Maps For The Open Road EP

by Olga Nunes

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1.
There are shadows in the garden twining slowly like serpents or vines And they follow where I wander I have seen them from the corner of my eyes Of my eyes So I start to run for shelter And you're waiting with a smile And you hold me and you tell me all the secrets of denial And your arms are wide and open When you hold me it's forever and our secret names are spoken And our art is fine and clever Where the shadows were are hollows like strange daughters of the people in the dusk There is fear too in the garden When we're near to seeing faces in the dust In the dust So I start to run for shelter And you're waiting with a smile And you hold me and you tell me all the secrets of denial And your arms are wide and open When you hold me it's forever and our secret names are spoken And our art is fine and clever And you hold me and we make art and you hold me and we make art
2.
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You're at the wrong place at the right time You're spinning useless circles across the sky And you're feeling fine That's what you tell yourself at the time You're at the wrong place at the right time You're spinning useless circles across the sky And you're feeling fine That's what you tell yourself at the time And everybody's listening to the things that you don't say And I'm writing letters and I'm throwing them away I'm kissing him in a subway These hands don't shake like they used to shake And I'm keeping every promise I've made to myself Even those ones that I don't understand
3.
this is the moment electric the great divide what came before and what will come knuckles grip the wheel wind whips my face haven't slept in days my blood is shaking What will you find when you get there fall heavy to the place this all began What will you find when you get there you saw colors, you saw colors and ran and ran every mile driven is another burden I can't bear every treasure from the wreckage trips me up I'm burning like a beacon for the blind can't see the forest for your brilliant light This is what was and might have been tonight What will you find when you get there stand steady I'm the place this all began What will you find when you get there you saw colors, you saw colors and ran and ran this is the moment electric the great divide what came before and what will come
4.
and why don't you stay and why don't you stay awhile her breath rolled out in waves you kissed her chest and said pan away I've gotta go I'm not ready for this and why don't you stay awhile and why don't you stay awhile I don't know the name of this town it all looks the same when you turn around I'm tied and bound and why don't you stay awhile why don't you stay and why don't you stay awhile why don't you stay awhile I'm having a crisis of faith ill-prepared for grace /repeat
5.
the heart's an unfaithful wife fingers stop in their stride you looked at me once like that that's the thing with love you tend to forget bring me violently back to that night to that trick of the light you leave behind our moment in the sky fell silent with a sigh bring me violently back to every dream that I've left undone just open the door and let me in just open the door and let me in it's not too late I just want you by my side but I'm not sure it's right can you build a life out of that that's the thing with love never know what you get bring me violently back to your fire to your stars, to the peace in it I pluck a shrug from your eyes thought it might be different might be different this time bring me violently back to every dream that I've left undone just open the door and let me in just open the door and let me in it's not too late

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Instructions for traversing open country. Postcards. Demos.

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released February 1, 2008

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