Fairytales and Fears

by Geraint Luff

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released December 2, 2017

cello by Alison Berry: allyberry.webs.com
cover art by Yasmeen Farooqui

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Track Name: One of These Days
One of these days, when I feel the ache and face it all the same
When my memories stop bursting into shame
Not afraid of my own name
One of these days, I'll show the red raw surface underneath
The anchors and the anger buried deep
Coming up to breathe

When it's time to face my fairytales and fears
Spun through all the years
Like an iceberg in the sea
Feeling more than half deceit
Coming up to breathe free

One of these days, I'll find out all the answers that I need
How to carry all my history with me
Never buckle, never lean
One of these days, I won't give a damn what any of you think
I'll finally find my feet before I sink
Finally see before I blink

When it's time to face my fairytales and fears
Spun through all the years
All the things I couldn't be
All the disasters and the dreams
Coming up to breathe free

(coming up/out to breathe) xN

One of these days, I'll finally stop searching and just see
The centre and the sense of everything
When there's nothing left to need

And it's time to face my fairytales and fears
Spun through all the years
All the things I couldn't be
My disasters and my dreams
Coming up to breathe free
Track Name: Carcassonge
Our wooden men tread the patchwork path
Walk their splintered victory march
Rough-hewn tribes in a riverless world
Toil and treasure untold

Beam on beam, stone on stone
Field by field misshapen empires grow
The edgeless map becomes your own

Rolling rivers ride their regal way
In their wake fragile boundaries sway
Holy stones lie in wait, a steady mast
In turbulent waters of fate

Beam on beam, stone on stone
Field by field misshapen empires grow
The edgeless map becomes your own

Looming turrets now new horizons shape
Tangled streets amass beyond their gate

Beam on beam, stone on stone,
Field by field misshapen empires grow
Each man a king, his throne
A fraction of the whole
The edgeless map becomes your own
Track Name: The Fall
When your bruises keep you far from what you want in life
When the path has gone and left you on the mountainside
And the fading light just stole the last hope you saw

When it feels like the fall
Will make spirits of us all, spirits of us all
If you can stay
Feel the earth under your hands
and look the other way
You will see us all
Hold you tightly from the breach
As best as we can reach
Give you space to heal
Keep your wheels on solid ground
And keep your spirit free

And we all just want to see what's coming next from you
But we know it's fine to take your time to make your move
We can give a little more to keep you fed and warm

When it feels like the fall
Will make spirits of us all, spirits of us all
If you can stay
Feel the earth under your hands
And look the other way
You will see us all
Hold you tightly from the breach
As best as we can reach
Give you space to heal
Keep your wheels on solid ground
And keep your spirit free

When your bruises keep you far from all your favourite things in life
When you're right against the edge of what your hope survives
I promise you that your heart's spark makes part of someone else's light
And they'll be there to see you rise
We'll be there to see you

When it feels like the fall
Will make spirits of us all, spirits of us all
If you can stay
Feel the earth under your hands
And look the other way
You will see us all
Hold you tightly from the breach
As best as we can reach
Give you space to heal
Keep your wheels on solid ground
And keep your spirit free
Track Name: Tiger Stripes
Get close enough that I can see
The flaws in your surface, your joins and your seams
Get close enough that you can't see
My creases and canyons and scars, or so it feels

Get far enough that I can see
The shape of my life and the hole when you leave
Get far enough that you can breathe
Stretch your legs, sharpen your teeth because

You've got tiger stripes hidden underneath
And I shouldn't have let you down
Oh we, we will never see how strong we can be
If I'm trying to shrink your crown

When I am small, on my fragile knees
My awkward frame covered in rags and leaves
I draw on maps, name regions for me
And I mean no harm (on the surface at least)

But when we walk within my lines
It's easy for me to forget and to stride
To trample down, to leave behind
So you push me back, and you tell me that

You've got tiger stripes hidden underneath
And I shouldn't have let you down
Oh we, we will never see how strong we can be
If I'm trying to shrink your crown

When I look down I mind my feet
I don't fall but I can't look up to see

You've got tiger stripes hidden underneath
And I shouldn't have let you down

Oh we, we may never see how strong we can be
If I'm trying to shrink your crown
Track Name: Good Examples
There's a hole in my words, in my words
And I'm not surprised that nothing grows on rock instead of earth
I've seen so many good examples of men who always won
Who could fill the screen with anger, love and hurt tied in their tongue
Just a nod is all you need to solve how lonely you've become
There's a hole, there's a hole in my words

There's a hole in my clothes, in my clothes
Took me twenty years to find it, couple more to sew it closed
I've seen so many good examples of how I could be free
Wearing jeans more thick and sturdy than I ever need to be
Never measure with a mirror whether it hangs above the knee
There's a hole, there's a hole in my clothes

There's a hole in my touch, in my touch
And it's telling me there's something wrong with wanting it too much
I've seen so many good examples of friendship standing tall
And every thumping hug is proof the heart's a muscle first of all
And the soft embrace is locked away 'til romance comes to call
There's a hole, there's a hole in my touch

There's a hole where it hurts, when it hurts
And if we don't know how to share it then it's only getting worse
I've seen so many good examples of gritted teeth and fists
And if I just could catch my breath I swear I'll fix it after this
And as our broken bodies fail we say "That's just the way life is"

There's a hole where it hurts, in my touch, in my words
There's a hole, there's a hole...
Track Name: I Just Know
I just know that the heart of a giant star
Is plotting our demise
I just know deep, deep beneath the sea
Ancient gods are opening up their eyes

'Cause every inch of this
Every inch of you
Every inch of us
Is too good to be true

I just know that the celestial books
Have a mistake
And I know soon they're coming to set things right
And take you away

'Cause every inch of this
Every inch of you
Every inch of us

Every inch of this
Every inch of you
Every inch of us
Is too good to be true
Track Name: Lazarus
Keep all your hope safe and sound
No seed can grow in this ground
I've seen our plans taken root
Lost in the shift and the move

And now I feel like Lazarus rising from the dead
And I can feel those circuit-breakers coming on again
My heart is shedding all its stones
My hands are cracking off the shell that they have grown
And I'm pretty sure that I am not alone

Keep all your plans wrapped up tight
Safe in the back of your mind
I built up my dreams for the day I could fly
Look at the world in the light

And now I feel like Lazarus rising from the dead
And I can feel those circuit-breakers coming on again
My heart is shedding all its stones
My hands are cracking off the shell that they have grown
And I'm pretty sure that I am not alone
I am not alone

Leave all your dreams turned to nightmares behind
Now I have nothing but time
Track Name: Going Home
Follow the river into the sea
And keep on sailing, 'til you finally reach
Another shoreline, a distant beach
You're going home, you're going home

And when you get there you can take
Every moment lost along the way
Time for healing every break
You're going to be whole, you're going home

You're going home (x4)

And if you need it, when you land
They will be there, and with open hands
They'll build a refuge where you stand
You'll know that you are home, you're going home

You're going home (x4)

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