Lyrics from "Blip"

Take Me There

I wanna walk on a trail to nowhere
with just my old Doc Martens
and my yellow backpack with the patches

I wanna hear just my steady breath
against the scarf around my neck and maybe, some birds chirping here and there, through the air

People keep telling me I am free,
but I think I've gotta find that on my own

So if that means calluses on my feet
and branches in my hair, I don't care.
Take me there, take me there, take me there.

Yeah, I wanna walk all by my lonely old self
Until the memories of you and I are finished bubblin' up
and then I'll find some guy to hitch a ride with
who can take us to his cabin on a mountaintop 

I'm gonna burn the pages of my journal as I go
Cause baby I don't got room in this home on my back
for you no more
And I'll keep on walking, and walking, and walking until
the distance turns you to ash in my palm

I wanna live in a house where the blinds are never closed
I want a place to call my home
With shiny bowls of clementines and sunshine
that bleed through the cracks of the white picket fence like angel beams
like angel beams...

I wanna drag myself up a hill in desert heat
just to tumble down and find the strength to pull my body up to the peak!

Simmering

I cannot find the music here
inside the sirens that keep me up in the night
I only see the broken bottles in the streets
And the air is getting icy, skin is turning cold

I cannot find my silence here
except in the sweetness before the sunrise
that's when I'm safe, my dear
Under a tree, notebook on my knee
the breeze and the birds singing me to peace!

People on the streets, eyes down at their shoes in the leaves
they keep their noses safe in their phones
People on the streets, eyes down at their shoes in the leaves
it's no wonder I don't feel so seen

No wonder I don't feel at home

I hear the music's going westward into Redwoods and Pike's Peak
I hear it whistling through rickety shutters
I hear it simmering
I've been scrapin' up the table scraps
Just to find some golden nugs within the dust
the little buzz only keeps me high for so long
and now I hear the mountains call

Oh, I think it's getting old 
I'm mixing up the streetlights in the alleys with the moon
and oh, I miss laying in the dew, 
late on summer nights, IMAX of the stars
and oh, have you ever felt so homesick 
for a place you've never known?

Shivering

I used to have you and cigarettes
But now it's just me,
the black cat and peppermint tea 
that I always oversteep

I used to have pills 
and now I have running up steep hills in the morning
the root of this hunger, why can't somebody find me?
and send warmth through these bones

Cause I still sit here shivering

Under the roof I've been told to call home 
life in the warzone
I can still hear your gunshots ten feet from my bedroom door

Can I have you?
Cause you're better than nothing
Even though your touch is so infecting
the rules of my head never win over the needs of my tired heart 

I still sit here shivering

Under the roof I've been told to call home 
life in the warzone 
I can still hear your gunshots ten feet from my bedroom door

Mend

With my earth hands on your heart
you say I melt the pain away
We float here in the dark
I can't even see your face

But I feel every pore
Your whispers all that I know
I have not been, you have not been
to this space before

You mend the isolation
with every breath you exhale into me
you mend the loneliness
and every kiss feels like a dream
every kiss feels like a dream

Push and Pull

Push and pull, push and pull, am I gonna run away?
Push and pull, push and pull, am I gonna run
into the rock steady canyon
where no one can touch me
on the whizzing wheels of the purple bike
who knows me better
than any of you at this time, at this time
Well I'm just scared, I'm just scared
that this will go to waste
the fire we're brewing dear I watch it rise,
I watch it rise, is it gonna char the soft aspens all around?
Well you've infiltrated the icicles inside my chest
with the warmth in the palms of your hands
and I cannot help but melt

Take a swim, yeah take a swim darlin'
follow me into the belly of this tidal wave at sea
and see if you still like me
even when my saltwater gets inside the cuts on your bare feet

Well you've infiltrated the icicles inside my chest
with the warmth in the palms of your hands
and I cannot help but melt


Stop Checkin' the Weather

Stop checkin' the weather
quit planning it out
just go with the tides of the water you'll find
your face in the reflection 
I promise you'll be fine, yes I promise you'll be fine

You're a starry eyed girl now
got your head by the roots of the trees
but your eyes are in the clouds
oh what could it mean?

But oh! If you listen to the rhythm of your heart
Oh, if you listen to the rhythm of your heart
Oh, if you listen to the rhythm of your heart you'll learn to dance

Rewind

I'm in the war zone, I'm in the war zone 
and I've given you all my ammunition

I stood so tall in the centre of your open fire
and I watched my armour get swallowed up by your midnight tides

Can't we just rewind? Take back the molasses time?

Remember, we walked through the valley streets 
with plenty of air between our bodies

And I was so preciously careful then
not to ramble on 
or brush your arm with my fingers

I'm in the war zone, I'm in the war zone
and I've given you all my ammunition 

Can't we just rewind? Take back the molasses time?

Reflection(Pedal)

I pedal round endlessly
the rush of these tires gaining speed
I pedal north and lose all the sensation in my legs
I travel far, but only my circles do remain

And I wait for an answer, 
I hunger for a sign
Reflection, reflection
Won't you tell me I'm doing just fine?

I pedal when it's too hot to be outside
and I fix my sullen gaze on mountaintops so high
anything to practice wiping this fools desire

And I pedal at rush hour time
and I hope that you see me, this I can't deny
I hope you see me excelling at holding my head so goddamn high

I pedal into the day's decline
into the coos and whispers of the knee high grasses
and it reels me right inside

Chicago

Let's go to Chicago
where strangers don't give a damn about our stories back home

Let's catch a train this afternoon 
we'll get away, get away 
and enter another time zone 

And I'm packing light 
cause  I don't want no remnants that smell like my bedroom 
Home, where will I find you? 
Will it be ink on my skin 
or the space inside of someone else's heart 

Won't you please please please let me know 
and with red eyes I'll take a midnight trip back to Chicago 

I'm changing my name, I'm changing my name 
and trying on an Australian accent for the heck of it
for the heck of it! cause I can, cause I can 
Cause we're free here in this land of wind and jazz

Meet Me in the Middle

Here I stand in the garden of exposure
Guess I'll bleed these sores out again just to catch your eye

Just to catch the crumbs
that might trickle from your palms as you walk in front of me
I'm hungry, boy

So meet me in the middle

Well I'm done wasting time
waiting on you to come get me high
I'm sick of giving me away

Oh evening once again 
I'm armour-less like a jellyfish
I heave for deep ocean

And wide eyed I flail all around this bedroom floor
I gasp for your regulation

So meet me in the middle
or don't bother coming at all, don't bother coming at all

Well I'm done wasting time 
waiting on you to come get me high
I'm sick of giving me away