beach house

ONCE TWICE MELODY

Out in the summer sun
She was the only one
Days go by, in her eyes
Belle de jour in front of me

No matter where you go
There’ll always be your shadow
Lalala, days go by, lalala, in her eyes
Once, twice, melody

The purple on the vine,
The velveteen tree line
Nights fly by, in her mind
All along the boulevard

She tries to understand
A never never land
Lalala, across the room, lalala, sweet perfume
The sun, the moon, the raindrops too

Ba da da da da , ba da da da daaaa
Lalala, days go by, lalala, in her eyes
Once, twice, melody
Ba da da da da, ba da da da daaaa
Lalala, days go by, lalala, in her eyes
Once, twice, melody

SUPERSTAR

There’s a light going out tonight
Driving fast
Flashing lines

It’s too late now to say goodbye
The stars were there
In our eyes

When you were mine
We fell across the sky
Backlit up against the wall
Out there on the run
You’re not the only one
Shadow from the sun

Somewhere out on the radio
Look up high
Now you’re gone

I see it now in this photograph
Something good
Never meant to last

Don’t want to know how the story ends
From now to then

When you were mine
We fell across the sky
It may be out of sight, but never out of mind
Out there on the run
You’re not the only one
Shadow from the sun
Backlit up against the wall

Superstar
Shining far

PINK FUNERAL

How sweet the sound
The swell of strings begins to rise
The stage is set
The painted stars they fill our eyes

This heart of mine
Goes out of time
Blue skies turn black
Behind our back

Don’t let me go
Once was a fairy tale
Then it all went to hell
Swans on a starry lake
Hearts that were made to break
Tears through a white lace veil
Pink funeral

Somewhere
Underneath the boughs
You’ll get away, get away some how
Far from here

All around
The lake of tears
You’ll know she’s near

Don’t let me go
Once was a fairy tale
Then it all went to hell
Swans on a starry lake
Hearts that were made to break
Tears through a white lace veil
Pink funeral

THROUGH ME

Something reminds me
Sweet dreams inside me
Limits shifting
Colors living
Through me

Just like days are ending
Just like we’re pretending
At the window
Let the light go
Through me

And in each silhouette
A time before the time we met
A time before the time we met
Here lies violet
Who can’t forget what happens next
In time you’ll see, you’ll see through me

Do you recognize it
Did you try to hide it
All the lifetimes
Sweeping right by
Through you

And in each silhouette
A time before the time we met
A time before the time we met
Here lies violet
Who can’t forget what happens next
In time you’ll see, you’ll see through me

Through you, through me
Through you, through me
Through you, through me

RUNAWAY

My little runaway
Your heart can’t take the games you play
It cuts you like a razor blade
My little runaway

The night has just begun
Can you cover what you’re hiding from
Something beautiful and dangerous
What we keep close to us

My little runaway
I wonder where you are
Will you be back someday
My little runaway

I wonder where you are
Are you sliding down the tops of cars
Your hair melting into silver stars
May you never go too far

My little runaway
Your heart can’t take the games you play
It cuts you like a razor blade
You need to runaway

My little runaway
I wonder where you are
Will you be back someday
My little runaway

ESP

What everybody knows, not everybody shows

You caught me looking over,
Tears were in your eyes
What cuts you makes you bolder
Could you read my mind
What everybody knows, not everybody shows

Look around, little one
All this writing on the wall
You know it comes
When you start to fall

What makes someone a stranger
Is it someplace you won’t go
Somewhere you could get faded
Some way to keep you close
What everybody knows, not everybody shows

Here you are, damage done
Pointless aiming in the dark
You will know, when it comes

If you stick around, little one
All the writing’s on the wall
You know it comes
When you start to fall

NEW ROMANCE

Days go by, no reply, the smoke high, on the avenue
You and I, know that you’re not going to leave it anyway
Pick me up, I know you’re close
The headlights running down the wall

Last night I’m messing up
Now I feel like dressing up
ILYSFM

Take my chances, new romances, eyes roll on the avenue
Left on red, daylight moving backwards, because you’re off again
Can you fly, higher than a hawk flies
In a black star sky

Last night I’m messing up
Now I feel like dressing up
ILYSFM

Block after block,
With the speakers up
Night after night,
We say our goodbyes

My love drips in red, out of my mind at the edge of the sky
You feel your heart break and you don’t know why
You’re somebody else, somebody new

Fuck it you said, it’s beginning to look like the end
So sick of swimming I’m in over my head
No wrong or right, I know it’s true

Last night, I’m messing up
Now I feel like dressing up
Last night, I’m messing up
Now I feel like dressing up

OVER AND OVER

When the lights go down, and divide the day
Out of nothing comes, the moonglow
And all that is left, around you
When all the lights go down

One by one they open
Forever and ever
All the little angels
Descend

A flicker in the sky, reflects the dying light
Wherever you may go, a halo
And all that is lit, surrounds you
As all the lights go down

One by one they open
Forever and ever
All the little angels
Again

Lilac, lily, anemone, in poses
Soft frail and blue, the violets too, and roses

All the little angels
Forever and ever
One by one they open
Over and over again

And so these days go, to each that follows
The night that has no end, will be the last my friend

Over and over

SUNSET

Lay me where the flowers grow
For the palace is descending
Golden fans across the land now
Just one key ties everything

Blackbird red, the wings that spread, winds that turn, a pretty word
Bird of prey, the clothing lay, on the line, and out to dry
Broken fence, and two arms length, spidersilk, and sweet nonsense
Just one key ties everything

The country where she’s going, someday we all shall find
Lay me where the flowers grow

Choose the one to follow, take them in your arms
Golden fans across the land now

Just one key ties everything

ONLY YOU KNOW

Don’t blink
I saw you standing there
With the sunshine in your hair

You come to my window
You tell me you’re high
Where do all the friends go when the fantasies die
Only you know

Don’t blink

You were sweet like a candy cane
I didn’t even know your name

You tell me you’re leaving, you tell me you’re gone
But you always stay until you hear your song
I go along

In the summer blaze
Under melting days
All tomorrow’s skies
Feel it every time
On my way to you
On my way to you

Don’t blink

And while those days are gone
Did you know you were the only one
Every disaster comes faster and faster
And everyone says it was fun while it lasted
It went right past us

In the summer blaze
Under melting days
All tomorrow’s skies
Feel it every time
On my way to you
On my way to you

ANOTHER GO AROUND

Another go around and I’m right here beside you
Another go around and you’re right here
Another boy in town and his smile tells you nowhere
Another boy in town and he’s right there

Another go tonight and the drugs were just right
But the one you need isn’t there
Another circumstance where you’re wringing your hands
Because the girl you know disappears

Another boy in town and his smile tells you nowhere
Another toy in town and he’s right there

Because the game that you play seems to get in the way
And the one you need isn’t there
Another circumstance where you’re wringing your hands
Because the girl you know disappears

Another go around and I’m right here beside you
Another go around and you’re right there
Another go around and I’m right here beside you
Another go around and you’re right there

MASQUERADE

She comes dressed like Sunday
String of pearls around her neck
Room of mirrors, days of lace
Porcelain and picturesque

Her eyes masquerade, fade to black

Roses on the winding path
Velvet ribbon down her back
Shadows lie across her face
Drowning in a state of grace

Her eyes masquerade, fade to black
They’ll come, at night, to take her back

Want to need you
Need to please you
Do you see her in the mirror
In the mirror do you see her
Want to need you
Need to please you

Her eyes masquerade, fade to black
They’ll come, at night, to take her back

Light each candle, here tonight then gone forever
Light each candle, here tonight then gone forever
Here tonight then gone forever

ILLUSION OF FOREVER

Diamonds down her back
Sunshine in her lap
Centuries of light
Rubies in her hair
Moonlight in her stare
Centuries of light
Diamonds down her back

Sunday song, the way home is long
Sailing to the stars, I wonder why it’s so hard

Always always
Centuries of light
Always always always

And I can’t believe in nothing just yet
Can’t believe in nothing just yet

Diamonds down her back
Baby girl, I know you so well
And I’ll always be right here

Rubies in her hair
So we go
To someplace none can know
Sailing to the stars, I wonder why it’s so hard

Always always
Centuries of light
Always always always

And I can’t believe in nothing just yet
Can’t believe in nothing just yet

Diamonds down her back
In this world, I know you so well
And I’ll always be right here

Always always always
And I can’t believe in nothing just yet

FINALE

ROLLER SKATING IN THE PARKING LOT
I DON’T CARE BECAUSE I LIKE IT VACANT
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR HEART IS FOR IN CASE
YOU DID FORGET IT

RED SUNGLASSES AND A LOLLIPOP
SEE HER DRESSED IN THE POLKA DOT
CAME AROUND IN THE ALLEY SMOKE
CONFETTI ON THE FLOOR

IS IT OVER, YEAH IT’S OVER

THE BEST TIME OF ALL
I WAS NOT LOOKING
FOR IT

FAVORITE MOVIE ON THE TV SCREEN
BLACK SEQUINS DISAPPEARING
ANOTHER STORY ABOUT A BEAUTY QUEEN
WORE MY DRESS THEN I RIPPED AGAINST IT

IS IT OVER, YEAH IT’S OVER

THE BEST TIME OF ALL
I WAS NOT LOOKING
FOR IT

MEMORY LIKES TO TALK A LOT
I DON’T CARE BECAUSE I KNOW I’LL FORGET IT
WHEN I PUT MY FINGERS UP
ALL THE SPARKLES WOULDN’T LET IT

THE BEST TIME OF ALL
I WAS NOT LOOKING
FOR IT

DO YOU KNOW BETTER
YEAH I KNOW BETTER
YEAH I KNOW BETTER

THE BELLS

I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOU, I’LL BE THE LAST ONE AT THE BAR
THERE’S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT YOU, WHEN I LOOK OUT AT THE STARS
THERE’S A ROAD BETWEEN US, NOTHING TOO PROFOUND
AND THAT IS WHAT TOOK US, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND

THE WAY THAT BLUE, SHE CUTS RIGHT THROUGH
AND SO THE STARS, ARE BREAKING HEARTS
LIKE THE BELLS, THEY RING OUT ALL THE SAME

SOMETHING SOMEBODY TOLD ME, THINK THE PLANE IS GOING DOWN
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, SO LET ME BUY YOU THE NEXT ROUND
WHENEVER WE WERE DRIVING, I’D PUT MY FEET UP ON THE DASH
I’D IMAGINE STORIES ABOUT EVERYWHERE WE’D PASS

THE CARS, THE BARS, THE LIES, THE GIRLS ON MARS, THE SUPERSTARS
ARE LIKE THE BELLS, THEY RING OUT ALL THE SAME

AND MAYBE ONE DAY, YOU’LL HEAR THEM SINGING
YOU’LL STEP OUTSIDE, AND THEY’LL BE RINGING

THE CARS, THE BARS, THE LIES, THE GIRLS ON MARS, THE SUPERSTARS
ARE LIKE THE BELLS, THEY RING OUT ALL THE SAME

HURTS TO LOVE

LOOKIN’ OUT AT THE WIDE WILD WORLD
IT’S A LOT FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS
THERE’S A LOT OF BAD THINGS OUT THERE
WHEN THEY NOD AND THEY JUST DON’T CARE
YOU’VE GOT IMAGINATIONIF IT HURTS TO LOVE
BETTER DO IT ANYWAY

A FRIEND OF MINE IS A FRIEND OF YOURS
IT’S A GIFT BUT IT’S ALWAYS A CURSE
TO GO ON WITHOUT IT

YOU CAUGHT A RIDE FROM A BAD BAD HEART
IT’S THE THING THAT TEARS YOU APART
IT’S GOT TO COME FROM SOMETHING

IF IT HURTS TO LOVE YOU
SHOULD I WALK AWAY

IF IT HURTS TO LOVE
BETTER DO IT ANYWAY
IF IT HURTS TOO MUCH

WELL I LOVED YOU ANYWAY

LOOKIN’ OUT AT THE WIDE WILD WORLD
IT’S A LOT FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS
YOU CARVE IT OUT OF A BAD BAD HEART
IT’S THE THING THAT TEARS US APART

IF IT HURTS TO LOVE

BETTER DO IT ANYWAY

MANY NIGHTS

MANY NIGHTS
SPENT OUR LIGHT
TO A SIDE
DO YOU RECOGNIZEMANY OTHERS
LITTLE FLOWERS

MANY NIGHTS
BY YOUR SIDE
LISTENING HIGH
TO SUICIDE

WITH THE STARS ABOVE YOU
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO

ON THIS RIDE
TWO TO A SIDE
DO I RECOGNIZE
IN YOUR EYES

WITH THE STARS ABOVE YOU
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO

MANY NIGHTS
LIKE ANY OTHER NIGHT

I SAW AND YOU KNOW
PLAY IT LAST
PLAY IT LOW
LET IT RIDE
LET IT GO
SLOW YOU ROCK
SLOW YOU ROLL

MANY NIGHTS
MANY NIGHTS
MANY NIGHTS

MODERN LOVE STORIES

CLEOPATRA’S PORTRAIT, IN THE BATHROOM LINE
ALL THE PARTIES ENDED WITH A LUST FOR LIFE
A DARK MOUTH SURROUNDS US, INTO THE STARDUSTI STAND BEFORE THE ENDING, CAROUSEL ASCENDING
THE END IS THE BEGINNING, BEGINNING TO AN ENDING
LIKE THE CELLS DIVIDING, ZEROES MULTIPLYING

YOU TELL ME IT EXISTED, AS YOU LIE BESIDE ME
FROM THE EARLY WARS, TO MODERN LOVE STORIES
I REACH INTO THE DARKNESS, THE UNIVERSE COLLECTS US