a building, a dreaming

by Take Me With You

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released June 29, 2019

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Track Name: The Mercy Fight
Pack up
Whatever you can carry
Your life on your back
You are what you take with you
Take care as you pack
Sharpened eye
And shining smile
Faithless words
Whatever you think will please them
So they'll let you go

Only one goes home tonight
Are you ready
For the mercy fight

This time
There's nothing that can hold you
Only what you make
Traces left behind
Tell the world of your mistakes
You have come here just to prove
You can work and you can love
You'll have to prove it every day

Only one goes home tonight
(Are you ready)
(Are you ready)
Are you ready
For the mercy fight
(Only one)
(Only one)
Out of the crowd
Pushing toward the light
(Are you ready)
(Are you ready)
Step right up
For the mercy fight
(Only one)
(Only one)
(ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

Only one goes home tonight
(Are you ready)
(Are you ready)
Are you ready
For the mercy fight
(Only one)
(Only one)
Out of the crowd
Pushing toward the light
(Are you ready)
(Are you ready)
On your feet
For the mercy fight
(Only one)
(Only one)
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
(ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
Track Name: The Wild Tree
Siren, siren
Come on and call me here
Siren, siren
Come on and find me here
I don't know where I've gone
I don't know where I belong
Siren in the garden
Take me down
Underground
Underground
On a throne, all of stone
All out of stone, stone
Pomegranate seed
Will you hold, will you hold me?
Pomegranate stone
Will you hold, will you hold?

And the earth
Splits above me
And she grab me
By the hair
And the light come over my head
And the light come over my head, head
No, no, I don't want to go
No I don't want to go
And the earth
Splits above me
And she grab me
By the hair, hair
No, I don't want to go

Offer me
The wild fruit of the wild tree
Offer me
The wild fruit of the wild tree
Offer me
The wild fruit of the wild tree
So I will never be free
So I will never be free
Track Name: Gone for Gold
What did they give you
To give it away?
Where did you run to
Lose your way?
I remember you
How light hit your eyes
Always lifted up
To the horizon
Stand upon the pedestal
Reach the ring
What you leave behind you
The sweetest thing
You're going, going, gone
Gone for golden
Going, going, gone
Gone for gold

In the beginning
You sever the ties
Over those rooftops now
You fly through
Every night, every dream
And then come down alone
Never to see
What you are to me
What you are to me
But I don't try to follow
Don't ask why
I watch you shoot like starlight
Across the sky
You're going, going, gone
Gone for golden
Going, going, gone
Gone for gold

Gone, gone, gone
Gone, gone, gone
Gone, gone, gone
Gone, gone, gone

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Track Name: Love You Like a Language
How can i love you
When you move like a ghost
Through my world?
One day and one role
Next, you play the next kind of girl

How can i love you
When you live like a phantom?
You've taught yourself to act
Like someone else's dream
Now i get caught up
in the same old story
Three times, I throw my arms
Around you when you're gone

Insubstantial
But we live in symbol
Existing through the words
That make us up
I take you into me
Sing you out of memory
Love you like a language
Love you like a language

Tell your stories
(It pulls you out of space and time)
It's your blessing
It's your curse
Call you up to show you
I still know how to talk to you
Do you like the new Taylor Swift?
Honey, you were doing it first

Now I know, I know, I know, I know
You don't know who you need to be
You've taught yourself to act
Like someone else's dream
You like to disappear in the morning
But i've lost too many nights
To you and your cryptic warnings

I will not let you go
I will not let you go
Insubstantial
But we live in symbol
Existing through the words
That make us up
I take you into me
Sing you out of memory
Love you like a language
Love you like a language
Love you like a language
Love you like a language
Love you like a language
Love you like a language
Love you like a language
Love you like a language
Love you like a language
Oh
How can i love you?
Track Name: Take Me With You
People pass by
In the foyer
Glance their hellos
Little pebbles
In the river
Exchange glancing blows
Sometimes you wanna lead and
Sometimes you wanna be led
Little pebbles in the river
Are we gonna make a bed?

We gonna hang tight?
Are we gonna fight it
How things fall apart?
The day is done
The night is come
Where’re you going to?

Take me with you
Take me with you
Take me with you
Take me with you

There’s a crossing
So they tell me
So deep and wide
Leave your friends and your belongings
On the other side
Sunset, a feeling I get
Like something’s closing in
Fall fright in the shortening light
Are we gonna let it win?

You’re gonna let go
So they tell me
Maybe they’re wrong
The day is done
The night is come
Where’re you going to?

Take me with you
Take me with you
Take me with you
Take me with you

Take me with you
Take me with you
Take me with you
Take me with you
Whoa-oh-oh-oh
Take me with you
Whoa-oh-oh
Take me with you
Whoa-oh-oh-oh
Take me with you
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Track Name: Shell Game
I’ve grown a shell
A fine exoskeleton
A Faberge extension
Thought it would serve me well
Keep the weather off
Keep the people entertained but
Now I can’t reach the pedals
Now my legs aren’t long enough to reach the floor
I can’t see out anymore
I’ve grown a shell
I’m afraid to fill
I can’t measure up
I’m not that big,
I’m not that shiny, no

So help me
I’m smaller than my life is
Come get me
I’m lost in my controls
I hear you calling
(Hear you calling)
Calling from the outside
I hear you
Knocking on the walls
Can you hear me?

And if you can, get out the way
My big feet will crush your town
Flatten all the differences down
I’m not much for nuance
I’m not much for subtlety
They never had much of a place for me

So help me
I’m locked in my control room
I’m so lonely
Lost in my controls
I hear you calling
(Hear you calling)
Calling from the outside
I hear you
Knocking on the walls
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Track Name: Sunrise
I will stand up over you
All the fallen
All that I have risen for
All the while, all the while
Days gone in denial
All around us
Hoping I can move the dial

In time, in time

I will stand up over you
All the fallen
Pouring in the door
All the while, all the while
Welcome with a smile
All around us
Open, I am only wild

In time
(Tell me, was it worth the while?)
In time
In time
(Tell me, was it worth the while?)
In time
(Tell me, was it worth the while?)
In time
In time
(Tell me, was it worth the while?)

Overwhelm
Hand on helm
Wind in wave
Words to save

And I stand among you now
All the risen
I can only endow
All the while, all the while
Eyes upon the dial
In between us
Tell me, was it worth the while?

This time?
(Tell me, was it worth the while?)
This time?
This time?
(Tell me, was it worth the while?)

Between us, tell me was it worth the while?
Between us, tell me was it worth the while?
Track Name: Taking a Walk
Take me out tonight
Walk me through the fear
Take me out tonight
Hold me in the light
How did we get to here?
My god, what have we done?
I’m too scared to stay
There’s nowhere left to run

We’re taking a walk
We’re taking a walk
We’re taking a walk

Filling up the street
Spilling out of ballrooms
Staring into the dark
The future fell from
Waking from a dream
Waking into nightmare
Smashed our hall of mirrors
We wake, the unseen

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Ah-ah-oh-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-oh-ah-ah-ah

Take me out tonight
Walk me through the fire
Raise our voices high
Scream our denial
I shiver in the night
You bring me water
I hold you in the light
Our only hope is this

We’re taking a walk
We’re taking a walk
We’re taking a walk

We’re taking a walk
We’re taking a walk
We’re taking a walk

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Ah-ah-oh-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-oh-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-oh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Track Name: Twenty Stories
And this is how
I answer the question
Where was I?
An inside
And an outside
Of a building
Twenty stories high
Am I dreaming?
Or is this a building
In waking?
The way down
Alongside me is crumbling
Slide

Down, down, we fall faster
Slide after slide
Twenty stories high

And this is how
I answer the question
What was I feeling?
The firetruck
And the Ferris wheel
Are found here
The children are crossing the water
And falling
Falling into stone
Are we on our own here?
No one to ask
Are we allowed up here?
What happens if I open the door?

Down, we’ll fall
Faster
Slide after slide
Twenty stories high
High
High
High
High
High
High
High

What am I?
A building?
A dreaming?

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