I Can't Tell You What I've Found Untrammeled, verdant field. Once single seed will yield. Mother's breast, hearth is healed. Warm loyalty to you. Instinct without a cue. Green and growing, ripe you rot. What passion got you going? Green you're growing. Eyes hold you like a glove. White smiles reflecting love. There's no judgment from above. Hands helping as you climb. Pale flower, there is time. Green you're growing. And the bush was on fire as you circled round the promised land. Put your faith in a liar, paid to be struck by his hand. One red rose in a vase. Death with strength and grace. The fairest skin I've ever known. A diamond black as stone. Green you're growing, ripe you rot. What passion got you going? Green you're growing, ripe you rot.
Debris de la Plage When I look back on who I've stepped on, it's amazing for me to see everybody see everybody who has come and gone. You could have come with me. Had to try to fly on my own, I was uncertain, no guarantees. It's face to face now, you want me to atone. You kicked me in the teeth. I burned some bridges, yeah. I made some enemies. I lost some real good friends. I gave the best of me. Dropped your dead eyes and you shook your head. You thought I'd wash up as beach debris. Now you explain that you didn't lock me out; you never held the key. I burned some bridges, yeah. I made some enemies. I lost some real good friends. You could have come with me.
Fireball Sleepy eyes, up all night. Shadows cast in memory's light. You and I are like the stars, together whether it's bright or dark. But turning with the plants round starts to warp our sound like a lonely satellite never touching down. Flame out in a fireball. Lose your soul in a big black hole. When you finally hit the wall, it's time to try letting go. Shooting stars across the sky, I wish the universe would never die. Not created or destroyed, antimatter in a void. But moving at the speed of light starts to bend our shape. I'm getting burnt by things so bright. How can I escape? Flame out in a fireball. Don't wait on the rescue crew. Find an orbit right for you. Flame out in a fireball. Lose your soul in a big black hole. When you finally hit the wall, it's time to try letting go.
Swimming Swimming out against the tide, getting tired out. Every thing I tried filled me full of doubt. Watching predators engulf all these little fish. Feeling so left out, would I get my wish? I let go before I drowned. I stopped searching then I found. Yeah, you came swimming up to me. Swimming down below the sharks got me hooked and scarred. Nothing anywhere I looked, only dark. I was smarter than the rest, it didn't matter. Everything that I survived got me sadder. I let go before I drowned. I stopped searching then I found. Yeah, you came swimming up to me. I stopped searching high and low. I stopped looking, I let go. Yeah, you came swimming up to me.
Into Light Like a sad caterpillar or a centipede running in a hundred directions. I thought success was all I'd need, you showed me I needed affection. I kept myself busy, but I felt like a visitor in my life. You woke me up. You pulled me through with your absolutely modern views. Like a butterfly out of my cocoon. Like a butterfly grinning like a loon. I'm flying through the sky, never asking, never asking, 'why?' Like a butterfly. Like a slab of old linoleum left out for death in the sunny California desert. Miles from the labs that manufacture meth, somehow I made you smile and it drugged me. You saw behind the curtain, but you didn't flee. Still, I never though I stood a chance. You swept me up off the floor. You're my everything 'til I need more. Like a butterfly. Out of darkness into light. From the ground, now back in flight.
Michel Houllebecq: Ordinary Guys He'll make an understatement and lose himself like a feather in the wind. He's a whisper in the din. He'll make no waves against the flow, a knowing river is despised. Genius disguised in an ordinary guy. He'll take that final step. He'll say, 'I do,' true love can never lie. Her heat will drain him dry. He'll offer no resistance, consensus is prized. He'll hide the sorrows in his eyes. Genius disguised in an ordinary guy. You saw something that danced in my soul, but I hoarded it up for myself. Soon that fire inside, it turned to ash. You left me behind like a piece of trash. I'll make an understatement and lose my mind. I shall escape the daily grind. I'm a tire on your fishing line. Leaving my mark as a total drag, I'm odorless droplets in a bag. Genius disguised in an ordinary guy. Somehow we all get by.
A Whole Lotta Nothin' (Goin' On) Doing nothing, taking thinking, new religion quitting drinking. It's all getting old. Young and black and talented, shadow boxing as a kid. Unelectable. A whole lot of nothing going on around her. Wait and watch another loss. Change yourself then find a cause. That's a cheap excuse. Won't acquiesce to eloquence. Importune the heartlessness. Put big words to use. Getting sick and tired waiting around. Empty promises coated and glazed. If I gave up hope I might feel better, but I'm American, that's not how I was raised. Another day a dream is shaken, nothing changes, so mistaken. Think I'm getting sick. Trickle down epidemic. Good old days a bad polemic. Real politik. A whole lot of nothing going on around here.
Nostalgeria Jamais une maison, nostalgeria. Toujours la meme chanson, nostalgeria.
That's No Crime What was the promise? What did he say? Tell me your reasons, why do you stay? Avoiding decisions, running on fears. Weighing you options, wasting your years. Ride and ride and ride, we will slide into the night, where the sand and sky collide. Ride and ride and ride. What do they give you? What do they take? Can you admit you made a mistake?