in, it matters now to you and me.
What you believe in, I'm takin' it in.
I said I'm takin' in what you believe in.
It matters now to you and me.

Before sundown the Mexicans leave San Antone.
The car will then drop him at the Border, the breaking point and
I know your people have suffered time and time again.
But what about, I ask you now, the innocents on both sides.

Balmy days sweet sangria,
She's been gone have you seen her,
Senorita, shyly turning away,
Leaving me your fading flame.
Yeah you think about that.

What you believe in, it matters now to you and me.
What you believe in 'cause I'm takin' in.
You say I'm takin' in what you believe in.
It matters now to you and me.

So give me, give me, give me a no window.
I ask you, give me, give me, give me a Bloodless Road.
Tell me, tell me, tell me why does,
Does someone have to, have to, have to lose?

Gold Dust

Sights and sounds pull me back down another year.
I was here. I was here.
Whipping past the reflecting pool me 'n you, skipping school.
And we make it up as we go along.
We make it up as we go along.

You said you raced from Langley pulling me underneath,
A cherry blossom canopy,
Do I Have, of course I have, beneath my raincoat,
I have your photographs.
And the sun on your face, I'm freezing that frame.

And somewhere Alfie cries and says,
"Enjoy his every smile. You can see in the dark,
"Through the eyes of Laura Mars."
How did it go so fast, you'll say,
As we are looking back, and then we'll understand,
We held gold dust in our hands.

Sights and sounds pull me back down another year.
I was here. I was here.
Gaslights glow in the streets, (flickering past).
Twilight held us in her palm as we walked along.
But we make it up as we go along.
We make it up as we go along.

Letting names hang in the air, what color hair?
Autumn knowingly stared (auburn crimson).
And the day that she came, I'm freezing that frame.
I'm freezing that frame.
And somewhere Alfie smiles and says,
"Enjoy her every cry. You can see in the dark,
"Through the eyes of Laura Mars."
How did it go so fast, you'll say,
As we are looking back and then we'll understand,
We held gold dust in our hand. In our hand.

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