Wide Eyes Blind Love

Produced by Andrew Philips & Mike Rosenberg
Mixed by Andrew Philips
Written by Mike Rosenberg

Release date: 20th November 2009

The Last Unicorn

well we’ll kiss for that’s how it begins
we’ll embrace just to warm our skins
i’ll think of her and you’ll think of him

and we’ll talk to keep the silence from our ears
and we’ll laugh because we’re so close to tears
we’re just lonely, you know, that’s why we’re here

cos you don’t taste like you should
and you don’t fit in my arms like she would
lying in the dark, it’s understood:
we are both lost
and we won’t be found

we will wake up with each other in our paws
you cover over white bits like i’ve not seen them before
we’ll say goodbye and then we’ll say no more

cause hearts won’t buy love and nor will they sell
and there is no love in this hotel
though we’re walking home we know too well
we are both lost
we are both lost
and we won’t be found

she was my compass
he was your map
we’ve come too far to be turning back

and we’ll sit on our single beds
nothing on our hearts and tears on our threads
for we know the last unicorn is dead

What Will Become Of Us

well, wood burns, and metal rusts,
so, darling, what’s to become of us,
when the weather turns, and they say it must,
well, we’ll need coats for the both of us,
but the wool is thin and it’s full of holes,
and there’s no heat in this abandoned bus,
so will we go alone, out on our own,
oh, darling, what’s to become of uswell, boats sink into the sea,
and airplanes that crash like computer screens,
and signals fail, trains derail,
and car bonnets crumple like magazines,
‘til they’re put in piles like stacks of tiles,
in a yard full of fridges and broken stuff,
will we go alone out on our own,
oh, darling, what’s to become of uswe will bite our noses off to spite our faces,
both of us will rust like metal fences in the rain,
you will pour the gasoline and i will spark the matches,
we will burn within our fire, we will burn within our flames
well, yeast ferments and milk sours,
when it’s out of the fridge for too many hours,
well, we lament in separate towers,
never knowing if we’re brave or if we’re cowards,
for they pour cement down this hole of ours,
and we’ll be stuck under stones and flowers,
will we go alone out on our own,
oh, darling, that’s what will become of us

I See Love

we’ll roll down dirty old windows
and sing with our eyes closed
and belt out the high notes.

and we’ll go down to the beach
where the wind blows
and we’ll throw off our old clothes
and we’ll dance with our eyes closed.

because i see love
i see love when i close my eyes
and i see love
i see love when i close my eyes

yeah, we’ll watch the stars glow
and the flames burn the wood slow
playing games with our shadows
till all four of our eyes close.

and darling we’ll sleep close
with no blankets or pillows
like the wind in the willows
and we’ll dream with our eyes closed.

yeah i see love
i see love when i close my eyes
and i see love
i see love when i close my eyes

and i feel love in spite of myself
and i feel love to frighten myself
and i feel love and i feel nothing else

vultures and black crows
perching on sign posts
circling like ghosts
so we’ll just keep our eyes closed.

Rainbows

glass was shattered here
midst the burning smell of fear
dressed in plainclothes

bloodstain on the snow
looks like red wine on the clothes
of a sailor

she lives in a photograph
waits for you to make her laugh

life was shattered here
midst a thousand mothers’ tears
we’ll need rainclothes

and teardrops melt the snow
reveal the oil spill in the road
looks like rainbows

drunk upon the scaffolding
swinging around

drunk upon the scaffolding
laughing at the ground as he falls

Caravan

pour the petrol can, around this caravan
and watch the flames take all you own
there’s a girl who understands
like the back of her two hands
she’s all you need to know

cause you search for years but you lose everything you find
there’s braille for the deaf and a signpost for the blind
there’s heaven for the cruel but the devil waits for the kind

and you follow the blackbird home, through the early winter snow
your footprints track you through the grass
and you ache just to smell her clothes
and her cooking down on the stove
you see her face in everyone you pass

cause you search for years but you lose everything you find
there’s braille for the deaf and a signpost for the blind
there’s heaven for the cruel but the devil waits for the kind

and you walk down to her window
press your face against the glass
only to find that she is happy in his arms

cause you search for years but you lose everything you find
there’s braille for the deaf and a signpost for the blind
there’s heaven for the cruel but the devil waits for the kind

Wide Eyes

well i’ve not seen alaskan white
and i’ve not seen tokyo by night
and i’ve not seen the northern lights
but i have seen your wide eyes tonight

and i’ve not done all i could have done
and i have walked when i could have run
and i have lost all i could have won
but your wide eyes reflect and move on

i have found a hole in my coat
i have found a lump in my throat
i have laughed at all my own jokes
but your wide eyes are like water to a boat

i have never packed my case
gone underground or out into space
when my gaze rests heavy on your face
well, your wide eyes are my favourite place
yeah, your wide eyes are my favourite place

Underwater Bride

help me stay awake i’m falling asleep
and i don’t want to fall asleep
while you’re here
you’re gunna leave when the alarm clock beeps
and it will beep any moment
my dear

and all that we have will be locked into memory
like everything that we’ve had before
so i will stay awake
and i will watch the fire burning
and keep the hungry wolves from the door

help me find my way back to the bread crumbs
i’ve wandered alone through the trees
the lights are dimming in the windows of the houses
and my heart is starting to freeze

see we have light but we won’t use it
we’re scared we’ll lose it if we don’t use it
then we’ll die here in the dark
they will find us hopeless and helpless
and clutching our frozen hearts

but you and i well we’ll be buried side by side
and time it won’t mean a thing
i’ll be your underground groom
you’ll be my underground bride

please can you help me keep my head above the water
i have cramp in both of my calves
yeah my lungs are filling up with cold dirty water
but i’ve a sickness that is making me laugh
see we have boat but we don’t think it
we’re scared we’ll sink but we’ll drink it
if we never find that raft
we will sink down to the bottom of the ocean
with the fishes that glow in the dark

but you and i well we’ll sink down side by side
and time it won’t mean a thing
i’ll be your underwater groom
you’ll be my underwater bride
and oh the lights are fading my love
and oh the water’s filling me up
and oh the lights are fading my love

Starlings

well, we watched the starlings fly,
around the burnt-down pier, and i
spilled my coffee on my sleeve,
she wiped it with a smile,
and told me i was juvenile,
and kissed me softly on my cheek

and her hair danced in the breeze,
like a thousand swinging trees,
in a forest lying next to stormy seas

well, we watched the wintry sky,
turn a shade of turquoise, i,
whispered softly, “i feel lost, ”
she turned with laughing eyes,
and curled her lips towards the sky,
and said, “get your map out, then, you knob!”

and we laughed like a pair of fools,
like kids, they laugh at school,
and we wandered home before the day brought dusk

Blind Love

trying to hold a love that wants to go
is like trying to catch a falling flake of snow
it glimmers while it can but it will melt between your hands, you know
to keep alive a love that wants to die
you teach the birds to swim, implore the fish to fly
but gills are made for water, and feathers for the sky, y’know
oh oh oh oh oh oh

to find a love that’s new where do you start?
it’s like trying to find the light switch in the dark
but falling over mess you left unaddressed inside your heart
oh oh oh oh oh oh

but i will find love, that’s a blind love
it’s the kind of love i need
oh well i’ll find love, that’s a blind love
it’s the kind of love i need
oh oh oh oh oh oh

Snowflakes

every light will fade into the dark,
but every night will die just like the last,
snowflakes on the water,
snowflakes on the frozen sea,
snowflakes in the playground,
snowflakes clothing naked trees

no stars in sight lying on the lawn,
but every night is darkest before dawn
snowflakes on the water,
snowflakes on the frozen sea,
snowflakes in the playground,
snowflakes clothing naked trees