Pretty Colors For Your Actions Lyrics

Not Like It Was
I know, I know it’s not like it was
That don’t mean I’m just hanging it up
I know, I know it’s not like it was
Living in the sunrise was a hell of a drug

We’ve entered in the darker side
I’m just a mirror
I’m afraid of the slow decline
But I go crazy if you leave my side

I know, I know it’s not like it was
Stave off the sinking, clear off the rust

We’ve entered in the darker side
I’m just a mirror
I’m afraid of the slow decline
But I’m just a mirror
I go crazy if you leave my side

I know, I know it’s not like it was
That don’t mean I’m just hanging it up

Midnight Oil
I got pretty colors for your actions
I will lay them down before you
I will send them to you when I can

Oh, up, love, save,
Wait for me, desperate loyal
Open up your mind to me
Don’t burn the midnight oil

I got foreign letters for your passions
I will lay them down before you
I got better notions for the next one

Oh, up, love, save,
Wait for me, desperate loyal
Open up your mind to me
Don’t burn the midnight oil

House On Fire
Wait, I wait it out
I get off from working on the wrong long job in town
Awake, awake for now
When I’m off and walking to the song of clocking out

Hey I’m getting raucous
I’m living in a house on fire
I walk home in the darkness
But now I’m seeing twice as far
Don’t matter if I want this
I’m living in a house on fire
Been working for the heartless
I’m living in a house on fire
I live in a house on fire

Great escape for now
In a two out of seven is the part for being me
Awake, awake for now
Just a five out of seven is the price of being free

Hey I’m getting raucous
I’m living in a house on fire
I walk home in the darkness
But now I’m seeing twice as far
Don’t matter if I want this
I’m living in a house on fire
Been working for the heartless
I’m living in a house on fire
I live in a house on fire

Hey I’m getting raucous
I’m living in a house on fire
A shimmer in the darkness
But now I’m seeing twice as far
Don’t matter if I want this
I’m living in a house on fire
Been working for the heartless
I’m living in a house on fire
Tonight i’m getting raucous
I’m living in a house on fire
I walk home in the darkness
But now I’m seeing twice as far
Don’t matter if I want this
I’m living in a house on, living in a house on,
I live in a house on fire

White Frost
White frost on the horizon
I lost nearly my mind
Having no one beside me but pining
I bear the loss
Having let mother nature define me, we paid the cost
We were a committee
We still vote you and I
Isn’t a pity what’s lost
In the meridian of time

It’s your touch
It’s your touch
It’s you
It’s your touch
It’s your touch
It’s you

White frost on the horizon
I once covered our heart
Having no even temper confided
I bear the loss
I’d been living a nation divided
Deeper the cost
Summon the committee
We still vote with an aye
Isn’t it a pity we lost
We’re the idiots of time

It’s your touch
It’s your touch
It’s you
It’s your touch
It’s your touch
It’s you

I’ve been living a nation divided
We bear the loss
Having let mother nature define me
Deeper the cost

It’s your touch
It’s your touch
It’s you
It’s your touch
It’s your touch
It’s you

Oslo
Oslo, oh no
Stand up, get low
No way, no good
Norwegian Wood

Wide awake upon a bed I swear I did not make a wall
I’m prepared to face it anyway
Child’s play upon a bed, we roshambo I take it all
You threw rock and I threw paper
I cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover you up

Oslo, taking me home
Frigid water man afloat
Dive in, making a friend, making a friend
Picking daisies in the midnight sun
Maybe you will kill someone underneath the midnight sun

Wide awake upon a bed I swear I did not make a wall
I’m prepared to face it anyway
Child’s play upon a bed we roshambo I take it all
You threw rock and I threw paper
Cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover it up

I’m prepared to face it anyway
Wide awake upon a bed I swear I did not make a wall
You threw rock and I threw paper
You threw rock and I threw paper
Cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover you up

I can cover it, I can cover it

Cover it up, cover it up, cover it up, cover you up,
I can cover it
Cover it up, cover it up

Red Bird
Massachusetts Turnpike red and slow on either side
Heading for a town I’ll never know, just south of dignified
Did I hear you on the radio saying keep your mind?
Flee for me red bird

Carrie said a thread should not be sewn in compromise
That would be a cancer of the bone back where you keep a spine
Timid I could never fake a known, not in my eyes
Flee for me red bird

Red bird, bird
Red bird
Find me a blue piece of sky
Red bird

Mother mayday burned into the air a better light
Friday rain confounded up the word behind a crashing flight
In the end we’re only crying out “help me tonight”
Flee for me red bird

Before a soul can hate it’s gotta love with every cell
Mission of a careless broken heart begets a living hell
Carrie never paid for all the love she’d never sell
Flee for me red bird
Flee for me red bird
Flee for me red bird

Red bird, bird
Red bird

Gold
Now, now is the time
To give ourselves away
Road’s already paved
Sinking as it’s laid
Now is the way
To give ourselves away
Sink into the lake

It was gold like the water that came before us
Like the water that came before us

Why’d you fix me with your gaze?
I had to look away
You stared me in my face
Beckoned from within
Woke in a mind
Been building other days
Tossed into that lake

It was gold like the water that came before us
Like the water that came before us

On and on, hearts are not but river stones

Gold like the water that came before us
Like the water that came before us
Like the water that whispered for us

The Deep End
Gotta find, gotta find, gotta find my style
Get atop, get atop with the stop and smile
See I’ve got eyes for a lady lately

And I rise to the prize like on television
Cuz i’ve been using truth dear
Give it 9 to the 5 for the river saving, I’m changing not at all

Oh no! It’s sinking in
I’m a man with a plan when it comes to this so
Oh no! I’m sinking in the deep end
Try and change my
Try and change my mind

Interrupting my love is an inconvenient shout
What of that bitchy slap from the hand of summer drought?
In a life, in a time I would hate to lose my cloud eye

Do you know who knows?
It’s not sunk if it floats
Proof in days that rain
Every day I please my appetite

Oh no! It’s sinking in
I’m a man with a plan when it comes to this so
Oh no! I’m sinking in the deep end
Try and change my
Try and change my mind

Hear the voice from the mom for the wayward child
But I’ve been living large
Nevermind, nevermind no one let the faucet run
Try and change my, try and change my mind

Oh no! I’m a man with a plan when it comes to this so
Oh no! I’m sinking in the deep end
I’m a man with a plan when it comes to this so
Oh no! I’m sinking in the deep end
I’m a man with a plan when it comes to this so
Oh no! I’m a man with a plan but it’s comes to this, oh

Over Now
Honey I let you down
I lost the feeling, I let it spin me round
Honey I let you down
Was living large and drinking in the town
I lost the feeling I collected and emptied my pockets out
It was evil I had to see for myself
But I guess it’s over now
It’s over now

Honey I let you down
I’m on the ceiling slowly spinning round
I went from kneeling to ushering the crowd
I’m waking up to empty space cuz
I turned my pockets out
It’s all too much and face-to-face so
Lower the coffin down
It’s over now

Honey I let you down
I lost the feeling, I let it spin me round
It was so appealing the way it spun me out
I stumbled in all ripping drunk
Like nothing ever happened now
There were people smoking cigarettes
And living their passions out
And I longed to feel the backward pull of
A train as it’s pulling out
It’s over now

Fire Escape
Drinking out my love starts to shiver, standing tall,
I remember

Drinking out on the fire escape
I remember you looked my way
When my senses begin to fade
I’ll remember you looked my way

Is there gonna be hell to pay on another night far away?
I dig my heels in
(Is there gonna be hell to pay? Is there gonna be hell to pay?)
Is there gonna be hell to pay on another night far away?
I dig my heels in
(is there gonna be hell to pay? Is there gonna be hell to pay?)

Drinking out my love starts to shiver
Standing tall I know I’ll deliver
Drinking out my love starts to shiver
Standing tall

Is there gonna be hell to pay on another night far away?
I dig my heels in
(Is there gonna be hell to pay? is there gonna be hell to pay?)
Is there gonna be hell to pay on another night far away?
I dig my heels in
(is there gonna be hell to pay? is there gonna be hell to pay?)

Drinking out on the fire escape
I remember you looked my way
When my senses begin to fade
I’ll remember you looked my way

Drinking out my love starts to shiver
Drinking out my love starts to shiver
Standing tall, standing tall

Is there gonna be hell to pay on another night far away?
I dig my heels in
(I remember you looked my way)
(Is there gonna be hell to pay?)
Is there gonna be hell to pay on another night far away?
I dig my heels in
(Is there gonna be hell to pay? Is there gonna be hell to pay?)
(When my senses begin to fade)
Is there gonna be hell to pay on another night far away?
I dig my heels in
(I’ll remember you looked my way)

Roanoke
O Judgement day!
Everybody’s been there
Don’t mean to say that you shouldn’t care

And when you learned to scream
And when you learned to hide
When you sang of August
I knew it wasn’t August
I knew a better way
I knew we had a problem

O Judgement day!
Everybody’s been there
Don’t mean to say that you shouldn’t care

Where did you learn to scream?
Where did you learn to fight?
When you sang of August
I knew it wasn’t all this
I knew a better way
It really cuts the night
And what you never see
When you let it ride
It’s like a golden August
It is a love of light
When you learn to dream

I will be the one to let it go
Carving on a pine in Roanoke: “this is what you’ll never know”