An Ark

by Kim Tillman

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released 30 May 2014

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Track Name: Alone in the Light
I am a tree blossomed with apologies
and sometimes I can't breathe
into the wind against my face
I am afraid of the attention that I'm paid
and sometimes I can't sing
though I'm sitting on your stage

It's a travesty
you won't sing with me
cause I'm all alone
alone in the light

I am a fraud all alone with my God
though I pray and I pray
I've got nothing to say

(though I pray and I pray...
I've got nothing to say)

It's a travesty
you won't sing with me
cause I'm all alone
alone in the light
Track Name: Glacier
I am a glacier
framed by a lonely golden sea
no one exists here
to brave the cold and hold on to me
occasionally, a sailboat might wander my way
and continue on
by God and the waves

I am a sailboat
adrift on a choppy wide sea
there's nobody out here
to come rescue me
with rain pouring down
we can't turn around
and then the sky opens wide
to push us aside

I am a wave
I am a wave

I'm an original creation
in this living population of souls
and I swear my hand to God sometimes
I just don't know where to go
Track Name: Anything You Want
I'm not one to tell the truth
but for you I'd do anything you want me to
anything you want me to

I don't know
I don't know the lengths I'd go
for you to know what's true
I'm totally in love with you

it's sometimes hard to know what's right
but at the end of every night
I want your body pressed against my side
it always lights me up inside

you can have
you can have my skin
and all the smaller parts within

you can have
you can have my skin
and all the smaller parts within
Track Name: These Games
If, for example, you can't be what I want,
I won't be tricked into loving what you got
it's a shame you're playing these games

I could pretend that i miss you when you're gone
act like it wasn't a party all night long

I shoulda known
I shoulda known
I shoulda known you'd prefer the lies

I'm not keeping a place somewhere
deep down inside for you
unwilling to tear any real love apart for you
I don't think you see there is no you and me

there's a reason you get picked last in kickball
you're not the weakest link you're the pitfall
you're a blackhole, a vacuum
steady to get yourself smacked soon
I don't love you
I don't like you
I'm not doing this to spite you
but despite you I'm okay
I'm okay

(whistling solo!)

If for example you can't be what I want
I won't be tricked into loving what you got
it's a shame you're playing these games
Track Name: Zoo Song
I met you at the zoo
you were in front of the bears
and the lions too
when you made fun of the monkeys
I already knew
I wanted to try some monkey business with you

I met you at the park
just strolling around
till the sky got dark
you were walking your dog
and feeding the ducks
and I thought to myself
that's one man i'd like to--
(no, no no no no)

I met you at the cafe
just sipping your latte
with nothing to say
when you looked up at me
from over your scone
I knew right away
that you wanted to take me home

I met you for the last time
walking out of my door
and slipping your hand from mine
you looked up at the sky
and down at your shoes
and I knew from then on
that I needed to sing the blues
Track Name: Lullaby
It's a fucking miracle that I'm alive today
You can thank the coward inside of me
they tested out new medication
with lethal side effects

The fantasy of living
rarely meets my expectations
and the dreams I have of dying
exceed all limitation

I can see the tragedy
in breathing through the night

I keep my body tired
so that there's less of a fight

The fantasy of living
rarely meets my expectations
and the dreams I have of dying
exceed all limitation

this was meant to be a lullaby
with a kiss I can sleep
through night...
Track Name: Constantly
I am constantly
introducing myself
to you
and then I run away

By the grace of our kind
and unmerciful God
we are here to stay

I've put a knife in the back
of a lover or two
I am a wild dog
anxious to dig for the bones in you
I've taken this train to the
end of the track and there's
nothing after that
It's plain to my hands
but my heart makes demands
so unreasonable

I am constantly
introducing myself
to you
and then I run away

We've erased all our gods
and thrown them away
still we kneel to pray

I've put a knife in the back
of a lover like you
I am a wild dog
anxious to dig for the bones in you
I've taken this train to the
end of the track and there's
nothing after that
It's plain to my hands
but my heart makes demands
so unreasonable

(unreasonable)

I am constantly
introducing myself to you
and then I run away
Track Name: Zoo Song (Acoustic)
I met you at the zoo
you were in front of the bears
and the lions too
when you made fun of the monkeys
I already knew
I wanted to try some monkey business with you

I met you at the park
just strolling around
till the sky got dark
you were walking your dog
and feeding the ducks
and I thought to myself
that's one man i'd like to--
(no, no no no no)

I met you at the cafe
just sipping your latte
with nothing to say
when you looked up at me
from over your scone
I knew right away
that you wanted to take me home

I met you for the last time
walking out of my door
and slipping your hand from mine
you looked up at the sky
and down at your shoes
and I knew from then on
that I needed to sing the blues

&

The rain that strikes the window pane falls
bundled up I await your phone call
when your voice crackles on the other end
I feel like hallelujah and amen