Category: Lyrics

Lyrics: Undone

©2007 Crandall Standing outside It’s late and I’m anxious and tired I’m trying to shake off that feeling I shouldn’t have done what I’ve just done I hope I didn’t give you my number I hope you don’t remember my name I keep walking back through the same old things You’d think I’d know which…


Lyrics: Not Your Kind of Man

©2007 Crandall I’ll bet I’m lookin’ pretty ugly I’ll bet I’m lookin’ pretty sad Why do you act so disappointed? I’ll bet I make you pretty mad I don’t want empty conversations And I don’t wanna meet your dad I want to push myself against you I need to taste you pretty bad Just take…


Lyrics: The Last Happy Shot

©2007 Crandall I’m still thinkin’ that you’re near On the couch or up the stairs Your voice wakes me in the night I hear you come in to tell me, “It’s alright” I sense your laughter in the air The scent of soap left in your hair Your polished wit Your quick-draw mind Shooting back…


Lyrics: Kerouac

©2007 Crandall I’m holding communion with my autograph On the back of a postcard to an old girlfriend I’m so guilty for my lack of identity I don’t want to be the campus president Or a mealy-mouthed hipster from the psychic orient I just want to be a merry man I don’t want to be…


Lyrics: I Won’t Let You Down

©2007 Crandall You can’t remember what cut you to pieces The flash of that knife still holds you down You see yourself as some battle-worn princess But you’re more like quicksand than bullets and shrapnel You draw the line but can’t seem to hold it Homesteader between the lost and loved You want someone Who…


Lyrics: Hardball

©2007 Crandall Got my mind made up I’m not scared Better listen up Get prepared I’m movin’ on Like long, long gone I’ll let the government Take its share But you’re no charity Let’s get that square You’re a real hard ball And your back’s against the wall Too many headaches Too much pain If…


Lyrics: Eventide

©2007 Crandall Let’s put our party hats on And get out tonight We’ll drink to our future ‘Til we’re hopeful and bright And we won’t destroy the moment Worrying about money and life We’re gonna make our last stand And do it up right We can care about tomorrow When we turn out the lights…


Lyrics: Days Like This

©2007 Crandall I said goodbye to nothing I can’t take it anymore To have you waiting for me When I don’t give a damn So, you’ve given up hope So, I wasted your time Days like this You’re feelin’ cold as hell Days like this Slow motion, slow to fade You’re dessicated You still fear…


Lyrics: The Craven King

©2007 Crandall I’ve got a taste for some raw red meat Girl or boy, young and sweet (or old and nasty) Transmutation as the sun goes down Myopia makes the world so soft and round I don’t feel like I’m coming through clear at all 3 a.m. in the produce aisle Shiny wet fruit goes…


Lyrics: Come to Me

©2007 Crandall You come to me You come to me You come to me And come alone You come to me My heart is cold You come to me Or I’ll come to you You come to me Your flesh is warm You come to me And drink my words, my blood I’ll teach you…


Lyrics: Bottom Feeder

©2007 Crandall I’m learning to swim again Navigating the underworld Big fish, small life I feel lighter, can finally breathe Jet streams write mute symphonies Arhythmic, sublime I don’t want to hear everybody say You swim away from your troubles That gills and fins are no substitutes For lungs and air and surfaces I’m overwhelmed…


Lyrics: God and Gravity

©2010 Crandall We’re all asked to believe In things we cannot see We’re to make a choice Between god and gravity Up on this high wire It’s a good rule not to think About Newton, mass and angels Better not to blink It’s hard to live in absolutes When the earth’s four stories down Remind…


Lyrics: The Ballad of Charon

©2010 Crandall It’s late The air is thick as a blanket We set sail against a new moon The deck is cloaked in its pallid light I watch the souls congregating Around a starboard light I used to long for uncharted worlds Now I’d settle for some peace of mind I feel the wheelhouse churning…


Lyrics: Clear Sky Relapse

©2010 Crandall I don’t wanna come down I’m riding high up in blue Caught up in the jet stream See the contrails drift behind me Some strange clear sky relapse A moment’s grace, a camera’s flash Waiting for the crash I can’t help but see the sights Of a 12-gauge shotgun Locked onto its target…


Lyrics: Home

©2010 Crandall Oh, Lord, I wanna go home Oh, Lord, I wanna go home Feel it deep down in my bones Oh, yeah, I want to go home These legs too tired to roam These arms can’t lift no more This heart done turn to stone Oh, yeah, I wanna to go home


Lyrics: The Devil’s Hole

©2012 Crandall It’s a long way From the bottom to the light of day It’s a long, long tunnel Of lost and luckless souls I can smell the devil’s breath Hits me like a heart attack I feel it creeping over my skin Like a cancer to a bone I made a blind bet With…


Lyrics: Medusa

©2012 Crandall She’s on the prowl now Searchin’ hard for me Tryin’ to catch my eyes now Wanna ensnare me But I won’t back down I said I won’t back down No, I won’t back down I said I won’t back down Ain’t got no cocaine Runnin’ through my veins Not a pint of whiskey…


Lyrics: Walk Down

©2012 Kerr Walk down Yeah, the devil got me Walk down Yeah, the devil got me Walk down Yeah, the devil got me Walk down I’m leavin’ my savior Ain’t changin’ my behavior Ain’t gettin’ no better It’s either now or never There’ll be no convertin’ Touch me, you’ll be hurtin’ You’re gonna put it…


Lyrics: Seismic

©2012 Crandall I’m sorry I accused you of crimes that just don’t mean enough To risk exposing fault lines In our tacit harmony I got it wrong I got it wrong That I should bear false witness Paranoia, jealousy Or a careless indignation That serves no one but me I got it wrong I got…


Lyrics: Roam

©2012 Crandall I pierced the sky from heaven Wayward angel with no home Child of chaos Given life to roam My cohorts took up battle When wisdom failed to know The blows once struck Cursed me to roam Roam, roam I’ve transgressed map and compass Clash and clamour feud and row I left the quiet…


Lyrics: High Water

©2010 Crandall Drowning man High water Hard winds Blind rain I don’t know why I won’t lend a hand I don’t know why Red clay Cracked broken River Dry dust bone The sweat on my fingers Sucked up by the noon sun The fields lie fallow River – dry dust bone Sky bleeds Redemption Hard…


Lyrics: Brigid’s Cross

©2012 Crandall Good heart of charity Bring us plenty in time of need Shine on, burn bright Fiery arrow, bring death to life Cure this barren sea Forge and anvil New birth come spring Long shadow, time of strife Milk mother pours when well runs dry Rise up Precious light Shine on Tonight Warm hearth…


Lyrics: Witching & Divining

©2012 Crandall Kickin’ at the stones waitin’ on you Gnawin’ on the earth waitin’ on you Witchin’ a new well waitin’ on you I’ve been waitin’ on you Waitin’ on, waitin’ on, waitin’ on you Waitin’ on, waitin’ on, waitin’ on you Waitin’ on, waitin’ on, waitin’ on you Sweet Lara, I’ve been waitin’ on…


Lyrics: Rattle Them Bones

©2010 Crandall Sleep, lay thee down to sleep Cover your ears The wild men out prowling Tonight, the full moon is bright The Harvest Home come It’s time for rejoicing So, don’t let them break down the door Don’t let them rattle them bones Tonight, old bogies will haunt The vineyards will flow The demons…


Lyrics: The Winnowing

©2012 Crandall Spread a perch of rope Half the length with stone Tie a whipping knot Bind sinew and bone Go into the fields Search through bog and knoll Find a pleasing lamb For the offering pole High, high, high, love High, high, high High, high, high Let the ashes fly High, high, high, love…


Lyrics: Long Long Shadow

©2012 Crandall Hold head up high Give praise to the sky Toil be done We wait for the sun We work under long, long shadow Hope for the light Turn back the night Hope for the light Turn back the night We sleep under long, long shadow Sang that sweet song Of a valley wandered…