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Memory

Memory sneaking out the back door
I’ll gently smash bottles into your skull
Let it be, let hours drip from the walls
Let them pool on the floor, let them see what I saw
I got it all wrong

Tell me it’s ok
To measure things by what could have been
Time is crashing cracking
It’ll break us all to pieces, I can feel it
Rushing away

Memory sleeping by the back door
I’ll gently hold what I have left of you all
Collect and keep the hours that drip from the walls
Who dares to waste one when we’re always stuck in this particular one
Memory

Dropping Like Flies

They’re dropping like flies, flying like knives,
cutting like words from sticky mouths
They’re sliding like eyes, wiping their hands,
stroking the fear up your spine
Go. Go wide, go long.
Torch everything

They’re on the fence, ducks in a row,
cats bagged up ready to watch the show
With fuel on the fire it’s anyone’s call,
everyone’s blind eye turned to deaf walls

Flames up the curtains, treacle down the windows
Smoke out the vermin, sticky their fingers
Saying your goodbyes
Sweet mouths on fire

A Belly Full

And we’ll wait, baited breath, baiting lines
Breathing in tongues and jumping to respond
Hook, lies and sinker
Just sink in and
I see the moon has pulled your face out of shape
A debt I’ll never collect

But what to do with all the faces when you give up
And all the things you’ve tasted are etched in your face
Writing lines under your eyes
Just line up and
I see the moon has pulled your face out of shape
A debt I’ll never collect

Throwing matches at the sky just to call in the fire
A belly full, a belly full
Turning sluggishly through time, molecules packed in tight
Multiply, multiply
Lay your mind down to sleep, leave it there buried deep
You won’t need it when you wake
Lift your head to the sky, just relax you’ll be fine
There won’t ever be a first time again.

I Will Never

I will never find my love
There is none
Save none
Days take you further
Lift your head towards the rafters
No savior in the ceiling kicking chairs out

I will never meet my maker
There is none
Save none
Days take you further
Duck your head under the water
No savior in the bathtub holding heads down

The Accomplice

Close your eyes and fall
I won’t do you no harm
Pull the layers away from your ribcage
I’ll reciprocate
Hold my breath and sink
Hold my soul, hold my sins
Hold everything

The best that I’ve ever had
The sun goes down behind you
The best that I’ll ever have
The world whirls around you

Just close your eyes, take it on faith
Let everything else drop away

The best that I’ve ever had
The sun goes down behind you
The best that I’ll ever have
The world whirls around you

Of Memory

They’re dropping like flies
Hold on
Hold on what’s left
Lest we forget
Should memory leave you nameless
I pray I’ll always see your faces
Can you feel them slipping away?

Knees Are Clean

I see red through the trees, don’t know yet what it means to me
Day’s end has come again, I’m no closer to anything
Can you feel time chasing down the days?
Tearing down the leaves, tearing up your face?
All these things that just won’t wait
Let the rain wash them all away

A whiskey for your thoughts
Knees are clean but dirty is my soul

What can you say when there is nothing left to say?
I stood on the street with this smile on my face
Sweep it under the rug, throw it out the door
Turn a blind eye, turn your back on it all
Swallow it down dust and all
Hide years of lost in people and their talk

Wash them away
A whiskey for your thoughts
Chasing down the days
Knees are clean but dirty is my soul

Bumps

Sink or swim
Or just float on in
Bruise your lips
On bumps and slips
If you could see my brain
You’d never look me in the face again

Strange this face
This shell I’ve been placed
It’s wearing thin
From bumps and slips
If you could see my brain
You’d never look me in the face again

Oh how the world blurs
Oh how it stumbles and slurs
I don’t care what you say
I won’t keep this memory

Bones don’t heal so fast after bumps and slips

And I Wait

Snow covers everything, white the streets
And it’s buried the whole world on me
And you are so far away
And that may never change
Even when the sun returns to take its turn
And turns the snow to rain

But I wait patiently
I wait for hope to turn to real
And I wait so patiently
I wait for you to come to me

Days darken quick, nights stretch and extend
An empty bed and empty heart mean empty everything
And you are so far away
And that may never change
Even when the sun returns to take its turn
And lights the streets again

But I wait patiently
I wait for hope to turn to real
And I wait so patiently
I wait for you to come to me

The earth makes oceans and seas
And miles and miles and miles
And we make borders and rules
And hours and hours and hours

But I wait patiently
I wait for hope to turn to real
And I wait so patiently
I wait for you to come to me

Waste Away

Feel the cold seep from the walls
It settles down upon your soul
A daze of days and saving face
Tethered in a cheerless place

You’ll never have this time again
So waste away with me my friends
Cos I know and I know and I know and I know
That we’re all out of it anyway

Feel the world around you turn
It’s breathing in and out and on and on
Slowing down, sober now
Settle in for the long haul

You’ll never have this time again
So waste away with me my friends
Cos I know and I know and I know and I know
That we’re all out of it anyway

The aching of bones and the smell of decay
Wrap up warm or you’ll never wake
What’s done is done and we’re done with the day
Let’s hope when we wake it won’t be in this place

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