Lyrics

Songs from “In This Place”, available on iTunes iTunes. All lyrics by Brandon Beebe copyright 2011.

Neon Trees

Coughing birds singing under clear brown skies
Of course they’re happy here, it’s so much better here
Join the herds who flock to find the better life
We’ll be so happy here, it’s so much better here
Oh yeah, someday, you’ll read my name
Among the stars on the walk of fame
But to reach the dream, we’ll sacrifice our souls
Or keep on failing as we grow old
Getting old…

To be so close, and yet to be so far away
It’s scent intoxicates and leaves you wanting more
But living life behind the wheel I suffocate
The scattered neon trees and concrete rivers flow
Make a friend if you can show
A path to fame by who you know
In a place like this, I hate to be alone
And lately I just feel like going home
Home…

‘Cuz the moon over the 405 won’t smile for me tonight
And if it did, I couldn’t see it anyway
And I can’t find the angels I came here looking for
I lost myself to the fairytales
There is nothing for me in this place

GHOST

I look across the room, but there is no one there
Just a lucid vision stuck inside my head
Sometimes i swear that you still walk through these doors
And still i hear your footsteps on the floor

your hair is everywhere, on my old clothes
i refuse to wash them just to keep you close
i’m still bound to your smile, your never-ending curls
your laughter still warms my frozen world

just wait until this lunacy subsides
until i finally come to realize
that i can never bring you back, never

Help me learn to pull away
I will never forget the day
You drove away with tears streaming
Down your face, cuz you i can’t replace
oh no, no

through frosted window panes, the world is mostly white
in short hours, comes the blackness of the night
breathe dry, recycled air, avoid the burning cold
wake to face another day alone

just a dreamer in the past of silver nights
your lovely ghost, a prison, holds my mind
i’ll see you on the other side, my love

Help me learn to pull away
I will never forget the day
You drove away with tears streaming
Down your face, cuz you i can’t replace
oh no
Help me learn to pull away
I will never forget the day
I held you in my arms, and it felt so secure
will i be so sure again?
oh no, no

She’s The Moon

Rise above me, show your beauty,
Pour your light down on me
Down on me, pour that light

Oh, my lady, show your beauty,
Light the way across the sea,
Across the seas, light the way

Silver beams move in ripples across the sea

Blessed be your feet
That bring you here to me
Blessed be your lips
That shall utter your name

CHORUS:
In the dead of night I know (She’s The Moon)
when I lose sight I know (STM)
in a bloodless sky (STM)
I’m a wolf that cries (STM)
She’s the moon and her love will keep me alive

Oh, my priestess, gentle goddess,
Quench this thirst for your light,
For your light, quench this thirst

My devotion, my emotion,
Give to you all my life,
All my life, I’ll give to you
Silver beams move in ripples across my dreams

Blessed be your hands
Reaching out to me
Blessed be the womb
Without her we would not be

CHORUS

BRIDGE
There’s a darkness inside, that’s eating up my soul
I reach out for your hand
please don’t let go

CHORUS

ALRIGHT

Be still my heart, such a lovely sight
won’t you come home with me tonight?
there’s a look in your eyes, tells me everything will be alright

We’ll leave ourselves stranded at the door
and laughing, waltz across the kitchen floor
we’ll feel warm through the night,
lay awake to greet the morning light

i’m a lost and lonely face in the crowd
I’m a poor boy in the street, reaching out
just stay here by my side, and help me find the light (just stay)

your skin breathes sweet as it blankets me
cradle my face against your satin weave
new love has washed ashore
at least for now I think it feels so sure

I’ll follow wherever you may want to go,
Where we’ll end, I don’t care to know, just
pretend for a while, that this will be an endless smile

i’m a lost and lonely face in the crowd
I’m a poor boy in the street, reaching out
so let’s hold each other tight, and help me find the light (make it stay)

ooooh
see sunlight comin’ into view
ooooh
watch it slip away too soon

come on baby smile so freely, fall asleep and keep on dreaming, lose ourselves so sweetly once again

Be still my heart, such a lovely sight
won’t you come home with me tonight?
there’s a look in your eyes, tells me everything will be alright

 
Ashes

my love, have we reached the point
when the only way to go is down?
why are we letting our love,
fade til there’s nothing left to feel

it used to feel like heaven just to be in your arms
now a numbing sadness blankets the calm

small talk can comfort the wounds
the cold blade of silence makes
painful smiles not seen
our eyes, never meet, anymore

an icy chill surrounds our hearts
i’ve given all i could give
embers fading into ashes

fading away…

going through the motions is a lie and i’ve never been good at lies…

FUTURE MEMORY

drawing lines in the sand
spell our names, oh picture frames
read our names, til they wash away

dragon clouds overhead
as we lay, oh lazy day
golden rays into purple shades

there is no need for looking back in time
no need to look ahead at the unseen
this is all that is real to me
our eyes wide to see
a future memory

laughing like lunatics
underneath these fortress sheets
underneath the sanity above

skipping stones reach the shore
from our hands, oh watch them dance
holding hands, trying not to fall

there is no time for looking back in time
no time to look ahead at the unseen
this is all that is real to me
our eyes wide to see
a future memory

Gift

cry like a hailstorm, heavier than rain
just can’t wash out, this cold red stain
with time-rusted peace, buried in the clay
left holding children who’ll never know play

CHORUS
cuz there is no greater gift than life but there’s
no greater pain than loss
we’re losing each other
lord knows it hurts so much

rock a bye baby, cover your eyes
don’t you listen to those desperate cries
to those who are left, what can be told
what about love, what about hope?

CHORUS II
cuz there is no greater gift than life but there’s
no greater pain than loss
we’re losing each other
lord knows it hurts so much

is it what it seems?
we haven’t learned a thing
a fool begs for change,
from a deaf-eared god

fear is a cancer
dividing us all
but there is an answer behind our walls
these gifts are mistreated, oh so mistreated

CHORUS III
cuz there is no greater gift than love but there’s
no greater pain than loss
to love each other, lord knows it hurts so much

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