Only Run

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Record Details

Released:
2014

01. As Always
02. Blameless
03. Coming Down
04. Little Moments
05. Only Run
06. Your Advice
07. Beyond Illusion
08. Impossible Request
09. Cover Up

 

 

 

01. As Always

I end up too weak to fake it
And you just suggest I throw it all away
Giving up too many afternoons
Now to groping for some apparition when I should just be getting back to you

Open up
How can I open up?
Im going to be like you as soon as the voices stop
Heres someone I never met before
Where the clown invites the clown,
Ill take you down and down and down
Remember we go

Sooner or later I will change and we will be all right

Never asked for an apology
You know I don’t believe in mixed emotions
I can see we can’t control the world
With your voice now front and back of me
I think you had me confused with the man who lost his nerve
The man who fell to Earth

02. Blameless

Why didnt I just walk away?
I saw what they done to boys who refused to bow down to them
If only I were a setting sun
Id burn right through the core of the earth to warn you about it
The latest trend is to pretend that no ones around
And you stare at the ceiling and leave me to steal from you
Youre walking away now but I will not take anything
Whats done is done

Set them up
I will knock them down
What brought you to be stranded like me in this blameless American town?
Dont let them get to you
Did you think theyd be tying your shoes?
Did you think theyd be bringing you around?
Your will just bends as you pretend that no ones around
Whats done is done

And the farmer is lost to the quicksand now
It is done
And I havent the strength for to fix it
It is done
To my mother Ill meet her in the asylum full of leaves
And the softer touches will keep us from gnawing at the earth and swinging at the breeze
when suddenly I . . .

 

03. Coming Down

Lift me up to the light now how did you put it? my first romance offered obnoxiousness
dressed up as innocence in passing imitations and sell outs and a solitary glance at
something better when I know so many people here who would offer a middle finger on
the promenade in a comedy between idle thoughts you gave me something to remember,
you said,
Go it alone
Go it alone
When Ive been going it alone all the while
Go it alone
Go it alone
And as I reach for the binoculars, you go for the jugular
Didnt anybody see your face?
Didnt anybody wonder how you carried the weight of the world inside your mouth?
I will never try to get away
I can think of another reason why
Its the way that it is
Just stay right there you know Im coming down . . .

So you tell me you have news and then you tell me more bad news howd you put it? Oh,
my god, man.  Oh, it got me sudden. While my credit still no good here holding plastic
chips in a pharmacy before a red eye
With a song written in a pig sty
Dedicated to your smile
Didnt anybody see your face?
Didnt anybody wonder how you carried the weight of the world inside your mouth?
I will never try to get away
I can think of another reason why
Its the way that it is
Just stay right there you know Im coming down . . .

 

04. Little Moments

There is no time to waste on pleasantries
In a frozen apartment, I manage not to take your hand
Graceless creator, you should not deal in love
There are no little moments
There are no little moments
But only wasted time

Judging by your sprint,
Youve chosen not to wait up
Do simple times expect you?
The explosions neath the ground?
Forget the kingdom
His majesty speaks slowly
The idleness of yesterday should make us fairly blush
There are no little moments
But only wasted time

 

05. Only Run

There is no plan
Nothing was delivered
I drifted round you as would any feather
I will admit
We were built for pleasure
Dont waste my time with your faded theory
I dont need to be strong
I dont care anymore
On the way on the way on the way on the way on the way on the way on the way the way
out

When I found you
Holding on to self-pity
With your suitcase
You said, Im ready,
I cannot stand it
Its neither now nor never
I will not raise a hand to stop you
I dont need to be strong
I dont care anymore
On the way . . . the way out

But didnt it matter
When they took the ladder and left us dangling?
When it wasnt injustice
But just that we never could believe them
Ignoring the danger of weekends out trembling by the lake
I guess you couldnt quite hear me from where I imagined you were standing

 

06. Your Advice

Your advice
Ignore the new world
But its easy for anyone to say it
Wild as I wander
In a new kind of torture
Where the fire doesnt burn it just longs to return to the way it was
I miss the comfort of your chains
I miss the comfort of being enslaved

And now the flame it catches
As you said it would
And the morning bell says go
The endless weekend, the endless weekend
But Im doing alright
Waking up so fucking slowly
I miss the comfort of your chains
I miss the comfort of being enslaved
I miss the comfort of your chains
I miss the comfort of
Your advice
Ignore the new world
But its easy for anyone to say it

 

07. Beyond Illusion

Now you can address me beyond illusion
With the cigarette tucked deep inside your chest
In the past, I was a local loser
And Im bound to say that Im still on my back
We were born to fight alone
We were born to fight alone

And so you pushed me until I was one with the fire
But it still was not enough to bring me back
Your Daddy said time is getting no time to wait
Too late to wait for what?
You ask to no reply
We were born to fight alone
We were born to fight alone
We were born to fight alone
We were born to fight

Maybe itll be different when we give ourselves to the party in the woods
Tiptoe past the officers car as the shouts come down from Hillarys house
The sun is up, what a dangerous trip, why did no one stop us from chasing our tails?
Maybe itll be different when we give ourselves to the party in the open wound

Now you can address me beyond illusion
With the cigarette tucked deep inside your chest
In the past, I was a local loser
And Im bound to say that Im still on my back
We were born to fight alone
We were born to fight alone
We were born to fight alone
We were born to fight

 

08. Impossible Request

Wasted nights and wasted days
I wouldnt put anyone in my place
It seems Ive got it made
I cannot think
I cannot speak
I cast my honorary degree into the middle of the playground
And it was a stranger put me here
And in a way Im at the mercy of a stranger again to take me away

My dear, dont argue with the law
Your pretty eyes will get you far
But you see you cannot stay there
You see the man upon the beach,
Hes preaching everlasting peace
But he cant find a word for himself
And it was a stranger put me here
And in a way Im at the mercy of a stranger again to take me away
I know it I know
Im asking too much
But I had the nerve to ask
Impossible request
Impossible request

Please dont ask me where Im going
Ill tell you again I never know

 

09. Cover Up

I never worry
Instead I cover up my eyes
Now I dont see no tornado
Some sacred home
Some stupid guess
So you got me where you want me
Into a new year now
With you still scrambling up my mind
You warned me youd stay close
But you got away
You got away this time

The car burned below the bridge
In a rather ordinary flame
Now gone are the vague hopes
Dont follow me,you said you said
Just let me be, but dont you wonder where Im going?
Cutting and bleeding away just to give me a sense
Of what Ill be missing
You got away
You got away this time
You got away this time
How could I guess?