Lyrics

Hyacinth 

Thursdays were a day for Joy 

And a day for goodbyes 

And every subsequent 

Passes without incident 

You can re-invent 

 

So for every sip of wine 

You decide to decline 

I’ll take three 

As my guts empty 

And you forget me 

CHORUS

There’s a girl called Hyacinth 

Stuck inside a labyrinth 

Of lies and interference 

But she’s keeping up appearance 

Not my business or my concern 

If you ever change or ever learn 

To love without the circus 

Or to swim beneath the surface 

 

Thursdays were for endings 

With no right to reply 

And every letter sent 

No matter how well meant 

Will circumvent 

 

So for every cold reply 

Every dream you deny 

I’ll be free 

Able to see 

There was no never could be

 

Chorus x 2

Orbit  

I’m blessed  

To have loved you  

For riches you bestowed  

The power in our hands  

Left blood along the road  

We almost reached orbit  

You showed me the stars  

The vibrations were too strong  

We were air born too long  

To make it  

  

I stood  

On your shoulders  

The sunlight on my face  

When I needed to be heard  

You gave my voice space  

We almost reached orbit  

You showed me the stars  

The vibrations were too strong  

We were air born too long  

To make it  

  

Said we’d always be OK  

Turns out always wasn’t ours to say  

  

I fell  

To the earth  

No love to break my fall  

When I opened my eyes  

There was no one there at all  

We almost reached orbit  

You showed me the stars  

The vibrations were too strong  

We were air born too long  

To make it  

To make it home

Thief  

The thief broke ground  

And stole the midnight jewels  

Sold them with a story  

To all the other fools  

The thief was vindicated  

By the souls he was saving  

Chipping at the headstones  

Our future, engraving  

Rain fell in the valley  

The school was washed away  

The world was torn apart with grief  

Went on stealing anyway  

  

Canary in the darkness  

Chose not to sing  

But people craved black diamonds  

More than anything  

Men in golden towers  

Set out to defend  

The thief and all he stood for  

They called him a friend  

Fire raged the forest  

And the heat, it felt like sin  

The thief and all he worshiped  

Found new stories to spin  

  

A million tiny creatures  

Walked the dusty land  

They fell through the cracks  

Drilled into plains of sand  

Some said he was a hero  

Others called him thief  

The mother forgave him  

Despite the pain and grief  

Build a life on stolen goods  

Can’t see the trees for the woods  

The thief must be tried  

But the thief already died

Stars 

I’ve taken to reading your stars in the paper 

Is mercury retrograde making you waiver 

I know you have faith in a higher power 

My faith in myself fades hour by hour 

My feet on the ground 

I believe in the sound 

Of my steps on the path 

And in making you laugh 

I have faith in my legions and scars 

But I’ve taken to reading your stars 

 

In the year of the ox it’s a point of debate 

That the difference between us caused love and hate 

I hear the moon’s crossing mars 

Cos I’ve taken to reading your stars 

My hands on the strings 

I’m a girl who sings 

Sorrows into the earth 

For whatever their worth 

I’m wondering where you are 

Cos I’ve taken to reading, taken to reading your stars 

 

 

I’ve taken to reading your stars in the paper 

Is mercury retrograde making you waiver 

I’ve faith in my legions and scars 

But I’ve taken to reading, taken to reading your stars 

La la la 

La la la la la la 

I have taken to reading, taken to reading your stars

Skin in the Game  

You act like a guy  

Who’s out of excuses  

Bend to the lies  

Life introduces  

You look like a guy  

Seeking a lover  

Holding their eyes  

But you’re under cover 

 

You’ve got no skin in the game  

You love, leave  

And no one’s to blame  

 

We bite and we breath  

I’m in love with your ego  

He seeks to please  

There’s no end to where he’ll go  

Hitch up my knees  

Hands do the talking  

Count up the fees you leave  

When you’re walking  

 

You’ve got no skin in the game  

You love, leave  

And no one’s to blame  

 

Sit in the dark  

Pick up the pieces  

Count up the marks  

As your conscience eases  

Taking a stand  

When I’m in agreement  

Dismiss out of hand  

When it’s inconvenient  

 

You’ve got no skin in the game  

You love, leave  

And no one’s to blame  

You’ve got no skin in the game  

You love, leave  

And no one’s to blame

Shallow 

He walked beside me 

The coward with the strong arm 

And plenty of charm 

Fooled us all 

We ate the lies for dinner 

Every word a winner 

 

See him clearly now 

His love was shallow 

Made me feel like singing 

I gave him my dreams 

In the beginning 

 

Spinning stories 

Retrofit a truth that works 

Whoever it hurts 

Tune me out 

Leave me alone and crying 

While he denies lying 

 

See him clearly now 

His love was shallow 

He made us feel like flying 

We gave him our hope 

Now we’re dying 

 

There’s no truth 

No one remembers who said what 

To the man on the yacht 

The king is dead 

And with his head the future altered 

Wounds are salted 

 

See him clearly now 

His love was shallow 

I felt like believing 

I gave him my heart 

Now I’m grieving