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Pilot Machines (2012) / Woodstock (2013) / Birds Say (2015) / Whippoorwill (2016)

DARLINGSIDE LYRICS
WHIPPOORWILL (2016)

Track Listing

  • Whippoorwill

    We call that old cabin the Whippoorwill
    Drawing up plans from wicker thrones
    All of the best ideas they come from you
    You let me find them on my own
    And we parade them into every room
    And when you leave I let them go

    All my kingdom for a weekend
    All our kingdoms slip away

    Another draft in your apartment
    Catch the smell of rust and pine
    Mixing in winter coffee canisters
    Gin up a spell that stalls for time

    All my kingdom for a weekend
    All our kingdoms slip away

    All of your favorite time it comes from me
    So you put it on the calendar
    And you save it in your phone

    All my kingdom for a weekend
    All our kingdoms slip away

  • Fourth of July

    'All roads run from this one'
    Said a buckled up seat on the bus
    But we chuckled off at the next stop
    And nobody came after us

    We blinked at our freedom
    Took a right at a no-turn-on-red
    When we were younger we never got older
    We laid on the breaks then sped
    By the swallowed up barns
    Past the farms and the big fields
    The sun comin' up in our eyes

    Days were blackbirds charging up on a wire
    Nights were the Fourth of July!

    !!!!

    Somebody said 'out there
    in the hole there's a miracle cure'
    While they rattled off all the side-effect scripture
    We dressed up and fell off the Earth
    Into satellite lanes
    past the plains and the great lakes
    the wool pulled down over our eyes

    Days were blackbirds charging up on a wire
    Nights were fast-forward rewind

    !!!!!!

    Nickels in the fountains
    And the lobbies among the downtowns
    We sleep next to monsters we're hopin' to kill
    When the glory days come back around
    And we find our old movies
    On the floor of the attic
    The scenes shuffle by in our eyes

    Days are blackbirds charging up on a wire
    Night are the rest of our lives

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Open Door

    Swallow up a sea of marble tiles
    I’m a fish on a checkerboard
    Find a silver apple in her hair
    She could be a movie star

    A glass, a glow
    A game, a show

    I’m in the garden on my back
    Under a sunflower sky
    The city is smoking in her hands
    Her favorite streets on fire

    A glass, a glow
    A game, a show
    A stem, a rose
    To make our own

    We’ve got an open door

    Take it back to when we were just kids
    Eat a dinner of lemon pie
    Act like we’re older than our years
    Fall apart in each other’s eyes

    A friend, a foe
    A shape, a pose

    Get lost in x-ray histories
    Bright lights, crystal submarines
    She’s in the water next to me

    A friend, a foe
    A shape, a pose
    A shell, a stone
    To make our own

    We’ve got an open door

    Take it back to when we were just kids
    Take it back to when we were just kids
    Take it back to when we were just kids
    Take it back to when we were just kids

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    We’ve got an open door

  • Blow the House Down

    This one goes to market
    This one makes a meal at home
    This one has closets
    While the have-nots down the way have none

    So I go to the mountains, I go to the river
    I pilot machines
    People have places
    And the places have the people's dreams
    Oh! Puff, puff and blow the house down

    There's a song for the robbers
    On the other side of windowpanes
    A song for the cowboys
    Held up in hundred-mile-an-hour trains

    And there's one for the lovers, and one for the sinners
    That they sing in the pews
    Short of distinctions
    I'd say we've all grown tired of singing blues

    Oh! Puff, puff, and blow the house down