Amara

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released August 1, 2007

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Track Name: Amara
Amara

Were you lonely or only certain?
We can’t be certain, but we feel
Anyone could guess what you were thinking
The way we found you in time, frozen
Your eyes locked on us forever
There was no one else there but us
And it didn’t even seem to matter
That you could be everything you were
While we stand in plain sight hiding

We really felt like we were there with you
At the time you gave yourself away so fully
That we believed in what you wanted
Please don’t let us be mistaken
You are everlasting, in our world
You are everlasting

Was the light in your eyes, blinding
Could you even see them at all?
The light on you was perfect
There were no flaws, your skin was glass
The way your shoulder turned told us
You knew any way was a good way
If we would just understand the truth of it
And let it burn the darkness away

We really felt like we were there with you
At the time you gave yourself away so fully
That we believed in what you wanted
Please don’t let us be mistaken
You are everlasting, in our world
You are everlasting

You help us master the sense of it
And afterwards let go of notions
Of what we feel is wrong or right
With your eyes locked onto us
You wonder why we are believing
That there must be burning before we know
That you were everything we could have been
Safe from any mirror to hold us

We really felt like we were there with you
At the time you gave yourself away so fully
That we believed in what you wanted
Please don’t let us be mistaken
You are everlasting, in our world
You are everlasting
Track Name: Catherine
Catherine

You knew you were the last of you kind
The mountains never seemed so high
It was your laugh that had set us on the edge
There was nothing else like it, we were scared
Your dark eyes told us you made up you mind
There was no cliff but we could feel it there
There was no fall but we were still scared
We were between you and them

Your descent to the valleys was fluid
One step followed another, content in the knowing
That no snow could ever touch you
Those icy feathers all around you sublime in fear
It was all so understandable to us
They knew they could never match you

We found you drinking the water without care
The little things died like they were never there
What was on your mind was very clear
When you told us there was only one way
We knew that staring was no longer concern
Instead we felt a path is taken
And there will be no shade there
But you said we know what you are

Your descent to the valleys was fluid
One step followed another, content in the knowing
That no snow could ever touch you
Those icy feathers all around you sublime in fear
It was all so understandable to us
They knew they could never match you

No more games are tolerated you say
And we know that flinching now could be dangerous
You know that you are the one that they believe in
You are the one who is the last one
A threat to us is deeply understood
And we can’t last much longer
If you become what you say we are
Your way is set in stone, no one will ever know

Your descent to the valleys was fluid
One step followed another, content in the knowing
That no snow could ever touch you
Those icy feathers all around you sublime in fear
It was all so understandable to us
They knew they could never match you
Track Name: Valantina
Valantina

We should have known, the signs were there
Pushups on your headstand was a warning clear enough
But captivated you left us standing
And caught out in the open no place to go
You smiled, and closed the distance
There would be no other chances
You smiled, we should have seen the signs
We didn’t run, we didn’t want to

With both hands you pushed aside any hesitation
The second you took hold we knew
The one way street we were taking
Wiry, lean, assured, and standing
Your stomach was warm granite, resisting
This would be ending badly, we gave in

We found ourselves in quiet places
Though there would be no guarantee
That it would remain that way for long
When you locked the door, windows bolted
And you hid the key away, no more play
You said that what we dream is made real
We couldn’t help but think of nightmares
When you said none would leave until we screamed

With both hands you pushed aside any hesitation
The second you took hold we knew
The one way street we were taking
Wiry, lean, assured, and standing
Your stomach was warm granite, resisting
This would be ending badly, we gave in

Crabwalked naked across the ceiling
To put the fear of your grip in us
And spun one handed from a hanging light
To precede a somersault landing on the springs
Better to show off your balance and your grace
You had given us you smiling warning
But your jumps had left us reeling
And now we have no one else to blame

With both hands you pushed aside any hesitation
The second you took hold we knew
The one way street we were taking
Wiry, lean, assured, and standing
Your stomach was warm granite, resisting
This would be ending badly, we gave in
Track Name: Melantha
Melantha

They will have nothing on you
We can’t feel the slightest fear in you
The dusk will find them lonely
And no matter what they say
We have everything we needed
It doesn’t matter what they think
We are safe with you, you say
And in time the branches breaking
What we have is ripe for being ours

The evening stars cast light through the briars
That leaves no trail upon your arms
And you are the source of visions
Calling the hilltops home to us
While the rain was pouring down
Our skin was glittering wet
The twilight had its hold on us
But at the time we felt no difference

Can you hear them calling to us
From the darkness in the woods
Their voices are so far away
We have no need to hide from them
Your humor is showing now
The source of what we can be
You show us what we needed
What they don’t know won’t concern them
Let them rage in vain at darkness
We will keep you from them

The evening stars cast light through the briars
That leaves no trail upon your arms
And you are the source of visions
Calling the hilltops home to us
While the rain was pouring down
Our skin was glittering wet
The twilight had its hold on us
But at the time we felt no difference

A last touch had said it all so clearly
Color bleeding from the broken edges
And leaving subtle stains on our fingers
As we work against dying fog concealing
This place we found as time furrows
But still there was no sense of fear
Only the laughter gleaming in your eyes
And the call of dogs someplace far off
Subtle tapping spread the stain further
The shadows no longer showed you there

The evening stars cast light through the briars
That leaves no trail upon your arms
And you are the source of visions
Calling the hilltops home to us
While the rain was pouring down
Our skin was glittering wet
The twilight had its hold on us
But at the time we felt no difference
Track Name: Oriana
Oriana

You pierced the darkness and then
You made us forget who we were
You asked no questions, you didn’t care
You already knew all the answers
You were the first one out there
And darkly you greet the sun
They called you stubborn in the waiting
But you knew you were the first one
And you were the only one
The sun was all your own know

Stretched out on the sand you showed no lines
Your lotions went on smoothly disappearing
Only grains of sand visible on your skin
The sky found no impediment to you body
You tore down all the barriers yourself
You were the one between us and the rising sun
But you were the one that blinded
We could see no lines there

You wore the sky like water
On the sand we found ourselves shifting
In response to the understanding
That the sun may be your only friend
But you turned your head away
And let talk what we could never debate
You knew the glare wasn’t from the sand
You could live with what you were
It was obvious that if you ever felt the need to ask
There would always be a hand to help you

Stretched out on the sand you showed no lines
Your lotions went on smoothly disappearing
Only grains of sand visible on your skin
The sky found no impediment to you body
You tore down all the barriers yourself
You were the one between us and the rising sun
But you were the one that blinded
We could see no lines there

We knew there was no way to change
We should never have felt the way that we did
But when the sun had crested, we fell away
There was nothing left to argue, you knew it
You were the only one left
We threw ourselves down at your side
And you turned your head away, you weren’t surprised
After all you knew who was the first one

Stretched out on the sand you showed no lines
Your lotions went on smoothly disappearing
Only grains of sand visible on your skin
The sky found no impediment to you body
You tore down all the barriers yourself
You were the one between us and the rising sun
But you were the one that blinded
We could see no lines there
Track Name: Seraphina
Seraphina

We found you glazed with honey at the poolside
Your cast-iron lounge throwing off mirage
Left us sweating in the weeds
The see-thru ripples haze the air
And just barely hide your curves from us
You acted like we weren’t even there
But when you glance drifted through us
We could tell your thoughts were turning
You moved like silver boiling in a tube
When a better idea flashed in your eyes

A glance burned through the licorice ropes
We bound you with, empty calories couldn’t hold you over
Tapped and wilt us with the green of your eyes
Slick from the saturation you’ll find yourself
Trying to grasp the true separation
Of pleasure and pain, eternal through now
You’ll let yourself feel the occasional attack
And stretch like taffy in preparation of the water
That sprays with bubbles when you slip inside

Your walk to us was paralyzing
So hot the sweating stopped, we were in trouble then
Feeling so dizzy we couldn’t remember how
You rolled over us like liquid lead
Too slow, leaving those blisters on our skin
And we leave slow trails to mark our passing
It just left you laughing, simple syrup is ready
And mixes in no traces left marking
But then you left it at that, no others left
If the waters will take us and cool

A glance burned through the licorice ropes
We bound you with, empty calories couldn’t hold you over
Tapped and wilt us with the green of your eyes
Slick from the saturation you’ll find yourself
Trying to grasp the true separation
Of pleasure and pain, eternal through now
You’ll let yourself feel the occasional attack
And stretch like taffy in preparation of the water
That sprays with bubbles when you slip inside

There was no more left, you boiled it all away
Now where to start, the first guest is lost
Your reason to stay is gone, no other matters
You seem to shiver and jumping in
Where there was no more left to beckon
And we caught thinking about tomorrow
Realized that today is now lost
You lay out in the bottom to await return
But the air is dry until the evening
When you finally set fire to the sky

A glance burned through the licorice ropes
We bound you with, empty calories couldn’t hold you over
Tapped and wilt us with the green of your eyes
Slick from the saturation you’ll find yourself
Trying to grasp the true separation
Of pleasure and pain, eternal through now
You’ll let yourself feel the occasional attack
And stretch like taffy in preparation of the water
That sprays with bubbles when you slip inside
Track Name: Aurelia
Aurelia

We had nothing else, standing in circles
Left battlements growing in the dirt
Drawing lines between us
Tracing ellipses and squares
And yet we convinced ourselves
That there was nothing wrong
We put up divisions to the sky
Whispered from one ear to another
That there was no other
But knew it was all a lie
And for that the blame is on you
It was the trust laid out between us
We believed in you

Sultry goddess, you spin the stars above us
Bring questions to our answers
Your prophesies sealing fates for use at a better time
And no one is left alone
By the cool grey cloth that fall between us
Charts telling truths only you could see
The patterns in the sky weaving
A taste of clouds building, dangerous
Vigil candles burning through the night
We believed in you

Long hair shielding your glittering eyes
From the truth you saw in us
We wouldn’t let ourselves feel lonely
There was always someone there for us
The trust between you saw was total
None could hope to have it taken
Drawing circles in the dust
Cloudy skies tomorrow for a touch
Feelings never were in question
This is how we saw ourselves
Reflected in your brandy eyes
Fighting the fear of being alone
We believed in you

Sultry goddess, you spin the stars above us
Bring questions to our answers
Your prophesies sealing fates for use at a better time
And no one is left alone
By the cool grey cloth that fall between us
Charts telling truths only you could see
The patterns in the sky weaving
A taste of clouds building, dangerous
Vigil candles burning through the night
We believed in you

We could see thoughts in your pose
The way you stood wrote your mind
The cold never seemed to fall
The lines were drawn like an arrow between
Let your hair fall to shield you eyes
But the trust between would never dissolve
We knew what you saw when you looked
Reading drops reflected falling into puddles
And what it was held you terrified
Arms held loosely by your side, akimbo
The narrowing we saw in your eyes
When you saw the patterns left behind
We believed in you

Sultry goddess, you spin the stars above us
Bring questions to our answers
Your prophesies sealing fates for use at a better time
And no one is left alone
By the cool grey cloth that fall between us
Charts telling truths only you could see
The patterns in the sky weaving
A taste of clouds building, dangerous
Vigil candles burning through the night
We believed in you